In Honor Of the New National Federal Holiday Juneteenth.
June 19, 1865 commemorates the day when Union Soldiers Arrived In Galveston, Texas, With Word That The Civil War Had Ended two months prior. this is the day celebrating the end of slavery in the U.S.A.
Educational Leaders Without Borders Condemns Terrorism In Any Form By Any People.
The Pervasive Violence To African Americans In The U.S. Must End. Peaceful Protesting Is A Human Right Guaranteed Under A Democracy And Especially, Expected For Human Decency. Martin Luther King Jr. Tells Us "Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere. We Are Caught In An Inescapable Network Of Mutuality, Tied In A Single Garment Of Destiny. Whatever Affects One Directly, Affects All Indirectly.”
Peaceful Protesting Is Not Domestic Terrorism. As Educators, A Way Forward Can Be Found In Us. The Pandemic has Asked Us To Stay Safe, Social Distance, While Our Minds And Hearts Call On Us To Join In Solidarity To Demand Fair Treatment For All African Americans, All Immigrants, All Refugees, All Dreamers, All LGBTQ+, And All Of Us Who Are Not Protected Fairly In The Eyes Of Governments.
Here Is An Article That Expert AA Scholars And Others Say We Must Insist Be Put Into Action to fight systemic racism in the U.S.
It Is Upon Us To Teach Peace And Inclusive Reforms In Seeking Humane Treatment Of All Human Beings. Stay Safe And Well. Rosemary Papa
*Pulitzer Prize winner 2021 Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, by Marcia Chatelain (Liveright/Norton) -
As my dear friend Jon states, when someone tells you, “All lives matter,” you say back two words: Prove it! Rosemary Papa