Statement On The Murder of George Floyd

George Floyd Protest

 

“Do you know what it feels like to be hunted? To have a new hashtag for a dead Black person every single day. To look around and realize it could be any of us. How does one plan a life if they aren’t sure they will have a life to plan?” asks Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter Co-founder and Prescott College MFA Director.

We at Prescott College grieve for the family and loved ones of George Floyd who was killed this week in Minneapolis, and for communities of color who experience this threat every day. And we take our colleague, Patrisse Cullors’ question to heart.  How can we take action, together, right now and for the long haul, to create a life-affirming world?  A world where no living being is disposable?  A world in which Black Lives Matter? 

We stand in solidarity with communities rising up in protest across the country participating in a long history of freedom struggles. As many of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni take part in the demonstrations and vigils that light up headlines across the world, we also reinvigorate our commitment to the long-term, everyday work of social and environmental justice practice, education, and organizing. 

Onward,

John Flicker

President, Prescott College