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One Year Later: Houstonians Reflect On The Impact Of George Floyd’s Life And Death

We discuss the legacy of George Floyd. What kind of impact have we seen on our community? And how has it affected personal and public conversations about race and justice?

Rowena Jesse, 62, touches a mural of George Floyd in Houston’s Third Ward on April 20, 2021, after Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of his murder.

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It's been one year since the murder of George Floyd.

How has this country changed? And, sadly, how has it stayed the same?

Still, the major impact of George Floyd has been felt here – and around the world.

We're finally having national conversations about systemic racism and the racism of our country's past.

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act was passed in the House and currently sits in the Senate.

Houston has felt the loss of one of our own, and the city has seen protests and marches against police brutality over the past year.

Today, experts join us to reflect on the legacy and impact of George Floyd's life and death.

And we invite listeners to call in to share thoughts and stories on how it's impacted them.

Guests:

Jeff Storms:

  • George Floyd’s and Dante Wright’s family lawyer with Newmark Storms Dworak LLC

Dr. Rockell Brown Burton:

  • Interim Dean of the School of Communication and an Associate Professor at Texas Southern University

Houston Public Media reporter Matt Harab also joins Ernie outside the Cuney Homes Community Center in Third Ward, the neighborhood where George Floyd grew up, where a tribute is about to take place.

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Catherine Lu

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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