Justice for George Floyd
Finding the Facts | March 15th, 2021
Last week we began talking about preparing for the unknown as we enter the trial for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer on trial for the murder of George Floyd. Hopefully, you have been Starting with Self and Identifying Your Person/People. For myself, I noticed that I was deeply in a thinking space as I watched the news and processed the short snippets of coverage discussing the jury selection process. It made me wonder, what do we know about the legal process and how it will play out in this trial? What can be learned that might be helpful in our preparing for the unknowns that lie ahead?
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Events from the last year have been difficult to comprehend. Our lived experiences shape how we view and process these events, and can provide both opportunities and challenges as we navigate conversations with students, colleagues, family and friends. These resources, provided by both SPPS and other organizations, provide some ideas and starting points for engaging with yourself and others around these topics.
Spring, 2020 brought the murder of George Floyd, more racially motivated police violence throughout our nation, uprisings here and around the world, all in the midst of the pain and uncertainty of a global pandemic. These archived messages, resources, and talking points were provided to support students and staff last spring, and are still relevant and necessary as we enter Spring, 2021.