One Antiracist Action You Can Take Today: Remember George Floyd
By Guimel DeCarvalho
Vice President of People & Culture
Today is the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. We must first honor his family’s wishes and remember George Floyd as a “gentle giant” who was trying to become a better father. George Floyd was a person and while his death is symbolic of the legacy of racism in America, it will forever be a deep wound in his family’s hearts.
When I remember George Floyd, I think about actions that I can take in my life, my community and my family. Today, remember George Floyd and take action wherever you are in whatever way you can.
Our Call to Action for BIPOC people: Feel the power that is in the BIPOC community.
Our Call to Action for White people: Do your work on the ways white supremacy lives inside you. Do more than say their names. Related: “10 Things We Want White People to Do…”
Jeneé Osterheldt wrote a raw and powerful piece called “I, Too, Rage America” listing the names of some of the Black and brown people killed* or brutalized by police since the murder of George Floyd.
It feels as though America has learned to value us in our deaths instead of doing the liberation work that would lead to our long lives. – Jeneé Osterheldt
Tony McDade *
Andrew Brown, Jr. *
Nicolas Chavez *
Ma’Khia Bryant *
Daunte Wright *
Adam Toledo *
Donovon Lynch *
Marvin Scott *
Angelo “AJ” Crooms *
Sincere Pierce *
Fred Cox *
Rayshard Brooks *
Sean Monterrosa *
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