This Weekend on March 20th will mark 3 years since the State College Police shooting death of Osaze Osagie.
The State College Borough Council declaring that day as Osaze Osagie Day of Unity.
Osagie was killed by State College Police officers during a mental health check after he had lunged at them with a knife.
The proclamation was made at a Borough Council meeting earlier this month.
Osagie’s mother said during the meeting that minority groups often carry stigmas with them every day, but that everyone should be free to live life.
“We have to make sure that we are free. Free to live, free to breathe, and free to love. I believe that love conquers everything. And today, this show of unity is deeply appreciated. Love never fails. ”
A representative from the 320 coalition was also at the meeting saying they appreciate the efforts the borough has made to make the community safer in response to their pleas.
The coalition plans to hold a number of events leading up to the anniversary, including one tonight at 6:30 at Webster’s Book Store.