Justice for George Floyd? Unpacking the Verdict


Location: via Zoom

Nearly a year has passed since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, an event that stunned the nation and brought renewed urgency to racial justice movements. Now former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in Mr. Floyd’s death. What will this verdict bring in its wake?

Join the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights to probe some of the questions raised by the Chauvin verdict. Did the conviction provide justice to Floyd and his family? What can we expect from law enforcement following this judgment? How does the guilty verdict change the dynamics of racial justice movements?

Co-sponsored by: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, National Lawyers Guild, Notre Dame American Civil Liberties Union, Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience, Notre Dame Law School Program on Ethics, Compliance, and Inclusion, and the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy

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Silas Altheimer
Klau Center Graduate Assistant, Advanced Study in Race, Justice, and Policing



Emmanuel Cannady
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology


Jennifer Mason McAward
Associate Professor of Law and Director, Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights


Richard Pierce
Associate Professor of History, Concurrent Associate Professor of Africana Studies

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Photo: Derek Chauvin Trial March by Chad Davis is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0


Originally published at klau.nd.edu.