Dear Lynching Sites Project (LSP) Community:
I don’t know about you, but I’m learning how to stay safe and healthy by keeping my distance. “Social distancing” is our new watchword in these trying, COVID-19 times.
And yet, as LSP, community is who we are. As we learn how to “shelter in place” (another new phrase), you and I can take comfort - shelter - in the fact that our work will continue.
Our work, our mission - uncovering the whole truth of racial terror and violence, changing the narrative in Shelby County - continues.
Consistent with the advice from healthcare professionals, we will be suspending our face-to-face 2nd and 4th Monday meetings. For now, the work will be done “virtually.”
Participation will require each participant to download Zoom to their device from theZoom website or appropriate device-based app store. It is PC, Mac and Android compatible and can be used on desktops, laptops, tablets, cell phones, etc.
On Monday evening, Rich Watkins and Pan Awsumb will give us an update on the process of acquiring the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) Duplicate Monument for Shelby County.
On behalf of LSP, Rich and Pan’s committee is working to get permission from EJI to release our Duplicate Monument to us, so that eventually, it can be installed locally.
Our Zoom account allows a maximum of 100 participants, so if you want to participate, I recommend you sign up as soon as you can for that meeting on Monday. Just send an email to Jessica Orians (firstname.lastname@example.org) letting her know you wish to join the ZOOM WEBINAR on March 23, as we will need to send you a meeting ID Number.
I hope you will consider joining us for this Zoom conference, as well as other 21st century ways we can keep connecting with one another.
Finally, thank you for all you have done to support the mission of LSP. We are always grateful for your help. Our donate button is below. No gift is too small.
President of the Board