Historic Germantown Consortium

BLM Statement

5/25/21

 

We, the member sites of the Historic Germantown consortium, affirm that Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color communities, and share their grief over lives lost and their goals for social justice. We honor the presence of Black and Brown residents, activists, and leaders in Northwest Philadelphia.

The consortium holds itself accountable to a high standard of inclusion and outreach, and acknowledges the deep rifts in our neighborhoods caused by racism, violence, disinvestment, and white supremacy. We condemn these behaviors and structures, holding space to claim our role in making positive changes within our institutions and in the wider world.

Historic Germantown sites will continue to tell diverse and fascinating stories of the past, present, and future that highlight pride of place, famous firsts, prominent families and grassroots leaders, and the ongoing struggle for freedom.  In this work, we will foster greater participation, equity and opportunity within our community, striving to make the repairs and share the resources necessary to build goodwill and promote social justice now and into the future.