George Floyd Global Memorial

A Living Memorial

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. The video footage that captured his death sparked global outrage, protests, calls for justice, and outpourings of grief.

At the intersection of 38th Street E and Chicago Avenue S in Minneapolis, MN, people come from all over the world to stand in solidarity for racial justice, express their pain and hope, and pay respect to the names of people who died unjust deaths. These offerings continue to be received and tended to by local community members (Caretakers) with support from local organizations like the Pillsbury House and Theater and the Midwest Art Conservation Center.

The George Floyd Global Memorial was established to bring together members of George Floyd's family and the local community to preserve these creative expressions of pain and hope of the people for the people. Our work is to ensure that the stories of the community are told and used as educational resources for generations to come. The George Floyd Global Memorial is and will continue to be a living memorial that inspires all people to pursue justice.

Black and white mural portrait of George Floyd. Artist: Peyton Scott Russell Location: 12 ft Black and White Mural installation in front of Cup Foods.at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, MN. Carousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel image

Wherever you may be in the world

You can be part of our story. Bring an offering in person, or send your expressions virtually by tagging @gfgmemorial on social media.

Additionally, donations to the George Floyd Global Memorial go directly to the care, conservation, and preservation of the offerings left by the community visitors to the physical space at the George Floyd Global Memorial in Minneapolis, MN, as well as our plans for a permanent home. Thank you for joining us in our mission.

Upcoming Events

Aligned with our theme for this year, We Will Heal Us, GFGM has put together a team of community members to represent 38th and Chicago in the Twin Cities Marathon and 10-Mile. See the event's page for more information.

The George Floyd Global Memorial is organizing a poetry slam! Poets from the George Floyd Square community will perform poems related to the 2020 Uprising. See the event's page for more information. This event is part of our ongoing Art + Justice series.




PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY

Follow us on social media: @gfgmemorial


Suggestions for people around the world:

    • Organize a virtual service or virtual gathering, dedicate an hour of prayer or meditation. Facilitate a discussion or reflect with your community.


    • Consider an act of service in honor of George Floyd throughout the spring and summer.


    • Share your prayers, reflections, and gestures of solidarity on social media and tag @gfgmemorial, and use the hashtags #justiceforgeorgefloyd #georgefloydglobalmemorial


    • Visit the Prayer Page at @PrayersForJusticeForGeorgeFloyd on Facebook


Image of signs posted at George Floyd Square in Spanish "Las Vidas Negras Importan." "Tu lucha es mi lucha."
Photos by Ron Johnson and Maya Washington
The Free State of George Floyd.mp4

Video: The Free State of George Floyd produced by Arizona State University's Center for Work and Democracy, FLOWSTATE Films and The Community at 38th & Chicago.