Rest in Power, George Floyd

George Floyd. Say his name. 

George Floyd. Say his name. 

George Floyd. Say his name.

With deep sorrow, the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership staff sends our collective condolences to the family of George Floyd, an African American man, friend, brother, son, and father who—we, along with the rest of the world witnessed on video—was murdered by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020.  

We plead that our criminal justice and public safety leaders and process will provide swift justice for the Floyd family. As our MnEEP value statement for race equity urges, “Justice Matters. We believe in the validity of all lived experiences.” Our children and youth are watching, and we must get this right as we all work in community for a more humane and just society.

What has now unfolded in Minnesota, and the rest of the nation, is an uprising of protests urging for elected leaders, social institutions, health providers, universities, businesses, etc, to take more note of the racial injustices so deeply embedded in our U.S. policies, practices, and narratives. Youth, families, and communities are calling for real social change regarding systemic racism and systemic injustices—NOW.

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership has created with all of you a righteous agenda—5 Big Bold Goals—to reach racial equity and excellence in education. These ideas, continuously shaped by communities of color and American Indian communities, address just some of the steps toward truly unpacking our systemic racism in education—and transforming the system to a more just reality.  

In the coming weeks, we hope you can visit www.mneep.org to join the movement for a more just and equitable education system in Minnesota.

For now, we bid you peace and justice.

And let us never forget–

Rest in Power, George Floyd.

MnEEP Staff

Carlos, Jennifer, Yvette, Rose, Jon, and Lanise

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