May25

The Space Between Stillness and Action: A Community Town Hall on Recovery & Activism One Year After the Police Killing of George Floyd

Virtual (Anywhere)

If you need a place to go on this first anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd, if you want to gather with community in a space empowered by self-care, culture, activism, and faith, please join us for THE SPACE BETWEEN STILLNESS AND ACTION, a town hall conversation about creating justice and recovery with Michael Mwenso, the Rev. Kaji S. DouĊĦa, Dr. Danielle Hairston, and Vincent Southerland. Moderated by Michel Martin.

On April 20, 2021, the former police officer on trial for killing George Floyd was found guilty of murder, and that is a victory of sorts. But justice is the least that was owed and reaching it should not be a high bar. Moreover, George Floyd - father, brother, son - should never have been murdered in the first place.

On April 11, 2021, about 10 miles from where Mr. Floyd's loved ones were sitting through that trial, a 20-year-old Black father named Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, MN. Nine days later, on the same day that a jury declared Mr. Floyd's killer guilty on all counts, a 16-year old Black girl named Ma'Khia Bryant was gunned down by a police officer in Columbus, OH.

How are those events to be understood and met by communities at the front lines of experiencing and responding to oppression? For people seeking a response to moral injury and injustice, what tools are needed to navigate the space between stillness and action? Join us to discuss on May 25.

Streaming on May 25, 5:00-6:30 pm EST at Thirteen.org/May25.

Presented by The WNET Group.