20 year old Daunte Wright was on the phone with his mother when a Brooklyn Center police officer fatally shot him during a traffic stop.

His killing, the latest in a pandemic of violence against Black people, occurred just ten minutes away from where a trial is taking place for Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd.

Our hearts go out to Daunte’s family, his loved ones, and to the communities that are experiencing cultural trauma in the wake of his death. We join Daunte’s mother in calling for justice and accountability from the systems that continue to harm and kill Black people with impunity.

NationSwell continues to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the movement for Black lives, and we work actively to dismantle the white supremacist systems that perpetrate harm to Black lives, whether it be unjust and unchecked police violence or the disenfranchisement of Black voters.

To members of the NationSwell community and audience who are feeling pain right now, we are sending love and warmth. We hope you will rely on the power of this community for support.

In solidarity,

The NationSwell Team