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“400 Years – The Journey” is designed to promote unity among diverse peoples and focuses on building productive relationships in the community and across the region. The ultimate goal is to effectuate positive change to reduce and eliminate the harmful forces of racism in our neighborhoods and the world beyond. Most events are free.
Schedule of Events include:
Friday, October 18th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Reception for Artist Annie Greene’s exhibit, “What Color Is Water” at the LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway. Free to the public. The Legacy Museum and Archives will also be open from 6 – 9 that evening, featuring an exhibit of local African American history.
Saturday morning, October 19th, 9:00 a.m. - NOON: “Healing Through Education and Information” workshops, Callaway Center, 220 Fort Drive, Lagrange. Free to the public; registration required. Workshops are:
* Improving Law Enforcement’s Relationship with Diverse Communities
* Intergenerational Trauma
* Tracing Our Heritage: What Happens When Descendants of Enslaved and
* The Apology: Remembering, Acknowledging, Forgiving, and Healing – The
Pilgrimage- The Apology - The Marker/Calling the Names.
Artist Annie Greene will be present in the Callaway Center lobby, exhibiting her new collection, “Once Upon A Time”; Oliver Greene will also be on hand to discuss the history of local churches and exhibit his photos of selected churches.
Saturday evening, October 19th, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.: An Evening of Elegance Gala including dinner, live music, and a silent auction, Callaway Center, 220 Fort Drive. Mistress of Ceremonies is former WSB Anchor and award winning journalist Monica Kaufman Pearson. Essay contest winners will be announced. Tickets $50/person.
Sunday, October 20th, 3:00 p.m.: International Gospel Concert “Music Heals the Soul.” Lafayette Square in downtown LaGrange. Free to the public.
To see auction items, a *description of workshops/presenters and register for workshops, silent auction and buy gala tickets go to: www.400yearslg.cbo.io