Bronx Children’s Museum stands in solidarity with our community and the peaceful efforts of protestors as they seek to have their voices heard and affirm that Black Lives Matter.
In the midst of a global pandemic that is disproportionately targeting Black and Brown people, we must come together to fight systemic racism and injustice towards people of color in our country and in our very own backyard. We are mourning George Floyd and so many other Black men, women, and children -- including Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown,Tamir Rice and Eric Garner -- murdered at the hands of law enforcement.
Our thoughts are especially with those who experience systemic violence first-hand, neighborhoods affected by the current unrest and those facing additional emotional trauma during this already difficult time.
The Bronx Children’s Museum community is predominantly composed of people of color who have historically been treated inequitably and unjustly. We embrace the diversity of all people and celebrate our collective humanity. We have no place for intolerance and injustice.
Children instinctively know what is not fair. We inspire children to respect and love themselves, be kind to others who may not be like them and speak up against discrimination of any kind. We will continue to work to encourage all children to treat each other with the utmost respect, fairness and tolerance.
Let us use this moment to learn from each other, heal, and above all, do better. Our children deserve no less.