Paulette Granberry Russell, J.D.
President's Message

Pain. This last week has been one of utter pain. Deep in the soul pain. Watching cities burn. Calling out the names of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Watching horrified as protesters and law enforcement collide--riot gear, tear gas, rubber bullets, and burning buildings--lives lost.

Trauma. It is unceasing. I was talking to a 25-year old Black man who told me if he had been present while the police officer was kneeling on the neck of George Floyd as he was dying he would have pushed the officer off of him. I said what I felt in my heart, “and you would have been killed.”

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