UCLA/Getty Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series
Jeanelle Austin is co-founder and lead caretaker of the George Floyd Global Memorial, where she guides a team of volunteers to stand in the unique space of preservation and protest. She is also the creator of Racial Agency Initiative, a racial justice leadership coaching company. She began tending to George Floyd’s memorial during the first week of the Minneapolis Uprising as a form of social resistance and self-care. Every day, the memorial looked different, and every day, she and others would tend to both the new and old offerings so that the story could be preserved.
Jeanelle earned a BA in Christian Ministries from Messiah College and an MDiv in Ethics and an MA in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. She consults and speaks nation-wide on various topics as they intersect with race in America. A native resident of Minneapolis, Jeanelle continues to serve and be supported by the people in her community.
With opening remarks by
Dr. Darnell Hunt
Dean, UCLA Division of Social Sciences
Professor of Sociology and African American Studies
Friday, June 4, 2021
11:00 a.m. – Noon PDT