Black Lives Matter: Core Values Statement
June 4th, 2020
As communities across our nation have been expressing their anger and frustration and tensions continue to rise, Houston Oasis reiterates our Core Values:
People are More Important than Beliefs.
Black lives are more important than beliefs about property and politics. We cannot let secondary narratives distract us from this core truth.
Reality is Known Through Reason.
When we try to see life from the perspective of our black and brown friends and neighbors -- though many of us can never fully understand -- the reality becomes clearer: black and brown people are not treated equally in our society.
Human Hands Solve Human Problems.
Change only happens if we get involved, even if it pushes us out of our comfort zone.
Meaning Comes from Making a Difference.
We create meaning in our lives and in the lives of others when we act. The time to act is now.
Be Accepting and Be Accepted.
We must never stop working to create a world that shows compassion, kindness, and fairness to all.
We at Houston Oasis strive to be a community of both reason AND compassion and remain committed to these values.
Virtual Gatherings to be held until at least August 2nd
June 20th, 2020
The Houston Oasis Board of Directors has extended virtual gatherings through the end of July, with the first possible in-person gathering occurring no sooner than August 2nd.
This extension helps us keep the community safe and lets volunteers know what to expect in terms of scheduling speakers, musicians, and events.
We look forward to meeting together again in person as soon as we can safely do so.