I write to you this month with a heavy heart in the midst of the turmoil in our City and our Nation. Addressing issues of systemic inequality and the legacy of racism during a global pandemic was not on my agenda for 2020, but here we are. So, how do we, as a diverse community, ensure that we are working together to ensure liberty and justice for all of our neighbors?
I know that is a big question with no easy answers. What I am certain of is that North Avondale is filled with people who want to be a part of the solution. I have seen many social media posts from neighbors sharing resources and encouragement with one another. We are a community that cares, but there is a lot of work to do too!
The first step in making our neighborhood a model community for the rest of the City is to engage with our neighbors. I highly encourage everyone to attend our Annual Meeting and begin getting connected to NANA. While we cannot meet together in person, we can meet new neighbors, show our support for each other and work to heal and grow together. I look forward to hearing from our neighbors about their ideas for how to do this important work!
Please join us on June 14th and until then stay safe and healthy.