June is upon us and generally this harkens celebrations of Pride and the progress our community has made, especially over the last 51 years. This June, we reflect on our past and focus on the present, and the work that still needs to be done.
This June we focus on our Black brothers and sisters and the hurt that they are feeling now in the wake of deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless others who have so needlessly perished at the hands of corrupt and hateful police, those who are meant to protect them.
To that, we say ENOUGH. Naples Pride was born of a desire to bring real change, visibility, and equality to Southwest Florida. Naples Pride wants to acknowledge the pain and mourning that our community is feeling. We stand in solidarity with the black community to end racism, injustice, and inequality. We use our voice to bring awareness to the members who have endured injustice and senseless violence. We ask our community to join us in extending our voices to support our brothers and sisters in demanding action! Together we can turn a whisper into an avalanche.
BLACK LIVES MATTER!
Every indifference to prejudice is suicide because, if I don’t fight all bigotry, bigotry itself will be strengthened and, sooner or later, it will return on me.