July 7, 2016

Headwaters Foundation for Justice mourns the death of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop by a St. Anthony police officer. And we cry, “enough.”

We stand against the increasing criminalization and police violence that targets black people and people of color across the country and in our streets.

We stand with his partner and her young daughter, who were traumatized as witnesses to Philando’s death and then detained by police.

We stand in solidarity with all families who have lost loved ones at the hands of local law enforcement.

We stand against systems that continuously operate against people of color rather than protect them.

We stand with our grantees Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC), and many others who are creating space for mourning and organizing.

At Headwaters, we are committed to placing racial justice at the center of our organization. We will continue to lift up and support organizations that are fighting, organizing and acting to dismantle white supremacy. We believe in and will support communities that insist on public safety solutions beyond policing.

From the 4th Precinct to the Governor’s Mansion, from city hall to the state capitol, we stand with our grantees, donors and with our broader community and proclaim that enough is enough.