Standing in Solidarity

Dear Bosque Friends and Families,
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As we all continue to struggle to adapt to a medical pandemic, we are also deeply conscious of the ingrained and relentless pandemic of the institutionalized racism, inequality, and white privilege that exists in our country. We acknowledge the disproportionate struggles of our students, staffulty, and families of color; we pledge our support and sustained commitment to those in our community and beyond who are impacted by racism. Our hearts break for the family of George Floyd and for all those whose lives and sense of safety have been shattered by implicit bias, discrimination, and brutality.
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Bosque’s core value of community requires a deep commitment to creating an equal and sustained sense of inclusion, belonging, and voice for all of our students and families. We are an ally to the black community and all communities of color. We want to contribute consistently and constructively to creating a more just and equitable society and world. To do this, we must acknowledge and accept the insidious nature of racism, evaluate and update our structures and systems, and ground ourselves in education to ensure the lessons of the past inform equality now and in the future. We will continue to build our staffulty’s capacity in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and enhance all of our tool kits to engage in constructive discourse. We assume shared and sustained responsibility and accountability to break the patterns of injustice that exist.
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Black lives matter.
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In solidarity,
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Jessie Barrie, PhD; Head of School
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Eric Herrera; Chair, Bosque Board of Trustees
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Santana Fontana; Vice-Chair, Bosque Board of Trustees
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