INHCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement to fight for Freedom, Liberation and Justice and in demanding acknowledgement and accountability for devaluation and dehumanization of Black lives at the hands of the police, government, and citizens. We join BLM in their call for radical, sustainable solutions that affirm the well-being and prosperity of Black lives. We join in their call for our global society to confront, combat, and educate their populace about racism and racializing. We join in their call to demand accountability for the history of enslavement, white supremacy, and police brutality, abuse, denigration, and dehumanization of Black lives in the United States and elsewhere in the world.
INHCC works to celebrate the past and present diversity of New Hampshire and combat implicit and explicit racism and racializing by decolonizing historical narratives, de-centering the stories of white colonizers, engaging in direct action and public education, and creating educational resources. To fight racism everywhere, we should start locally with our own history in the State of New Hampshire. Lifeways for aln8bak were forever changed after the arrival of English settlers in the 1600s. 1645 marks the arrival of the first enslaved Africans on the Piscataqua River in New Hampshire. Indigenous and Black histories and experiences must be remembered and told.
We call on each one of ourselves, and each one of you, to continue confronting our personal implicit and explicit racism and working toward anti-racism. We can do better, we can be better. We continue discussing and reflecting on anti-racism efforts and actions that we take as a Collaborative Collective. The time for inaction has run out for all of us! #BlackLivesMatter
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