Join us for our inaugural Week of Remembrance, June 18-23, 2019!
Scroll below for event details and registration.
Educational Forum on Public Memory
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm
Nashville Public Library
This informative event will feature our EJI student essay contest winners, youth spoken word artists, and an interactive panel on the topic, “We Remember: The Power of Memory and Movement”.
Note: Parking is available in the library parking deck located on Church Street. Public transit is encouraged (click here for bus stop information).
Marker Installation and Dedication Ceremony
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 12:00-2:00pm
We will install the first phase of our public memory project including two historical markers in downtown Nashville. The first marker is named for Henry Grizzard and Ephraim Grizzard, brothers who were violently hanged and killed by white residents of Davidson and Sumner counties on April 24 and April 30, 1892. The second marker is named for David Jones and Jo Reed, victims of pre-1877 racial terror lynching. Over 200 documented lynchings took place in Tennessee alone between 1877 and 1950, with at least four having occurred in Davidson County.
Note: Parking is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Public transit is strongly encouraged.
Healing Retreat and Contemplative Gathering
Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm
St. Augustine’s Chapel
Our healing retreat will feature contemplative circles, movement chaplains, and other sacred offerings. The traumas of oppression, violence, and racial terror have a lasting impact on our bodies, minds, and spirits. This space is open to all in an effort to create a space of care, decompression, and healing. The space will be open beginning at 4:00pm for those who would lie to participate in meditation activities, including a walking labyrinth.
Note: Parking is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Public transit is strongly encouraged (a bus stop is located at the intersection of 24th Ave and West End Ave).
Interfaith Service of Lament and Celebration
Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 3:00-5:00pm
First Baptist Church South Inglewood
We will conclude our inaugural “Week of Remembrance” with an interfaith service of lament and celebration. We will join in with faith leaders from the Muslim, Jewish, Bahá'í, and Christian communities, and a host of community members for this moving service. All faith and non-faith traditions are welcome.
Note: Parking is available toward the back of the church building.