On May 25, 2020 George Floyd, a Black man, was murdered by a White police officer in Minneapolis, MN. The officer restrained George Floyd after stopping him on suspicion of a non-violent crime. Mr. Floyd’s cries for help, bystander pleas for mercy, and the apathy of the other officers involved were recorded on video.
Tragically, there are many Black human beings who have died at the hands of injustice in our society. The Board of Directors of the University City Arts League is engaging in ongoing conversation about this and I feel compelled, with the Board’s support, to condemn injustice and discrimination and to reaffirm the Arts League’s commitment to live by our values and the values of the community we live in and serve. The Arts League is a place where everyone, regardless of their race or any other characteristic that makes them uniquely and authentically themselves, has come to work, create, share, and just safely be since 1967.
As individuals and as an organization, we stand up against acts of intolerance and racism.
-Jennifer Healey, Chairperson of the University City Arts League Board of Directors