Thursday, May 6, 12noon-1pm, this on-line event requires advance registration

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will host a conversation with members of George Floyd’s family that examines his legacy and the racial justice movement that grew from his death.

This free virtual program — “The Legacy of George Floyd” — will take place via livestream from 12noon to 1pm Thursday, May 6. Visit tri-c.edu/georgefloyd to register for the program.

Angela Harrelson and Selwyn Jones, aunt and uncle to Floyd, will talk about their nephew and the path forward for Black Americans and the nation. Both have traveled the country over the past year to promote discussion on social justice issues.

Floyd gasped his final words — “I can’t breathe” — while lying handcuffed on a Minneapolis street with a police officer’s knee pressed into his neck. His death fueled protests across the nation and world. He became a symbol of the effects of systemic racism.

But he was also a beloved family member, and his loss devastated those closest to him.

The conversation with Harrelson and Jones will explore the magnitude of Floyd’s death on multiple levels. The conversation will be moderated by Nyle Fort, a minister, activist, and scholar.

This event is sponsored by Tri-C’s Stand for Racial Justice, which seeks to advance racial equity and healing at Cuyahoga Community College and across Northeast Ohio through education, dialogue, and action.

RSVP for this event by using this link.

Hosted by Cuyahoga Community College [Tri-C Stand for Racial Justice].

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Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 12:00pm

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