BTCC is a network of organizations and individuals collaborating to provide training, build relationships, and promote actionable change to address the root causes of social problems in Monroe County.
Words and statements amidst the current uprising are necessary to communicate and reinforce our core values; however, they are also insufficient. We believe it is important to claim our anger and our complicity in the racist ideas and policies that create state sanctioned violence and oppression. As a network, Building a Thriving Compassionate Community (BTCC) is committed to addressing root cause issues; as such, we support and are in alignment with those demanding systemic changes. Thereby, we stand in solidarity with those calling for systemic change and commit to the ongoing work of addressing racism and overcoming bias in our communities and throughout the US. Our demonstration of solidarity will be in how we act and follow through, how we lead and how we follow, what we embrace and what we let go.