The whole world is experiencing an incredible level of trauma right now, but the COVID-19 pandemic has increased visibility of what has been happening since the founding of our country: police brutality and institutional racism against black and brown communities.
We acknowledge that our Black brothers, sisters, and siblings are experiencing many extra layers of trauma and pain from witnessing the recent unjust murder of George Floyd and those of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Nina Pop, as well the accosting of Christian Cooper, and the countless others that haven’t received media attention.
We know that words aren’t enough, can never be enough. We want you to know that we see you and stand in solidarity with you.
PCAF clients can reach out to their case managers to access mental health support, and community members can reach out to our Prevention staff to help get connected to mental health resources.
For white folks, here is a list of things you can do to advance racial justice: https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234
We believe that #BlackLivesMatter and recommit to the actions that belief requires of us.
Yours in solidarity,