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July 8, 2016: Come Together to Promote Peace

In light of the tragic events across our nation over the past 72 hours, the Boston Foundation would like to join with Americans everywhere in offering our heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five Dallas Police Officers – all fatally shot.

As Greater Boston residents and Americans as a whole struggle to comprehend this senseless violence, we call on our peers in the philanthropic community, elected representatives, law enforcement officials, parents, educators, and counselors and clergy, as well as our friends and neighbors, to come together to promote peace and find actionable ways to help heal our divisions and strengthen our communities.

The Boston Foundation’s Value Statement reads “In everything we do, we seek to broaden participation, foster collaboration and heal racial, ethnic and community divisions.”  These recent and tragic events call on us, now more than ever, to live these values.

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