The COVID-19 Memorial Project


THE COVID-19 MEMORIAL PROJECT - The pandemic has presented challenges that at times have felt insurmountable, none larger than the incomprehensible loss of life. These beloved members of our community deserve to be recognized and remembered.   The COVID-19 Memorial Project is a series of virtual and in-person programming at The Outrage dedicated to helping our community rebuild while holding space to collectively grieve and move forward.We seek to support communities most affected by COVID-19 including: Families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. Restaurants who have been decimated by COVID-19 closures. Artists + Musicians, a community dependent on the accumulation of gigs, who have also been deeply impacted by COVID-19 closures.

When the doors re-open to our community space in DC later this year, it will be reimagined as a physical memorial. It will support and connect each ward in DC, with recognition that each ward has suffered its own unique challenges this past year. This is how we’re doing it:

 

Art Gallery - Our community space will become a gallery, with photos and stories of loved ones lost to COVID-19  on display in The Outrage DC’s 2000-square-foot space. The space will be open to the public eight hours a day, seven days a week.  Visitors will have access to GoFundMe account information and local Mutual Aid Networks to support however they can.

Monthly Events - On a monthly cadence, families will be invited to share the stories of their loved ones on our stage. Travel to the venue will be covered.   For these events, we will  invite + pay for a local restaurant, from the families’ ward, to prepare a delicious meal. Additionally, we will invite + pay local musicians to perform music to match the moment.

Long-term Mutual Aid and Outreach - Outside of weekly events, the space will be open + available for Mutual Aid Networks + grassroots orgs throughout the city to use as they need — to pack meals, to collect goods to circulate, and more.   Events will incorporate community outreach and education components, e.g. vaccine awareness.

Do you have someone in mind who lost a loved one due to COVID-19? We’re taking nominations to explore how we can best honor their memory as part of the COVID-19 Memorial Project. FILL OUT THE FORM HERE.

HELP SUPPORT OUR MISSION - 100% of proceeds from the memorial enamel pins will benefit The COVID-19 Memorial Project. Shop now. WE WILL REBUILD FOR THEM.