April 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Memorials to Slavery, Lynching, and the Holocaust

How do we memorialize history that has dehumanized people?  The Montgomery Four will discuss their trip to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, on this third anniversary of that ground-breaking memorial opening. They will clarify its relationship to other memorials.  Whether in Montgomery or Berlin, memorials represent a bid for immortality.  By ensuring that they truthfully reflect the history of a people, effective memorials promote opportunities for reconciliation between the victims and the victimizers or their descendants.

The Montgomery Four are Dr. Robert Dottin, Professor of Biology at CUNY-Hunter and member of The History Makers and Dr. Adine Usher, Consultant and Advocate for students with physical disabilities, both descendants of enslaved people; Ms. Tosia McCormick, a mental health counselor and a descendant of the only Jewish family known to have escaped Poland’s Krakow Ghetto intact; and Ms. Linda Rousseau, retired educator and prison reform advocate who descends from a family that owned slaves for a hundred and fifty years in Santo Domingo.

Co-sponsored by the Riverdale Racial Justice Book Group and North Bronx Racial Justice.

Getting the Zoom Link

Use the button below to find the meeting.  You’ll be asked to register using your email address.  You’ll receive information about the Zoom meeting number with a link and phone numbers immediately after registering.


If You Must Participate via Audio-Only Phone

The Zoom event will include visuals, so you’ll miss a lot if you participate by phone with audio only.  But we do want to include you if that’s the only way you can come!  You can use the registration above, and when you add it to your Google or Outlook calendar via the button on the response page, you’ll see the phone-in information.  OR, at least 3 days before the event, use the form below, or call the RYSEC office so we can send you the information for calling in by phone.

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