On May 25 George Floyd, a Black man, was lying face down and handcuffed while Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than 8 minutes ultimately killing him.
This history of police violence against Black communities goes back into its conception. This is not new, and yet, it is not acceptable.
Here at Gatherhaus we want to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers that loved George. We hold space for you and your mourning and rage and exhaustion of crying out for this violence to stop.
The world is vibrating with this news. Minneapolis is shaking from it.
Over the next few days and weeks, we will be spending our time standing with those crying out for justice and assisting with meeting needs.
We will also be taking time to evaluate the racism in each of us and what our role is in advocating for justice and dismantling white supremacy.
For now, our city is burning, people are suffering, and we must be present.
George, may you rest in power.
We send love and light to all of you in this moment of reckoning and awakening.