Like many of you here in Morton Grove, throughout the Chicagoland area, across the state and country, and around the world, we are heartbroken over the pain and anguish caused by ongoing, systemic injustices and oppression experienced by black Americans and other people of color.
The Morton Grove Public Library stands in solidarity with the American Library Association (ALA), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), and all who are working toward collective action to end systemic racism and inequity in our community.
Racism has deep, long-lasting roots that have caused harm for generations and undermine our society. Ending it will require all of us to work together, speak up, and be actively anti-racist.
Racism and hate have no place in Morton Grove.
How the Library Helps
Our Library is a place of safety, inclusion, and diversity. We provide equitable access to information and digital resources for all people, regardless of race. We provide a safe, respectful, and welcoming space for civic discourse and the expression of diverse voices.
We cannot do this alone, however. We are all responsible, and we must all step forward and actively work to create a community and environment built on inclusion, justice, and mutual respect.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and be well.
Pam Leffler is the Executive Director of Morton Grove Public Library.