Commitment to Racial Equality Statement
The Wixom Public Library stands in solidarity with all who seek to end systemic racism and bring about positive change in our community. We support our colleagues, the American Library Association, and the Michigan Library Association in condemning all violence and racism towards Black people, Indigenous people, and all people of color.
Public libraries are community hubs that stand for the enlightenment and advancement of all, serving and welcoming everyone. Words have the power to make change actionable and now is the time to both listen and make our voices heard as we strongly denounce racism, hate, discrimination, and violence. Together we can build a more just, equal and inclusive community for all.
Along with libraries all over the country, we will continue to share books and other resources with our community and with each other that deepen our shared understanding of Black history, institutional racism, and systemic injustice and inequality. Black lives matter.
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees on August 24, 2020