The Fairfax County Public Library supports the statements from the American Library Association (ALA), the Public Library Association, and the Black Caucus of ALA in replacing violence and fear with inclusiveness and enlightenment; we support an end to racism towards all people of color.
Your library is committed to the County’s One Fairfax policy of social and racial equity. We provide materials, create community programs, and have spaces that are open and welcoming to all.
I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories... We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust... We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better. - Thurgood Marshall
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead