We at Northaven believe black and brown lives matter. We believe racism has no place in our community or our country. Northaven is in solidarity with those protesting systemic racism on the frontlines and from home. Across age and gender, race and religion, political party and background, we are striving to build a more inclusive, intergenerational, affordable housing community. We are home for black, brown and white people, for gay and lesbian and transgender people, for people living with disabilities.
What joins us is greater than what divides us. In this moment, we collectively grieve the killing of George Floyd and condemn the systemic racism that jeopardizes life and opportunity for black and brown people. Compassion. Comfort. Hospitality. Justice. Generosity. Those were the values our founders imbued in Northaven. Those values guide us still and we will continue to learn how to extend those values to all people, especially in this time, to our black and brown fellow human beings.
We decry the prejudice that has led to countless victims of racism. We stand with those whose lives were callously stolen and with those who have survived the odds. We stand with those who speak up for justice: in everyday life, at protests, in the halls of government and in the voting booth.