ACTG Leadership statement on Derek Chauvin Verdict

Apr 22, 2021

The ACTG leadership commends the guilty verdict for the murder of George Floyd by former police officer Derek Chauvin. We also recognize that while this is an important moment of accountability, it is only one step in our public reckoning with racially motivated violence – violence that began long before George Floyd’s murder and persists today. We recognize that the only way forward is to dismantle the racism that underpins America’s many structures and institutions. Social justice has always been a central tenant of the HIV response and we are proud to stand with you now as we forge a path toward justice, both as individuals and institutions.