All Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity locations are closed for the remainder of today, April 20 and all of tomorrow, April 21 following the Chauvin trial verdict to allow staff to respond to personal needs and to stand in solidarity with the Black community. Below is a statement from President & CEO Chris Coleman.
Today, the arc of the moral universe bent a little more toward justice.
Our hearts are with those who love George Floyd and the Black community in Minnesota, that they might feel a breath of relief in the ongoing struggle for justice. We celebrate the endless resilience of Black leaders and organizers who’ve demanded accountability for George Floyd, led us to this historic moment, and push us to imagine a system of public safety where Black lives truly matter.
We are grateful for the verdict. And we know this conviction brings accountability, not justice. Justice is a world where racial equity is realized in criminal justice, housing, health, education, and every area of our lives. Justice is a world where Black lives not only matter, but are valued and celebrated.
There’s a lot of work to do to reach justice. Twin Cities Habitat is more determined than ever to advance our racial equity work, close homeownership gaps, and live out our Commitment to Anti-Racism.
Chris Coleman and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity