We have watched unfolding events surrounding the murder of George Floyd, the protests and the outpouring of sympathy and rage, with heavy hearts. Heavy with sadness for these wrongs, but also with hope for change. The scourge of systemic racism won’t be cured easily. It requires self-reflection, opportunity for honest and civil discourse, vision for change, and concrete, daily actions. It heartens us to see so many organizations commit themselves in this moment to that work. We also hope and pray that all gatherings to protest and to commemorate the victims of violent authorities will be peaceful and safe.
River River’s mission to create a safe and productive space for all voices continues. We will do more to engage our community in the kinds of discussions that lead to positive change. We all must do better.