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Community Remembrance Project Update and Announcement

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From: Jonathan Kubakundimana [jkubakundimana@eji.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:19 AM
To: Evan Milligan
Subject: Community Remembrance Project Update and Announcement

Good morning,

Thank you for your patience and support as we proceed with our marker installation effort for the Community Remembrance Project in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We are happy to inform you that the historical marker is nearing the final stages of approval and we are waiting for City Council committee authorization for installation.

Currently, we are exploring sites to hold the unveiling program and are looking at sites as close to the Old Jail/Capital Park area as possible. As we finalize these logistics, we will send out more information to the group. If anyone is specifically interested in contributing to the program in some fashion, please let us know.

As part of the Community Remembrance Project, we are excited to announce our Racial Justice Essay Scholarship Contest open to all public students grades 9-12 attending high school in Tuscaloosa County. Winners will receive $5000 in scholarships and other prizes. We will recognize the winners at the unveiling program and will ask the first place winner to read their essay at the ceremony.

Attached is the scholarship announcement which includes the guidelines for entry, submission details, and the parent/legal guardian waiver form. We’ve also attached a flyer with the essay competition details.

All scholarship entries must be submitted by Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. The winners will be notified via phone or email, and receive their awards and scholarships at our marker dedication ceremony.

We’ve asked the students to use entries from EJI’s 2017, A History of Racial Injustice calendar to respond to the essay prompts. We will be sending two boxes of calendars each to Central High School, Northridge High School, Paul W. Bryant High School, Hillcrest High School, Brookwood High School, Northside High School, and Tuscaloosa County High School.

We hope you can assist us in circulating this announcement and the calendars. We have reached out to English and History teachers and guidance counselors at the schools mentioned above but would appreciate your assistance encouraging students, teachers, and administrators to respond to the competition. Please let me know if you’d like us to send you calendars for applicants.

You can find more information about our racial justice essay competition here, here, and here.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Evan or me with any questions.

Best,
Jonathan and Evan
Equal Justice Initiative
122 Commerce Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
334.269.1803<tel:(334)%20269-1803
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