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    Queen’s Bench Stands in Solidarity with The Black Community

    Dear Members,

    Queen’s Bench stands in solidarity with the Black community.

    We are saddened, heartbroken, and deeply disturbed by the events of the past few weeks with the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others before them. As news of these senseless deaths permeates the airwaves and the internet, we are reminded once again of the systemic inequities that exist within our nation and that the fight against the discrimination and oppression devastating Black communities and communities of color continues.

    While we cannot possibly understand or stand in the shoes of the families who have suffered such losses, we recognize that the violence towards people of color, in particular Black people, must end. The injustice and fear that Black communities face day in and day out is further compounded by the coronavirus pandemic that has highlighted the racial health inequities impacting Blacks and people of color. Such inequality and senseless deaths must stop.

    The events that have taken place bring to mind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words – “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” We must rise up to what this moment in history is demanding from us. As an organization founded on the principle of promoting and establishing equity, Queen’s Bench joins Black communities in urging our national, state, and local leaders to address the violence and discrimination they have and continue to face and to provide substantive and meaningful solutions. We also recognize the work that must be done to break the cycle of discrimination, harassment, and oppression that has lingered on the horizon for Black communities and communities of color for generations. We can and will root out the racism and historical injustices that have no place in our nation with your help.

    -Queen's Bench Bar Association