Our hearts are heavy as we offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others whose senseless deaths reflect the systemic racism that has plagued this country for hundreds of years.
Black lives matter. It is incumbent upon our society as a whole to acknowledge and address institutional racism in order to enact change that has been missing for far too long.
As the Cesar Chavez Foundation carries out its daily work of inspiring and transforming communities, it is important for us to remember the words that Dr. King wrote to Cesar Chavez, “Our separate struggles are really one–a struggle for freedom, for dignity and for humanity.”
We stand in solidarity with our black brothers and sisters in the fight for a more equitable and just society.
Paul F. Chavez
Cesar Chavez Foundation