Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

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Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

Categories: Eliminating Racism, News, YWCA USA

black background with white textYWCA Greater Lafayette is deeply saddened by the loss of yet another Black life, George Floyd of Minneapolis Minnesota.

“In Greater Lafayette, YWCA is thankful for the support of local law enforcement departments that we work with on a near daily basis to tackle incidents of domestic violence defense in our community. We are on a mission to continue to deepen those partnerships to work with local law enforcement departments and governments to ensure the frequent and necessary training to identify and address issues related to institutional racism for the safety, protection and dignity of all community members,” said Allison Beggs, President/CEO of YWCA Greater Lafayette.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd, and to the larger Minneapolis and St. Paul community. YWCA leadership and staff continue to be outraged by the violence and deaths of people of color in America due to brutality and marginalization by those in power.

Together with YWCA Minneapolis and YWCA St. Paul, over 200 YWCAs across the country unite to answer the cry for justice, peace, and dignity for all.  YWCA continues to call for dismantling systemic racism and equal protection and opportunity under the law through its public policy and advocacy work.

To read YWCA USA’s official statement on the murder of George Floyd, click here.