"Watching protests against policing and criminal justice disparities, mourning the murder of George Floyd and the daily threats felt by People of Color across the United States, spread across the country and the world, we’re hopeful that this might be an important inflection point in our history.
We are inspired by the courage of those speaking out against the killing of George Floyd and countless others. At the same time watching the protests in a time of global pandemic, we are also very concerned about the risk of creating superspreader events.
For the next year every action, every protest should be planned with infection control in mind.
-Greater social distancing to allow for chanting and singing
-Distribution and enforcement of PPE
-Planning for adequate sound or broadcast systems to avoid crowding
-Finding new ways to demonstrate power that engages attendees with less chanting and singing.
Let’s care for each other as fight for a better world #blacklivesmatter"