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The Birth Place Lab stands with Black people as we witnessed another public killing of an American Black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police, followed by state sanctioned violent actions towards peaceful protesters against Anti-Black racism across the world.

 

We stand together today and always in deep sorrow with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Jamee Johnson, Eishia Hudson, David McAttee, Jason Collins, D’Andre Campbell, Dion Johnson,  Layleen Cubilette-Polanco, Nina Pop, and countless others over so many years. We condemn all forms of anti-Black racism and the continued oppression of Indigenous people.

 

The disproportionate burden of untimely death, disease, injustice, incarceration, and mistreatment that Black and Indigenous people bear in North America, and globally, is unacceptable.  Racism and white supremacy are the undeniable culprits. Active anti-racist action in every facet of our lives is the only way forward.  We must do this urgently - for our children and grandchildren, for the families of those lost, and to honour their ancestors.

 

We stand with you.

 

#BlackLivesMatter
#IndigenousLivesMatter