To: The Members of the Georgian Court University Community
The death of George Floyd left an indelible mark on the nation’s history. The last 9 minutes and 29 seconds of his life reignited a movement for racial justice and police accountability—which has been supported globally by people from all walks of life.
Over the past three weeks, we watched as the details of George Floyd’s murder were recounted. Today, the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of each charge: second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. For many, this outcome provokes a sense of relief; justice has been served in some capacity. Some may not share this sentiment, and others may feel that the United States has much more to do as we address racism, policing, and justice in our country.
Regardless of your perspective, we know that you may need a place to share your sentiments about this evening’s verdict.
Join us tomorrow, April 21, at 12:00 p.m. as we come together and process the outcome of the trial. Bring your questions, frustrations, thoughts, silence—all of it. Together, we will listen and unpack.
Click here to join: https://georgian.zoom.us/j/99396864534
We are here to help, and we’ll see you then.
Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D.