Masterclass in Activism with Angela Harrelson

Friday, January 20 at 4pm | Rackham Amphitheatre

The Center for Racial Justice, in partnership with Democracy & Debate, proudly welcomes Angela Harrelson to the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the University of Michigan for our Masterclass in Activism event. Angela Harrelson is the aunt of George Floyd, a Caretaker of the George Floyd Global Memorial that commemorates the site of George Floyd’s murder, the co-chair of the memorial’s board of directors, and the author of Lift Your Voice: How My Nephew George Floyd’s Murder Changed the World. Joined in conversation by Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, the interim dean of Ford School and founding director of the Center for Racial Justice, Ms. Harrelson will share her experience with tragedy, her path to racial justice activism, the organic growth of the memorial as a site of international outpouring of commemoration, and the power of community activism to preserve history and propel change. RSVP to join us in person or virtually for this special event. Reception to follow after the event.