“Eroding History” Film Screening
The Baltimore County Lynching Memorial Project will hold its 5th Annual January Community Forum at Park School on Saturday, January 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The highlight of the program will be a screening of the documentary, Eroding History.
Coffee, tea, juice, and light fare will be provided.
The January Community Forum is free and open to the public. RSVP HERE.
Eroding History tells the story of two Black communities on Deal Island, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, that are finding themselves at the intersection of sea level rise, historic racism, and the disappearance of Black communities. It is a climate justice story, made by two Black filmmakers and a Jewish grandchild of refugees.
We will be joined by the filmmakers for a post-screening talkback:
● Andre Chung, director, is a five time Pulitzer Prize finalist for his photography
● Sean Yoes, co-producer, is a longtime writer for the Baltimore Afro American newspaper
and radio host at WEAA (Morgan State University)
● Rona Kobell, producer, is a co-founder of Environmental Justice Journalism Initiative
Additional programming includes an interactive session on the ways that communities use green space. The Baltimore County Lynching Memorial Project envisions a Truth & Community Remembrance Park of Baltimore County as a place where individuals and groups may reflect on the past and its relationship to the present; embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion; and sustain a sense of community engagement and belonging. Input from attendees on the use of space, environmental considerations, and messaging will be sought through dynamic conversations to further inform the project goals.
About the Baltimore County Lynching Memorial Project (LMP):
Founded in 2018, the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project (MLMP) is a 501(c)(3) organization that
works to advance the cause of racial reconciliation in Maryland by documenting the history of
racial terror lynchings; advocating for public acknowledgement of these murders; and working to
honor and dignify the lives of the victims. The Baltimore County LMP, established in January
2020, is one of 14 county coalitions in the state to honor victims of racial terror lynching and
confront the legacy of racial injustice experienced by the Black community. In addition to the
Annual January Community Forum, the Baltimore County LMP produces several important
community projects. For more details about the Baltimore County LMP and MLMP visit: