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The Witness Stones Project Comes to Wilton
March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 15, 2023
Youth in grades 6 – 9 are invited to join The Witness Stones Project, Inc. for a series of workshops. Area youth will discover and chronicle the local history of slavery through art, story, music, video, and poetry. The Witness Stones Project™ is an educational initiative whose mission is to restore the history and honor the humanity of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities.
Beginning on Wednesday, March 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and continuing for two more sessions on March 8 and March 15, youth will have the opportunity to be led by the Witness Stones staff in learning the history of slavery locally and regionally while exploring five themes that were instrumental in establishing slavery in Connecticut. Students will create stories to honor the enslaved. The program will culminate with the placement of a “witness stone” at a public community ceremony in late Spring 2023 during which youth will share their creative expressions to honor the enslaved of our communities.
The first session on March 1 is open to the public, including parents and any other adult who is interested in learning about the mission of The Witness Stones Project, Inc.
Participation is free and registration is required. Register online. To learn more, visit The Witness Stones Project website or email Sharon Ely Pearson.
All sessions will be held at the WEPCO complex located at 48 New Canaan Road in Wilton.
Note: This is not a religious program; it is a secular history curriculum that has been used in public and private schools across Connecticut and beyond.