AMHERST NEIGHBORS JOINS THE BLACK COMMUNITY
IN SUPPORT FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND SYSTEMIC CHANGE
Amherst Neighbors stands with the family and friends of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubrey and so many more to mourn the loss of their loved ones at the hands of law enforcement and with our Black community members who live in fear of how an encounter with the police will end. As an organization that exists to provide support to all older adults in Amherst-Pelham, we want to recognize the disproportional impact of the COVID-19 crisis, as well as the health care and economic inequities that negatively impact our Black neighbors. We raise our voices against these inequities and injustice.
We affirm that Black lives matter. We strive toward systemic change that ensures racial justice. We want all members of our community to be seen, heard, and respected, and we join the growing number of organizations and individuals working to make this a reality.