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A message from the Y to honor George Floyd's Memory

PlanScape Impact(s): Aging ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Public Safety
Last modified: June 04, 2020 Public Report From Rochester Area Family Y

 

OpenBeam, FPE, felt compelled to share this heart-felt YMCA message.

 

"A Time to Reflect" a message to the YGTC team from its senior management team.

 

Glen Gunderson,

YMCA President and CEO

Dr. Hedy Lemar Walls,

YMCA Chief Social Responsibility Officer

Team,

Today our community will have a memorial to mourn the death of George Floyd. This private memorial service will also celebrate the life of a man who loved his family, friends and neighbors. In his death we are seeing our world stand up for him and all who face racism and oppression.

Please take the time you need to reflect the way that is best for you as a servant leader supporting our community so all can thrive. You will help this community heal and inspire real talk, real action and real change through your everyday efforts.

Here are some ways you may want to consider:

  1. Watch the memorial service on local TV stations - coverage starts at Noon for the 1 p.m. service
  2. Take a moment of silence at 1 p.m. when the memorial service begins
  3. Read poetry and words that inspire you. Langston Hughes' "Let America Be America Again" shows the nation's continued struggle of freedom and equality - https://www.cbsnews.com/video/langston-hughes-let-america-be-america-again-shows-the-nations-continued-struggle-of-freedom-and-equality/ Listen to music that soothes the soul and speaks to you. Here is 12-year-old gospel singer's heart-rending song in wake of George Floyd's death - https://youtu.be/arYjPsqlk4I
  4. Walk around your neighborhood and take in deep breaths for all in our community

 

Together we are stronger – always.

 

Thank you,

Glen and Hedy

 


 

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PlanScape Impact(s): Aging ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Public Safety
Last modified: June 04, 2020 Public Report From Rochester Area Family Y

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