George Floyd Square Caretaker & Organizer – Minneapolis, MN

Jan 24, 2021 | people/passions

                      Photo by Laurel Bandy for MPR News
George Floyd Square: Jay Webb is a caretaker and organizer who worked on creating the garden around the “Black Power” fist sculpture at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue. Webb thinks this place has had a positive impact on more than just this corner of the city. He said it’s become a place of community action and healing, which is having a ripple effect on the world with demonstrations and safe spaces popping up everywhere you can think of. “We created our space and our vibration here for Minneapolis. Now what happened after they saw how we responded. What did other cities do?” he said. “They started giving as well. They responded the same way.” This is part of a monthlong series looking at how the community has transformed the site of George Floyd’s killing and at the people behind its transformation. It is the culmination of reporting over several months, and a partnership with South High School to engage neighborhood youth in telling their community’s story. Read more at MPRNews.org.

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