Barack Obama to Discuss Deaths of George, Breonna, and Ahmaud During Virtual Town Hall

Former President Barack Obama is addressing the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others during a virtual town hall Wednesday at 5pm EST.

“The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the loss of far too many Black lives to list, have left our nation anguished and outraged,” says a statement for event. “While now is a time for grief and anger, it is also a time for resolve.”

According to CNN, the town hall will be stressing the importance of “ensuring that this moment becomes one for real change” and how the protests around the country lead to new policies.

Obama will be joined by Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, President of Color of Change Rashad Robinson, Minneapolis City Council Representative Phillipe Cunningham and MBK Columbus Youth Leader Playon Patrick in the conversation moderated by Campaign Zero co-founder Brittany Packnett Cunningham.

The town hall beginning at 5pm EST / 2pm PST can be streamed below:

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