On January 17, Steve attended a lunch that he cosponsored at Paramount Restaurant in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr, Day. At the lunch were relatives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Jacob Blake, who were visiting Memphis for MLK Day weekend.

Below, you can find pictures of Steve with Bianca Austin, Breonna Taylor’s aunt, Jacob Blake, Sr., Jacob Blake’s father, and Paris Stevens and Angela Harrelson, George Floyd’s aunts.

Steve spoke with these guests who have suffered unimaginable losses to police brutality, listening to their stories and learning from their experiences. Together, they discussed the need for criminal justice reform in Shelby County, to honor the memory of those who have been killed, and to make Memphis fairer and safer for future generations.

Steve with Bianca Austin, Breonna Taylor’s aunt, and Jacob Blake, Sr., Jacob Blake’s father.
Steve with Paris Stevens and Angela Harrelson, aunts of George Floyd. They were in Memphis on MLK Day at a lunch Steve cosponsored.
Steve meets with relatives of George Floyd along with County Mayor Lee Harris and County Commissioner Reginald Milton.
Steve speaks with Bianca Austin and Jacob Blake, Sr., relatives of Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake, at the luncheon.