Kneel-In for Justice

Photograph by Xena Goldman

Honoring George Floyd  Thursday, June 25, 2020 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

One month after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officers on Monday, May 25, 2020, Inver Hills Community College is honoring his memory by gathering faculty, staff and students from Inver Hills and Dakota County Technical College along with community members to participate in a Kneel-In for Justice. The event takes place Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will be held on the Community Garden Field south of Heritage Hall on the Inver Hills campus in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.

The event program will be led by student and community leaders. Participation will include a kneel-in/moment of silence as well as an open mic for sharing and discussing the impact of systemic racism on black communities in Minnesota. Attendees are encouraged to bring a mask, a chair and a friend as well as signs and messages of support. Volunteers at the event will be asking health-screening questions; attendees should wear a mask throughout the event.

On the day of the event, all attendees should review COVID-19 screening information on the Inver Hills website. Individuals exhibiting or have experienced listed COVID-19 symptoms within the last two weeks should not come to campus to participate in the event. Individuals at increased risk for COVID-19 should discuss their attendance with a medical professional.

WHAT: Kneel-In for Justice

WHEN: Thursday, June 25, 2020 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Community Garden Field

Located south of Heritage Hall
Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

  • Attendees should wear a mask throughout the event.
  • Attendees should practice social distancing, maintaining a distance of at least six feet from other attendees not part of their household.
  • Post-event: all attendees should monitor their health and report any confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 to the Inver Hills vice president of student affairs.

Photograph by Mark Graves, The Oregonian

Learn more about how you can participate in the Kneel-In for Justice at Inver Hills by contacting:

Nicki Bottko Woods
Associate Director of Student Life
Inver Hills Community College