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Feb.13.2012
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13 February 2012, Dear Friends and Keepers of Love: This campaign has galvanized our team and moved us to another level of commitment to Resurrecting Love.  The numbers tell only part of the story.  Inspired by our campaign, at least $2,500 of funding will come in to our fiscal sponsor,...
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Dec.31.2011
The oldest living ancestor of Love Cemetery in East Texas.
Dear Friends, The Keepers of Love project has had an extraordinary year! Now we find ourselves at a significant moment in the making of the documentary, “Resurrecting Love: The Cemetery That Can Heal a Nation”. Our next step is to raise the needed funds to complete a ‘fine cut’ of the film and...
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Jun.21.2011
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The last you knew we were still locked out of Love Cemetery -- despite the change in Texas laws precipitated by our struggle for access to Love Cemetery.  On March 20, 2011, we fulfilled a promise Doris Vittatoe made to her mother to get back in and clean her grandmother’s grave. Doris Vittatoe,...
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Dec.02.2009
Peter J. Gomes is the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and and American Baptist Minister. A member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of the Harvard Divinity School, Professor Gomes is a beloved figure, revered teacher, and icon at...
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Dec.02.2009
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Success! A new law establishing legal consequences and fines for locking people out of cemeteries and for obstructing access went into effect this fall in Texas. Publication of Love Cemetery set off the state-wide controversy over burial grounds that continues to grow. Despite the new law in effect...
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Nov.27.2009
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Success!  Thanks to the controversy sparked by the story of Love Cemetery and the work of many, a new law was passed in the Texas Legislature this year creating legal consequences and establishing fines for denying people access to cemeteries.  The law went into effect September 1st, 2009.    ...
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Sep.20.2008
I'll be speaking informally about how  I came to write Love Cemetery, a non-fiction book, set in East Texas, on race and reconciliation. I'm known for writing about women's spirituality, pilgrimages and women activists around the world.  So it's natural to be asked what race has to do with it.   I'...
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Sep.20.2008
I'll be speaking informally about how  I came to write Love Cemetery, a non-fiction book, set in East Texas, on race and reconciliation. I'm known for writing about women's spirituality, pilgrimages and women activists around the world.  So it's natural to be asked what race has to do with it.   I'...
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Aug.27.2008
A Texas state official, Doris Vittatoe and China, waiting for a representative of the timber corporation who did not appear.
We are working to catalyze a greatly needed national dialogue on race and reconciliation. The footage we have shows a community overcoming difference to find connection, it shows people speaking truth to power and telling the buried stories of their ancestors. Stories can change hearts. They open...
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Jul.30.2008
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Want to Save the World? The San Francisco Writing for Change Conference Can Help.Please join me and bestselling keynoters Lynn Andrews and Gay Hendricks at the second San Francisco Writing for Change Conference, Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, at the Hotel Kabuki. <!--break-->The SFW4C...
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