Until her transition, Lillie was fighting for her community, Gilpin Court, a place she called home and people she called family. The implementation of the Charles S. Gilpin Community Farm became her passion and so it is there we will gather. Join us as we hold up the banner of courage and light of peace she left with us. We invite you from near and far to show solidarity in justice for all across the world.
Lillie A. Estes chose the above quote to accompany her photograph memorialized by the Virginia Poverty Law Center’s 40 Faces, 40 Years Project. Taking inspiration from her powerful love of community and the Beloved Streets of America project, we will gather on the west side of the MLK bridge in Richmond, Virginia (1100 E. Leigh St.) to collectively ponder the role that the Martin Luther King Jr. bridge plays in our city.
On August 6, we’re hosting a book talk and discussion on Boy With A Knife: A Story of Murder, Remorse, and a Prisoner’s Fight for Justice or Why We Shouldn’t Put Children in Adult Prisons. The event will be facilitated by author/ activist Jenise Justice Brown with community leader, Tobias Estes (Lillie’s son), and author of Boy With A Knife, Jean Trounstine.
The resource fair will provide informative workshops as well as provide an opportunity to be educated on a number of topics and groups dealing with
Whole-Body well being
Job creation & wealth building
Please come out and learn a number of skills that can be used to uplift your voice or the voices of others.