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George Floyd died May 25, 2020, after nearly nine minutes with a Minneapolis police officer's knee on his neck.

In the days that followed, protests in Minneapolis soon spread across the country, including to Cleveland on Saturday, May 30.

What began as a peaceful march in this city later became a clash involving tear gas canisters flying and police cruisers afire. As in other cities, destruction, looting and curfews followed.

Case Western Reserve launched this page to provide communications, resources and related information to these events and their larger context.

University Statements

  • Tragedy in Georgia and Tuesday Town Hall

    To the Case Western Reserve Community:

    Last week’s killings of eight people—six of them Asian American women—has intensified the already-pervasive fear and distress of people of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander descent around the country—and on our campus. 

  • A Joint Statement of Support for the Asian Community

    On March 6, 2021, Interim President Scott Cowen and Provost and Executive Vice President Ben Vinson III issued a statement in response to recent attacks against those of Asian…

  • You Are Welcome Here

    To the Case Western Reserve Community:

    You are welcome here.

    Four years ago, our campus became one of more than 300 colleges and universities to make that simple sentence the center of a campaign against exclusion, xenophobia, and religious intolerance.