25 May 2021
On Monday 25 May 2020, George Floyd was murdered.
A year on from his death, we have seen pledges and promises to do better, to confront biases, to educate, to address whitewashed histories and to consider how racism affects the lives of others outside of ourselves, but not even a year after he was killed, we saw the shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, the excessive force used on Army Lieutenant Caron Nazario, and watched as police officer Kim Potter fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright, ten miles away from where George Floyd was killed.
The journey to racial equality and justice has spanned generations, and while George Floyd’s murder has become a catalyst for change, the deaths of Adam Toledo, Daunte Wright, and those that go unreported are a stark reminder of the journey ahead.
Thank you to our members for holding us to account and supporting us on this ongoing journey. We look forward to updating you on our future anti-racism work.