Joint Statement From The National LGBTQ Task Force And The Freedom Center For Social Justice On Recent Police Killings Of Black People In Charlotte, NC And Tulsa, OK
Washington, DC, September 22, 2016 — The National LGBTQ Task Force and the Freedom Center for Social Justice are issuing the following joint statement regarding the recent killings of Black people in Charlotte, NC and Tulsa, OK.
“Right now, millions of us are grappling with finding words and actions that express grief, anger, fear and sadness as two more Black men have been killed by police in Charlotte and Tulsa. As organizations dedicated to justice, protection and equality for all, we stand in solidarity and love, with all those who protest, lobby, organize and strategize for an immediate end to the killings. Our thoughts and prayers, and our work and resources, will be expended sensitively and deliberately towards actions that create long lasting and positive change — and a nation free from violence and enriched by lived racial justice.”
Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls, Founder-Co-Director, the Freedom Center for Social Justice, Charlotte, NC
Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force, Washington, DC
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