July 6, 2019 marked 3 years since Philando Castile was murdered in Falcon Heights, Minnesota by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez. Yanez has yet to be held to account for the panicked over reaction that resulted in the death of Philando for no good reason.
The city of Falcon Heights has taken steps to confront and address this problem. As their contract with St. Anthony Police ended in 2018, they chose to work with the Ramsey County Sheriff to police their city. The most recent effort by Falcon Heights city officials to recognize and atone for Castile's murder was the Cultivating a Caring Community: Understanding and Healing Event, held on 7-6-19.
In this clip the panelists tell us about where and how they find inspiration to continue their work. John Thompson cites Valerie Castile and his neighbors as inspiration. Valerie Castile is inspired by her Son and her God. She goes on to give gratitude to the community that supports her work and has stood up to demand justice for Philando and all the others impacted by police and community violence. Kay is inspired by the civil rights leaders with whom she has worked and her adopted children.