Board and Staff Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Racial Injustice
The Turning Point Center of Chittenden County stands in solidarity with the Black community in the fight against systemic racism and injustice. To be silent is to be complicit, and we have a duty and commitment to our Black guests, employees, volunteers, and extended recovery community to join our voice and our actions against such injustice. We acknowledge that we have work to do in the fight against the ongoing discrimination against people who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and we are listening and educating ourselves. As we take this moment to express our condemnation of racism and our call for justice for all, we also commit to examine and grow our anti-racism practices. We hold ourselves accountable to ensure our practices and services are extended to all people in recovery in Chittenden County and beyond, and to incorporate, in particular, the perspectives and needs as expressed directly to us from BIPOC communities. Black Lives Matter.