Event planned at sunrise in Northshore Park June 7 to remember George Floyd

A sunrise event in The Woodlands will commemorate the life of George Floyd.
(Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
A sunrise event in The Woodlands will commemorate the life of George Floyd. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

A sunrise event in The Woodlands will commemorate the life of George Floyd. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

An event starting at sunrise June 7 will celebrate the life of George Floyd, who died on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody.

According to a release from The Woodlands Coalition for Equality, the Awakening in The Woodlands will pay tribute to the lives of Floyd and other black Americans.

The nonstructured event will begin with an opening prayer at 6:30 a.m. and a guided meditation at 7 a.m. An end time for the event was not set.

Visual artists Kenneth Pierson, Corella Pierson, Rachel Delarosa and Hung Pham will be involved with the event, which will include chalk art drawings. Attendees are asked to bring blankets, snacks, drinks and games.

Participants are asked to wear masks, and masks will be provided on-site for those who do not have them, according to the release.


The event is one of several in The Woodlands area this week following the national response to Floyd's death. Locally, these included peaceful protest gatherings June 3 and June 4. One event was organized by youth society For A New Tomorrow and another was organized by a 2019 graduate of Oak Ridge High School.

A peaceful protest was also held in Conroe May 31 and events were held in Houston throughout the week.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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