A message from co-founder Opal Williams….
“We cannot stay silent while systemic racism and injustice prevails and people are oppressed, dehumanized and demoralized.”
We the Boston Adventist D.R.E.A.M. Academy (BA) community, have no choice but to express our extreme disgust regarding the recent brutal murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the countless unarmed men, women and children, who have suffered and died, at the hands of those who are suppose to protect them, simply because of the color of their skin. Unfortunately, bias and discrimination are so pervasive and insidious within every major social system – education, criminal justice, health care, financial and even religious institutions – that it has become almost impossible for us to see these inequities and their destructive nature. As a Christ-centered high school we cannot stay silent while systemic racism and injustice prevails and people are oppressed, dehumanized and demoralized.
Ours is the privilege as a high school, to mold young minds, and foster a sense of well-being in our students as best we can. Thus we feel it is our moral duty to stand for truth and justice regardless of the consequence. We have spent countless hours listening and talking with our students and we feel the harsh reality of their pain, frustration and deep fear that they silently bear every day. Our community has been traumatized and as a school we feel compelled to stand in solidarity with the thousands of individuals and institutions across our great nation and around the world, who are raising their voice against these needless injustices. Until every one of us can look in the mirror and acknowledge the ugly truth about the racial injustice, that systematically advantages some and disadvantages others, we will never escape our past in order to move forward as one united nation.
Black lives matter.
Boston Adventist D.R.E.A.M. Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.