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The SouthSide Arts District is proud to represent a diverse community of residents and merchants. We condemn the violence, oppression, and continued police brutality to the Black community and vow to be an entity who listens, learns, and protects our neighbors whose freedoms have been undermined since the dawn of our country.

We know that the work is not done. All Lives Do Not Matter, until All Black Lives Matter. We vow to learn, open our ears, and always stand to correct systemic inequality in our community and beyond.

Bob Marley once said that he had to keep performing because the evil people in the world weren’t taking a break, so he couldn’t either. The same holds true now. “Light up the darkness,” remember that we are all the light, and we all have the power to overcome the darkness that exists in this world. 

We Vow Light Up the Darkness.

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