nonprofits,local leaders & Grt.New Haven business sharing information
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
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…Continue
Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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
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I love the fact that we have Sister City Relationships. Let's show the love.
Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 4, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments
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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.
Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 2, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 1, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.
Here also is the link to the program description…Continue
Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 26, 2014 at 6:22pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 24, 2014 at 1:08pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 21, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments
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.
Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 21, 2014 at 12:17pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 20, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 19, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments
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 !…Continue
Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on March 18, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments