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Statement on the Vandalism of the AHS Black Lives Matter Banners

Dear Arlington friends and neighbors,

The Arlington Human Rights Commission stands with the Arlington High School community in condemning the hateful vandalization of the “We Believe Black Lives Matter” banners that have been posted outside of the school. The banners reflect the values of the Town of Arlington and its high school to support our Black community and strive toward racial equity and justice.  Vandalism like this is a painful reminder of how much work we must continue to do to become a safe, supportive, and inclusive town. The AHRC is deeply committed to continuing to work with all members of our community to deepen understanding and expand dialogue to help create a more welcoming Arlington. 

Things you can do to help:

Attend the Arlington Fights Back Rally and hear speakers including representatives from Arlington High School and Public Schools, and the Arlington Human Rights Commission at Pierce Field on Sunday 7/26 at 6:00 p.m. (raindate - Monday 7/27 at 6:00 p.m.) Educate yourself by seeking resources at our website Participate in Community Conversations sponsored by the Town of Arlington and the Arlington Human Rights Commission Community Conversations Join the Arlington Human Rights Commission monthly meetings Arlington Human Rights Commission Calendar

Arlington values equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to building a community where everyone is heard, respected, and protected.

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Phone: 781-316-3250

By Mail: 27 Maple Street

Arlington, MA 02476


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