West Chester, Pennsylvania, August 17, 2016
On behalf of the West Chester NAACP and the Mayor of West Chester, the community of greater West Chester is formally invited to participate in the Signing Ceremony of the Greater West Chester Code of Community Values Resolution and Pledge. This ceremony will take place during the Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center’s annual Community Unity Day, this Sunday, August 21st at 3pm.
Over the past few months, greater West Chester’s most diverse community leaders have come together to reaffirm our core values. Together their work resulted in creating a Pledge that spells out greater West Chester’s commitment to being an inclusive and welcoming community.
Mayor Comitta stated, “West Chester’s strength lies in our diversity. We are proud to be an inclusive, welcoming community and will always pledge to stand together and take action to make sure every one of our neighbors feels safe and welcome here.”
The Pledge was created in response to several recent local racist incidents targeting the African/American community during a time in our country when anti-Muslim rhetoric, the immigration debate and police/community tension causes great concern.
In the spirit of this agreement, we welcome your participation by both signing the Pledge and assisting us in assuring that greater West Chester remains a welcoming community for all. In recognizing that actions speak, an Action Plan has been outlined and is attached to the Pledge.
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday and will be available for any questions you may have.
Carolyn T. Comitta, Mayor
[The Melton Center is at 501 E Miner Street, West Chester PA 19382]