COMMUNITY  CALENDAR

This calendar highlights events and programs throughout the community. Please note the organizer and location vary by activity.  When attending community meetings and events please remember to wear your mask, practice social distancing and stay home if you're sick.

PPNA Board Meeting

Thursday, May 13th, 2021
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Join the PPNA Board of Directors for their regular meeting.

Organizer: PPNA

PPNA Advocacy Update

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join PPNA staff and community partners as we review updates on our efforts to advance our Resource-Centered Platform. This is an opportunity for community members to hear about progress and challenges in the areas of equitable development, public safety & livability, and housing justice.

Community members will also have an opportunity to ask PPNA staff questions about these issues and learn how they can help our community move forward together.

Organizer: PPNA

Rise & Remember

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 to Juneteenth - June 19th, 2021
Tues-Thurs 11 AM to 7 PM, Fri-Sat 10 AM to 3 PM

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

3749 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

The George Floyd Global Memorial and the community at

George Floyd Square will present a day of events for the community on May 25th, 2021, the one year anniversary of the death of George “Perry” Floyd. Rise & Remember George Floyd Global Memorial Celebration is a free event that centers the family and friends of George “Perry” Floyd, Minnesota families impacted by injustice, and the people who’ve preserved the Memorial for 12 months. The host of the event, the George Floyd Global Memorial, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Minnesota, was established by George Floyd’s aunt Angela Harrelson, his cousin Paris Stevens, and Lead Caretaker Jeanelle Austin, to bring together members of George Floyd’s family and the local community to preserve over 2500 creative expressions of pain and hope left as offerings at the place where George Floyd took his last breaths. The family affectionately calls him Perry, but the world was introduced to George Floyd, a man who suffered an unjust death at the hands of police on May 25, 2020. One year later, a heartfelt community commemoration will begin at 1pm with community art, healing space, free food, and a children’s area. An open-mic and arts demonstrations will fill out the afternoon. At 6pm, a concert featuring 3x Grammy Award- Winning Sounds of Blackness with Special Guests will honor George Floyd’s family, Minnesota families impacted by injustice, and the 38th and Chicago neighborhood. The evening will culminate with a candlelight vigil in honor of George Floyd. Now through Juneteenth, visitors to George Floyd Square, will also have a sacred opportunity to engage in the Rememory Experience of the offerings laid at the intersection of E 38th Street & Chicago Avenue. The exhibit entitled, “Still Here... Unstolen. Unbroken” is located at the Nakomis Gallery inside Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, 3749 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. Hours are Tues-Thurs 11 AM to 7 PM, Fri-Sat 10 AM to 3 PM. From teddy bears, hand-written notes, drawings by children, candles, flowers, cardboard signs, to public art, the preservation of the physical site has allowed those from around the world to continue to visit the Memorial, present offerings of support or expressions of grief, share food and supplies, COVID-19 testing, elevate the community through youth programming and events, and begin to heal from the trauma of global racial injustice for the past 12 months. Their dedication has been an inspiration and a source of encouragement for those who knew and loved George “Perry” Floyd. Rise & Remember George Floyd Global Memorial Celebration will be a day of reflection and commemoration of the community’s resilience and the continued work of racial justice in Minnesota and around the world.

Organizer: George Floyd Global Memorial and the community at George Floyd Square