50 Guns, 50 Shovels, 50 Trees
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50 Guns, 50 Shovels, 50 Trees

Apr 8, 2018
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Sun, Apr 88:45pm – 1pm
Free!
50 Guns, 50 Shovels, 50 Trees

Description

In honor of Dr. King, "50 Guns, 50 Shovels, 50 Trees," will have families and friends impacted by the trauma of gun violence planting trees across Atlanta, joined with spiritual leaders from across the city and officials from The King Center. Starting from the first tree planted at The King Center, participants will then break up into groups to plant 50 trees at sites impacted by violence and sacred sites across Atlanta, in partnership with Trees Atlanta. The trees will be planted with soil collected from lynching sites across Georgia – with the intention to heal the trauma still present in the soil alongside the South’s historical relationship with trees, where trees still stand as symbols of lynchings. The soil collection is also in service to the archival work of Equal Justice Initiative's Community Remembrance Project.

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