Founder and patron of the Anthony Walker Foundation, Gee Walker, speaks out about the death of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests which have shook the world.
“Once again social media has exposed what we have been experiencing in the darkness. To the few it’s their first experience of racism being magnified, but for us it’s every day.
After watching the killing of George Floyd we are not shocked but reliving, weeping & recoiling in painful agony for those whom we have lost.
We are mourning the lives ruined and stand shoulder to shoulder with those who are continually living with racism & hate on a daily basis.
AWF pleads for peace & unity. Violence isn’t the way forward and too many of the innocent and the vulnerable will be harmed and killed.
Violence will only further separation and division resulting in the tearing apart of families and communities.
Heartfelt condolences to George Floyd’s family and friends. Stay safe!”
The Anthony Walker Foundation was set up after the racially motivated murder of Anthony in 2005. The Foundation works in communities to tackle racism, support victims of hate crime and help build safer, stronger, more thriving places to live.