The Washington County Community Remembrance Project, in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, is hosting a Racial Justice essay contest this spring that asks public high school students in 9th-12th grades to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. All participating students receive a gift of appreciation for submitting an essay, and the placing winners receive monetary scholarship awards among other prizes from EJI. In order to learn more about this essay contest, join members of the Washington County Community Remembrance Project virtually on January 27th at 4:30 PM. We will provide an overview of the essay contest, access to resources for writing, and feedback and contacts as applicants make progress! All potential applicants and the adults in their lives are invited to attend.

This event can be viewed on the Fayetteville Public Library's Facebook page. Registration opens on January 6th at 9 am and is required for participation in the live Zoom event.  A recording of this workshop will also be provided. For more information, please email