Taking a Stand for Racial Justice

When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy… . Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must—at that moment—become the center of the universe.   –Elie Weisel

North West Bronx Indivisible wholeheartedly rejects white supremacy and racial inequality. We condemn the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the systemic police brutality in black communities throughout the United States. We support the Black Lives Matter movement and we mourn the dead, blameless victims.  We demand the City Council outlaw the use of the choke hold and any method that cuts air flow. We demand the State repeal article 50A which conceals police misconduct from the public. Write to your state representatives and urge them to repeal this article.  

There is vigil at the Monument which we will  extend as ongoing support of the Black Lives Matter movement. We urge members of Northwest Bronx Indivisible to sign up below for a twenty minute shift of socially distant demonstration of our grief and commemoration of the lives lost to police brutality. The longer we bear witness, the clearer it will be that the system must change. Carry a sign at the Vigil saying “Black Lives Matter: Repeal 50A.”  But any sign that expresses your feeling will do.

As fellow residents of the Bronx which has suffered disproportionately in the pandemic as the hardest hit borough in the city, we  need urgently to push for programs that erase the disparities in opportunity, housing equity, job equality, education and healthcare under which the Bronx has suffered as the orphan borough in the richest city in our country. We need more than band-aids; We need programs designed to improve the quality of life for those who have been suffering for too long. We are demonstrating at the moment to declare that black—and minority—lives matter.  And we will not stop demonstrating until our society erases the injustices that the pandemic has brought to public notice.  Join your fellow Bronx residents in the following platform: https://www.northwestbronx.org/bronx-peoples-platform

As we are all deeply pained by what is unfolding in our nation, we will raise a voice as a  as part of the larger Bronx community against racism and in solidarity. Please bring a sign to hold with a positive expression of peace and community or opposition to racism or hatred.

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