Like so many around the world, members of the St. Thomas More Faculty Union are appalled by the death of George Floyd at the hands of local police. We recognize that this violence is systemic and is not just a social problem in the United States.
In Canada, in Saskatchewan, and in Saskatoon, we have witnessed similar levels of violence against racialized peoples, including against members of Indigenous communities. We stand in solidarity with activists struggling for a better world that is defined by social justice, equality, and solidarity. As members of an academic union, we commit to redoubling our efforts to incorporate diversity and anti-racism into our work and will continue to listen in order to amplify the voices of those unjustly marginalized in our communities.