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August 2020 Blog Posts (7)

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen: Call for Board Applicants

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Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERSHIP

Multiple seats available

Nominations accepted through Sept. 14, 2020

 

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) is currently accepting nominations (and self-nominations) for membership on our Board of…

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Added by Scott McLean on August 28, 2020 at 8:18am — No Comments

Narrative Project Tells “These Truths”

here is a “gravitational pull” dragging down Black men in America. “There’s no respect in our community for each other as brothers.” “There are not enough men who are positive role models.” “What can we do as a society to lift Black men up, because y’all did a hell of a job tearing them down?”

These and many other hard truths came to light Wednesday night in the screening of and panel discussion about the short film These Truths: A Documentary on the State of the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 20, 2020 at 3:17am — No Comments

CARE Understanding COVID-19 in New Haven Survey for People of Color

Call for Participants

UNDERSTANDING COVID-19 IN NEW HAVEN

Do you identify as: 

  • A New Haven Resident?
  • Black, African American, Latinx, or Hispanic?

If so, please consider taking this survey: https://bit.ly/33McUuf



You will be entered to win a $250 gift card (3 winners will be…

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Added by Devin Avshalom-Smith on August 19, 2020 at 9:04am — No Comments

Arts Anti-Racism Pledge

Join Us and Take the Pledge:

In order to become more anti-racist, (Your Organization Name Here) pledges to make these changes:



CULTURE

To change our…

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Added by Kim Futrell on August 11, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Call for Proposals – Window Installations

Amidst a global health and economic crisis, attention to racial inequity and injustice, and growing divisions in a pivotal election year, CAW seeks to explore issues of our time and of our city and region through our fall exhibition program.

Even as our own building is closed, our most public stage — our street-to-roof curtain wall — looking into our two-floor gallery space is wide open. We are excited at the opportunity to invite proposals for work by New Haven and CT-based artists…

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Added by Creative Arts Workshop on August 10, 2020 at 3:24am — No Comments

CARE 2020-21 New Haven Health Leaders Program - Accepting Applications - $2700 Stipend

Link to Application: New%20Haven%20Health%20Leaders%20Application%202020.pdf

I hope this message finds you well. The Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 New Haven Health Leaders Program. Please see the link to the application above. I am happy to provide paper copies of the application…

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Added by Devin Avshalom-Smith on August 5, 2020 at 5:30am — No Comments

Pollution Is Killing Black Americans. This Community Fought Back.

When Kilynn Johnson walks out the door of the house her parents bought in 1972, where she grew up and lives to this day, she steps into the warm embrace of a community where neighbors feel more like kin. Her home sits across the street from Stinger Square Park, where Johnson passed long days of her childhood playing alongside her siblings and cousins and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on August 3, 2020 at 6:40am — 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

Diving into the Deep, Hard + Imperative Work of Community Violence Intervention

As part of its partnership with the Department of Justice, LISC s supports practitioners and policy makers with best practices and overcoming challenges facing community violence intervention (CVI) work in American communities. An article from the National Criminal Justice Association highlights the many voices represented during a recent webinar for nearly 1,000 attendees, led by on-the-ground experts in violence intervention, researchers and DOJ leaders. The webinar is now part of a robust online resource center hosted by LISC and the DOJ’s Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative.

Talking Financial Stability With LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh

In a wide-ranging radio interview with Audacy's On the Block 94.7, LISC CEO Michael T. Pugh unpacks the ways CDFIs, from the most local to the largest, are so well poised to support financial mobility. He also praises the role of good financial advice, and forecasts how AI can create alternative methods for building credit.

Empowering Agriculture: A Black-Owned Grain Storage Facility Marks New Era in Mississippi Delta Farming

Delta Diamond Ag stores and handles grains, a critical service for helping farmers bring their crops successfully to market. With a $500,000 loan from LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund, this rare African-American-owned facility is poised to change agriculture in the Delta. In recognition of Black History Month, we’re sharing this conversation with CEO Leigh Allen about how the company can serve area growers and the larger community, the importance of African-American representation in the agricultural supply chain, and his own deep affection for Delta farming.

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