The Roanoke Island Historical Association condemns all acts of racism, discrimination and hatred in any manner. In the shadow of recent events, especially within our Black and Latino communities, we affirm that we are committed to working towards a more peaceful and just America. We are dedicated to listening and learning while caring for anyone who feels marginalized or discriminated against.
Here is a list RIHA’s commitments as we move forward:
- RIHA will work to identify all potential blind spots that we may have with regards to unintended discriminatory practices – I will establish an oversight committee to hold us accountable.
- I will host a Zoom Teleconference Meeting with all who wish to participate in order to continue to listen and process your perspectives on this important issue.
- RIHA will work to establish dialogue with Native Americans to ensure we are depicting their ancestors in an honorable and respectable way in The Lost Colony production.
Like any organization, RIHA has room to improve and we will. The Lost Colony is about the dream of freedom and equal rights for all; and RIHA supports that dream.
RIHA, Board Chairman