Statement by the Student Leadership Team
To our Cornell Catholic family,
The Cornell Catholic Community’s Student Leadership Team condemns police brutality and grieves for the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, and all Black people who have been wrongfully murdered. All human life is sacred and made in the image and likeness of God our Creator. These racially charged attacks are an assault on human dignity, and we as Catholics must affirm the right to life and freedom from oppression. To do so, we stand in solidarity with our Black siblings and commit ourselves to denouncing the sin of racism. The Cornell Catholic Social Justice Committee is hosting discussions throughout the summer to begin the process of understanding these injustices
in the context of our faith
. These Social Justice
will begin on Monday, June 29th.
We felt called to express our sentiments today, Juneteenth, which commemorates the “official” end to slavery in the United States. It is also a call to combat the different
forms of racism
that continue to restrict the freedoms of Black communities. This is why we urge you to attend the Social Justice Community Conversations. We hope you can join us in working against racism by educating ourselves and advocating for Black lives as called by our baptism in Christ.
Weekly on Mondays starting 6/29.
Join the social justice committee and Pat in an ongoing conversation about faithfully combating racism and how church teaching guides us on issues such as police brutality, the injustices of the criminal system, and white privilege.
Google Calendar Event
Zoom Meeting link
Meeting ID: 959 6135 5035
See the Flocknote next week for more details.
on Friday, June 19 at 2:52PM