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Connecting to George Floyd

The Arc Toward Justice: Changing the World, One Year Later


The Minneapolis Foundation and The Pohlad Family Foundation

About Connecting to George Floyd


Angela Harrelson • Paris Stevens • Ben Crump

On the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, we will hear from three people with a connection to George Floyd and his legacy. Angela Harrelson and Paris Stevens are the aunt and cousin of George Floyd. After the passing of his mother, Floyd moved to Minneapolis three years ago to be closer to Harrelson and to build a new life. Before her nephew’s death, she felt people didn’t want to talk about racism, even in progressive cities like Minneapolis. “What happened to George changed people’s hearts,” she said; got them talking about the history of not just police brutality, but also the very inequities in education, employment, and housing her family has faced. Ben Crump is the lawyer for the Floyd Family. He has worked with or represented many families of people of color killed at the hands of police. He has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association and one of Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African Americans.


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The Town Hall Forum will broadcast on this page of the website, and also on our Facebook page. It will also be archived here for future viewing!


Audio will broadcast on the news stations of Minnesota Public Radio (91.1 FM in the Twin Cities). Check their schedule for exact times.