Lowell Lecture

Lowell Lecture — Philonise Floyd

Date & Time

Feb. 2, 2022 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


, MA
Driving Directions


On May 26, 2020, Philonise O’Neil Floyd learned that four police officers in Minneapolis murdered his older brother after a store clerk alleged that he had passed a counterfeit $20 bill. The world saw named officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds; however, the people of the Earth did more than watch and mourn. Across the United States and internationally, George Floyd’s death sparked a worldwide outpour of protests against police brutality, especially toward Black people.

Presenting Organization

Boston Public Library




Programs Department (programs@bpl.org, (617) 859-2129)

Anti-racist activist and brother of George “Perry” Floyd, Jr. will converse with Boston Public Library President David Leonard about how we can use our outrage at systemic injustice to catalyze social transformation through community organizing and passing reforms. An audience Q&A session will follow the discussion.