LDSB Statement on Anti-Black Racism

LDSB Statement on Anti-Black Racism
Posted on 06/03/2020
LDSB Statement on Anti-Black Racism and Limestone logo

The Limestone District School Board is committed to equity and inclusion, and we acknowledge the importance of confronting anti-Black racism.

The events of this past week have had a tragic and devastating impact on the lives of African, Caribbean and Black people and communities. These events are traumatic and are felt personally, and in different ways, by our Black, Indigenous and Racialized students, staff and broader school communities in Limestone.

Acts of racism remind us and compel us to do the necessary and critical work of anti-racism and anti-oppression. We know there is a lot of work to do in our system, and in our communities. We recognize our obligation to listen and learn from our students, staff, and community to help create a sense of belonging for everyone. As a school district, we will work together to confront and challenge privilege, and break down barriers that perpetuate racism.

We value learning and working environments that welcome and respect all students, families and staff, honouring their abilities, lived experiences, and individual identities. We are a caring community and we are committed to reaching out, and supporting each other to create  spaces of respect and belonging where everyone sees themselves in Limestone.

We are sharing some resources to help support our collective learning about racism, and how we can begin to work toward the change that is needed to create spaces that are free of racism.

Director of Education Debra Rantz
& LDSB Board of Trustees