It is with very deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of longtime friend and Communities United Against Police Brutality vice-president Darryl Robinson. His passing leaves a giant hole in our organization and in the community.
Darryl is survived by and will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his brother, Kevin Robinson, and sisters, Michele and Wanda Robinson, as well as a large extended family and loving friends in Chicago, Minnesota, and around the country. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Maxine Robinson, and brother Duane. Darryl was buried in a family ceremony in Chicago.
Darryl was recruited to Northland College in Thief River Falls, MN on a football scholarship, where he earned a degree in business management.
As Vice President of Communities United Against Police Brutality, Darryl has been responsible for the safety of many people along Lake Street and at homeless shelters downtown through daily copwatch. He taught thousands of people to advocate safely and effectively for themselves through Know Your Rights training. Darryl represented CUAPB at conferences and events around the country. He spent his last days being what he called himself—a freedom fighter: speaking out at a city council meeting, meeting with Students United Against Police Brutality and copwatching on Lake Street the night he died.
Tribute to Honor the Life and Work of Darryl M. Robinson
Sunday, March 23
4200 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis
We invite you to come together with us to honor Darryl’s life and work. This is an informal event where we will share memories and pay tribute to Darryl’s many contributions. A meal will be served.
We are starting a fund to support the copwatch work that Darryl loved and to allow us to give an award to one of our students each semester. Darryl loved working with students, presenting frequently at schools around the state. If you would like to support this fund, please mail a check to CUAPB, 4200 Cedar Ave, Suite 5, Minneapolis, MN 55407 and add Darryl Robinson in the note area of the check.
There will never be another like Darryl Robinson but we honor him by continuing to do this work. Please join us.
Darryl M. Robinson, ¡presente!