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'Say Their Names Memorial'


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until July 25, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE The New Children's Museum, 200 West Island Ave., San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

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"Say Their Names Memorial" by The San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art

This grassroots exhibit had its start in Portland, Oregon and is an outgrowth of the protest that took place nationwide in 2020. The informal outcry is now an organization called the "Say Their Names Memorial". It is the goal of the organization to make sure that we never forget the victims, and that we are able to place a name with a face. In San Diego, our exhibit will also recognize local Civil Rights advocates who have worked to level the playing field. The "Say Their Names" exhibit has been shown in over 25 cities. This is the first exhibition south of Los Angeles County.

Sat, Jul 10, 2021, 11 a.m. – Sun, Jul 25, 2021, 7 p.m.

Located at the Martin Luther King Jr Promenade in the New Children’s Museum Park located at 200 W. Island Avenue and is free to the public.

The “Say Their Name Memorial” team manages an ongoing, submission driven database that includes names, photographs and biographies of victims. They produce traveling memorials for public exhibition as well as provide support for communities interested in creating grassroots memorials of their own. Their goal is to facilitate conversation around systemic racism, while honoring those whose lives have been taken by it.

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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