Memorialize The Movement in collaboration with Save The Boards & Minnesota African American Heritage Museum & Gallery will be hosting a free outdoor exhibition in Phelps Field Park near the George Floyd Memorial Square. This will be an opportunity for our community to remember and reflect on the stories being told through these murals. The mourning of our loss, the acknowledgment of our successes and failures, and our hopes for the future and a more equitable Minneapolis. We hope that through this immersive experience community members will have a chance to heal, reflect, and learn.
While we do want to celebrate Mr. Floyd’s life and the ways in which our community has stepped up in the wake of his death, this will be a somber event. We want to allow our community a chance to heal and reflect on the last year. Following this exhibition are several events hosted by MTM, and other local organizers that will focus solely on bringing joy to our people and healing through happiness.
In an effort to uplift our local Black creatives, we will be featuring 18 artists to paint murals on blank plywood boards. We will also have 10 vendors, organizations, and small businesses present at the event, along with 12 performers, speakers, and musicians.
In awareness of the trauma that our community has experienced over the last year, we are also inviting mental health clinics and resources that center Black and Brown health professionals to this exhibition and free legal resources for those who may need them.