What We Can do

 

At A Wider Bridge, we have been reflecting on what our unique role is during this time of protest against systemic racial injustice, and the senseless murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and too many others.

Condemning the recent killings of unarmed Black people by police is essential, but it is not enough. This moment requires that we do more: that we make explicit commitments to embrace anti-racism and end white supremacy, not as “side issues” that are secondary to our mission, but as integral to the objective of full equality for LGBTQ people.  

As Jews, LGBTQ people, people of color, and allies, we understand what it means to stand up and push back against a culture that tells us we are “less than,” that our lives don’t matter. Today, and everyday, we say #BlackLivesMatter and we commit ourselves to the action those words require. We must work together to end systemic racism, to heal,  and to build an inclusive society for all. We hope you continue to join us in the fight for equality.

L’shalom,

Alan Schwartz

CEO & Board Chair