We are grateful to the members of our community who have reached out to the school when our nation responded to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, among countless others. The despair in our hearts after watching recordings of these murders — coupled with a long list of names of slain Black men, women, and children — have inspired a call to action for our nation to address systemic racism and oppression. Many community members have spoken up about the injustices, discrimination, and prejudice that they have experienced, whether on our campus or in our broader society, and have called Holy Child to action.
Connelly School of the Holy Child can and must do more to expand our diversity and promote inclusion and equity in our community, particularly to support Black students and alumnae who have voiced concerns. Stories of microaggressions, code switching, feelings of invisibility, sadness, and resentment experienced within the halls of Holy Child and in your communities have been shared with the school. We are grateful for the bravery of our students and alumnae for sharing their stories. We are profoundly sorry. We are committed to be an agent of change and do our part to end racial injustice and inequality. It is our moral obligation and our appointed mission from Cornelia Connelly.
We have created our Alumnae Reflections platform to continue to listen and to provide an opportunity for the Holy Child community to continue to share their experiences. We ask all of our community members to use this platform to share their story via audio, video, or text, and select how you would like your experience to be shared. Additionally, we’ve created an Alumnae Reflections chat on our Holy Child Network App. Click on the button below to access the alumnae app.