TakeAction Minnesota Update: Justice for George Floyd

Today, George Floyd’s memorial was held in Minneapolis. The pain, rage, and grief across the Twin Cities is palpable. At the same time, our trauma is being transformed into the creation of something beautiful.

TakeAction Minnesota continues to follow the leadership of Black-led organizations and Black leaders across our multi-racial base. We are also operating through our lens as a multi-racial, statewide organization, lifting up the wisdom of members most directly impacted by injustice and violence inflicted by police and white nationalists.

Today I Woke Up

by Breanna Ellison, TakeAction Minnesota Organizer Like so many of you, I am hurting.   This is not the first time black people have been forced to witness the trauma of our black relatives’ suffering, plastered across social media and broadcast by the mainstream media like clickbait. When news of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder spread like wildfire across the country, I was devastated. I wept at the brutal video of