"At Holy Family University, we teach people of every race and nationality, our professors hail from every race and nationality, and we serve people of every race and nationality. Racism in any form has no place on this campus and it never will."
- Sr. Maureen McGarrity, President, Holy Family University, June 1, 2020
Our featured artist is Leon Bridges, a musician from Fort Worth, Texas. He created this song in honor of George Floyd, and all victims of racial injustice. From his Instagram:
"I am George Floyd, my brothers are George Floyd, and my sisters are George Floyd. I cannot and will not be silent any longer. Just as Abel's blood was crying out to God, George Floyd is crying out to me. So I present to you Sweeter."
Solidarity In Stars by Ricardo Levins Morales
"Solidarity — represented in this poster by the joining of hands — is in the stars.
Humans have always gazed together in awe at the night sky. When it’s cloudy, this poster can help guide you."
A prayer from The Diversity & Inclusion Team:
To our Divine Creator,
You are our healer in the midst of our illness;
You are our comfort in our despair;
you are our protector in a world suffering from violence and hatred.
In the midst of misery and despair,
we are thankful for your kindness.
You have kept our community in Holy Family in your loving embrace.
You have made each of us stronger by giving us each other.
As we face disease, poverty, systemic racism, you have made us into a community bound by hope and love.
We are also thankful that we live in a country where we can assemble peaceably
and ask for a redress of our grievances.
As we gather to initiate what may be a painful conversation on
racial equity and inclusion,
We seek Your guidance.
We ask for openness and graciousness to listen and learn.
We ask for strength to live our university’s mission of affirming
the dignity of the human person.
And we implore you,
protect our sisters and brothers in the black community,
That none of them will be subjected to bigotry, hatred and violence
because of the color of their skin.
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