Our next meeting is on February 2 at 5:45PM at Butter Bakery.
On behalf of the Kingfield Neighborhood Association Board (KFNA), we of the KFNA Equity and Outreach Committee want to reiterate our unwavering commitment to fostering a more inclusive sanctuary for all people in this great neighborhood. This weekend, a neighbor’s house was vandalized in response to an “All Are Welcome” sign. Even if not intended to be a direct attack on the sacred value of inclusion, this was its impact. While we have aspirations to be a more inclusive community, we aren’t there yet as a neighborhood, as a city, as a state, or as a country. Our current political climate is only serving to make this aspiration far more difficult to achieve. These unacceptable behaviors will continue, yet, each of us has the power and responsibility to actively resist.
This is our ask: do something today that makes our neighborhood a more inclusive place. And tomorrow. And the day after, and the day after that. At the very least, make a commitment to being kind, generous, and to listen to those around you. To truly listen is to allow yourself to be changed by what you hear. Equity is something that can be achieved, but it requires constant maintenance. For our part, the KFNA Equity and Outreach Community Task Force will continue to work with the board, local businesses, and our neighbors to make Kingfield an accessible, inclusive place to live, work, eat, and play. We welcome your active participation and/or your feedback at our monthly meetings.
Our next meeting is on February 2 at 5:45PM at Butter Bakery. We will hear from the Lyndale Neighborhood Association, which has made promising strides toward equity and inclusion. The last half of the meeting will an open community conversation.
In solidarity and power,
KFNA Equity and Outreach Community Task Force