I can not breath. Those were George Floyd’s last words.

CEPIA is in solidarity with everyone who, like George Floyd, cannot breathe because structural racism makes the air toxic, suffocating and lethal. It is in solidarity with Brazilians black men and women who are also unable to breathe, subjected to police violence, poverty and discrimination whose daily deaths are only reported, become statistics and are discarded, denied, justified. The revolt of the crowds that took the streets of the United States against racist and the cowardly murder of George Floyd makes our silence even more thunderous. Black lives matter!