How community leaders are holding space for healing

A woman puts her hand in the air.
Jeanelle Austin, left, puts her hands in the air in prayer beside her sister-in-law Rachel Austin at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis last month.
Evan Frost | MPR News file

As the world waits for a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, faith and community leaders are working to help the community heal during a turbulent time in Minnesota. 

MPR News host Angela Davis takes a look at what’s been done over the last few weeks to help those feeling stressed by the trial and how those efforts shifted following 20-year-old Daunte Wright’s killing at the hands of a police officer in Brooklyn Center. 

Guests:

  • Pastor Lawrence Richardson is the lead minister of Linden Hills United Church of Christ in Minneapolis and the author of the book, “I Know What Heaven Looks Like.”

  • Keno Evol is a writer and community organizer in Minneapolis and is currently the executive director of Black Table Arts Co-Op, a community driven cooperative working toward better Black futures.

  • Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman is the senior rabbi at Temple Israel in Minneapolis.

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