MALCS’ Statement of Solidarity
In light of the protests erupting across our nation condemning the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) expresses its deepest condolences to the Floyd family and the countless others who are abused, violated, and killed at the hands of police and an unjust legal system.
MALCS recognizes anti-Black violence as part of a longer legacy of racism, capitalist exploitation, and dehumanization of Black people across the United States. We expressly denounce the white supremacist ideology that perpetuates systemic and institutional violence against Black communities, and unequivocally state that Black Lives Matter! We share the outrage and grief about the countless unarmed Black people who have been killed by law enforcement, and we say but a few of their names here:
Trayvon Martin (2012), Michael Brown (2014), Eric Garner (2014), Laquan McDonald (2014), Tamir Rice (2014), Sandra Bland (2015), Jamar Clark (2015), Freddie Gray (2015), Eric Harris (2015), Walter Scott (2015), Philando Castile (2016), Terence Crutcher (2016), Keith Lamont Scott (2016), Michelle Shirley (2016), Delrawn Small (2016), Sylville Smith (2016), Alton Sterling (2016), Botham Jean (2018), Atatiana Jefferson (2019), Marzues Scott (2019), and Sean Reed (2020), Ahmaud Arbery (2020), Breonna Taylor (2020), Tony McDade (2020).
We pledge to transform our outrage and grief into a recommitment to develop Black-Brown coalitions and combat anti-Blackness in Chicana/x/Latinx communities.MALCS calls for peace and justice for George Floyd and his family.
#BlackLivesMatter #Chican/a/xLatinx4BlackLives #BlackIndigenousBrownSolidarity #Las VidasNegrasImportan #DefendBlackLife
Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) Executive Committee
(on behalf of its membership)