On June 9, 2020, the City of College Park passed Resolution 20-R-16 Renouncing the Systematic Racism and Declaring Support of Black Lives. The mayor and council voted to “acknowledge and apologize for our city’s past history of oppression, particularly with regards to the Lakeland community, and actively seek opportunities for accountability and truth-telling about past injustice, and aggressively seek opportunities for restorative justice.”
Today, Lakelanders are calling upon our city leaders to make good on their promise.
Read more in the October issue of Civics & Community, a joint newsletter of the Lakeland Civic Association and Lakeland Community Heritage Project.
Check out our last post for more resources on the principles of restorative justice.
Thanks to a Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, LCHP was able to conduct a series of digitization events in 2019 to collect digital copies of treasures saved by generations of Lakelanders. On Thursday, November 19, 2020, an expert guest panel shared a small fraction of the nearly 6,500 materials donated to the Lakeland Digital Archive and explored what these momentos tell us about community life.
Watch the full event video here:
The Lakeland Spirit: Through Digital Footprints from LakelandCollegePark on Vimeo.
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