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George Floyd Anniversary & Reimagining Public Safety: Special YES!/PNS Report

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Minneapolis, MN – May 25 marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd’s death – captured on video that showed Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes – sparked a global uprising in defense of Black lives and against police brutality. But amid the coverage of protests in the wake of Floyd’s death, media attention rarely focused on the ways communities impacted by police violence were organizing to keep each other safe, in Minneapolis and beyond.

Reimagining a Better World is a special report, from Yes! Media and Public News Service, that looks at two emerging strategies that communities are using to help redefine public safety.

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  • Magdalena Kaluza, Climate Organizer, Take Action Minnesota
  • Jamie Schwendesl, Co-Owner of Moon Palace Books and Cafe in South Minneapolis
  • Shari Davis and Kristania DeLeon, Participatory Budgeting Project


PNW/YES! Staff:

  • Anoa Changa -Reporter and Producer
  • Laura Rosbrow-Telem – Reporter and Producer
  • Lark Corbeil and Zenobia Jeffries Warfield – Editors
  • Sunnivie Brydum – Fact Checker
  • Cole Hemstreet – Audio Mixer

Making Contact Staff:

  • Staff Producers: Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani
  • Executive Director: Sonya Green

Music Credits:

  • Trickledown by Podington Bear
  • Periodicals by Albany, NY
  • Kilkerrin by Skalcairn
  • Lumber Down by Barstool


Author: Radio Project

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