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Coming Out from Under the Stereotype

http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/11/coming-out-from-under-stereotype.html

Was thinking that this free mind meld and sharing opportunity could produce real fruit- all are welcome, Belated Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 29, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments

National Conference Call for White People

http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/11/national-conference-for-white-people-on.html

Please join us for an important call to engage more white people in racial justice work in the aftermath of the Grand Jury in Ferguson. We will be discussing state violence and the impact it has in all of our communities, specifically communities of color. We will share strategies for engaging…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Serious As a Heart Attack

Former Police Officer Kevin Ewing shares some really sobering comments and reflections replete with insight re the ongoing intersectionality of law versus justice. http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/11/thank-you-kevin-for-this-dead-serious.html

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 25, 2014 at 4:05am — No Comments

Kicking Ebola to the Curb

Hi everyone, Just wanted to be sure you had heard about the opportunity to " Drive Out Ebola". Take care as always and thanks in advance for your donations. This city wide effort really does exemplify and illustrate what can happen when we publicly align and support for a cause greater than our individual objectives. http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/11/city-pitches-in-for-sierra-leones-ebola.html

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 7, 2014 at 2:28am — No Comments

Drive Out Ebola

I love the fact that we have Sister City Relationships. Let's show the love.

http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/11/please-join-mayor-toni-harp-and-city-of.html

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 4, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments

Lifetime Achievement Awards

I  long for the day that we can become non racial which was by the way a dream of not only MLK, but also of Steve Biko and Mandela. If you are white please feel totally invited to the African American Historical Lifetime Achievement Awards taking place on Sunday November 9, 2014.

http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/10/gnh-african-american-historical-society.html

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 2, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments

Veterans of Color Screening and Discussion

Those of us who work in the non-profit community and or nurture non profit partnerships it can be said often "rely" upon those that are "under developed" for our livelihood. My on going quandary is to understand further how Veterans of Color, have fought for the country since it's inception in spite of full citizenship barriers being erected. As we all strive to decrease the inequities perhaps this upcoming exclusive film screening might aide in increasing our service delivery…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 1, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Health Equity

I am proud to say that I am a Ct Health Foundation Fellow, Class of 2011 and have been communicating health issues since my days as editor of the Inner City from 1990-2000. Nonetheless this health disparity-health equity still confuses me and yes  still angers me. At any rate many efforts are underway to diagnose, treat and eradicate the volatility of quality of life access. Perhaps you may know some soldiers eager to join the crusade. Please consider sharing the position opening. Thanks in…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 1, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments

Mayor's Senior Health Fair

I apologize for the late notice but hope that you might help share the good news about tomorrow's FREE Health Fair, Take care, Tom…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on October 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

All Invited to Requiem Mass for Martin Luther King, Jr, Sunday April 6, 2014

I have been wondering for some time what speech Martin Luther King , Jr. would have delivered during the Poor People's Campaign March conclusion which did take place by the way . We can only wonder how his Poor People's March speech would have compared to the Mountain Top speech. We of course will never know but the Requiem Mass being held on Sunday April 6, provides us all with an…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on April 2, 2014 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Bringing It Home

A few thoughts regarding the Deeper Change-CEIO forum recently held at the New Haven Grad Club

http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/03/bringing-it-home.html

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 29, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Infinite Diversity versus Quantum Unity

I am currently participating the Community leadership program  and wanted to share a few thoughts thus far.

Being embedded and immersed has been really remarkable.

http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/03/infinite-diversity-or-quantum-unity.html

Here also is the link to the program description…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 26, 2014 at 6:22pm — No Comments

US Cities Where the Poor Are Most Segregated

In a way reading this article can make one go Ho-Hum, ie what else is new . Research without intervention can seem self defeating and impotent. Yet for my cup of tea, there has never been a time in American history and actually prior to 1776, and prior to the stamp act and the tea party, that the battle for resources and policy control has not been in play. Prior to Foxwoods ( the casino) there was some land gambling, blood letting and territorial war games taking place in Ledyard ! Today…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 24, 2014 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Google Hangout Conversation About Women Working with Black Male Achievement

You have probably heard about "My Brother's Keeper" POTUS initiative. My good friend  Quida Washington as shared that there will be Google Hangout conversation about Women working for Black Male Achievement this Monday at 6:30 PM.

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 President Barack Obama took a bold new step by using his authority in this nation's executive office to announce "a new initiative with leading foundations and businesses that will take a collaborative,  approach to…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 21, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Groundbreaking Data Analysis Tool Measures of Child Wellbeing

One can become weary of studies and research. Yet in some ways it is the world we live in. The data tool linked below could prove useful as we strive to erase the need to measure disparity.

http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/03/functiond-s-id-var-js-fjs-d_9549.html

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 21, 2014 at 12:17pm — No Comments

IS THE GHETTO IN EXISTENCE BY DESIGN

Some of you may have seen the Clybourne Park play presented by the Long Wharf Theatre last season and or attended the related community conversations co presented by the Long Wharf Theatre and the New Haven Public Library. I had the pleasure of co moderating the panels with Colin Caplan and Clifton Graves. This immersion really opened my eyes to how public policy impacts the literal and metaphorical design of our lives. Note for example the increased gentrification of New Haven and what that…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 20, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

REBIRTH OF THE Q HOUSE OR COMMUNITY REVIVAL

 Food for thought let's incorporate the Q House real estate footprint into a Dixwell Corridor Master plan. Integrate for example the Varick Church Development intentions, the Dixwell Church braintrust and money trust, the Trinity Temple economic development aspirations, the Elks real estate investment and related stakeholders not to mention the Dixwell Plaza Merchants Association into a big time design that future generations will be proud of. Greater New Haven and core city is poised for…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 19, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

FREE FILM SCREENING INEQUALITY FOR ALL- THURSDAY MARCH 20, 2014

There has been and will probably continue to be much hot and cold air released regarding wealth, possession, distribution and justice. The free film screening on Thursday presents a cogent point of view and of course there are other ways of assessing the creation, manufacture , communication and transport of human capitol and the fruits of our individual and collective labors. Those of us in the non-profit sector might "profit" from attending this "FREE" film screening !…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 18, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

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Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Geoff Jolley is the New Executive Director of LISC Kansas City

LISC has named Geoff Jolley to lead its ambitious community investment plans in Kansas City. Jolley, who has spent decades working on the interests of local residents as both a policy expert and community leader, takes the helm of LISC Kansas City this month to oversee work on affordable housing, economic development, health, community safety and jobs.

New “SchoolPrint” Program Funds Expert Advice to Develop Charter Schools Facilities

LISC has launched a new program to help connect charter school operators to experts in facilities development. Called SchoolPrint: Charter School Project Management, the program will advance development plans that deliver top-notch school facilities while also keeping dollars in the classroom. “Our goal is to protect the interests of students and teachers, and to fuel the development of schools that are assets to their communities,” noted LISC's Eva Schweitzer.

LISC Launches New Office in Upstate South Carolina

This month, LISC opened its newest metro office in Upstate South Carolina. Long-time economic development leader Julie Franklin will bring her community development expertise honed in Greenville and Spartanburg to the role of executive director of the LISC Upstate SC program. The new office will focus on comprehensive, long-term investments in affordable housing, businesses and jobs. “As a whole, the Upstate is enjoying strong growth, but not everyone has been able to participate in our economic expansion,” said Franklin. “To succeed in a globally competitive marketplace, we need to build up our local talent, strengthen our neighborhoods and fuel a broadly shared prosperity that allows everyone to thrive.”

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