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CHAP Statement - Black Lives Matter

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A Message From CHAP

Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) stands in support of the Black Community and believes that Black Lives Matter. We oppose racism, discrimination, police brutality, and violence of all kinds. The senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many others are heartbreaking examples of systemic racism that must end.

In recent weeks, we have been listening and learning with open hearts and minds. This has been a time of clarity and reflection. We believe everyone in our community is impacted – including the children and families CHAP serves. We know there is more to learn and more to do as we continue our mission – to bring the healing power of art to children and families facing medical challenges.

CHAP is committed. Period. We will take action and share our progress.

With CREATIVITY + HEALING, Lori Long, President, Board of Directors and Barb

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OAC Statement on Racial Justice

OAC Statement on racial justice: Mourning their loss is not enough

Dear Arts and Culture Community,

We must act now. We at the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust stand in solidarity with those who are outraged by the killing of George Floyd and many other Black victims of despicable racial violence.

In the words of Governor Kate Brown, “mourning their loss is not enough. We must commit ourselves to racial justice.” These unforgivable acts of violence are a tragic symptom of a society that tolerates systemic racism, police brutality, white supremacy and oppression.

Now is the time to say enough. All of us, including the thousands of artists and cultural organizations that call Oregon home, must commit ourselves to immediate action. We must examine ourselves and our business practices to ensure we hear, and respond to, the voices that call for change.

We at the Arts

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