George Floyd Global Memorial


Location: Methodist Hospital

Dates: January 6 - March 3, 2023

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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.

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.

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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.