BLACK LIVES MATTER.
What AUUC Vancouver is doing to show its support..
We at the AUUC Vancouver Branch stand in solidarity with and in support of those protesters in the United States and all over the world fighting for Black lives after the recent murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin. As an organization, we have always supported social causes to improve the lives of people regardless of race or colour. We likewise support the fight for racial equality. We demand justice for the many Black lives that have been lost to police brutality and racist killings across the globe.
The abuse and murder of Black people at the hands of the police must end. President Trump must be held accountable for his comments and actions in further inciting violence against protesters. We cannot stay silent if we hope to achieve meaningful change.
The Canadian government must condemn President Trump. They must condemn the indiscriminate killing of Black and Indigenous people, both in America and around the world. Now is the time to act.
Black lives matter.
The AUUC Vancouver Branch will be making a donation to the NAACP Legal Defence Fund in order to support the fight to end police brutality.
Here are some links to where you can donate to make a difference:
US Organizations and Bail Funds:
Black Lives Matter official website
NAACP official site - legal organization for fighting racial injustice
National Bail Fund - proceeds go directly to help those wrongly incarcerated
Canadian Contacts & Organizations:
The Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
Canadian Race Relations Foundation