Steppingstone is horrified and saddened by the recent acts of terrorism organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend. We extend our deepest condolences to those whose lives and loved ones were impacted by the terrorism in Charlottesville.
This exhibition of hatred and bigotry is not unique to Charlottesville and serves as a grim reminder that most of the members of the Steppingstone community have to navigate spaces in which they experience blatant racism and violence, as well as daily instances of dismissal, invisibility, and micro-aggressions.
Scholars and families, Steppingstone is here for you. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment, and if there is anything we can do to help, or anything you’d like to talk about, we are always here to listen and help in any way we can.
Additional statements and resources from the Boston community and beyond:
- Steppingstone echoes the sentiments shared by BPS in their statement, BPS Stands for Unity
- Resources for Teachers: Talking Race, Controversy, and Trauma: How to open space for reflection and conversation amid difficult events
- Message from Roger Brooks, President of Facing History and Ourselves
- Resources for Parents: How to talk to your kids about the violence in Charlottesville
- Teaching Tolerance: Resources to contextualize the event for students and to learn about the alt-right movement and white supremacy at large