Upcoming events in Kentucky honoring the death of Breonna Taylor


Louisville gathers to honor Breonna Taylor’s life on the first-anniversary of her death. Design by Liv Bohler.

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To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Breonna Taylor, there are a multitude of memorial activities set to take place in Kentucky to renew the call for justice.

In Our Names Network March 2021

When: Friday, March 12th at 5 p.m.  

Where: This event is being held virtually and interested parties can sign up here. ASL and captioning will be available. 

The In Our Names Network has partnered with Black Lives Matter (BLM) Louisville and numerous other organizations across the country to conduct a virtual conversation about ending police violence against Black women and girls and those who identify as transgender and gender nonconforming. This, in efforts “to build a world where Breonna would still be here,” the BLM Louisville Instagram said. 


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Run For Breonna Louisville 

When: Saturday, March 13th at 9 a.m. 

Where: 11th and Main Street

The Run For Breonna Louisville group has been running/walking a 5k every Saturday since September 2020. On the anniversary of her death, they have planned to do the same weekly form of protest.

Memorial at Injustice Square Park

When: Saturday, March 13th at 1 p.m.

Where: Injustice Square Park 

Hosted by Tamika Palmer, Bianca Austin, and The Breonna Taylor Foundation, the event will start with speakers and music. Later at 4:30 p.m., the Breonna Taylor Foundation and the Family of Breonna Taylor are hosting a resource giveaway (Food and Supplies).

#SayHerName Breonna Taylor Memorial Event

When: Saturday, March 13th at 12 p.m.

Where: SoKY Marketplace

The Bowling Green Freedom Walkers (supporters of BLM within the Bowling Green Community) is hosting a free memorial event at SoKY MarketPlace that will be followed by a car caravan that starts at 3 p.m. At the memorial, there will be live performances by Bri Bucker and speeches given by guest speakers.

Say Her Name: A Memorial Reading for Breonna Taylor

When: Saturday, March 13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: This event will be held virtually and interested parties can log on to the Zoom at 7 p.m. with this link.

This virtual reading event will feature Black writers across the state of Kentucky: Ronald Davis, Hannah Drake, George Ella Lyon, Jude McPherson, Savannah Sipple, and Frank X Walker in efforts to promote social and racial justice. This event was brought together by Carnegie Center’s Kentucky Black Writers Collaborative and will be hosted by their coordinator: Claudia Love Mair.