(Los Angeles, CA -- May 31, 2020) -- StandWithUs is heartbroken and horrified by the killing of George Floyd, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. The video showing a (now former) police officer kneeling on George Floyd's neck while three others stood by and let it happen is disturbing beyond words. It illustrates the urgent need for accountability and justice in this and other similar cases.
It is clear that the killing of George Floyd, following the shootings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, has once again ripped open deep wounds in America, particularly for the Black community. We hope this will become a catalyst for people of all backgrounds to come together and work towards a more just society that will heal those wounds.
While the StandWithUs Center for Combating Antisemitism was established to confront bigotry against the Jewish people, we are also guided by a broader vision of a world free of racism and all forms of hate. We will fight for that vision through education in schools, universities, social media, and other platforms, arm in arm with all those who share these values and ideals.
StandWithUs (SWU) is an international, non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism.
Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials, social media, educational films and missions to Israel, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization has chapters, programs and activities on 5 continents, including the U.S., Israel, UK, Canada, South Africa and Brazil.
For the last 7 years, SWU has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (4 stars) and Guidestar (Platinum).
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