Our Work To Combat Racism and Bigotry

Linda Johnson

Dear Maret Friends,

We are seeing devastating and horrific attacks against Black people in this country. Though violent, racist acts have been occurring for centuries, the widespread dissemination of video brings an immediacy and a hurt that intensifies our feelings of anger, sadness, confusion, and anxiety. Exacerbating this grievous situation is the COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on communities of color.

Now more than ever, we must wholeheartedly embrace Maret’s Mission and Core Values by continuing the fight against all acts of racism and bigotry. We must face and wrestle honestly with our collective history, and we must be steadfast in our commitment to goodness, decency, and respect. We, as a School, can do better.

At every major gathering over the past week, we have taken time to commemorate those who have lost their lives and honor those that are standing up against injustice. We are also learning about many of you who are showing up and speaking up in many forums, demanding that we not allow violence and racism to continue.

We have compiled resources for your family’s use on our website at this link: Supporting Our Black Community. While certainly not exhaustive, this is a place for us to continue the work of building a better, safer, and more equitable community, nation, and world. If you have other suggestions for us, please send them my way.

We also want to reach out to you as members of our larger community and offer our love and support in this very difficult time.

Please take care and be safe,

Marjo Talbott
Head of School

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