The Art of Compassion 2022: People Over Property: The Vows of a GFS Caretaker

The Art of Compassion 2022: People Over Property: The Vows of a GFS Caretaker


Sun, Jan 23
9:30 am - 10:30 am


Jeanelle Austin is the Executive Director of the George Floyd Global Memorial, Lead Caretaker of George Floyd Square, and creator of Racial Agency Initiative,

a racial justice leadership coaching company. Jeanelle has over fifteen years of experience in facilitating group conversations on race, designing racism and multicultural educational programs, mentoring individuals, and helping institutional leadership think through strategies to take seriously diversity and inclusion integration. She has more than 20 years of public speaking experience and consults and speaks nation-wide on various topics as they intersect with race in America. Jeanelle earned an MA in Intercultural Studies and MDiv in Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Semina. A native resident of Minneapolis, she serves her community with joy in the pursuit of racial justice.
George Floyd Square (GFS) emerged out of the 2020 Uprising after the lynching of George Floyd. It is a memorial built of and for and by the people. Out of this movement emerged caretakers—neighbors who felt called to tend to the memorial as their form of protest. This session will be filled with storytelling and conversations to learn how and why the movement of memorial caretakers grew from a few to over fifty people, sustaining the longest urban occupation in the history of the United States.
All Adult Education programs in January will be on Zoom. Contact Noelle ncastin@opmh.org for the zoom link.