- This event has passed.
Art Opening: The Movement Never Stops—KingDemetrius Pendleton
May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us on Thursday, May 4 in the Friendship store classroom for a very special art opening celebrating the work of activist and artist KingDemetrius Pendleton. As we prepare to recognize the three year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, we honor the activists, artists, and journalists who continue fighting for justice, raising awareness, and promoting healing in our communities.
This event will be an opportunity to meet King and hear from him directly about his work and inspiration. Enjoy live music from Charmin Michelle. Light refreshments will be provided.
KingDemetrius Pendleton was not only the first journalist on site the day George Floyd was murdered, he also spent countless hours live-streaming the protests, press conferences, uprising, cleanup, and reinvigorated grassroots activism that followed.
Recently, he reached out to Seward Co-op as a community partner to help showcase his work in an effort to amplify Black voices and promote community healing. Beginning in May, his work will be on sale at the Seward Co-op Friendship store.
This event is open to all – RSVP is not required, but if you register via the Eventbrite link below, we will send you a reminder email before the event.
KingDemetrius Pendleton is an internationally recognized photojournalist and activist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His dedication to serve the community led him to be the first journalist on the scene after the murder of George Floyd. His images have been seen by countless people across the world as he documents protests and grassroots organizing in Minnesota and beyond.
In 2021, he was awarded the Unsung Hero’s Award by the McKnight Foundation, the Facing Race Award by the Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundations, and a Liberation Lens: Outstanding Movement Journalist Award by the Racial Justice Network, among others.
In 2022 he produced his first traveling exhibit and book “The Movement Never Stops,” that tells a powerful story of the rebirth of the civil rights movement. The exhibit covers events before and after George Floyd’s death.