Racial Injustice Addressed by NewBridge Services CEO
Friday, June 05, 2020
“Just as we hope a vaccine will soon end the threat of the new coronavirus, we firmly believe society must find a cure to racial injustice. “
Amidst a pandemic that has claimed more than 100,000 lives and tens of millions of jobs in the U.S. alone, racial injustice inflames our nation. Throughout the COVID-19 response, we have been reminding people to breathe — for clarity, for stress relief, for mindfulness and for health. Yet another black American dies from NOT being able to breathe! Isn’t that heartbreaking?
We at NewBridge Services are horrified and outraged over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other lethal acts against black Americans.
Please know that NewBridge remains firmly committed to nondiscrimination in our delivery of services to individuals and communities, and in our hiring and governance policies. NewBridge is open to all people, no matter their race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and any other characteristic protected under law. We strive to be a positive force helping people move forward through counseling, education and housing.
While the COVID-19 crisis forced us to close locations for the safety of clients and staff, NewBridge has continued to serve clients and reach out to ALL people in need. That will remain the case when we are able to reopen service centers and offices.
We hope our nation emerges more united from the upheaval of the past several months. Our founding principles call upon us to respect our collective humanity. Just as we hope a vaccine will soon end the threat of the new coronavirus, we firmly believe society must find a cure to racial injustice.