A Joint Statement from the Oxford Community

June 4, 2020

As our community and nation continue to witness brutal acts of racism, hate, and bias, we grieve the brutal killing of George Floyd, and so many others before him. The City of Oxford, the Oxford NAACP, and Miami University stand in solidarity in unequivocally condemning hatred, bigotry, racism, injustice, and acts of senseless violence.

It has long been time for transformative change, now more than ever it is time to come together and focus on our core values which define us. Values centered on creating a just society for all. Together we will work to make Oxford, Ohio our nation’s most welcoming college town, a community devoted to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We thank the local citizens who stepped up and organized a vigil for Monday evening in the uptown park with remarks beginning at 7:00 p.m. We invite all to come together as a community, to support each other and to memorialize George Floyd and the many others directly impacted by this violence.