Reclaiming the Monument

Public Light Projection

From June 19—21 Washington National Cathedral is partnering with Reclaiming the Monument for a special public light projection in celebration of Juneteenth.

Sunday, June 19—Tuesday, June 21, dusk to midnight

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Afternoon symposium

Religion & History: America’s Struggle with Racialized Symbolism

Join experts and community activists for an afternoon for learning, listening and conversing. This afternoon symposium will feature three presentations, each approximately 1 hour, about understanding racialized symbolism in public and sacred spaces, religion and freedom.

Tuesday, June 21, 1 pm

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Food Trucks + Music

Community Night

Join us before or after our forum for a community night with music and food trucks for the last evening of our Juneteenth lighting with Reclaiming the Monument.

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online or in-person

Light in the Darkness: When Monuments Attack

Join Washington National Cathedral for an evening exploring public symbols, what racialized symbolism and iconography are and how they shape our public history and memory.

Tuesday, June 21, 7 pm

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We're just getting started - stay connected and join us!

Light in the Darkness isn’t just about replacing windows – it’s a social justice project where we hope to reconcile, learn, and grow alongside all of you. As this project evolves we will offer a number of events and other opportunities to get involved. Sign up below to be notified, and check this space and our social media for the latest.