The YWCA of Northwest Ohio stands with the family of George Floyd as they continue to grieve the loss of their loved one. The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 shined a spotlight on police brutality that disproportionately affects Black people and other people of color in our country. Yesterday’s guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin, former Minneapolis police officer, sends a message of hope to all who strive for liberty and justice for all.
While this conviction is a step in the right direction, there is still so much work to do in dismantling racial discrimination in law enforcement. Let’s use this moment to work for transformational change for our country and our community. The YWCA of Northwest Ohio will continue to advocate for the elimination of racism until the land of the free is free of racism. Until the home of the brave is brave enough to change. Until “by the people” and “for the people” means doing right by all the people. Until Justice Just Is.