Teaching Peace After George Floyd: Notes from St. Paul

Peace & Change, Volume 46, Issue 4, Page 403-411, October 2021.


In the weeks and months after George Floyd’s killing at the hands of the police, gun violence and premature death continued to spur Minnesotans and the rest of the nation to massive street protests for police and prison abolition. Undergraduate students in St. Paul, Minnesota, found themselves at the global epicenter of grassroots political action, sometimes with little formal grounding in social movement theories or the history of peace and justice struggles. To make the study of peace, justice, and social movements relevant and compelling for an increasingly multiracial generation of young activists, this article links concepts from disparate scholarly frameworks, including Asian American activist studies and the history of the Vietnam antiwar movement.

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