Terrence Floyd, visited Mercyhurst University on Wednesday to share his message of racial justice and honor his brother’s memory. His speech coincided with the funeral of Tyre Nichols, another Black man who died in police custody in Memphis earlier this month.
Floyd said he was saddened and angered by the video of Nichols’ arrest, which showed him being pinned down by officers and losing consciousness. He said it reminded him of his own brother’s death and the need to keep fighting for change.
“I’m in this movement to better the culture, the people, to keep this fight going and not stopping until we all are created equal,” Floyd said.
Floyd also talked about his non-profit organization, We Are Floyd, which aims to help youth and communities of color facing challenges such as poverty, mental illness, and violence. He said he wants to empower people to use their voice and their vote to make a difference.
He encouraged the audience at Mercyhurst University to join him in his mission and to stand up against racism and injustice wherever they see it.
“Be the change that you want to see in the world,” he said. “Don’t be afraid to speak out. Don’t be afraid to stand up. Don’t be afraid to be you.”
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