Dear Residents and Leaders of Boston’s South Shore Communities:

We are writing today regarding an incident that occurred in one of our member communities, Scituate, relating to the Scituate Public Schools Director of Diversity, Education and Inclusion, Mr. jamele adams. A makeshift tombstone with Mr. adam’s misspelled name and “in loving memory” on it was photographed at Museum Beach. The Scituate Public Schools and Select Board have already made a statement, as has Scituate Together for Representation, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (STRIDE).

We want to collectively echo their strong condemnations of this unacceptable and vile act and express our support and solidarity for Mr. adams and the work he is doing in the Scituate community, as well as for all those who may feel threatened or unsafe as a result of this incident. We affirm our respect, compassion, and acceptance for all people as we continue to celebrate diversity of backgrounds and identities. Together, we will continue to pursue our commitment to ensuring our communities are places where everyone feels safe and welcome.

The South Shore Unity Council is made up of various civic and municipal-level organizations that are deeply dedicated to the principle that every single person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect no matter who they are or where they come from. We invite others to join our efforts; please feel free to contact us at


Abington for Social Progress, Inclusion, Representation, and Equity (ASPIRE)
Cohasset Diversity Committee
Duxbury for All
Hanover Unity Council
Hanover Pride
Hingham Pride Project
Hingham Unity Council
Hull No Place for Hate
Scituate Together for Representation, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (STRIDE)
Trans/Parent Support Group of the South Shore
UPlift Pembroke
Weymouth for Inclusion, Solidarity and Equity (WISE)
Weymouth Pride Project