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