George Floyd’s brother, Terrence Floyd, is still fighting for justice and police reform almost two years after his brother was slain under the knee of a police officer.
“[Police reform] is changing, but it’s not changing at a rapid pace,” says Terrence. “But it’s changing. Nothing in the physical form will change until you change your mindset.”
And in his pursuit of justice in the killing of his brother, Terrence has turned to the most unexpected of sources: non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. An NFT is a piece of code that looks like art and is identified by a unique “bar code,” or token, on the blockchain, which is a decentralized record-keeping system with a shared public ledger. Possessing an NFT is comparable to possessing an authentic artifact, such as a baseball card.
Terrence Floyd, founder of the nonprofit We Are Floyd Org — an organization that develops initiatives to assist communities in overcoming mental health issues, poverty, and social injustice — is teaming up with Confront Art to release 9,000 NFTs on mintNFT.com in honor of Justice Day, which takes place on April 15.
The Breonna Taylor Foundation, the John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation, and the We Are Floyd Organization will profit from the project’s proceeds.
Additionally, the charity initiative will work with the families of late Representatives John Lewis, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, as well as Grammy Award-winning artist and former television personality Dionne Warwick.
Its objective is to inspire individuals to cooperate in the production of artwork.
The campaign’s founders claim they wish to acknowledge and encourage various emerging NFT artists and their work while also contributing to charity.
Andrew Cohen and Lindsay Eshelman, co-founders of Confront Art, said in a news release, “We are always on the lookout for creative ways to assist artists and charities.” “We are delighted to bring together entertainment heavyweights and emerging artists in a massive metaverse campaign for social justice and charity.”
“I hope this message reaches a large enough audience to compel people to participate — which is crucial,” Warwick says of the NFT charity campaign. “These funds need to be raised.”
According to the organizers, the NFT campaign is a continuation of Confront Art’s “SEEINJUSTICE” series, which debuted Chris Carnabuci’s sculptures of Lewis, Taylor, and Floyd.