The Weakley County Reconciliation Project (WCRP) believes that conversations based on discovery and acknowledgment of our shared history are critical to the success of our community and region. Our work is to learn who we are and how we can be better. We are creating a social environment where civil, mature, and respectful conversations happen while learning who we are and how we can be better. Rather than blaming, shaming, or accusing anyone, we embrace our uniqueness and diversity and seek to use these qualities to fuel our continued progress toward becoming a leading community in Northwest Tennessee. Whatever your experience or perspective, we want to hear from you.


Contact: WeakleyReconciliation@gmail.com    Facebook Group: Weakley County Reconciliation Project

 


08/14/2021 General Meeting Recording
Civil War/Confederate Monuments, Dr. David Coffey

Dr. Coffey joined us to reprise his talk from the 2021 Civil Rights Conference on the Civil War and America’s love/hate relationship with the Confederate Flag and Confederate Monuments. His talk comes in the context of the recent removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s status from the Tennessee Statehouse.


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3 days ago

I hope everyone got to hear Kevin Bartholomew’s monologue addressing the tragedies of this weekend on WCMT Good Times In Thr Morning. He delivered a very powerful, heart belt, and moving message on how humanity should prevail regardless of peoples differences and was one of the most powerful broadcasts I have heard in my 46 years of life. I am proud to live in a community where the vast majority of the people have shared concern and respect for one another and am proud that our area is served by a radio station willing to deliver and normalize such a message of shared humanity. I have sent thunderbolt broadcasting a msg asking if they archived this mornings program and if so if they could release it so everyone could have the opportunity to hear Kevin Bartholomew’s words. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Let's welcome our new member:Evan Shannon! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Everyone, please mark your calendars and save Saturday, June 18th, 4-7 pm, for the WCRP Juneteenth celebration-commemoration. We are excited to announce that this year we are partnering with Discovery Park of America (DPA) to co-host the event at Discovery Park!!!Plans are still underway, but so far, we have a food truck lined up (Perry's Barbecue & Catering, from Paris), lots of awesome music, speakers, and a theatrical performance by Memphis actor-director, Flo Roach. The Outreach Committee is the WCRP Committee planning this even, and we can always use volunteers. If you'd like to get more involved w/ WCRP, and Juneteenth seems like a great event to help out with, please email us at weakleyreconciliation@gmail.com. Our next planning meeting is next week, Wednesday, 5/18, 6:30, on Zoom, and you'd be welcome to join in! If you'll email us, we can send you the Zoom link.Unlike our 2 previous Juneteenth events, we are incurring costs for our performers. There is one donor who has stepped forward to help defray costs, but we would appreciate if others wanted to donate to this event. You can go to our Website at weakleyreconciliation.com to donate. If you happen to know of any organizations or businesses who might want to help sponsor the evening, please email us at the email address above to provide us with the contact information.WCRP is excited about this year's Juneteenth commemoration!! We and DPA together are hopeful that Juneteenth at Discovery Park can become an annual event!! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

**Behind the Scenes: "Monumental Crossroads"--An Evening with Tim van den Hoff****The campus is closing at 3 pm today. This event has been canceled due to impending weather. It will be rescheduled and the new date will be shared. We hope you will join us on the new date. ** ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Mark your calendars: Saturday, April 23rd, 10 am; and Sunday, June 19th--time to be announced!!!Everyone: spring is in the air, and with Covid/Omicron numbers finally down in NWTN, WCRP is delighted to announce that we are once again planning an in-person general meeting!! We will meet at our old general meeting time, Saturday am, April 23rd, from 10 until no later than 11:15, and we are hoping to meet in our new Martin Library. Details, and speakers/storytellers are still being arranged, so check this page after April 1st for more information and the Facebook event notice.We are also again planning an in-person, outdoor Juneteenth commemoration (also Father's Day), and we'll post details and an event notice in early June.It feels like it's been so very long since we've all been able to gather safely. And we look forward to meeting with all of you again soon!As always, anyone interested in more involvement with WCRP is welcome to join one of our current active committees: The History Committee still working on learning the racial history of our county and the Northwest Tennessee region; The Outreach Committee working on building the public presence of WCRP in our community; and The Faith and Community Committee building relationships of faith in Weakley County. If you're interested, you can email us at weakleyreconciliation@gmail.com and let us know where you'd like to help out.We can't wait to see you all again at our April meeting!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

For anyone who's interested...Don't miss Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center, TONIGHT on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Check your local listings. Jimmy Fallon #FallonTonight ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

I wanted to thank Melinda Meador, Dr. Danny Pirtle, and Steve Vantrease for an informative and thought-provoking panel tonight at the UT Martin Civil Rights Conference. They represented WCRP in a panel discussion of Critical Race Theory, and it was such an important and relevant discussion among panelists and attendees who asked questions and added input. I felt proud to be a member of WCRP; a bit frustrated as a resident and educator in Tennessee; but encouraged as a voter and American that if we rise up, speak up, participate in the life of our communities, and vote as citizens in a democracy, we CAN create change!Thank you so much to all of you!! ... See MoreSee Less
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