George Floyd Day

Today Jason (shown above) from our STAR Diversity group has written some powerful words to commemorate the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s tragic death. A huge thank you to Jason for sharing on this hugely important day. At Second Step we’re working with Jason and the STAR Diversity group to address racism within our organisation – a direct result of the Black Lives Matter movement asking questions last year following George Floyd’s horrific death.

I had a DREAM
As a ” Lical Boy “that Hopes and Dreams were Possible

I had HOPE
As a young man that the Death of Steven Lawrence on the 23rd April 1993 would make a difference to my life and to all lifes of people of colour!

I felt DESPAIR
9mins 29secs 25 May 2020
George Floyd’s life ebbing away

I felt INSPIRED
The World stood together against People Experiencing Racial Inequalities
BLM to ALL LIVES MATTER and the Colston tear down 7 June 2020

I felt JUSTICE
21 April 2021 guilty verdicts were read out to Police Officer Derek Chauvin UNANIMOUS!
MURDER

I feel SAD
Lives are still being lost through Racism Hate Brutality by systems and individuals who are products of these systems.
23 May 2021 Sasha Johnson BLM activist victim – Our Prayers are with you, Sister

I feel FEAR NOW!
That Hopes and DREAMS for my Son MY ‘lical Boy’ has more QUESTIONS than answers.

I feel INSPIRED
To write this because the Struggle is REAL, and we the PEOPLE as individuals and collectives need to carry on taking visible actions not just talk.

George Floyd
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