Grief and rage have swept through our communities, our nation and around the world since the stark footage of George Floyd’s murder on Memorial Day. For those who have been impacted by this kind of policing, enough was enough. For others it was a wake-up call to the depths of racism still flourishing in this country.
Systems that allow and perpetuate racism and violence against people must be stopped!
We stand in solidarity with those who have been victimized by these systems. We stand in solidarity with those making their voices heard, crying out for justice and replacing systems that are unjust at their core.
We are committed to listening. PHOENIX Rising Transitions is built on listening to the stories of those in our midst to discover common pressures on which we will act. We will continue to hold these conversations.
We are committed to action to eliminate systemic racism and police violence that is not accountable to the community. This includes educating ourselves and our members. It includes continuing to act alongside allied organization on local and state policy issues to ensure justice for all. We will share possible areas of action with you.
Stay tuned. This statement is a start. We have a lot of work to do . . . together as a community.