This was a historic week in our community, and while a jury held Derek Chauvin accountable for his actions in May 2020, we have so much more work to do. We grieve with George Floyd’s family and all of the families whose lives have been altered permanently by systemic racism.
To achieve equity for all, we must acknowledge that systemic racism has prevented so many people of color in our community from achieving simple life goals like owning a home, getting a good education, and earning a living wage.
The work of becoming an equitable place where everyone can thrive is ongoing. Keystone will continue our work to help our staff and our community learn and understand the impact that racism and bias has on our communities and the people who participate in Keystone programs. Our country carries a long and painful history of racism, and we urge everyone to learn about and acknowledge this history so we can create a community where everyone can thrive.
Keystone will continue to offer programs that help strengthen our community and connect us with our neighbors. We are committed to being a source of support for our community and to providing services that are grounded in equity.