Dear Neighbors and Partners,
As we begin to move into the new year, let us reflect on 2018, a year filled with challenges and triumphs and tragedy and perseverance. It was a year where we celebrated many milestones in civil and human rights, such as the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Meanwhile, there has also been a rise in hate speech and hate crimes around the country due to intolerant rhetoric cloaked in politics.
Now, more than ever, it is important to be each others' keepers, to be sanctuaries for one another's suffering and wins. Let us go out of our way in 2019 to find common ground, to be empathetic towards one another, and to treat people with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year from OHR,