Metropolitan New York Library Councils adds our voice to the chorus of our colleagues and peers in the libraries, archives, and museums field to condemn the violence perpetrated by Russia as it continues its unprovoked war against Ukraine.
We stand in solidarity with the Ukranians who must flee their homes or engage in unwanted violence while defending their homeland. Our thoughts are with the roughly 150,000 Ukranians who call New York City and Westchester County home.
We continue to condemn acts of disinformation, particularly those that are being exemplified by Russian forces during this time. Democracy is possible only in the presence of strong libraries and a robust and ethical media industry. We stand alongside our members and our colleagues in seeking a more just world by committing each and every day to providing our friends and neighbors with access to high-quality, reliable, and trustworthy information. The future of our world depends on it.