The Fairfax Education Association is angry and devastated over the events of the last week, from the injustice of George Floyd’s death to the absurd use of unnecessary force on the peaceful protests that have followed.
There is a history of deeply rooted racism that plagues the institutions that govern and protect us, and there is a de facto segregation that continues to divide us. Acknowledging these facts is only a small first step, and we must actively fight against racial injustices that surround us locally, statewide, and nationally.
That is why the Fairfax Education Association stands with our sisters and brothers all across the country who are taking on institutional racism. We will work side-by-side with organizations already fighting this battle, and stand ready to engage our members to help.
It’s not enough for us to not be racist; we must be actively anti-racist. The Fairfax Education Association will be the leaders for educators on that front.
Our children and our community are depending on us.
Black Students Matter. Black Educators Matter. Black Parents Matter.
Black Lives Matter.
Some things you can do right now:
- Join us at our Rally this Saturday, June 13 at 5 pm
- Join FEA’s Human and Civil Rights Action Team
Fill out this Google Form and let us know you want to be part of our work.
- Connect with VEA’s social justice work.
To learn more about the projects undertaken by the Fitz Turner Commission, contact Naila Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the VEA Human and Civil Rights department.
- Join your local NAACP chapter.
If you live in Fairfax County the link is here: http://www.fairfaxnaacp.org/membership