FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
True Alliance Center, Inc.
Reve. Dieufort Fleurissaint
True Alliance Center Stands With Black Lives Matter Movement and Against Systemic Racism
(Boston, MA, July 6, 2020)–––True Alliance Center (TAC) stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the peaceful protests around the country and around the world. The killings of our Black brothers and sisters can no longer be pushed to oblivion. The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery highlight the continued systemic racism and oppression that unjustly targets Black bodies. We stand with the families of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and every family who has unjustly lost their loved ones. It was heart-wrenching to watch the video of George Floyd begging to breath. "I can't breathe" has left an indelible print in our memories. Watching a Black man take his last breath should never be pleasurable or taken with a cavalier attitude.
TAC is dedicated to serve the immigrant community for the betterment of tomorrow. Silence is violence. We acknowledge that in order to stimulate positive change, we have a responsibility to fight against silence, and use our platform to condemn injustice, and advocate for just, fair, and equal society. Silence should not be tolerated from institutions and organizations who were built to promote social equity and equality.
We speak out against injustice of any kind and wherever it comes from. As Haitian immigrants, we understand the impact of racial prejudice has on the lives of people of color in the United States and around the globe. We personally experience racism in many settings and on many occasions. We empathize with all who have experienced injustice at the hand of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. We say NO MORE to police brutality and the casual murder of Black men and women. TAC will continue to ensure that Black immigrants know their lives matter.
True Alliance Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization founded and incorporated in Massachusetts on July 26, 2010. It is a faith-based charitable organization that seeks to promote advocacy in the Haitian community related to education, housing, immigration, health and economic development. It was established in response to the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010.