Dear HPNC Community,
James Baldwin wrote, "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." We at HPNC share in the hurt and upset that many are feeling about the recent killings of unarmed African Americans. We stand in solidarity with those who face hard truths, from past to present, peacefully and with strength. We join those who examine the systems that have permitted these tragic losses, far too often and for far too long.
Together, we share responsibility for creating the world we want to see for our children and grandchildren. Our children deserve a national home where their humanity and innate value is honored, from birth to old age. They deserve a place of belonging and respect in our national narrative that they may grow into without fear for their lives. They deserve to thrive in a world that sees them as fully human in all of their beautiful shades.
For the sake of the next generation, we can no longer delay
facing our collective truths squarely, valuing each other's lives equally, and letting liberty and justice finally ring true for all.
The call is urgent and the time is now.
In solidarity and peace,
Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Staff and Board