Upcoming Events

May 25-27, 2023



Past Events

Exhibit Opening

Friday, January 6, 2023 

Methodist Hospital
St. Louis Park, MN

Saturday December 31, 2022 


Neighbors, friends, family and community members joined together in lighting the memorial and welcomed in the New Year!

You may still make an ice lantern to light at George Floyd Square. 


Make Ice Lanters with Balloons

Six Ways to Make Ice Lanterns


We partnered with the Twin Cities Marathon to represent 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis's long-distance running scene. 

On Becoming a Black Art Conservator

George Floyd Global Memorial's Cultural Heritage Preservation Internship program is pleased to present a rare opportunity to hear stories, reflections and discussion of a distinguished panel of Black Art Conservators.

This event is part of our ongoing Art + Justice series, a community-enrichment program which brings together artists from the George Floyd Square community and provides them with a platform to tell their stories. 

Everything is Somebody's Offering

The offerings in this rememory experience are spaced out so we can remember that each offering was brought to the memorial as a single form of protest. Each offering carries its own energy, protest story, and power. This exhibit is a small selection from and an extension of the memorial you witness outdoors at George Floyd Square (E 38th Street & Chicago Ave S.). Allow yourself to feel. Allow yourself to remember. Allow yourself to be moved to continue the work of racial justice. Join us for the "Everything is Somebody's Offering" Exhibit!

Orchestra Hall: 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis MN, 55403

Rise & Remember: We Will Heal Us

Join the George Floyd Global Memorial in partnership with multiple community organizations to commemorate the second angelversary of the death of George Floyd from May 25-28, 2022 at George Floyd Square. 


Birthday Celebration for George Floyd & GFGM

The George Floyd Global Memorial and the community at George Floyd Square will host a celebration at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, MN on October 14, 2021 from 5-8pm to celebrate George Floyd's birthday and the 1st Anniversary of the George Floyd Global Memorial. The free event centers the theme: How will YOU remember George Floyd?  


Community Education Tables + Music + Food From Local, Black-Owned Businesses


Concert Celebrating the life of George Floyd and the work of the George Floyd Global Memorial

Featured Artists

Sophia Eris + Metasota + KNOWN Mpls + Pan Dimensions + Ty$tick


Candlelight in George Floyd Square

Let us know you're coming on Facebook!


George Floyd Global Memorial Celebration

The George Floyd Global Memorial and the community at George Floyd Square will host a celebration at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, MN on May 25, 2021 from 1-9pm to commemorate the 1st Anniversary of the death of George Floyd and the community that emerged in the wake of the tragedy. The free event centers the family and friends of George "Perry" Floyd Jr., Minnesota families impacted by injustice, and the people who’ve preserved the Memorial for 12 months. 


Community Art + Healing Space + Open Mic + Food + Children's area


Concert Honoring Families of Injustice and Loss

Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness with Special Guests


Candlelight in George Floyd Square

Thank You to the 2022 Rise and Remember Sponsors

Thank You 

38th & Chicago

612 MASH

American Federation of Teachers

Augsburg University

The Baha’i Center of Minneapolis

Best Buy 

Be Their Voices

Black Visions Collective

Brass Solidarity

Brothers Cup

Calvary Lutheran

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

City Food Studio


Community Needs Community


Da Celebrities Dance Team

DIH’s Positive Corner

Dollar & Up

Dragon Wok

First Universalist Church of Minneapolis


Institute for Advanced Study University of Minnesota

Just Turkey

Justice Frontline Aid

M Health Fairview

Memorialize the Movement

Midnite Express

Midwest Art Conservation Center

Million Artist Movement

MN Teen Activists

Minnesota Nurses Association

Minnesota Lynx

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Twins

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Wild

Nashville Coop

Northwestern Health Sciences University

Onyx Eats

Penumbra Theatre

Pillsbury House and Theatre

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

Reclaim the Block

Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference

Seward Community Co-Op

Smoke in the Pit

Sierra Club North Star Chapter


Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC

Twin Cities Relief Initiative

University of St. Thomas

Voices of Racial Justice

Worldwide Outreach for Christ

Xcel Energy


Still Here... Unstolen. Unbroken

Now through Juneteenth, when you visit George Floyd Square, you have a sacred opportunity to engage a rememory experience of the offerings laid at the intersection of E 38th Street & Chicago Avenue.  The exhibit entitled, "Still Here... Unstolen. Unbroken." is located at the Nakomis Gallery inside Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, 3749 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. Hours are Tues-Thurs 11 AM to 7 PM, Fri-Sat 10 AM to 3 PM

Global Day of Prayer for Justice for George Floyd and Black Liberation 

The George Floyd Global Memorial and the community at George Floyd Square invited individuals and faith communities throughout the world to join in a virtual interfaith Day of Prayer for Justice for George Floyd and Black Liberation beginning March 8th, 2021. 

This is an ongoing invitation for supporters around the world to offer prayers for Justice for George Floyd and for Black Liberation, in their own ways and through their own faith traditions, as an act of love and solidarity online. Information for how to participate virtually will be updated periodically. Check back often for updates. 

8:46 Meditation

In honor of the Global Day of Prayer for Justice for George Floyd and Black Liberation, we invite you into meditation for 8:46​ for a moment of silence. The imagery in this video is the streetscape at the intersection of 38th Street E and Chicago Avenue S in Minneapolis, MN, a most sacred space. 

Courtesy of filmmakers Rev. Dr. Dan Collison and Maya Washington

Interview with Family Members

Angela Harrelson and Paris Stevens, Co-Chairs of the George Floyd Global Memorial, have an intimate video chat conversation with Minneapolis filmmaker, writer, and artist Maya Washington to discuss how their family is doing during this difficult time and plans for a Global Day of Prayer on March 8, 2021.

Courtesy of Running Water Entertainment, LLC

Candles and offerings at George Floyd Global Memorial. 

Photo by Ron Johnson.


Follow us on social media: 


Suggestions for Organizations & Individuals Around the World

Image of an angel figurine left at the George Floyd Memorial.

George Floyd Global Memorial. Minneapolis, MN. 

Photos by Ron Johnson and Maya Washington

Image of signs posted at George Floyd Square in Spanish "Las Vidas Negras Importan." "Tu lucha es mi lucha."