Water Tower Incident: A Call for Compassion and Care

Water Tower Incident: A Call for Compassion and Care

It has come to our attention that one of the City’s water towers had been defaced with hurtful and hateful graffiti. Upon learning this, we immediately contacted the City to discuss and ensure clean up, which the City has completed.

LOSD stands firm in our value of embracing diversity in all its forms, and condemns any act of hate that negatively affects our students and families of color. Most importantly, hateful language and symbols hurt the entire community and diminish the spirit of care that we advocate to strengthen. It is the responsibility of each and every one of us to ensure that every child and adult feels safe and that our differences and similarities as human beings are valued and respected.

We are living in an exceedingly difficult era. People across our community and country are hurting in many ways. This is a time for increased compassion for one another and we implore each member of our community to reflect on how they are contributing to, or can contribute to, a greater sense of connection, understanding and care.

Dr. Lora de la Cruz