Floyd was a 46-year-old Black man who was killed while being arrested on May 25 by the Minneapolis Police for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill to purchase cigarettes.
“George Floyd’s death has been the catalyst for the most sustained movement for Black lives since the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s,” said Tack. “At Quinnipiac, this movement has started a conversation about how to address bias and discrimination on campus. The university as well as several on-campus organizations released statements in support of diversity groups and students of color. President Olian released a ten-point plan laying the groundwork for reform. Implementation of anti-bias trainings and education has begun.”
This event is co-sponsored by the Student Government Association, the Student Bar Association, the School of Medicine Student Government and the Graduate Student Council.
The event is free and open to Quinnipiac students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni.