We stand together today against hate. Against racism. Against intolerance, prejudice, discrimination, violence and the kind of speech that ignites human beings against each other.
What’s happened in Minnesota, in Kentucky, in Georgia, in Central Park, and far too often across this country every day is heartbreaking. And unacceptable. And this is no time to be silent.
The Bronx is one of the most diverse places in the country, and we’re proud to call it home. And at the core of everything we do is the idea that beer can create community. But clearly more needs to be done, by all of us. And moving forward, we’re going to place an even greater emphasis on having inclusivity, tolerance and unity weave through everything we do. We don’t have all the answers, but we know it needs to start with forging new relationships, supporting those doing meaningful work toward a more inclusive and just world, creating new opportunities for dialogue and working to find new ways to bring about a greater understanding.
We believe beer can help shorten the distance between two people. And we also believe that to push this society and this world forward, we all need to engage and grapple with the foundational assumptions that come with American life in 2020. We need to talk. Even while apart.
If you want to help further the conversation — even when it’s uncomfortable — or know those working to do the same in the BX & across NYC, please let us know. We’re all in this one together. And we need to get to work.