Reflections on Confederate Memorial Day: Charleston SURJ May meeting
Confederate Memorial Day (May 10th) is a state holiday in SC. This meeting features a dynamic panel of black and white anti-racist Confederate descendants, historians, and activists. The panelists and community discussion will explore reactions and responses to Confederate Memorial Day and Confederate memorials, including the John C Calhoun statute in Marion Square. Come learn about the meaning of the Confederacy to anti-racists, whether descendants of Confederates, enslavers, or the enslaved (or any combination).
The awesome panelists are:
KJ Kearney of Charleston Sticks Together
Joe McGill of The Slave Dwelling Project
Paul Garbarini of McLeod Plantation and Founder of Charleston SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)
Dee Partridge, an anti-racist ally and descendant of a Confederate general
The panel will answer key questions, followed by reflection, Q&A, and discussion. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION YOU’D LIKE THE PANEL TO ADDRESS, post it here.
Mark your calendar! Spread the word! Meet and network, learn and reflect, and connect with other Lowcountry anti-racist allies, activists, and concerned citizens.
This is a potluck – bring food to share!