By: Ginette Melchiorre
I joined the anti-racism and equity coalition because it embodied my beliefs. Our work brings awareness and provides multiple avenues for input and feedback. We create opportunities through meaningful involvement in the community. Our shared humanity dictates that when one group suffers, we all suffer. This paradigm shift will benefit all of us.
We strive to unveil implicit biases and remove racist beliefs. We promote diversity, inclusion, and advance racial equity in key areas such as education, healthcare, criminal justice. Through incremental changes in policies, procedures, and practices, we will help build a better community where everyone is heard and seen. We are obligated to create a better world because we deserve better.
This quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson summarizes the scientific proof that everything and everyone is connected and infinite.
“We are all connected, to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically”.