WCASA & End Domestic Abuse WI Issue Joint Statement and Moment of Truth National Statement

July 14, 2020 — WCASA and End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin stand with dozens of other coalitions across the country in issuing a moment of truth national statement. From the statement: “This is a moment of reckoning. The murder of George Floyd broke the collective heart of this country, and now, finally, millions of people are saying their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery – an endless list of Black Lives stolen at the hands and knees of police. The legacies of slavery and unfulfilled civil rights, colonialism and erasure, hatred and violence, have always been in full view. Turning away is no longer an option. Superficial reform is not enough.

We, the undersigned sexual assault and domestic violence state coalitions call ourselves to account for the ways in which this movement, and particularly the white leadership within this movement, has repeatedly failed Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) survivors, leaders, organizations, and movements…”

Read the full statement here: https://bit.ly/2Omff67