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The site for the Sojourner Truth memorial statue was a former small city park at the corner of Pine & Park Streets in Florence. The city donated the site for the statue and final plans were approved by the Northampton Board of Public Works in November 2001

Catching Up with Past Scholarship Students

We recently caught up with three of our past scholarship recipients to find out how they have continued to work for social justice both in their local community and the world. You can read their stories below:

Yamila Irizarry-Gerould (2006): After spending a year working for AmeriCorps, she studied Arabic at Tufts University, studied in Egypt, and now shares Middle Eastern culture with American students in Amman, Jordan.

Remy Fernandez-O’Brien (2008): Remy was a student leader at Brown University, has been active in advocating for immigrants’ rights–including volunteering on the US-Mexico border–and has just started working at a community center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Victoria Elena Oliva Rapoport (2011): Now a Tufts student, Victoria is a Tisch Scholar for Citizenship and Public Service, and promotes health and education equality both locally and globally. She is currently studying in Santiago, Chile, where she is interning at an HIV prevention and gay rights activist organization.

Read more about our social justice scholarship and download the application.

The Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee is a 501(c)3 organization ("Committee for Northampton, Inc"); EIN 22-3529750.