May H.I.V.E. Books – 5/18 at 9:30 a.m.

Join us for our next H.I.V.E. Books/Gathering this Saturday, 5/18 at 9:30 a.m. at Seeds Coffee (174 Oxmoor Rd, 35209) for good coffee and conversation. We are reading/read/didn’t read at all “Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing That Changed the Course of Civil Rights” by Doug Jones. All are welcome (even if you don’t read the book).


Homewood Community Engagement Meeting

JCMP Homewood Meeting

H.I.V.E. is teaming up with the JCMP: Jefferson County Memorial Project (JCMP) to organize a Homewood Coalition. Join us for our initial meeting on Thursday, May 9th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Edgewood Presbyterian Church (850 Oxmoor Rd) to learn more about JCMP’s mission and to brainstorm ways Homewood residents can advocate for change.

JCMP is a grassroots coalition currently composed of over 35 community partners and a multi-racial, multi-faith, multi-sector, and multi-generational group of committed volunteers. Together, we will complete the four goals of JCMP:

1. Research the 30 documented victims of racial terror and their descendants
2. Place historical markers at lynching sites and retrieve our monument from the National Memorial for Peace and Justice
3. Educate the public on the importance of this history
4. Advocate for reform where racial injustice still exists today