The entire curriculum at Walsingham Academy is influenced by our Sisters of Mercy heritage, which emphasizes the values of respect, justice, compassion and an appreciation of diversity. With that in mind, please read below for a statement from Walsingham Academy President Sister Mary Jeanne Oesterle:
In the wake of the tragic killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as protests have begun across the country and the world, I've done a great deal of listening and learning. I've watched as black individuals have shared their stories in television interviews and press conferences. I've spoken to members of our local community to better understand what their daily experiences are like. It is clear to me that there are issues of racism on a systemic level in our world and we must all do our part to combat injustices. At Walsingham Academy—where the core values of the Sisters of Mercy influence all of what we do—we believe that black lives matter, and racism will not be tolerated. I pray that together we can work toward eradicating racism for good.
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