Project Pilgrimage

Lynching: Then and Now

An Evening with Dr. Terry Anne Scott

Top: Henry Smith in Paris, TX (1893) / Bottom: George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN (2020)

It is no coincidence that the United States has arrived at this moment in time. Amidst the surge in the continued struggle for Black liberation in America, it is vital that we understand how this country’s long history of racial injustice has shaped the system and narrative we find ourselves in today. Context matters.

Project Pilgrimage invites our community to join us for an evening with our resident historian, Dr. Terry Anne Scott on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 5 p.m. (PST). RSVP here for the event link. This virtual lecture presentation will focus on the history of systemic racism and racial terrorism against Black people in America. We’ll explore how these same structures continue to reinforce modern oppression and racist systems.

Dr. Scott is an associate professor of American history and the Director of African American Studies at Hood College. Her interests focus largely on urban history, the intersection of sports and race, African American social and cultural history, and political and social movements. Dr. Scott recently completed a new work entitled Lynching and Leisure: Race and the Transformation of Mob Violence in Texas, currently under review. She is heavily involved in community service, social activism, and serves as our historian “on the bus” for Pilgrimage trips in the South.

A suggested donation of $5 is requested. RSVP here for the event link!

Kate Lafayette
Kate sharing the importance of remembering the principles.

Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Kate Lafayette came to Seattle and spent time with the Project Pilgrimage community recently. They taught us how to implement nonviolence, and the principles of nonviolence, stressing that this practice is something everyone can learn.

In this workshop, we looked at how the ideas of nonviolence can be applied personal, professional, and politically in our own lives. Hearing the Lafayette’s share their incredible stories empowered us and inspired deep, meaningful conversations on the applications of nonviolence in the modern age.

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The Project Pilgrimage community came together for a fantastic event at Washington STEM in Seattle. Proximity was the word of the night at the Project Ignite event, hosted by Pilgrimage alumni Samrawit Samuel, Davon White, and Karoline Ribeiro.

Alumni across Pilgrimages gathered for the event which featured spoken word, music, and one act theater. The event was both a celebration and a performance for Project Pilgrimage, honoring the people, ideas, and accomplishments since the inception. 

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