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Remembering George Floyd

Published: 24 May 2021

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There is no place for racism at York St John University

On the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, York St John University and Students’ Union remember the devastating impact of police brutality and racism and share the worldwide outrage against violence and systemic racism towards Black people.  

At midday on Tuesday 25 May, our Chapel bells will mark the start of 9 minutes and 29 seconds of silence to remember how he died.  

The Black Lives Matter movement is a global network of communities that work together to demand an end to police brutality, change policy, amplify stories and support all Black people.  Achieving racial equality is central to our social justice mission and we support the ongoing campaign against racial injustice.   

We know that race inequality is a problem across the higher education sector and we’re committed to continually working to address individual issues at York St John.  We are making progress towards our goal of becoming an anti-racist university and recognise that there is considerable work to be done to ensure true equality of experience for everyone. 

Find out what we are doing about it and how you can be part of our anti-racist approach 

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