Make this your home page

Sponsored Links

Bronxville Weather

°F | °C
invalid location provided
Letter to the Community: Making Change After the Bronxville Unity Walk PDF Print Email


To The Community

Jun. 24, 2020: The Bronxville Unity Walk was held this past Saturday to support the messages of justice and equity that are part of the Black Lives Matter movement.  

The senseless death of George Floyd, and the social unrest that followed it, highlights the structural racism that plagues our country. The brutal deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others have forced us to deeply question our country's notions of racial progress and equity. Being silent is being part of the problem, and this weekend we spoke out.  

A group of families came together two weeks ago to discuss how to express our support for Black Lives Matter. Students from Bronxville High School led the way weeks earlier by organizing a number of rallies at Town Hall.  

The decision was made to organize the walk to bring together our residents, our friends and families, our school, our churches, and our local government to express unequivocally that we need to create a more just society where Black people can live without fear of racism and can trust the government will protect them equally under the law.

Meetings were held with various village and county administrators to align on the logistics, and an effort was made to notify all parties of interest to be as inclusive as possible. Mayor Marvin and Chief Satriale were instrumental in finalizing the activities. A small number of speakers were selected to reflect on this moment in time, and Heidi Kapoor, Matt Behrens, Derek Owen, Tiffani Chambers, Roy Montesano, Annabell Krause, Jonathan Alvarez, Ken Jenkins, and Jonathan Beer achieved just that. 

Systemic racism is a problem that needs to be addressed in Bronxville, as in most other communities in our country. We don't have the answers, and we may not know the questions, but a community group is being formed to begin a discussion around change. The next step requires developing a plan of action for driving measurable, systemic changes against racism in the future. If you are interested in being part of the discussion, please visit to join.

Your neighbors,

The Bates, Beers, Behrens, Bradys, Devitts, Fultons, Gemes, Habners, Halleys, Kapoors, Peros, and Randalls




Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.


Letters to the Editor in Support of Natasha Nordahl for Bronxville Village Justice

News image

Editors Note: The letters below were submitted in March of 2020 because the village elections were originally scheduled for March 18, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the village elections were...

Read more

Letters to the Editor: Recent Articles

Sign Up For Newsletter

MyhometownBroxnville reserves the right to monitor and remove all comments.  For more information on Posting Rules, please review our Rules and Terms of Use, both of which govern the use and access of this site.  Thank you.

The information presented here is for informational purposes only. While every effort has been made to present accurate information, myhometownBronxville, LLC, does not in any way accept responsibility for the accuracy of or consequences from the use of this information herein. We urge all users to independently confirm any information provided herein and consult with an appropriate professional concerning any material issue of fact or law. The views and opinions expressed by the writers, event organizers and advertisers do not necessarily represent those of myhometownBronxville, LLC, its officers, staff or contributors. The use of this website is governed by the Terms of Use . No portion of this publication may be reproduced or redistributed, either in whole or part, without the express written consent of the publisher.

Copyright © 2009, All rights reserved.