Statement from ACORN Canada on the ongoing protests and police violence toward and killing of Black, Indigenous and other communities of Colour in Canada and abroad

Posted June 3, 2020

Our hearts fill and bleed knowing the list of Black, Indigenous and other people of Colour killed by the Canadian police and the police in the US.  We are full of grief for their families. We stand with this fight and a never-ending commitment to fight for change that will end Canada's, the United States', and the world’s own never-ending pandemic of ardent racism.

We are sharing this list compiled by journalist and activist Desmond Cole of Black, Indigenous and other people of Colour killed by the Canadian police:  
 
 
As we honour those who have passed, we must also act to fight against this violence. ACORN joins the voices in Canada and other countries calling for accountability from the courts, to elected officials, to employers and all others who are responsible for working with us for systemic change. We demand fairness and equality for all, and finally an end to racism. 
 
 
Marva Burnett
President, ACORN Canada