Dear Regis Community,

The verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial is a significant step toward an end to continued systemic social injustices and racism, but there is still so much work to be done.

We mourn for Daunte Wright, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ma'Khia Bryant, and so many others killed by police. We stand up against ongoing anti-Asian rhetoric and violence. We fight against any intolerance against communities of color, and uphold the values of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, by being a welcoming and inclusive community.

We understand the emotions this verdict stirs up and want to let all our students, faculty, and staff know the Center for Inclusive Excellence, the Center for Campus Ministry and Service, or Counseling Services are available if you need a space to talk or process.

While we hope that the verdict can provide some level of relief, particularly to Mr. Floyd’s family, we still have so much to do as individuals, as a community, and as a society to realize true social and racial equity.