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A Conversation about Race - Mitchell Library - A Good Thing

A CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE - MITCHELL LIBRARY THIS EVENING - WAS A GOOD THING.  KUDOS TO ALL WHO MADE IT HAPPEN AND TO THE PERFORMERS OF CLYBOURNE PARK.


THE LESSONS OF THE EVENING (in my humble opinion) were:


1) Don't judge a book by its cover.  We need to read the contents.  Listen to the stories of the lives of others; learn from them.


2) Spend time with our children and the children over whom we have influence.  Listen to them.  Ask them questions.  Allow them to ask us questions and be thoughtful in our responses.


3) Tell the children the truth as we know it; share our history.  Talk about the errors we and others have made; talk about how we can correct those errors so they will not be repeated.


4)  Inspire children.  Let them know that education is the gateway to a successful future.  Teach them to VALUE learning and that success is about much more than having money. Empathize!


5)  Encourage children to think critically; practice with them and model for them the behaviors we want them to exhibit.


6) New Haven is a rich and diverse community; let us all try to discover and embrace what is great about New Haven, and let us ALL try to contribute positively to making it a BETTER place for all.

Links: http://www.oneworldpi.org/multicultural_resources/black_history.html

Twenty-First Century Color Lines: Multiracial Change in Contemporary America

civilrightsproject.ucla.eduResearchCollege AccessDiversity

Twenty-First Century Color Lines offers a wide variety of new perspectives about moving from the traditional racial issues of the U.S. toward an understanding of a vastly more complex multiracial setting. http://civilrightsproject.ucla.edu/research/college-access/diversit... 

 

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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

This Year, Small Business Saturday Means More Than Ever

As we head toward Small Business Saturday, we are highlighting some of the inspiring entrepreneurs we’ve met this year. For them, it’s not just a business: it’s who they are and what they dream of.

Chicago’s Little Village Florist and Event Planning Business is Expecting Growth, Even During the Pandemic

On 26th Street, in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, bustling storefronts serve the community’s Mexican immigrant population and attract customers from all over the city and suburbs. Many of them visit La Orquidea, a florist and event planning business that is planning for growth, even in the midst of the pandemic.

In Detroit, Attractive Workforce Housing for Families Replaces a Vacant, Dilapidated Structure

What gains can be made at the intersection of art, housing and community development? In Detroit, developers are building a new workforce housing project that not only meets the needs of moderate-income families, but also incorporates an art gallery and other commercial space that contributes to the health of the surrounding area. LISC is proud to help finance this important effort.

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