Hello, my name is Maya Rogers, and I am a Data and Digital intern at TakeAction this summer. I am an incoming junior and psychology major at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and I am excited to be working with TAMN! I was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which means I feel particularly connected to what
Today, George Floyd’s memorial was held in Minneapolis. The pain, rage, and grief across the Twin Cities is palpable. At the same time, our trauma is being transformed into the creation of something beautiful.
TakeAction Minnesota continues to follow the leadership of Black-led organizations and Black leaders across our multi-racial base. We are also operating through our lens as a multi-racial, statewide organization, lifting up the wisdom of members most directly impacted by injustice and violence inflicted by police and white nationalists.
The murder of George Floyd is devastating and justice is what we are focused on. At its core, the struggle, anger and sadness engulfing Minneapolis, our state and in fact our entire country is about love for each other. We are human beings, bound together and wired to care for each other.
by Breanna Ellison, TakeAction Minnesota Organizer Like so many of you, I am hurting. This is not the first time black people have been forced to witness the trauma of our black relatives’ suffering, plastered across social media and broadcast by the mainstream media like clickbait. When news of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder spread like wildfire across the country, I was devastated. I wept at the brutal video of
This is why we talk about police abolition.
There is no reform that can fix this system. No training or body camera or coaching or diversification effort or outside investigation or toothless oversight body that can fix this.