As an anti-racist organization, CESDP stands firmly in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.  We are appalled and saddened by the recent deaths of people whose voices were not heard and for whom justice was never a consideration.  For more than 27 years, CESDP has been involved in the good fight of shifting institutionalized racist policy and practice within the field of education and the lives of the parents and communities we serve.  It has been through collaborative knowledge building, critical reflection, and dialogue that we have attempted to plant the seeds to build a future that all of our children deserve.  CESDP also steadfastly embraces our Indigenous communities’ desire to remove oppressive symbols and structures that elevate a false narrative regarding the history of our state.  We must remember that these efforts require solidarity, collaboration, and creativity from us all.   We must  work together and on behalf of each other in order to build a tomorrow for us all.  Just as with our COVID challenge, our children are watching.  They are eager to learn, share, and contribute to the solutions for their tomorrow.   

CESDP encourages calm and care for self and others during these difficult times.  This is a period of abrupt change for all of us.  We all need to practice self-care so we can remain a source of support for our loved ones and the people who depend on us.
There’s work to do, and we need to show our children how to navigate these challenges successfully and with confidence.
We’re in it together, and we’ll get through it together!
Sincerely,

Your CESDP Family

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