About Dallas County EJI Coalition
Our coalition was founded in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative, based in Montgomery, Alabama, to memorialize documented victims of racial violence in Dallas, Texas. We strive to honor the victims of racial terror in our county by raising public consciousness about past and present race relations and by shedding light on the legacy of racial violence. Through our Community Remembrance Project efforts, we aim to facilitate honest and direct dialogue, promote community education, and inspire changes that address historic and contemporary injustice.
Racial Justice Essay Contest: Spring 2021
The Equal Justice Initiative in partnership with the Dallas County Coalition, is pleased to announce an upcoming scholarship contest open to 11th – 12th grade students attending public high schools in Dallas County, where prizes totaling at least $5,000 will be awarded to winning participants.
Students are asked to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. Essays should explain the chosen topic using a specific historical event(s), explore how the injustice persists, and imagine solutions for a future free from racial injustice. Students are encouraged to reflect on how the topic impacts their own lives and communities.
For additional information on the essay contest, click here.
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This EJI Racial Justice Essay Contest is open to all 11th - 12th grade students attending public high schools in Dallas County, Texas.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:59 pm
Local Organizer(s): Lenora Casmore and Beverly Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org