George Floyd Memorial Foundation Impact Report
Read Bridgett Floyd's reflection on the past two years. Then, see how our work today, is truly influencing our society tomorrow.
Two years ago, there were days when I didn't want to get out of bed. I was angry, disheartened, and scared. But when I was driving from my brother's funeral, seeing thousands of well-wishers lining the streets expressing their condolences, I knew I could not just stay down. I realized that I had two choices: I could either be the victim or the victor over my situation. I chose the latter.
When the American criminal justice system takes the life of a Black person, or in my case, my dear brother, George, the weight often falls on the family left behind to pick up the pieces and fight for justice. Sadly, I don't have the opportunity to create new memories with Floyd, hear him laugh, or crack jokes. Since his death, I’ve been focused on making sure the world never forgets him. While this journey has been a painful one, the work that we’re doing at the George Floyd Memorial Foundation will make an impact for generations.
What I know to be true is that there simply can't be two justice systems in America — one for Black America and one for the rest of America. We need and deserve an equal justice system, and the advocacy work we do now can change that for our children. It’s through the work of the Foundation that we’re able to give back to communities and causes that meant so much to Floyd, including education and volunteering.
The George Floyd Memorial Foundation is about uniting and activating our communities to challenge the root causes of racial inequity and end the systemic violence affecting Black Americans. In these pages, you’ll read several stories about how our Foundation has already impacted people to help improve their communities. You’ll see how we’re working to create a fair legal system. And you’ll hear how we’re working with leaders and organizations around our country and world to extend the impact they’re already making.
The work of our Foundation won’t be easy. Sustainable changes take patience, persistence, and partnerships. As my heart and the trajectory of my life have been forever changed, I will continue to fight for my brother and others who have died at the hands of law enforcement. This is what my brother would have wanted. And if he were here today, he would be proud that his family is carrying this torch for him.
Bridgett R. Floyd
Co-founder and President
George Floyd Memorial Foundation