THE POWER OF DIVERSE VOICES
In Their Words
A Lawn Sign Exhibit presented by the Stratford Library Board & Staff Anti-Racism Committee
The Stratford Library is presenting a lawn sign exhibit entitled “The Power of Diverse Voices”. The exhibit will feature select quotations from people of color on over 50 lawn signs gracing the Library’s Main Street lawn. The words of Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Harriet Tubman, Caesar Chavez and many others will be revealed in November. The project is the first of several programs on racism and implicit bias planned by the Library in conjunction with CARE (Citizens Addressing Racial Equity), Sterling House Community Center and the Arts Alliance of Stratford.
DO YOU HAVE A QUOTE YOU WANT TO SHARE??
We are accepting quotes by famous and/or historic figures. Fill out the form below. Thank You!
Stratford Library Board Anti-Racism Statement
Stratford is a town with a growing minority population. We unequivocally condemn all forms of violence against Black, Latinos, Indigenous, and all people of color. The library believes it is important to come forward and publicly state that we believe black lives matter. Libraries are often considered neutral spaces but the Stratford Library is far from neutral on the issue of racism. We can proudly say that the mission of the library “…to empower and enrich our diverse community by providing access to innovative services, information, and ideas” is one that seeks to directly combat divisiveness, ignorance, hate, and racism in our community.
Adopted by the Stratford Library Board, September 17, 2020