July – Parks and Recreation Month

This July we’ve been celebrating 30 years of Park and Recreation Month. Visit our social media sites for remaining of month to view daily post about importance of parks and recreation centers in our local communities. (Photo Source: http://www.nrpa.org)

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Upcoming Event – Peace Circle

How might peacemaking look in Salisbury/Rowan County? Covene with your neighbors on Tuesday, July 7th at 6:30pm at Mean Mugg Coffee, 1024 S. Fulton Street, Salisbury NC for dialogue and resolution.

*We’re collaborating with other local businesses and organizations for Peace Circle Event*

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CoLab Community

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Thanks to everyone who submitted information to We-The-People database! The database is for individuals, organizations, and businesses associated with Salisbury NC/Rowan County African American Community. We had to change the name of database to CoLab Community; We-The-People name is already being used by another organization. CoLab Community is a social network site designed to introduce, support, and unite those who have a heart for local African American Community. Please visit and support the database at http://colabcommunity.spruz.com.

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Moving Forward: We-The-People Coalition

Legacy MonthOur very own, Tonya Cross, was a part of a panel discussion hosted by We-The-People Coalition on Tuesday, November 25th at Love Christian Center, East Spencer, NC. The event was in response to the Ferguson decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. It was an assembly of community citizens, activists, and organizations. The purpose was to provide a forum to openly express feelings, concerns, and resolutions relating to Ferguson and our local African American community.

The discussion moderator was Scott Teamer, president of the Salisbury-Rowan NAACP Branch. Other panel speakers were Rev. Carrie Bolton, Rev. Anthony Smith, Kenneth Fox Muhammad, Kenny Hardin, and Alex Clark. Topics discussed included the need for collective action, economic development, community leadership, knowledge of self, and community collaboration.

Birthed from the meeting was a collective action to create a database of community organizations and local businesses. The Vine Events has accepted the task of collecting the data and we need YOUR HELP. Visit We-The-People Database to submit information about your community organizations and/or businesses to include in the database.

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Upcoming Event: Story Behind The Brand

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Story Behind The Brand – Women’s Brunch and Pop-Up Boutique. Tickets can be purchased NOW on Eventbrite!
**Ticket sales end 11/12**

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Upcoming Event: Social Media 101 Workshop

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Embracing Community Diversity

20140612-225722-82642087.jpgWhat happens when a community with a common faith and goal join together? You get a Community Based Ministry Café. On Saturday, May 17, 2014, community leaders from various faith denominations gathered at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Salisbury, NC to learn how to engage the community through ministry. As part of the Café, our very own Tonya Cross led an hour long workshop called Embracing Community Diversity: A panel discussion of race, justice and beloved community. This workshop consisted of a panel including Tonya, Deseré Cross and Evelyn Medina.

The purpose of the workshop was to address barriers in the community that prevent people of different backgrounds from working together. Each panelist addressed a different barrier. Tonya talked about self-segregation, suggesting that one reason why communities have a hard time creating change is because within a community, people self-segregate themselves, meaning they separate themselves from others who do not look like them or have the same beliefs.

The second panelist, Deseré, talked about stereotypes. Stereotypes are assumptions people make about a group of people based on preconceived notions. Deseré suggested the best way to combat stereotypes is to be aware of the assumptions you have about certain groups of people and to not allow those assumptions to prevent you from interacting with new and different groups of people.

Evelyn, the third panelist, shared her personal story about how she ensures her children are exposed to different cultures. Her story sparked a conversation about how non-exposure to different cultures can act as a barrier to your willingness to work with people who are different from you.

A fourth panelist, who was unable to make it, was to discuss how language also serves as a barrier that prevents people from working together with people from different backgrounds. Although the panelist who was to cover this topic was unable to attend, the barrier was still brought up in conversation and was addressed by Tonya and Evelyn.

Overall, the workshop was a success and received good reviews from participants in the Café. Special thanks to all of our panelists and participants who contributed to a wonderful discussion about barriers in our community that can prevent us from collectively building our community. As you live your daily lives, we encourage you to mingle outside the box, be aware of stereotypes, and expose yourself to new people and things.

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