October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Callaway Conference Center
220 Fort Dr
LaGrange GA 30240

400 Years-The Journey Event

Four workshops are available as part of the 400 Years-The Journey Event.


Location: Callaway Conference Center on the West GA Tech campus in LaGrange, GA

Date:  October 19, 2019

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Topics Include: 

Improving Law Enforcement Relationships with Diverse Communities

This workshop consists of a panel of three programs that have guided the Lagrange Police Dept. in improving relationships with diverse communities and the community at large; Community Outreach; Constitutional Policing; and Racial Intelligence Training


Intergenerational Trauma

Presented by Dr. Kelly Veal and Zsa Zsa Heard, Licensed Counselor and CEO of the Lagrange Housing Authority – a discussion of how the trauma of the African American experience has been systematically and biologically transferred from generation to generation. This workshop can be particularly important for those in working in the judicial system and in public education.



A three part panel discussion (“The Pilgrimage”, The Apology”; and “The Marker/Calling the Names”) of events preceding, surrounding, and following Lagrange Police Chief Lou Dekmar’s historic 2017 apology for the lynching of Austin Callaway in 1940.


Tracing Our Heritage: What Happens When Descendants of Enslaved and Enslaver Meet?

Discussion centers around a Harris County family’s roots, interconnected histories through enslavement times, and their newly discovered relationships to one another.  Included will be a representative from the Atlanta Chapter of “Coming to the Table.”


All workshops are free, starting at 10:00 and run for approximately 2 hours. Two hours of Executive Credits are available.  Please note:  you can only attend one seminar as they run simultaneously.


Pre-registration is strongly recommended, on-line at:

www.400yearslg.cbo.io or via the mail-in form attached.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m.


For More Information:

400 Years Flyer

Workshop Flyer

Registration Form