Our Stand on Equality & Justice
Updated: Jun 23, 2022
Girl on the Roof was founded upon the principle that some messages are worth shouting. Although we believe this is a time to listen and learn, we also believe it is a time to shout from rooftops: “INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE!” (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr)
We stand alongside our brothers and sisters of color in advocating for justice and equality. At the same time, we support the Winston-Salem Police Chief and the fine officers who have joined us – on and off duty – in peacefully protesting racism and police brutality. We are proud to live and work in a community that is earnestly and collaboratively seeking ways to tear down and rebuild unjust systems that were designed to oppress people of color.
"I used to think the systems in our country — education, justice, healthcare… — were broken. But I was challenged to reframe my thinking. I now understand that our systems are not broken; they are doing exactly what they were designed to do. Justice will not happen until those systems are deconstructed and reconstructed by leaders of integrity sitting at a much bigger table – a table that includes principled people of all colors, genders, religions, and sexual orientations. I want to help build that table." –Carol Reeve, Founder and Chief Strategist at Girl on the Roof