SPLC Launches Third Edition Of Its Whose Heritage? Report Tracking Confederate Memorials And Their Removals Across The U.S.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is pleased to announce the launch of its latest edition of Whose Heritage?

Which details how Confederate memorials continue to taint public and private spaces throughout the U.S. as well as provides updates on the campaign to remove, replace, and rename them. The SPLC and other leaders from wide-ranging grassroots campaigns across the nation will participate in a media briefing to remove Confederate memorials on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Featured panelists include:

  • Lecia Brooks, is the Chief of Staff and Culture for the Southern Poverty Law Center and the SPLC Action Fund. Lecia also previously served as the SPLC’s outreach director and was director of the SPLC’s Civil Rights Memorial Center, an interpretive experience designed to provide visitors with a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement.
  • Kimberly Probolus is a fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project. She researches the history of Confederate monuments and contributes to the “Whose Heritage?” report on public symbols of the Confederacy.
  • Amy Spitalnick, the Executive Director of Integrity First for America, the civil rights nonprofit that led the successful landmark lawsuit against the hate groups responsible for the Charlottesville violence
  • Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-NY 13th District), recently reintroduced the No Federal Funding for Confederate Symbols Act
  • Tevel Adams (member of the Putnam Alliance for Equity and Justice) who is working to remove a Confederate monument from in front of the Putnam County Courthouse in Florida
  • The Rev. Rhondalyn Randolph (president of the Owensboro NAACP Branch 3107) who is working to remove a Confederate monument in Owensboro, Kentucky

The agenda is provided below – please RSVP and submit your questions in advance.

AGENDA:

  • Discuss new aspects of the 2021 Whose Heritage? Report and Data
  • Reveal updated features of the new Whose Heritage? Map
  • Learn how the No Federal Funding for Confederate Symbols Act can help communities looking to remove symbols of hate from public spaces nationwide
  • Hear how extremists use debates over Confederate symbols to spread hate and/or violence
  • Meet grassroots activists in Florida and Kentucky working to remove Confederate symbols from public spaces

WHEN:           Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. CT / 11:00 a.m. ET (1 hour)

WHERE:         Zoom webinar format with an opportunity for a Q&A

HOW:             Please RSVP for this event by clicking here: https://splcenter-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UjMG9iQwQveUViCVjT-RMg

If you do not receive your calendar invite before the event, please email kimberly.allen@splcenter.org before 10:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. CT on February 1, 2022.

Photo credit: Confederate Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery

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