resilience (re·sil·ien·ce): the ability to overcome challenges of all kinds and emerge stronger than before.
2020 is not what we expected.
COVID-19 tossed our community into the fire and only underscored issues we’ve been tackling for decades. We’ve lost so many young people due to gun violence, seen increased education inequality, lack of healthy food access, housing insecurity, and so much more. Within all this chaos though, we have seen our community step up in a beautiful way. Neighbors began hosting major food distributions, sourcing and soliciting mental health services, working with young people to host fun, safe events… supporting each other.
This is resilience.
This event is to celebrate the mountains we’ve overcome as we look to tackle the challenges ahead.
This is a celebration of you.
Thank you, Montbello, for all that you do.