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george floyd community healing vigil

Community Healing Vigil

Together with YWCA St. Paul, we are holding two simultaneous virtual events to join our communities as we give space to grieve and honor the lives of those lost to police brutality. Our community has experienced extreme pain and anger, and through these events we will hear from community leaders and artists to collectively heal and generate support for ways to enact change to eliminate systemic racism and police brutality among Black men and women.

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Join Us For the YWCA Minneapolis Event

Date: Tuesday, June 30
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Livestreamed on this page and our Facebook page
Cost: Free

Featured Speakers and Performers

Rev. Kelli Clement, Assistant Minister, First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis
Sharon Day, Executive Director, Indigenous Peoples Task Force
James Burroughs, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Children’s Minnesota
Kaltun Karani, Founder of Hikma Academy and Author of “Intentionally Rising”
Michelle Basham, President and CEO, YWCA Minneapolis
Dance performance by ShapeShift
Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue

Share Your Experience

What community healing have you seen or been a part of? Please share your experiences with us using #VigilforGeorgeFloyd and tag us on social media.

Looking for resources to guide you in your antiracist journey? YWCA Minneapolis Racial Justice & Public Policy team has compiled a number of resources to help you heal, learn and take action.

Contact Us

Questions? Please Contact Liz Dwinnell at ldwinnell@ywcampls.org.