Remember Them: An Interactive Memorial of Violence Against People of Color for Reflection and Change

September 30, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church
16200 West 12 Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan 48076

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Join Rabbi Aaron Starr and the CSZ Equity Task Force for a prayer vigil and learning opportunity as part of Remember Them: An Interactive Memorial of Violence Against People of Color for Reflection. The memorial, a protest installation aimed at raising awareness and inspiring action to halt racial injustice, is housed at St. David’s.

This interactive protest installation is designed to remind us of the sins of the past, and inspire us, in new ways, to take action and bring racial equality to our nation, one nation, under God.” 

Remember Them includes headstones of well-known (and not so well-known) victims of racial violence and injustice, including George Floyd, Medgar Evers, and more.

The installation also includes a 100-page book, published especially for the occasion, with one page devoted to each victim, to help visitors understand the stories behind the names. They are housed in this all-weather shelter, where other literature can be found to help visitors reflect, pray, and take action. 

There’s also a special, all-weather wall constructed so that visitors can write the names of people they know who have been victims of racial injustice to serve as memorial touchstones for prayer and meditation. 

 “We hope everyone in Metro Detroit will come out and spend some time here, to learn and contemplate our past and our future,” said Darryl Butler one of the installation’s organizers. 

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