Accountability Is Only One Step Towards Justice

WITSDiversity Initiatives

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The road doesn’t end.

We continue to stand with and support our Black and Brown communities following Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict for murdering George Floyd less than one year ago. Our hearts are heavy for the family of George Floyd as they continue to grieve his unlawful death and celebrate his life.  Even as we waited for accountability to be realized throughout this trial, we have mourned the loss of Adam Toledo, Daunte Wright, and as recent as yesterday afternoon, Ma’Khia Bryant.  There are countless unnamed others.  Their lives matter.

Accountability is only one step towards justice.

We at WITS continue to learn more, support more, engage more, and commit over and over again to be part of the change that ends systemic structures of racism.

We will revisit the commitment that we made last year continuously to remind us we are not done.  We will continue to speak out against racism and injustices.  We will continue to elevate the voices of our Black and Brown communities.  We will continue to trust and value the experiences of our youth.