The Silenced Voice of George Floyd Speaks Out! Seeing my death lit a fire in the hearts of millions of people from multiple-races. It was the police who killed me and if nothing is done, I will not be the last person of color to be killed, yes, at the hands of a police person.
Your voice and actions are sweeping across the country and is calling for improved Race Relations and the immediate need for Police Reform.
People of all races recognizing injustice and coming together and saying enough, this must end Now.
To a degree, we are all guilty of racial bias. But now we are taking action to eliminate racism and injustice in this country and in our New Haven Community. It is time for change.
As an important member of the New Haven community, we support improving race relations and immediate need to police reform. The core of our work is to improve the education of families by closing the technology gap for New Haven parents and their children. These families live in the poorest neighborhoods and are surrounded by racial inequality, violence and oppression. These forms of Discrimination/Racism must stop.
It has taken individuals, including Ahmaud Arbery, Broenna Taylor, and most recently George Floyd, to lose their lives in order to reveal how systematic racism is perpetuated throughout our political, criminal and education systems. Racism and violence towards people of color, especially Black people, is not new – it is carefully crafted and preserved within our systems. Working together, we must breakdown and replace these systems to ensure that everything we do – as members of community, political leaders, teachers and more – is rooted in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Racism and violence towards people of color has been – and continues to be – a sickness that plagues our country. It’s time for change. We cannot heal if we do not address the problem and systems that promote the sickness. We recognize that our organization has a responsibility to use our position to ensure people of color and all human beings have access to technology – and that technology is access to opportunity. Access to technology and computer training is more than just having a home computer and knowing how to use it. It is access to expanded learning opportunities for children, increased computer knowledge and job skills for adults, and the ability to access employment opportunities online. CfAL is committed to increasing access to technology and training for all families to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion remains at the core of the work we do in supporting the New Haven community and treating everyone with dignity, respect and kindness.
Now is the time for change!
Concepts for Adaptive Learning has been a member of the New Haven community since 2002, with its mission to improve public school children’s education.