IUSB's Civil Rights Heritage Center hosts town hall for Black Lives Matter

NOW: IUSB’s Civil Rights Heritage Center hosts town hall for Black Lives Matter

SOUTH BEND, Ind.--- IUSB's Civil Rights Heritage Center hosted a virtual town hall meeting Thursday night. The town hall centered on activism following the killing of George Floyd.

Thursday's town hall brought three generations of activists together to discuss the fight for police brutality.

Hundreds of viewers joined the discussion via zoom.

"No matter what race religion or background you had, when you saw that video of George Floyd being murdered, it was like we got to do something about this," said Nasir Wells, one of the panelists and a recent Riley High School graduate.

The hour long meeting centered around measures the panelists had taken in the weeks following Floyd's death.

"It was just this chaotic moment and we know throughout history that chaotic moments are what are required to transform," said Kailee Scales, the managing director for the Black Lives Matter Action Fund.

The panelists also discussed how this movement is bringing the gap between young and old. 

All of the panelists agree that more work needs to be done to keep the movement going forward.

"We need to keep protesting. We need to keep making our voices heard for a change. We need to keep fighting for what is right,: said Nadia Hanna, another panelist and student at Clay High School.

To view the meeting in its entirety, click here.  

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