World News – US – George Floyd’s last words to be projected on UW Memorial Union wall tonight


« When you read the transcripts of George Floyd’s last words it makes you cry It’s one thing to see the video, but when you actually read the words … it shook me to the core about me and I just don’t want people to forget about this brother and forget what happened with this incident, ”says Michael Johnson, CEO of the Dane County Boys and Girls Club

About a month ago, Johnson challenged the community to find a place to project Floyd’s last words, as has been done in other cities in the United States, and the Union of Wisconsin. called and said she would.As a result, George Floyd’s very last words will be paraded on a Union Memorial theater wing wall tonight as part of a special 7-9am eventm organized by the student-led Wisconsin Union Executive Art Committee (WUD)

The debut of the exhibition will include brief remarks by Natalia Lugovskaya, director of the artistic committee of WUD, and Johnson

« I’m grateful the university responded so quickly I think doing this at UW and Memorial Union is appropriate, » Johnson tells Madison365

Johnson invited the Black Men’s Coalition of Dane County, recently founded by Corey Marionneaux, to come with him

« We’re going to throw those words I was inspired by what I saw another community do When you sit down and listen to how George Floyd advocated for his life, we wanted there to be a reminder that this is something America should never forget, ”says Johnson“ As a result of this, we formed and founded the Dane County Black Men’s Coalition, led by Corey Marionneaux, and you will see black men out there tonight with university officials to let our community know that black men and women are traumatized by the death of George Floyd and his words and his life mattered and this country should never, ever forget this that happened in Minneapolis « 

Does anyone in Madison own a building with an empty wall like this that can donate space for a similar message? Remember the last words of Goerge Floyd

Activists and artists across the United States have responded to George Floyd’s death with protests, artwork, and creative messaging like on the side of the World Trade Center in downtown Portland (ci above) The WUD Art Committee asks those visiting the exhibit at Memorial Union to practice physical distancing and wear a mask or other form of face mask Johnson says he hopes for a good turnout at the event tonight

« It’s a way for us to commemorate George Floyd and it’s also a way to remind people that police brutality is unacceptable and that his life matters and that black lives matter, » Johnson says. « We must remember that as a nation we must do better and we must protect the lives of black people at all costs

« When I saw how he was killed it was one thing But when I read the words and read the number of times he pleaded for his life it shook me deeply », adds Johnson « I am grateful that the University reacts to this Let it be a reminder that her life mattered and that we should never, ever forget what happened to Mr. Floyd and I hope our actions speak louder than our words across this country « 

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