Espousing faith, hope, and possibilities, “Reflections on Pine” marks the 50th anniversary of civil unrest in Cambridge Maryland following decades of economic and educational segregation. We invite you to join us July 20-23, 2017 for a series of events commemorating fifty years of civil rights, change, and community.
Our event, the Reflections 5k, will be a 5k run/walk, starting in the area of Race Street and Muir Street in downtown Cambridge, MD. This 7am start time race will ensure that the temperatures are cool and that everyone will be able to make it to church on time. Our friends at Grace United Methodist Church are allowing us to use their parking lot to hold this inaugural event.
With the spotlight on race relations and tensions nationally, Cambridge will be on the forefront of changing perceptions and perspectives. The purpose of this 4-day event is to provide the community an opportunity to openly discuss and learn about what occurred over 50 years ago. Similarly; to how other communities in the South have come together to create commemorations such as Birmingham, AL on the civil rights movement, we envision this to become a tourist destination event.
It is ESNC’s intent to use this commemoration as another opportunity to bring together segments of the community that normally do not mix and create events that will enlighten as well as heal.