At Greater Missouri we strive to provide an environment where women feel curious and motivated to continuously increase their skills. We also try to provide safe opportunities for conversations about everything from race and social justice equality to justice reform in a very open and fluid way. We embrace the power that happens when diverse women come together to support one another. We try to offer an open approach that will keep us working together to create workplaces and communities that benefit us all. That’s where change happens.

Yesterday, a jury in Minneapolis, Minnesota, convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter for the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. We hope yesterday’s verdict gives Floyd’s family, loved ones, and Americans across the country a sense of peace and encourages us all to work towards a more equitable future.

We continue to sing the praises for Darnella Frazier who had the presence of mind to film the video that made such a difference.

As important as it was, this verdict was not justice. But this verdict may fuel the faith of everyone who believes that justice is possible. And it will hopefully become a catalyst to hold anyone accountable for their actions. Many see this as a step toward a larger goal trying to dismantle systemic barriers and inequalities. 

Toward that end, we are sharing today’s statement from Missouri’s senior Senator to further inform about opportunities: