Statement from the Board of Directors in Support of Black Lives Matter
We at LSA Family Health Service stand with those who raise their voices for justice.
We stand against the violence and systemic inequalities inflicted on Black Americans, some of whose names we know and many whose names we do not.
Written in our Mission Handbook are the words, “We believe in justice as a right for every person.” We condemn the systemic racism embedded in our society and public institutions that deny justice as a fundamental human right.
“We believe in the uniqueness and dignity of each person” is also inscribed in our Mission Handbook. We reject the dehumanization of Black people.
We believe we must build upon the moment and unite to bring an end to the injustices borne by Black Americans; injustices in healthcare, education, housing, immigration, employment, wealth-building and the criminal justice system.
We believe that in times of pain and trauma, hope also emerges. We at LSA embrace that hope, celebrate our unity of purpose, and re-commit ourselves to the ongoing pursuit of justice for Black Americans.
We recognize that this is a time for self-reflection as well as action. At LSA, we know we must look inward and do the difficult work of identifying where we have been complicit in systems of racism. We dedicate ourselves to strengthening LSA’s work to end violence, racism and inequity, starting in our own backyard.
“We are together as we reshape the world so everyone has a place to call home.” – Sr. Susanne LaChapelle, LSA
Ted Hopper, Chair On Behalf of the Board of Directors of LSA Family Health Service