The recent murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd have ignited conversations on racial injustices highlighted by the trend of police brutality against Black people in this country. The comments surrounding diversity, inclusion, and equity in relation to NANA at the most recent general body meeting highlight the importance of acknowledging, learning, and working to dismantle these issues to create a more inclusive community.
Below is a link that provides a list of movies, shows, and documentaries that can help educate on the injustices that are the foundation of the protests we’re witnessing not only in the United States, but worldwide. Not acknowledging the issues will not make them disappear, but will in fact serve to protect these issues while allowing them to continue to perpetuate racial injustice. These pieces provide a perspective that is important to understand as North Avondale continues the work of becoming a more inclusive and equitable neighborhood. Feel free to share with your family and friends. Education and the conversations that follow are imperative if change is to occur.
Tristen Yarborough, Chairperson