- Associated Press - Monday, October 16, 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) - Community members gathered to discuss the next steps following Baltimore’s removal of three Confederate statues in the aftermath of August’s violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Sheila Gaskins is an organizer with the group Artpartheid, which describes itself as bridging the gap of racial and class disparities in Baltimore’s art scene. She told The Baltimore Sun the goal of Sunday’s potluck, which drew around 15 attendees and was the fourth meeting in a series, was to brainstorm ideas and raise money for replacement statues.

She says people still are processing the removal of the statues and question their fates, as well as that of the remaining pedestals.

Mayor Catherine Pugh has called for creative ideas for replacements. Potluck attendees said artists, activists and educators should be at the center of the process.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com


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