STATEMENT: BLACK LIVES MATTER
WAND’s executive Director, Nancy Parrish, released the following statement:
“As an organization of women committed to security and peace with justice, we cannot remain silent in this moment. We condemn the callous disregard for life shown by uniformed police officers as they murdered George Floyd on the street in Minneapolis. Coming on the heels of the murders of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other Black men, women, and children before them, we join in the chants of enough is enough.
"We stand in solidarity with the protesters across this country demanding justice for those discriminated against and killed at the hands of our own government. Without justice, there is no peace. We are dedicated to actively opposing racism in all its forms and call for an end to the institutional and cultural white supremacy that underpins and perpetuates this violence and devastates the Black community.
"BLACK LIVES MATTER"