The Fleet Science Center Stands with Our Communities
The Fleet Science Center joins the communities of San Diego in expressing our heartbreak, outrage and anger over the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. We also acknowledge the countless other unshared stories of victims of racial violence both across the country and here at home. Too many of our fellow San Diegans suffer within a system that attacks their fundamental human dignity.
As a cultural and community organization in San Diego, we are afforded a position of power and we have a choice for how we choose to wield that privilege. We cannot remain silent and thereby sustain an unjust system. We are committed to being part of the change. To do so, however, requires us to confront our own biases and privilege, and to do the difficult, ongoing work of change. We will be steadfast in this work so that we can serve our communities, to whom we are accountable, in pursuit of our shared future.
Resources for reference:
Center for Justice (web), Talking about racism and racialized violence with kids Ibram X. Kendi (book), How to be an Anti Racist San Diego County Office of Education, (web) Equity resources for students, parents, educators and anyone interested in talking about racism, surviving and resisting hate The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (web), Talking About Race