Philonise Floyd, Brother of George Floyd and Social Changemaker
Thursday, October 21 | 6 p.m.
The murder of George Floyd, a Black man, by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, 2020, shocked the nation and launched the largest protest marches and rallies for racial justice and civil rights in a generation. Philonise Floyd, the younger brother of George Floyd, was thrust into the national spotlight even as he grieved the loss of his brother. Philonise Floyd has turned his sorrow and anger into activism, speaking around the country about violence against Black people by police. He has founded an organization named PAKFISC, which is meant to support similar victims like George Floyd. He has testified at the United Nations and before the U.S. Congress. “I’m tired of the pain I’m feeling now and I’m tired of the pain I feel every time another black person is killed for no reason. I’m here today to ask you to make it stop,” he told Congress.
Welcome by Nahomi Carlisle, Associate Vice President and Chief Equity and Compliance Officer
Remarks by Franklyn E. Taylor, Ed.D, Associate Provost-Charlestown, Academic and Student Affairs and
Evans Erilus, Interim Director, HOPE Initiative, Academic Support and College Pathway Programs
Sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, in collaboration with the HOPE Initiative