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To the Richmond community,
I sincerely hope that this message finds you all safe and well.
As I reflect on the past few weeks, I am often lost for words. The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd are painful reminders that systemic change is long overdue in our country. The demonstrations that we have seen across the United States come from restless and oppressed people who wish to gain access to liberties, rights, and opportunities that have been denied for hundreds of years.
If we truly wish to create meaningful change, it starts from within. We can take steps forward by educating ourselves on the issues that we are faced with. Then, we have a responsibility to make a positive impact in the spaces that we live in. This is why I have compiled a list of educational resources and action steps that can be taken to combat racial inequities and ignorance. My challenge for everyone who sees this message is to read, watch, and listen to the materials below with an open heart and mind.
BLACK LIVES MATTER.
#31 Mumbi Kwesele