The George Floyd Global Memorial has planned a celebration that will honor his life on the one-year anniversary of his tragic murder. Set to take place on May 25 in south Minneapolis, the event will kick off at 1 p.m. and include a community art showcase, an open mic segment, live music and activities for kids. Things will wind down with a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m. Community members will gather outside of Cup Foods, the place where Floyd was killed, for the day's memorial.
“George Floyd Square and the George Floyd Global Memorial were built by members of the community who wanted to preserve the site where my nephew lost his life,” George Floyd's aunt, Angela Harrelson, said.
“On the anniversary of his death, we will celebrate the impact of his life on our family, friends, the community and our society.”
The George Floyd Memorial Center in Raleigh, North Carolina is also set to host a "Day of Enlightenment" on May 25. The "Day of Enlightment" is designed to engage the world by recognizing a day of enlightenment versus a day of anger and pain. In addition, the center will be selling t-shirts to help fund further efforts.
“The goal is to get people thinking about what was changed inside of them on 5/25 as they reflect on their day of enlightenment,” George Floyd Memorial Center Program Director Frederick Huff said.
“The proceeds from the sale of these items will support some, but not all of what our vision is to provide town by town support. We’re also seeking significant corporate support to bring the vision and lasting dream to life that helps close the digital and employment divide in marginalized communities.”
Minneapolis and Raleigh are just two of the many cities that will look to honor Floyd one year after his murder. Demonstrations, protests, community events and other activities can be expected in New York, Los Angeles and several other major cities.
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