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YWCA Hartford Region Statement on the Shooting Death of Daunte Wright

YWCA Hartford Region grieves over the death of yet another Black man at the hands of the police. We join the rest of the nation in offering condolences to the Wright family.

The senseless…and utterly preventable…death of Daunte Wright in Minnesota is compounded by the fact it took place just miles from the murder trial of another police officer charged in the death of George Floyd not even a year ago. Our hearts are broken and our minds just can’t comprehend that this has happened again. And again and again and again.

We will continue to work with our community to ensure racial and social justice prevail in the names of Daunte Wright, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor… and far too many others. The work on issues, such as ending police brutality and systemic racism is not easy. But it is necessary.

We invite you to join us as we take a stand against racism. We need your voice. Together, we can find solutions to improve all lives in our community. Please visit us at ywcahartford.org to learn how you can be an ally as we continue to educate and empower the community. 

Each year, YWCAs across the country host events to Stand Against Racism. We welcome you to join our Facebook Live event on April 22. It takes all of us working together to confront inequities in our communities and across the nation.

Without the elimination of structural and systemic racism, the idea of a perfect union is an elusive one.