A050 (Support collaborative efforts with Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) to place historical markers)
House of Bishops Message #274
The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that on Jul 10, 2022 it considered resolution A050 (Support collaborative efforts with Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) to place historical markers). The house acted to:
Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,
That this 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church (“TEC”) hereby encourage participation in the Equal Justice Initiative (“EJI”) efforts to place Historical Markers at key sites throughout the United States (U.S.) that honor the lives and work of persons of color who suffered or were killed due to the historical effects of White Supremacy; and be it further
Resolved, That, each province, diocese, parish, and institution conduct research and collaborate with the EJI in these efforts to place Historical Markers. TEC may, as its schedule, programming and budget and human resources permit, initiate its own efforts to place Historical Markers at key sites where People of Color, particularly Indigenous people and people of the African Diaspora, suffered or were martyred due to the historical effects of White supremacy; and be it further
Resolved, That the sum of $25,000 be set aside for carrying out this work, to include costs per marker, cost of conducting research, cost of consulting experts, cost of paying stipends to interns, and cost of promoting and hosting the Marker Installation event.