We preserve objects with painful histories so to not forget the past. The newly constructed Tamir Rice Gazebo Memorial is a site of remembrance for Tamir. It is a site of deep trauma, rooted in generations of white supremacy, authoritarian violence, and their effects on black and brown youth. These are not topics that are easy to discuss, but they warrant discussion. This roundtable creates an open space to process this memorial and the themes it touches upon. All are welcome, please RSVP here.
This discussion is facilitated by rebecca brown, an experienced facilitator and trainer with over 10 years’ experience in the art of reflective dialogue. She has led community and school-based conversation circles in Chicago, and nationally, with members of diverse groups such as: youth in alternative high schools, community centers, and the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center; social service/AmeriCorps volunteers; probation officers; and nonprofit professionals.