We, The Highland West Civic Association, stand in solidarity against racism in all its forms and in support of the declaration of racism as a public health crisis.
We unequivocally condemn the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tyre King, Henry Green, Julius Tate and the many black lives taken by police. We also condemn the policy of the Columbus Police Department to use violent force on peaceful protesters. We do not condone violence of any kind.
We imagine a future where westside residents, including Highland West, are working together, no matter the color of our skin, and making decisions on the issues that impact our neighborhood. We imagine a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and a city that works for all people.