Event Summary: Confederate monuments are not relics of the past. They inflict continuing harm today. Undue Harm will center these harms as the key reason for monument removal.
Event Description: The ongoing national conversation about Confederate monuments often focuses on history, on the intent of those who erected the monuments and their disputed meaning today. Too rarely do we discuss the harm these symbols inflict on Black Americans every day. Undue Harm will highlight these harms from multiple perspectives– through scholars, activists, lawyers, artists, and elected officials– in order to underscore not only the urgency of eradicating these symbols of white supremacy but also the need to address the immense harm they have inflicted. Participants attending this event will leave:
Better able to articulate the harms caused by confederate monuments
Inspired to take action by having heard examples from leadership who have taken action
Armed with practical knowledge about how to proceed with local efforts
Connected with others with whom they can work
Aware of efforts underway that they can personally support