06/17/2020 MinneCulture Presents

MinneCulture Presents
June 17, 2020

DJs: Micah Whetstone

Teens on Police Brutality, Unrest, and Solidarity from Listen Up! Youth Radio
On May 25 former Minneapolis police officer Dereck Chauvin murdered 46 year old George Floyd with three other officers watching near the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue. His killing sparked an ongoing unrest which has spread across the country and even the globe. The protests call for an end to the brutal killings of Black people at the hands of police and a re-imagination of our relationship to public safety. Wednesday night on MinneCulture Presents, we are listening to a recent forum of young people addressing these events. On June 4th, nine Twin Cities teens discussed their thoughts and feelings about what happened — and how friends, family, and community members of different racial backgrounds are responding. We’ll hear from the panelists about what they would like to see changed. This forum is a project of Listen Up! Youth Radio, a local media program centered on dialogue, storytelling, leadership and civic engagement. It was produced by Emily Krumberger.