As is everyone else in our country right now, we are living in a time that cannot be ignored. In the words of Desmond Tutu, to stay silent would be taking the side of the oppressor. As the youth representatives of Disciples of Christ, we are called to follow the vision statement of our denomination. The vision statement, modeled after Micah 6:8, encourages us to have a passion for justice, which is always important, but especially now. We stand with the protesters and people that want to be acknowledged, heard, and respected. We stand with those that have lost their lives or lost family members and friends. We stand with those that have suffered from property damage and loss of business. Not all of us on GYC will ever know what it is like to live as an African-American in America, but together we still stand with you.