Racial justice is a critical and integral part of adolescent health as it impacts every aspect of physical, emotional, and mental health. A healthy and thriving community relies on all of its members to be safe and healthy.
Over the past few months, COVID-19 has created hurdles to accessing healthcare for young people, disproportionately impacted working poor families, and resulted in bringing to light the existing inequities of schools and universities. Today, we continue to feel anguish over our country’s lack of systemic change that facilitates the countless mistreatment and murders of Black community members. We remain angered, but also fueled to continue our advocacy on behalf of young black lives.
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– We stand with our allies, partners, and community members and continue to lend our support to structural policy changes.
– We are thankful for everyone who has been protesting – especially to the young people who give us so much hope, and will highlight the successes of this movement.
– We appreciate the individuals who are not physically able to be at the protest and are supporting with their minds, hearts, words, relationships, and souls.
– To our Black LGBTQ+ youth, we see you and are always thinking of you. We can and will do better.
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