Racial Equality

THS Statement on racism in the United States
Posted on 06/06/2020
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The administration of Trinity High School places our support behind the position expressed below by the Sisters of Joseph of the Third Order of Saint Francis. Their position speaks strongly and hopefully in response to the issues regarding racism that have been confronting our country in such a violent and graphic way in the last few days.

The death of George Floyd is a tragedy that cries for justice. Some of the protests are leaving pain and destruction in our cities and in our hearts. The peaceful protests with the bended knee and linked arms are touching the souls of so many of us.

Let us, as the Trinity family, put our minds and hearts together as we strive to grow toward a more loving and inclusive approach to peoples of all races and creeds. In our own spheres of influence, let us not be silent.

Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and Racism in the United States

“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Leadership Team and the Social Justice Committee of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis refuse to be silent. We condemn the killing of George Floyd and call for a quick and fair legal process for all involved.
As Franciscans centered on the revelation of the emerging Cosmic Christ, contemplating and celebrating this Divine action in our lives, our deepest desires are to:
• BUILD life-giving, trusting communities that cherish each one's personal gifts,
• EMPOWER one another to live the truth of Gospel values,
• BOND with others in ever widening circles of compassion and peace,
• SPEAK to the Church and to the world from our common understanding that there be no outcasts in our experience of life on this earth.

For too long, people of color have been treated as outcasts in this society—their society. This cannot continue. We pledge to raise our voices against all acts of racism. We also call for efforts by our government, police departments and society to address systemic racism which has been left unaddressed for too long.

Leadership Team of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis
Srs. Marge White, Judith Wood, Michelle Wronkowski, Barb Krakora

Social Justice Committee
Srs. Cecilia Marie Morton, Donna Wilhelm, Dorothy Pagosa, Rose Grabowski, Shannon Fox, and Ms. Jennifer Dillon

Sister Shawn Lee, President
Mrs. Linda Bacho, Principal
Mr. William Svoboda, Assistant Principal