FARGO — OneFargo and the area arts community will gather to honor the lives of two Black men who died after being detained by police.
At 8 p.m. Thursday, July 9, “A Breath for George” will be screened in the Minnesota State University Moorhead Roland Dille Center for the Arts parking lot. The film, created by New Dawn Theatre, is a collection of songs, poems and thoughts on systemic racism and police violence in the wake of George Floyd’s death, who was killed May 25 during an arrest in Minneapolis.
Social distancing guidelines will be in place and masks will be available to audience members. Viewers are invited to bring a lawn chair or watch from their cars. The screening is free with donations accepted for both Fargo/Moorhead's Black Lives Matter and OneFargo.
At 7 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the gazebo in Fargo's Island Park, members of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra will play a tribute to Elijah McClain, a violinist who died after being forcibly detained by police in Aurora, Colo., last summer.
The public is invited to bring a flower to leave at the gazebo. After a few words from organizers of OneFargo, FMSO musicians will play.
Due to the nearby Red River Open tennis tournament, parking will be limited.