• 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 has pledged to forge ahead with Lillie’s vision and continue to advance her work.