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A Revolution In Thinking About The Economy

There is much creative thinking and doing in the development of alternatives to the current economic model of predatory Capitalism.  The notions of growth and development without limits has come face-to-face with reality….THERE ARE LIMITS. Many new and exciting experiments are in progress around the world, using bleeding-edge technology, to IMPLEMENT THE ALTERNATIVE to economics …

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Democracy Convention

This past summer, we attended the Democracy Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It was a busy and interesting 4 days of workshops, lectures, and presentations on a wide range of issues and topics; from peace studies to monetary policy, human rights to a discussion of the viability of blockchain technology. The event is organized by the …

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Women’s Reentry Project Presents at Major U.S. Conference

The Women in Transition project is a collaborative initiative whose mission is to shed light on and work toward reducing the specific and unique barriers that women face when transitioning from prison back to their families and communities.  We realize that the specific and unique needs of women are often not well understood nor adequately …

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Police Accountability App

The Center is currently creating a hotline for residents of West Baltimore to report police misconduct.  Victims can report misconduct and have the assistance of a civil rights attorney help them file a complaint with the Citizen Review Board.  If they don’t want to file a formal complaint, the incident will be entered into a …

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More Than 1.5 Million Floridians Do Not Have The Right To Vote

Thanks to the great investigative work of the Florida ACLU and the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, we have a better understanding of the effect Florida’s voter disfranchisement policies have on our democracy.  Since 1868 Florida has barred people convicted of a felony from voting until the have had their civil rights …

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Sustainable and Just Communities Forum

The Center is proud to have been an integral part of The Sustainable and Just Communities Forum held at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center this past Wednesday.  It was an excellent program organized and coordinated by Ms Silvie Suri.  Presentations regarding issues, including incarceration and reparations were part of this diverse program.  The unifying …

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The Center Sponsors Community Forum

We are very excited to sponsor The Center for Sustainable and Just Communities Forum in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this evening.  This is the first of a planned monthly series of community forums designed to share awareness of the peoples’ challenges and solutions to those challenges.  Tonight’s forum focuses on incarceration issues, community activism, and local …

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Women’s Reentry Project Presents at Major U.S. Conference

The Marigold Project, an initiative of The Center, has been interviewing women as they make their way from prison back into their communities.  The focus is to look at the challenges they face and to celebrate their spirit and resilience.  As a result of this on-going project, we were invited to take part in a major …

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Community Grows in Frederick, Maryland

This past Fall, The Center invited families from our neighborhood to pick “guest” pumpkins that somehow sprouted up in our back yard during the year.  We all enjoyed some good company and refreshments.  And the neighborhood children had a great time going through the garden discovering pumpkins among the tangle of vines.  The stories and …

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