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Gatherings in Conway to commemorate George Floyd



Conway, Arkansas – One year since his death, several gatherings are taking place in Conway to commemorate George Floyd this week.

Various Conway groups and organizations were at the Faulkner County Courthouse Sunday afternoon, as an interfaith prayer service kicked off the week of events planned to celebrate Floyd’s life.

“That’s what this week is about. Collective voices, collective hope. Finding hope in each other. Finding community in each other,” Hadiyah Cummings, of Reinvest in Conway, said. “As a collective we can do more together than if we try to fight these things, fight this system by ourselves.”

This event was the first on many more to come in the next days. For those interested, this is the schedule of weeklong events:

Monday, May 24: Know Your Rights & Basic First Aid Training via Zoom, 6pm

Tuesday, May 25: Community Event, DM page for details

Wednesday, May 26: Service Day at Laurel Park, 12pm

Thursday, May 27: Community Town Hall at Conway City Hall, 12pm

Friday, May 28: Art Memorial and Candlelight Vigil at Hendrix College, 7pm

Sunday, May 30: Peace at the Park at 5th Ave. Park, 12pm