• Feb 1, 2019

Remembering Lillie A. Estes

Lillie A. Estes, Richmond, VA, community strategist and our beloved friend and partner, passed away yesterday, January 31st.

Image credit: Scott Elmquist/Style Weekly

Diminished by loss and grief, we remember Lillie A. Estes with strengthened resolve to create a more just world.

Read about Lillie:

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Lillie A. Estes, ‘exemplar’ of community organizing, left her mark in Gilpin Court and well beyond (pdf)
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Lillie Estes fought for community justice with charm and determination
Community Idea Stations: Community Mourns Passing of Civic Leader and Strategist Lillie A. Estes
Style Weekly: Community Strategist and Mentor Lillie A. Estes Has Died

A video we produced highlighting some of her community work:

Also, Lillie spoke at our 2017 event Justice Works about the community justice framework she has developed in Richmond.

The Community Justice Network (website|facebook) has pledged to forge ahead with Lillie’s vision and continue to advance her work.