Wednesday, June 3

Presentation of Final Proposals to Replace the Sims Statue


SAVE THE DATE! The Committee to Empower Voices for Healing and Equity Invites you to a presentation of final proposals to replace the J. Marion Sims Statue:

Date: Saturday, October 5 11:00am – 3:00pm (doors open at 10:30 am) Location: The Museum of the City of New York, Ronay Menschel Hall


After decades of community and global activism, the statue of J. Marion Sims was finally removed from Central Park East on April 17th, 2018. Sims was a physician who gained fame in Western medicine for his experiments on African-American, enslaved women. The Committee to Empower Voices for Healing and Equity was formed to move forward the process of commissioning a new artwork for the site by the end of 2020.

Join us for the final artist selection panel to determine the best proposal for the new monument. Click here to RSVP.

Vinnie Bagwell
Simone Leigh
Wangechi Mutu
Kehinde Wiley

We invite you to come and share your thoughts as we hear from the artist finalists to move forward, beyond this painful legacy. Make your voice heard. For questions please contact:

Steering Committee represented Organizations

East Harlem Preservation
The New York Academy of Medicine
Community Board 11
Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100)
NYC Parks Department
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Coalition to Remove the Dr. Sims Statue
Councilmember Diana Ayala’s Office
The Museum of the City of New York
El Museo del Barrio

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