Next Tuesday, May 25, The George Floyd Global Memorial will hold “Rise and Remember.” A daylong celebration in reverence of the one-year anniversary of George “Perry” Floyd’s death.
Starting at 1 p.m. local time this free event will take place at the intersection of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis with community art, an open mic session, concerts, a DJ and activities for children then end at 9 p.m. with a candlelight vigil honoring Floyd and his importance, at the site where he was killed.
George Floyd Square and the George Floyd Global Memorial were built by members of the community who wanted to preserve the site where 46-year-old, George Floyd, lost his life. Family members of George Floyd (aunt: Angela Harrelson, cousin: Paris Stevens, and Lead Caretaker: Jeanelle Austin) established The George Floyd Global Memorial; a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Minnesota.
It was formed to bring together members of Floyd’s family and the local community to preserve more than 2,500 artistic tributes by community members located at the intersection of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis known as George Floyd Square.