The Junior League of Washington denounces any and all forms of racism and intolerance. These past few weeks and days have been hard as we grapple with the realities of institutional racism, violence, and injustice in our country against Black Americans.
We are here to support our members who are grappling with anger, fear, disappointment, and uncertainty as a result of these realities. JLW stands by each of you.
As an organization of strong, diverse women committed to building better communities, we must recognize these human rights issues and take them seriously. As leaders in our community, we stand for education, justice, and action.
Now more than ever, it is critical that we speak out against racism, educate ourselves, engage in difficult conversations, and learn from one another. We are stronger together when we live our values of diversity, community, respect, and service.
This is only the beginning of what will be a long and difficult conversation of action and change to create a safer community that values human dignity.
May 30, 2020