The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery,
and far too many others to name here, demonstrate the longstanding
inequity and dehumanization of Black Americans and people of color
in the United States.
mBB supports the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, Geva Theatre
Center, and other community-based organizations in their endorsement
of a May 2020 declaration by the Rochester Black Agenda Group
recognizing racism as a public health crisis.
The full declaration may be found here.
We have remained silent too long.
It is time for us as an organization to recommit to the examples of
equality and service that are part of our founding principles.
We will continue to reshape our discourse and agenda so that we
actively engage in anti-racist and racial justice work. We
actively call for our members to do the same.
- The Board of Directors and staff of mBB