Greetings RW Family,
We are all joined in mourning with the family of George Floyd for the unspeakable events that took place at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. The murder of yet another unarmed Black individual by the hands of the police demonstrates the immediate need to dismantle the targeted systems of oppression that disproportionately terrorize Black and Brown communities, especially from police violence. There has been too much trauma inflicted upon American citizens and not enough accountability and action from the government.
That is why Revolution Workshop would like to take a moment to address the violence and systemic racism permeating our nation.
If we hope to create a safe and equitable society, we must confront the systemic racism that perpetuates these issues. We must all come together with love, but it is imperative we must also come together in action. This is why RW is committed to building not jobs, but careers. Why we are building a powerful network of alumni. Why we collaborate every day with wide-ranging community partners. Why we continue to advocate for legislative change that will abolish systems that perpetuate violence and inequity.
We urge you to use your voice, heart and power to stand up against injustice.
Today, we invite you to call the Hennepin County District Attorney, Mike Freeman to request that he arrest and charge the officers with Floyd’s murder. Freeman can be reached at 612-348-5550.
Moving forward, there is so much more work to be done but every journey starts with a single step.
What are you going to do today?