Minnesota’s attorney general and prosecutor Keith Ellison thanked his team of "all Michael Jordans" - who worked tirelessly and collaborated in pursuit of a common goal. Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd on April 20, 2021.
Ellison called witnesses the “bouquet of humanity” because they tried to stop Chauvin from murdering Floyd, recorded the crime, and testified in court. His most important remarks were of the road ahead:
“The work of our generation is to put an end to the vestiges of Jim Crow and the centuries of trauma and finally put an end to racism. We can end it. It doesn’t have to be with us. We can decide now to have true liberty and justice for all."
How to heal the "Us" vs. "Them" divide?
What do you do if you support "Black Lives Matter" and "Blue Lives Matter"? Cheryl E. Orange is a police lieutenant with the St. Louis Police Department, who identifies with both groups. She's a longtime member of the Ethical Society of Police that addresses race-based discrimination and was formed in 1972. It places morality and doing what's right over blind loyalty and defending officers, no matter what. She says,
"Yes there is systemic racism. We stand on truth, what's right and what is just. When you do that, you have better relationships with your community. The union should lean to what's right, not what's wrong."
Levi's wants to raise awareness about the impact making and consuming clothes has on the environment. Levi’s Brand President, Jennifer Sey, says they want to encourage consumers to be:
"More intentional about their apparel choices: to wear each item longer, for example, to buy SecondHand, or to use our in-store Tailor Shops to extend the life of their garments.”
Levi's partnered with young leaders like Jaden Smith, Emma Chamberlain, Xiuhtezcatl, Marcus Rashford, Melati Wijsen, and Xiye Bastida. They want to bring change to the environment and help to decrease their ecological footprint.