Dear CoaH Community,
When we began our Diversity, Inclusion, Citizenship and Equity (DICE) work in October 2018, City on a Hill Charter Public Schools acknowledged that as an organization operating in and partnering with Black and brown communities, we have an obligation to amplify the power and voice of our students and families. As we finish out a school year that has not been typical by any standard, it would be easy to not take this opportunity as a community to stop and acknowledge what is happening in our country; it would also be irresponsible.
For many of us, the incidents of the past week and the countless incidents that have preceded them cause trauma that affects every part of our lives and cannot be undone. Over the past days, weeks, years, and centuries, we have seen the lynching of people who look like those we love; we have been bombarded by the dehumanization of their deaths and lives. We say their names. We remember them.
George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tony McDade. Robert Johnson Jr. Gregory Howe. Sean Reed. Ahmaud Arbery. And countless others…Continue reading