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George Floyd Anniversary & Reimagining Public Safety: Special YES!/PNS Report
Jul01

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

Making Contact · George Floyd Anniversary & Reimagining Public Safety: Special YES!/PNS Report   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...

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Lessons From Defund the Police
Jun02

Lessons From Defund the Police

Making Contact · Lessons From Defund the Police   It’s been a year since the call to “Defund the Police” rang out through the George Floyd Protests. The idea isn’t new – redistributing police funds into community projects that better support healthy communities -but, it’s never been as popular and forceful. Cities across the country have pledged to invest in mental health services, restorative...

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Say Their Names: George Floyd and the Movement to Uplift Black Lives
Jun10

Say Their Names: George Floyd and the Movement to Uplift Black Lives

Making Contact · Say Their Names: George Floyd and the Movement to Uplift Black Lives On May 25, 2020, the nation ignited after a bystander posted a horrific video of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes. Now the movement to uplift Black lives, and to defund and dismantle police departments where officers disproportionately kill and brutalize African American men...

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