Statement following the conviction of Derek Chauvin
University School of Nashville shared the following message on April 20, 2021 following the guilty verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Nearly a year after the world witnessed the horrific last breaths of George Floyd, we watched today as Minneapolis takes a step to bring justice to his family and community — signaling the awakening efforts of a movement to stop the premature ending of Black lives throughout our nation’s past and present. Black lives matter — in Minneapolis, in Nashville, and across the United States. And University School of Nashville will continue to turn students’ attention to this social justice movement through age-appropriate yet honest examinations of hard history and focusing on basic human rights. Change begins with not only committing to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hallways but also creating and investing in a well-rounded curriculum and programming for our students to lead our country to a better tomorrow for Blacks and all Americans.