Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins is set to convene a virtual roundtable discussion and dialogue exploring the community’s vision for George Floyd Square, Thursday, January 7.
“Because What Happens at George Floyd Square Impacts Us All,” is designed to center the voices and perspectives of Minneapolis Black communities that continue to be impacted by racial and systemic inequities nearly a year after George Floyd, Jr.’s death.
Community members are encouraged to join the discussion to share their thoughts regarding the current occupation at George Floyd Square at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago avenue, along with their vision for racial justice, safety, and recovery.
“I am fully committed to addressing the calls for justice, to create alternative responses to police when it comes to mental health crises, to developing job training and job opportunities, to creating homeownership opportunities for communities of color, and supporting Black business and entrepreneurs of color. This can only happen with us all working together,” wrote Jenkins in a recent Facebook post. “We must begin to heal our city.
The virtual event will kick off at 6pm CST with a roundtable discussion addresing key areas of concern.. The community-at-large will then join in the dialogue via virtual breakout sessions starting at 7pm CST.
How to particpate on Thursday, January 7, from 6 -9 pm.
“Because What Happens at George Floyd Square Impacts Us All: Demands for Racial Justice, Recovery, and Safety. Perspectives from the Black Community” is co-hosted by Ward 8 Council Member and Council Vice President Andrea Jenkin, Marnita’s Table, the MN Spokesman-Recorder, Pillsbury United Communities, and other community partners.
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