Space to Process: Death of George Floyd; Minneapolis Police; Black Lives Matter; Riots
This space to process will be a venue for expression. All are welcome to participate; we ask that you provide space for members of our community who are black or who have survived police violence to speak first.
Join us for a conversation at 3:00 p.m. on Monday June 8.
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On May 25th, 2020 George Floyd, a black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota after having been arrested and restrained by Minneapolis Police. Video of the arrest sparked outrage; it showed Floyd repeating “I can’t breathe” as a white police officer was kneeling on his neck. The four officers involved were fired the next day. This incident has returned the conversation of racial injustice and #blacklivesmatter to the forefront in the United States. Peaceful protests and riots have been organized all over the world with the latter resulting in looting in some American cities. Police and national guard responses to the protests and riots have been mixed, with some departments resorting to violence.