We want to acknowledge the profound emotional and psychological toll that the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd has had on our community, particularly our Black colleagues across the Coro network, and those within other communities of color.
The impact of George Floyd’s life and murder does not end with today’s verdict. Its weight will continue to be felt — and its import will continue to expand and evolve. As a community and as individuals, we will continue to seek justice and accountability. And we will strive to help our country and our communities do better.
Time and again through our history, we’ve seen that thoughtful, committed individuals can propel our democracy forward and create meaningful change. We have faith that the Coro community will continue to help build a more just, more equitable, and more peaceful democracy.
As we process the intense emotions brought on by these events, we want to reaffirm that Coro is committed to justice and equity and denounces all forms of racism. We draw hope from our community’s empathy, self-awareness, and activism in confronting hate, racism, and systemic violence.
We urge you to continue to use your Coro skills to practice inquiry and lean into self-awareness as we move forward. In these difficult times, remember that Coro is also a community — we are here for each other.
- Black Lives Matter/Black Mental Health Resources: Anti-racist and mental health resources, and more.
- Communities Against Hate: Documenting hate crimes and responding to incidents of violence.
- Visit Hollaback to take part in a harassment prevention and bystander intervention training.
- Black Mental Health Alliance: Develops, promotes and sponsors culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and vulnerable communities.
- Black Mental Wellness: Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective.
- Brother You’re on My Mind: Raises awareness of the mental health challenges associated with depression and stress that affect African American men and their families.
- Hurdle: Provides culturally intentional care and tailored content built on evidence-based practices.