June 8, 2020 – Statement of Solidarity
Area 10 Agency on Aging shares in the anger and sadness rippling throughout our country over yet another person of color’s life stolen, cut short. George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, all are examples of only a few of the senseless murders and continual personifications of the deeply rooted racism that still persists. As an organization dedicated to serving the needs of older adults in our community, we commit to listening, learning, embracing, and actively changing these systems perpetuating social and racial injustices. We stand in solidarity with all peoples peacefully protesting and demanding change, indeed seeking justice for all. Words are insufficient; hard, long work required. Area 10 commits to strive towards a more just human existence.
~In peace, Chris Myers, Executive Director, and Area 10 Board of Directors