Current Events + Updates

PRESS RELEASE: 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

904WARD releases a statement in Support of Renaming Schools >> here

"A better way to acknowledge and grapple with our history is not to cling to these particular names, but to ask ourselves: What aspects of our community’s history do we most want celebrated? What messages do we want to send to our students about the aspects of our history our community holds most dear?” — Dr. Kimberly Allen, CEO, 904WARD

Past Events + Updates

February 21, 2021 

Soil Collection Ceremony commemorating the lynching of Willie Washington 

PRESS Release: Friday, February 12, 2021

904ward releases the first in an 8-part series of reports looking back at decades of disparities and
failed efforts to address them.  

After today’s introductory report, the series will cover trends, victories, challenges and recommendations in
seven different domains:

  • Education

  • Health

  • Housing

  • Justice and the legal system

  • Employment

  • Media

  • Politics and civic engagement

The Press Release can be found here.

Read the full report here.

January 3, 2021

Soil Collection Ceremony commemorating the lynching of Eugene Burnam

News Release - Monday, December 14

904WARD to expand, increase racial equity initiatives

Building on five years of volunteer work, more than $1 million in local philanthropy will support a dedicated executive and expand initiatives aimed at ending racism in Jacksonville

Read more in the news release >>

See the latest newsletter and letter from new CEO Dr. Kimberly A. Allen >> 

August 23, 2020 

Soil Collection Ceremony commemorating the lynching of Benjamin Hart

June 18th, 2020

Jacksonville City Councilwoman Brenda Priestly-Jackson, OneJax's Nancy Broner, School Board Member Darryl Willie and members of 904ward's Board of Directors for a facilitated conversation. The panelists will participate in an abbreviated Race Cards conversation, followed by breakout sessions that will give participants the chance for a facilitated discussion in smaller sessions. Watch the recording here.

June 5, 2020

News4Jax Interview with 904WARD leaders, Dr. Kimberly Allen and Tracy Tousey

June 4, 2020

An update from 904ward: Letter to 904WARD Supporters

May 30, 2020

Following up on Thursday's 904ward Community Conversation

May 28, 2020

Virtual event:: When is it Safe to be Black? https://www.904ward.com/when-is-it-safe

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August 24 — March 1, 2020 — Visit the Museum of Science and History to see the exhibit, "Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America​" on display in partnership with the Jacksonville Community Remembrance Project. 

September 7 — Participate in a 904ward Race Cards community conversation at the Museum of Science and History. Details and registration: https://themosh.org/event/cultural-conversations-race-cards/2019-09-07/ 

September 8 — Jacksonville Community Remembrance Project Soil Collection Ceremony to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Lynching of Bowman Cook and John Morine. Get more information and register.

October 5 — Participate in a 904ward Race Cards community conversation at the Museum of Science and History. Details and registration: https://themosh.org/event/cultural-conversations-race-cards/2019-09-07/