Camp Fire Central Puget Sound & Camp Sealth acknowledge the decision made today as a step in the right direction towards addressing systemic racism in our country.
We also want to recognize that the end of the journey towards justice is still not in sight.
While relief can be found in the events of today, there is work to be done.
It was the video filmed by Darnella Frazier, a 17-year old, that so heavily impacted the verdict today. Our youth have borne witness to the numerous incidents of racialized violence this past year and there are tools to help process these events and move us forward. Our youth deserve a program and organization that fosters justice and compassion; we will continue to critically look at what we can do to create a more inclusive and equitable world.
The resources below can help us all start the challenging and necessary conversations about racial injustice, implicit bias, and discrimination. Silence is not the solution.
- Amazeworks: Resources to Support Children During the Derek Chauvin Trial
- Center for Racial Justice: Resources for talking about Race & Racialized Violence with Kids
- University of Washington Center for Child & Family Well-Being: Resources for Talking with Children about Race & Racism
For more on Camp Fire’s statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion, along with our continued work towards a more just and equitable future:
- Camp Fire Central Puget Sound’s Commitment to DEI
- Black Lives Matter: Taking Action
- Camp Fire Central Puget Sound’s DEI Update & Goals