By: Julio Olmo
“Breonna’s mom [Tamika Palmer] was very honored the players wanted to do this in honor of Breonna and all the other women killed in police custody,” Lonita Baker, the lawyer for Taylor’s family, told ESPN. “And also that proceeds from the sales of the jerseys will go to the Breonna Taylor Foundation.”
“With 140-plus voices all together for the first time ever, we can be a powerful force connecting to our sisters across the country and in other parts of the world,” Nneka Ogwumike said, “And may we all recognize that the league’s stated commitment to us — in this season and beyond — offers a pivotal moment in sports history.”
WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert echoed Ms Ogwumike’s comments and said that she is proud of the players for using their platform to promote social injustice.“Working together with the WNBPA and the teams, the league aims to highlight players’ social justice efforts throughout the 2020 season and beyond,” Cathy Engelbert,“Systemic change can’t happen overnight, but it is our shared responsibility to do everything we can to raise awareness and promote the justice we hope to see in society.”
The following was released by the WNBA: pic.twitter.com/wH6ZmyDDcx
— WNBA (@WNBA) July 7, 2020
WNBA announces a 2020 season dedicated to social justice with games honoring the Black Lives Matter movement and the #SAYHERNAME campaign.
— WNBA (@WNBA) July 6, 2020