On behalf of GeNEUROsity, the T.V. Seshan and Family Foundation in collaboration with Neuro Alert, I would like to share our sincerest thoughts and consideration with all families, past and present, that have suffered needlessly and tragically as a result of the biases, brutality, and bigotry still endemic in our society. It angers my family that there are still people that exhibit such disdain for human life in the year 2020. And yet, there is hope for us to help build a better world.
To more thoughtfully articulate our solidarity with the current movements to promote justice, equality, and diversity tolerance, it is my privilege to invite our colleague, Pastor Ali Hargett, to provide his spiritual reflections on today’s events and feelings, entitled “Resolve.”
I thank Pastor Ali, immensely, for his guiding words and concluding prayer. We can do better–we’re going to do better.
Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and a hero to those who have not been served fairly by our justice system, once said, “you don’t change the world with the ideas in your mind, but with the conviction in your heart.” That conviction is represented by the actions we will take to uplift the lives in our communities–especially for the ones that need it the most–in the way we know best. I’d like to announce our support of and contributions toward two organizations this year:
- ACTSO — A division of the NAACP, the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACTSO) set out to overcome the negative cycle of low expectations of achievement in our underserved minority youth and to inspire scholastic enrichment and preparation for higher education and employment. We are particularly excited about our support for the Greater Harrisburg PA chapter of ACTSO as we explore opportunities to further collaborate on providing on-going coaching and scholastic time, funding, and resources. A special thank you to Sam Johnson for helping to coordinate this new collaboration.
- Equal Justice Initiative — We are proud to support the important campaigns of this organization, founded by Bryan Stevenson, committed to–among an assortment of powerful initiatives–ending racial/economic injustice and protecting human rights for those in need. The story of this organization is rooted in the progress of civil rights in our country. We hope that our contribution will help to promote justice, life, and personal pursuit for even just one more neighbor.
One final thought–Bryan Stevenson also said, “hopelessness is the enemy of justice.” Let’s do our part, together, to build hope with our fellow community members of all races, religions, genders, and backgrounds.
Black __________ Matter
Black Lives Matter