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SWFL Black Community Leaders Discuss Recent Protests

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Kinfay Moroti for WGCU News
More than 200 people protested on Sunday outside the Fort Myers Police Department. The protest was held in response to the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, has been charged in the killing of Floyd.

On today’s show, we’re joined by a panel of guests who are members of Southwest Florida’s Black community to reflect on these growing protests, which seem to have an intensity and momentum that hasn’t been seen in this country for maybe decades. We’re joined by educators, community organizers, the president of the Haitian-American Community Coalition of SW Florida, and a Lt. from the Fort Myers Police Department.

Dr. Peter Ndiang’ui: Visiting Assistant Professor in FGCU’s College of Education, President of the African Network of SW Florida, Chairperson of Fort Myers Mayor’s Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee
Beatrice Jacquet: Castor, President, Haitian-American Community Coalition of SW Florida
Lodovic Kimble: Longtime K-12 educator and professor, Community Organizer, Former President of Lee County NAACP
Lieutenant Dion Freeman: Officer with Fort Myers Police Department
Chantel Rhodes: Community Organizer
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