We Stand for Adam Toledo
At BOYCP, we stand against racial injustice. We stand against the tragic and senseless killing of Adam Toledo last month, a 13-year old 7th grader from our neighboring community of Little Village.
Every time we pause and think about the system of brutality and institutional racism that failed Adam, we can’t help but to think about the Adams in the Back of the Yards community who were able to make it to high school. We can’t help but to think of the George Floyds, Laquan McDonalds, Duante Wrights, Quintonio LeGrier, Breonna Taylors, and Sandra Blands at BOYCP. This tragedy surrounding the end of Adam’s life and the countless others who came before Adam continue to break our collective hearts. We mourn with Adam’s parents, family, teachers, and classmates. We hope that there is justice for Adam and his family. Adam deserved more. Adam Toledo's life mattered. Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian, LGBTQ+ Lives matter to us and to our school community.
We will continue to stand with our young people, the Back of the Yards, and surrounding communities. We will continue to hold space for our young people who need to process yet another tragic event.