We stand with the Black members of our Circle School community as well as the Black Lives Matter movement in our fight for justice because we believe all lives can’t matter until Black lives matter.
We do not see this as a partisan issue but a human rights issue that helps our nation live up to the promise of democracy and equality.
Since 1965, The Circle School’s mission has been to “teach peace.” In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” No justice, no peace. No peace, no justice.
Recognizing that silence is its own kind of violence, we reject white supremacy and acknowledge the realities of systemic racial injustice in this country. We are committed to educating Changemakers who work for social justice and the common good.
At our school and within our cooperative, we commit to providing a genuinely multicultural education and to teaching about the realities of racial injustice while we work for true equity and meaningful democracy. We commit to sharing resources and tools for dismantling systems of institutionalized racism, recognizing white privilege, and working against white silence. We commit to cultivating empathy and compassion for the basic human equalities that transcend our differences.
Love, The Circle School