Trustees’ Black Lives Matter resolution spawns ‘voices’ website in support of ongoing racial equity efforts

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In Dallas ISD, we believe every voice mattersOur district is one of diverse backgrounds, ideas, and stories, and our perspectives help define us. When George Floyd uttered, “I can’t breathe,” it was a reminder to let the voice of humanity ring loud and lead to positive change. In Dallas ISD a step toward that change is the creation of a webpage dedicated to the voices that proudly humanize the transcending movement.

During a special called board meeting earlier this month, the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution on the commitment of Dallas ISD to black students and black lives.

“We have to move beyond incremental steps,” said Justin Henry, board president. “When something is at a crisis as it is now and has been since I was a child and before then, we have to look toward more systemic and deep change. We have to develop a higher level of urgency.”

While we cannot unwrite the wrongs of the past, there is hope. We can use our voices to ensure injustices, of any kind, no longer continue. This site is our effort to share the stories and ideas that paint our world.

The website features six main areas for users to experience and explore the following topics:

  • Are you OK?;
  • Become an ally;
  • Get connected;
  • Relevant reads;
  • Racial equity;
  • Safe and welcoming

The story of hope resonates throughout our country’s history and is one many are connected to. The path forward presents a remarkable opportunity to share stories that promote understanding, hope, unity, and truth for all.

To be equipped with resources and other meaningful tools, visit, www.dallasisd.org/Voices.

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