On March 2, 2021, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, in partnership with the Minnesota Council of Churches and the Minnesota Conference of the UCC, held a public conversation in preparation for the trials of the former police officers accused in George Floyd’s death.
The conversation features Rev. Traci Blackmon and Rev. Steven Belton, moderated by Rev. Dr. Gary Green of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Rev. Blackmon, Associate General Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ, brings expertise as a national voice on racial politics in America with her on-the-ground experience as pastor and MSNBC contributor responding to the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and George Floyd. Rev. Belton, President and CEO of the Urban League (Twin Cities), brings experience as a pastor, lawyer, and a leader in high-level state government positions in Minnesota. He has been a strong public voice in response to both the killings of Jamar Clark and George Floyd in Minneapolis. The opening reading features Rev. Karen Hutt of United Theological Seminary.
In continuation of the work featured in this discussion, United is also co-hosting the Day of Prayers for Justice for George Floyd and Black Liberation on March 8, 2021. For more information about the upcoming Day of Prayers, visit the event page here.