Join the Swords Into Plowshares community engagement kick-off

Swords Into Plowshares is an innovative project to melt down the statue of Robert E. Lee that formerly stood in one of Charlottesville’s public parks and use the bronze to make a new work of public art. The artistic transformation will be informed by a six-month community engagement process where residents of Charlottesville can participate in forums to help determine how the social value of inclusion can be represented through art and public space. We will then commission an artist of national significance to work with our community to design and create new bronze sculptural art that we will display publicly in Charlottesville by 2026.

Swords Into Plowshares kick-off event
Saturday, March 5, 2022
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
Masks and proof of vaccination are required to enter JSAAHC.

Click here to register or find out more details.

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Swords into Plowshares is a coalition of Charlottesville-based organizations spearheaded by the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.

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