Board Adopts “Support of Black Lives” Resolution White Plains/Greenburgh NAACP Branch in Catalyst Ro
WHITE PLAINS, NY, December 14, 2021 -- The White Plains/Greenburgh NAACP Branch announced today the adoption of the “Support of Black Lives” Resolution by the Town of Greenburgh Town Board at its Nov. 22nd, 2021, meeting and enacted at the Dec. 8th signing ceremony.
The “Support of Black Lives” Resolution proposal was authored by the White Plains/Greenburgh NAACP Branch and was presented to the Town of Greenburgh work session on November 6, 2021. The Resolution cites a history of practices of oppression, discrimination and structural racism that have targeted Black, Indigenous People of Color and other oppressed communities.
The Resolution further addresses the need for accountability by all levels of government. While centered on the impact on Black Lives, the resolution recognizes that more work is also needed to address the impact of racism on other groups. A commitment to review and revise policies, procedures, values and goals designed to foster an unbiased and inclusive environment is also featured. Ongoing support of public forums, community assemblies and educational opportunities concludes the document.
“Our Branch is very pleased with the positive response and support we received from the Greenburgh Town Board,” says Janice Griffith, Branch President. “The Resolution is a step in the direction towards healing for Black people and people of color, while recognizing that there is much more work to be done.“
About NAACP: Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.