Statement on Chauvin Sentencing

June 25, 2021

Today’s Derek Chauvin sentencing motivates YWCA Central Alabama to continue bringing awareness to the pervasiveness of systemic and institutional racism and to end it once and for all.
 
Let’s be clear, Derek Chauvin, trusted to protect and serve, senselessly ended George Floyd’s life, forcing America to face an issue that has long plagued families of color and reigniting the cry for racial justice.
 
Although no number of years will bring Mr. Floyd back, this case marks an inflection point in the arc of the moral universe. Perhaps on this day, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hoped, that arc bends more toward justice.
 
In this decisive moment, we feel the wheels of change moving, but we cannot be complacent. The work continues Until Justice Just Is. Join the movement here.