Statement of solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests
Over the past two weeks, we have witnessed uprisings across the country and around the world in response to the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, David McAtee, Malik Tyquan Graves, Rayshard Brooks, and so many others. We recognize that we live and work in a neighborhood that has experienced racist police brutality for decades. CHMA stands in solidarity with the ongoing protests, with their demands for justice and structural change, and with their call to defund the police.
For us, "solidarity" means not only symbolic support, but meaningful action. Many CHMA members are attending protests regularly, and some have supported rally organizers with planning and marshaling. At the same time, these and other members continue to deliver grocery aid, send financial assistance, and build partnerships with longstanding movement organizations in our neighborhood. We see protesting and mutual aid as part of the same push for justice. If you would like more information about becoming involved with protests, you can visit our #blm-solidarity Slack channel.