“Informative. Encouraging. Truthful.”
On Thursday, April 13, 2023, NC CRED hosted a Symposium at Shaw University that shifted the conversation around removing confederate monuments.
Undue Harm: Undoing the Legacy of Confederate Monuments was a transformative event that left nearly 100 participants emotionally moved and deeply impacted. “Undue Harm” delved into multiple perspectives about the results of confederate monuments, unveiling the urgency to dismantle the symbols and actuality of white supremacy. Discourse led by 15 speakers prompted the acknowledgement of suffering confederate monuments cause and paths to confront them.
In addition to Undue Harm providing a space for dialogue, the event also facilitated learning and connections amongst participants. 94% of attendees reported the awareness of monument removal efforts that could be supported, while 100% felt equipped to reduce the harms caused by confederate monuments. One participant shared, “Thank you for doing this! Best forum on Confederate symbols I’ve attended.”
Let’s work together to continue improving, learning, and fighting to pave the way for a more inclusive and compassionate future. NC CRED thanks you for the continued support and partnership to fulfill its mission. Download the Undue Harms Impact Report to better appreciate the impact of this event.
Written by: Kayla Quick