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Edmonds Youth Commission: Comments do not represent our views


Last updated 7/16/2020 at 6:22pm

The Edmonds Youth Commission, affiliated with the City of Edmonds, has released a statement in regards to the “On the Fence” art installation and comments made July 14 by City Council student representative Zach Bauder.

“In regards to the comments made about the defamation of the ‘I Can’t Breathe’ art installation on the fence at the Edmonds Civic Park during the City Council meeting on July 14th, the City of Edmonds’ Youth Commission acknowledges the deep-rooted systemic racism against those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

“The comments made by the student representative in no way represent the views of the Edmonds Youth Commission.

“The Youth Commission supports all ongoing efforts to address the inequities and injustices that BIPOC individuals face from all of the levels of government. Moreover, the Youth Commission believes in the need for diversity and the need for the voices of BIPOC to be heard, in order to begin addressing the issue of racism.

“We stand by those affected and are fully committed to amplifying the voices of BIPOC and addressing the inequities, injustices, and racism faced by BIPOC individuals. We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement.”


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