Aug 05

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 economics options.

The program will be held at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center beginning at 6PM.  There will be a candlelight vigil and food sharing after the meeting.

All are welcome to attend.

Find more information on Facebook here.

Jul 08

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 international conference to held in Arlington, Virginia July 12 – 15, 2015.

You can read more about The Marigold Project at their website here.

 

 

May 15

Community Grows in Frederick, Maryland

Fall GatheringThis 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 memories shared by all were truly wonderful and brought new life to a community that has had a great deal of the life taken out of it by gentrification and economic decline.  Read more…

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