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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

One year after George Floyd's murder

Today marks one year since the murder of George Floyd. On this day, I join other individuals and communities who are thinking of Mr. Floyd’s family and loved ones, who dearly miss their father, brother, and friend. It will be a day when people across the globe pause and reflect. Here in the Twin Cities and on our campus, we take this moment to reflect on the historic movement his murder sparked in Minnesota and around the world. We take this moment to reach out and listen to our Black colleagues, students, and friends who have been deeply affected by Mr. Floyd’s death. We take this moment to acknowledge the particular distress that the painful events of the past year have caused our colleagues and students from BIPOC and other marginalized communities. And we take this moment to reaffirm our commitment to moving forward on the issues of race, justice, dignity, and respect, as a college and as individuals. 

Visit CLA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page for more information about our collective efforts, projects, progress, and initiatives in this area. And as President Gabel shared in her message this morning, the University has compiled a list of support and educational resources that you may find helpful today and throughout the year.