The YWCA of Northwest Ohio sends our deep condolences to the family, friends, and community of George Floyd. We are disgusted by the senseless actions inflicted by the Minneapolis police officers, and we stand with citizens all over the world who are hurt, enraged, and fed up with the abuse of power subjected on people of color in America due to police brutality. “I can’t breath” are words that trigger basic human responses. The video of this horrifying assault shows a blatant disregard for human life. We must channel our outrage into peaceful protest and unite voices from all races are to confront systemic racism and promote equitable policies. The YWCA is on a mission. Let’s do this for George Floyd!
The YWCA of Northwest Ohio is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice freedom and dignity for all. Please contact us to host or participate in a Dialogue to Change.
Lisa McDuffie, MSSA, LISW-S