Monday, February 6, 2017

RIRA Takes A Stand Supporting Celebration Of Roosevelt Island's Diversity, Fairness & Pluralism During Time Of National Political Tumult Says Approved Resolution

The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council approved a resolution in support of celebrating Roosevelt Island's diversity, fairness and pluralism during the February 1 monthly meeting. The resolution was introduced by Common Council Member Andrew Giacalone and approved by a vote of 22 in favor and 2 opposed.

Below is the RIRA Statement:

Statement Affirming RIRA’s Support and Celebration of Roosevelt Island’s Diversity

Amid the widespread debate over bans on migrants and refugees as well as the growing climate of hostility towards people of color and other minorities, the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) reaffirms its solidarity towards all of Roosevelt Island’s residents, particularly those who feel most vulnerable and under attack during these times of national political tumult.

Roosevelt Island is a community built on diversity, fairness and pluralism. Our residents honor our community with the diversity of their national origins, faiths, ethnicities and identities and these form the basis of our community’s strength.

RIRA repudiates any language or action that offends the integrity of our community and the values that our community stands for. We celebrate our diversity and we reiterate our committed support for all our residents during these uncertain times.
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