Toppling Hate: The Ongoing Story of Bree Newsome
A program for Tsofeem, families, and friends in honor of Reparations
Sunday, August 23
On Zoom 10:30 – 11:30am
Tsofeem participants & their families – No charge (register to get your Zoom link)
General Community – $5
Our country is in the midst of an uprising against anti-blackness. African Americans are demanding reparations and repair. How do we face this moment? To honor Reparations Sunday, we will share the story of artist and activist Bree Newsome who drew national attention in 2015 when she climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Capitol building and lowered the confederate battle flag. Bree’s act of defiance inspires the question: what can we do to repair the harms of the history of anti-blackness in America? We will tell her story communally and share what her story inspires within us.
Please bring a brief story to share about something you and your friends did to stand up for justice for African Americans.
For background here are two sources:
I Refused to Be Ruled by Fear from Zinn Education Project, by Bree Newsome
Video from Democracy Now, June 16, 2020 for parents/background
Bree Newsome’s website