Racial Myth & Memory I
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29-30 October 2023
- intrigued to learn more about intersections of race, power, politics, and culture in U.S. history?
- excited to connect with other curious minds in community?
- a history buff? an architecture aficionado? an educator?
- eager to enjoy the beautiful autumnal scenery of Central Virginia–and the drive between the Triangle and Albermarle County?
- happy to relax while others take care of all the logistical details?
Through five site visits we'll explore three themes as a lens on the powerful weight of race in Charlottesville--and in our country:
- enslaved communities and three early presidents
- African-Americans and the University of Virginia
- the Robert E. Lee statue and violent 2017 Unite the Right Rally of white supremacists
This Sunday-Monday experience is open to individuals within and beyond the CFS community, including educators in schools and colleges as well as Friends meeting members and other curious adults.
Be educated. Be challenged. Be inspired. By where we go, by what we learn, by whom we encounter--and by your fellow travelers.
Until we reckon with history, we’re not going to be free. I think there’s something better waiting for us that we can’t get to until we talk honestly about our past.
Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery; Author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption