George Floyd Square Pilgrimage Journeys
MISSION & VISION
Pilgrimage journeys at George Floyd Square (GFS) provide guided experiences for visitors to posture themselves in a sacred space to grieve, pay respect, and be inspired to pursue racial justice.
During pilgrimage journeys, community members take on the role of pilgrimage guides. They tell their own experiences and the stories behind the offerings within GFS, developing pilgrims' understanding of the significance of GFS and the ongoing fight for racial justice.
By coming to this sacred space with a reflective, respectful, and open heart, pilgrims take part in the protest work of remembrance. Further, as pilgrimages are opportunities to inspire visitors to pursue racial justice within their own lives, each pilgrimage is tailored to the backgrounds, vocations and intentions of the group.
Were you in George Floyd Square to take a same-day pilgrimage? Find your guide below and click on their personalized link.
For groups larger than 4 people, we offer individually-designed pilgrimages, planned by our team in conjunction with you. These pilgrimages take into consideration the schedules, intentions, and vocations of the pilgrims. Please fill out the inquiry form if you are interested in a custom pilgrimage.
Our Pilgrimage Guides
Vine also known as Divine Raynell is a spoken word poet, artist organizer, and Urban romance author who is a black nationalist. She believes that her words will create change in her community. She has five published urban romance novels that she began in 2019. Vine has been traveling to do poetry since her time in Philly when she was sixteen. Since then Vine has been in many states to perform her poems. Vine is rooted in her community, she is committed to building a ecosystem through love , respect, education and generational wealth for black people.
Did you take a personal pilgrimage with Vine already? Support her work here.
A lifelong resident of southside Minneapolis, Mn. A child of the most high. Father of two. One of his messages and what he represents is turning street energy into community energy.
He's blessed and highly favored to be able to serve his people in the way that he does. Leading by example.
God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is good!
Did you take a personal pilgrimage with Marquise already? Support his work here.
She is currently enrolled at North Hennepin Community College pursuing an Associates Degree in Business Management. In her free time, she loves to spend quality time with family, advocate for youth empowerment, and volunteer in community engagements.
Did you take a personal pilgrimage with Kia already? Support her work here.
I'm a life-long resident of Minnesota, and I live in Minneapolis. I am 21 years old. I am a ward of the state and a product of the adoption system. Most of my family grew up on the Southside and went to school in this community. Being black, young, and female, I want to make people aware of the perspectives of people like me that does not often get told.
Did you take a personal pilgrimage with Mona already? Support her work here.
Hey, I’m Georgio, and I grew up on the South Side of Minnepaolis. I have experienced so many life changing events right at George Floyd Square. I have made friends, and I have lost people who I love dearly right where we lost George Floyd. All of these events have had a strong impact on my life and view of the world. I know the greatness of the South Side community. I love the opportunity to speak about this to people around the Twin Cities and the world. As a pilgrimage guide, I'm trying to bring unity to my community.
Did you take a personal pilgrimage with Georgio already? Support his work here.
Did you take a personal pilgrimage with Kendrick already? Support his work here.
Maurice is a community member at George Floyd Square. More about Maurice is coming soon!
Did you take a personal pilgrimage with Maurice already? Support his work here.
To make pilgrimage journeys sustainable, we recommend a suggested donation of 25$/adult and 10$/child for both standing pilgrimages and individually-designed pilgrimages. Donations will be navigated after the pilgrimage is confirmed.
Your donations to the George Floyd Global Memorial help make pilgrimage journeys a self-sustaining operation. We use the donations for the professional development of pilgrimage guides, to coordinate memorial journeys, and to tend to the memorial.
The experience you receive requires our guides to draw upon their stories, knowledge, and lived experiences. We pay our pilgrimage guides an equitable, flat rate for every journey out of consideration for their time and contribution to our community. Our memorial guide program creates entrepreneurs by supporting each guide to set up their own business, receive professional training, and contract with the GFGM for sustainable business development.
Map of George Floyd Square
Are Photos Allowed?
The memorial was birthed out of a movement in which photography and video recordings were integral parts of the protest. To continue that legacy, photos are allowed. However, we ask that people 1) Do not photograph or videotape others without first asking for permission 2) Do not photograph or videotape isolated offerings, as such content may be used to exploit the offerings for finanical gain.
Interested in participating in a pilgrimage journey?
If you are an individual or representing 4 or less people, please check back later for more information on standing pilgrimages.
If you represent a group larger than 4 people, please fill out the inquiry form to begin the process of scheduling a custom pilgrimage. Requests are ideally submitted 2 to 8 weeks before the pilgrimage. After you submit the form, we will be in contact within a week to schedule a zoom call. We believe that pilgrimage journeys are personal journeys, so during this call, we will get to know you in order to work together and plan out the details of your pilgrimage journey.