Community Gathering: Keith Ellison on Ending the Cycle of Police Violence

Community Gathering: Keith Ellison on Ending the Cycle of Police Violence

November 11, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

First Unitarian Society

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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison led the prosecution of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. His new book, Break the Wheel: Ending the Cycle of Police Violence, takes us behind the scenes and describes his team’s effort to bring justice to Floyd and his family.

In his presentation, Ellison will share his thoughts about the trial, which placed Minneapolis at center stage worldwide, and about how to end the pattern of brutality against Black people.

All are welcome! Childcare is available upon request by Nov. 7 at Join us at 3 p.m. for our featured presentation, followed by Q & A. At 4:30 we’ll break for socializing over nibbles and drinks.

In Break the Wheel, the attorney general examines the roles of prosecutors, defendants, heads of police unions, judges, activists, legislators, politicians, and media figures as he explores ways to end the chain of violence and replace it with empathy and shared insight.

Ellison was sworn in as Minnesota Attorney General in January 2019 and won reelection in 2022. From 2007 to 2019, he represented Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is the first African American and first Muslim to be elected to statewide office in Minnesota.

Before he was elected to Congress, Ellison served four years in the Minnesota House of Representatives, following 16 years as an attorney specializing in civil-rights and defense law, including five years as executive director of the Legal Rights Center.

Ellison will sign copies of his book, which will be for sale, during the social hour.

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