To the Editor:
Yorkville has been my home for most of my life. I truly hope that my hometown and the surrounding Fox Valley will provide love, peace, acceptance, inclusion, kindness,and safety for all.
My hope is that the people of our town and surrounding area cherish the diversity of humanity, a diversity which includes differences in sex, age, race, ethnicity, and national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective.
Let us all do our part to make one another feel safe, valued, and cared for. Let us stand up to and speak out against hate, exclusion, and meanness whenever and wherever we see it. Hate has no home here!