As an organization, the Seahawks have responded strongly over the last several weeks following the murder of George Floyd and protests against racial injustice across the country.
Seattle issued a statement condemning Floyd’s murder and pledged $500,000 in grants from the Seahawks Players Equality & Justice for All Action Fund.
A statement from the Seahawks » https://t.co/Yc4Fg08ALy pic.twitter.com/UCOBT7K8hy— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 1, 2020
Pete Carroll issued his own statement, titled “Where Do We Go From Here,” calling for empathy within our communities.
Where Do We Go From Here? #NewEmpathy pic.twitter.com/FlRPi7cVMb— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) June 3, 2020
Privately and publicly, the team has taken action. Over the weekend, the wives of two former and current Seahawks helped to create further public action. Tiffany Chancellor and Nathalie Wright, the wives of Kam Chancellor and K.J. Wright, organized the Bridge to the Future March. In honor of the Black Lives Matter movement, participants in the march went across the I-90 Bridge.
We were proud to be a part of today's Bridge to the Future march, organized by Tiffany Chancellor and Nathalie Wright, wives of @KamChancellor and @KJ_WRIGHT34. ✊ ✊ ✊ ✊ pic.twitter.com/3pmuP3HPx8— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 14, 2020
Carroll, who along with John Schneider participated in the march, delivered a message via the Seahawks’ social media team.
“We all have a goal that we share, to bring about the respect and equality that all people deserve.”— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 14, 2020
A message from @PeteCarroll during today's march. pic.twitter.com/qAbvACAGv4
So too did the organizers, Tiffany Chancellor and Nathalie Wright. We’ll let their words, on the power of their voices and the movement, close us out.
"It was quite overwhelming, but in a good way."— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 14, 2020
As an organizer of today's march, Tiffany Chancellor speaks on the power of the movement. pic.twitter.com/QOi6wiiOoq
"Our voices are being heard and hopefully the change will take place."— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 14, 2020
- Nathalie Wright on helping lead the march. pic.twitter.com/raLmndCnSM