Sat, May 22 | Phelps Field Park

Justice For George: Messages From The People

Important Exhibit Information!!! Justice For George: Messages From The People dates have changed! In order to protect our people and the boards from potentially severe Minnesota weather, we have changed the date of our main exhibit to Saturday, May 22nd, 2021. Time: 12:00-8:00PM.
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Justice For George: Messages From The People

Time & Location

May 22, 12:00 PM CDT
Phelps Field Park , 701 E 39th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA

About the Event

IMPORTANT UPDATES ABOUT THE EXHIBIT!

Justice For George: Messages From The People dates have changed! In order to protect our people and the boards from potentially severe Minnesota weather, we have changed the date of our main exhibit to Saturday, May 22nd, 2021. Time: 12:00-8:00PM. This will feature all the same community organizations, artists, performers, and speakers.

In addition we are introducing Friday, May 21st, 2021 as a way to activate our volunteer base and show city officials what it looks like when a community comes together to achieve something incredible. We will be in the park beginning at 12pm installing the exhibit and setting up the murals.

Join us behind the scenes to see all the love and dedication we put into creating this monumental exhibit! Feel free to throw on a pair of work gloves and help out, or join us Saturday to see the finished result.

Rain or shine this story will be told! Hope to see you there!

Memorialize The Movement in collaboration with Save The Boards & Minnesota African American Heritage Museum & Gallery  will be hosting a free outdoor exhibition in Phelps Field Park near the George Floyd Memorial Square. This will be an opportunity for our community to remember and reflect on the stories being told through these murals. The mourning of our loss, the acknowledgment of our successes and failures, and our hopes for the future and a more equitable Minneapolis. We hope that through this immersive experience community members will have a chance to heal, reflect, and learn.

While we do want to celebrate Mr. Floyd's life and the ways in which our community has stepped up in the wake of his death, this will be a somber event. We want to allow our community a chance to heal and reflect on the last year. Following this exhibition are several events hosted by MTM, and other local organizers that will focus solely on bringing joy to our people and healing through happiness.

In an effort to uplift our local Black creatives, we will be featuring 15 artists to paint murals on blank plywood boards. We will also have several community organizations and small businesses present at the event, along with 6 performers, speakers, and musicians.

In awareness of the trauma that our community has experienced over the last year, we are also inviting mental health profeasionals and resources that center Black and Brown people to this exhibition.

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