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Guest Commentary in the Sentinel tells the story of Rise Together

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

"Looking back, we didn’t know that Mr. Floyd’s death would rally the entire world in calls for racial justice. We didn’t know how those calls would amplify the cries of pain, anger, and loss as the pandemic disproportionately ravaged communities of color. My email inbox piled up with one message after another, “We stand for racial justice.” But, how? How do we build communities where everyone can thrive? Where no one is diminished, unsafe, threatened, killed, silenced, or in poverty due to the color of their skin?"

Susan True, CEO of Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, wrote about the origins of Rise Together in a guest commentary for the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

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