Juneteenth, particularly this year,
demands we recognize our failure to deliver on the promise of equality for all.
(The Inquirer, June 19, 2020).
We are taking this day to learn and reflect, but most importantly, to make the commitment to be an active participant in the construction of a more just society.
In support of the fight for racial equity, and in observance of Juneteenth, we are releasing the following statement to Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Kenney, asking for their unapologetic commitment to racial justice, and to strategically address racial discrimination, inequality, and overaggressive policing.
Our nation is changing, our city is changing, we are moving toward justice and equality, but much is yet to be done if we are to truly address systemic inequities and biases in our society. Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.
or the statement below for an easy-to-read version.