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‚Äôll 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.