Message from NSIV…
Dear all –
Like many of you, I have been watching the unfolding protests concerning the horrific death of George Floyd. Another tragic case of where the rights and privileges of an African American citizen were abused. I don’t have the words I can put down on paper or in an email that conveys my disbelief, anger, disdain and frustration with not only this incident but also many others than we have heartbreakingly witnessed.
What I can say on behalf of the NSIV team is that this is nothing to do with politics. NSIV is itself a diverse community; we have people at risk of these types of actions. It is an affront to the respect of us as individuals. We as a society cannot continue to support the actions of others that do not support us all fairly and with respect. Race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation doesn’t matter. We must confront and challenge those that look to cause division amongst us all. We must be the US, a UNITED SOCIETY.
Chris, Tom, Trish, Dale, and Tony.