Three years after a St. Anthony police officer shot and killed Philando Castile, his Central High School classmates are keeping his memory alive.
The fourth-annual Central Honors Philando event on Aug. 18 will include performances by local artists including PaviElle French and Maria Isa, as well as kids' activities, food and a raffle. The event is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Dunning Recreation Center in St. Paul.
Castile, a 2001 Central graduate, was killed during a traffic stop in July 2016. A jury acquitted Jeronimo Yanez, the officer who shot him, the following year.
Central alumni organized Central Honors Philando with Castile's family and friends, according to a news release.
"It is an opportunity for community-building, peaceful dialogue and healing," the release said.
For more information about Central Honors Philando, visit centralhonorsphilando.org.