Today Breonna Taylor, along with her friends and family, should be celebrating her birthday. Should be—but they cannot because she was forcibly taken away from them. Breonna Taylor should be alive today. George Floyd should be alive today. The pain and loss – of these two and so many others – felt around the country, resonates in our City.

We appreciate the peaceful demonstrations commemorating Breonna’s birthday. Nothing can make up for a lost life, but we want the Black community to know that we are with you as you mourn Breonna’s life while honoring the day of her birth. We grieve with you and stand united against violence ravaging our beloved community of Black Americans.

May her friends and family find some small measure of peace in the solidarity on display.

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Category: Equity