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Black Lives Matter – A Statement

DATE: 1 June 2020

York Museums Trust stands in solidarity and in defiance against the systemic racism infecting and destroying communities and lives. We have watched the tragic events in Minneapolis and across the United States unfold with great sadness and horror.

Racism has devastating consequences for life and dignity, and it affects black lives in the U.K. Black Lives Matter.

The need for change is unquestioned, the urgency never more explicit. As museums, we have a part to play – to question, to provoke debate and to never shy away from difficult conversations. Justice for George Floyd.