Joint Statement from Hartford Foundation, Hispanic Federation, The Prosperity Foundation, the Jewish Community Foundation, the Jewish Federation, the Mandell JCC Condemning Vandalism of the Trinity Street Black Lives Matter Mural

The following is a joint statement from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford,  the Hispanic Federation, The Prosperity Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, and the Mandell Jewish Community Center on the vandalism of Black Lives Matter mural on Trinity Street in Hartford:

“We stand shoulder to shoulder to condemn the hateful vandalism that occurred at Hartford’s Black Lives Matter mural this weekend. The communal work of art represents the power of love, tolerance, and strength in the face of adversity. This cowardly act of White Supremacy and hate under the cover of darkness, is an affront to all people who value democracy, inclusion, and social justice. We are united in our commitment to ensure that diverse voices are heard and valued in Hartford and throughout the Greater Hartford region.”

Jay Williams, President and CEO, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Jacob Schreiber, President and CEO, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

Ingrid Alvarez,  Vice President for Policy and Strategic Engagement, Hispanic Federation-Connecticut

Orsella Hughes, Executive Director, The Prosperity Foundation

David Waren, President and CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

David Jacobs, Executive Director, Mandell JCC