Dated: June 4, 2020
Dear friends of Gallery 263,
We stand in solidarity with the Black community. In response to acts of violence and discrimination against Black lives, including the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and George Floyd, we are pausing our planned social media content for the immediate future. It does not feel right to continue with the status quo while we yet again mourn unnecessary killings of Black Americans. Instead, we will use our social channels to amplify the voices of Black creatives, and share opportunities to get involved and expand our collective understanding of racial justice.
Acknowledging our privilege and the systemic racism pervasive in our society and industry, we know we can do better. And we will. We look forward to finding new ways to utilize our platform to be a better ally of and advocate for Black people. We welcome any input you may have. Suggestions or feedback may be directed toward firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, we’d like to share a few resources that we’ve found helpful for staying informed and starting conversations on American race issues with your community:
- Follow the hashtags #amplifymelanatedvoices and #blacklivesmatter;
- Explore the Cambridge Community Foundation’s collection of resources to learn about social and racial justice; and
- Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s “Talking About Race” web portal.
Gallery 263 Staff and Board