Wednesday, March 18, 2015

150th Year anniversary of Juneteenth, Grand Crossing Park, SaturdayJune 13th, 2015, 10am - 5pm

Grand Crossing Park Neighborhood Network
"...What YOU can do for YOUR Neighborhood"
Dearest Neighbors and stakeholders;
When was the last time you celebrated the 150th year of anything? This year marks 50 years since the Selma marches and the voting rights act in 1965 and 150 years since the tumultuous "Juneteenth" celebration of the end of slavery in Galveston Texas, 1865.

Over the years now, Neighborhood Advocates from Avalon Park, Burnside, Chatham, East Chatham, Englewood, Grand Crossing, Park Manor, South Shore and Woodlawn have come together to picnic and fellowship (Network) in Grand Crossing Park in honor of those who toiled for unity (Umoja) freedom and self determination (Kujichagulia) and finally validated the United States constitution. Neighborhood Advocacy & unity being the ultimate aim.

If the spirit so moves you, we are open to your group, church or business joining our humble celebration. We're coordinating collective grass roots contributions of resources and arranging tables for information sharing in the style of our African, Indian, Mexican, European ancestral heritage, whom all contributed to our notion of a collaborated, grass roots, American Freedom.

Our community has an up and coming, soon to be widely known, grass roots product - "Antonio's Response", something we could possibly become famous for. Come out to the picnic and learn all about it.

Be an early bird and avoid the last minute rush. Start putting aside now for our most festive community networking event ever. Come network and be informed on;
  • A New Mayoral term
  • East Chatham "MMRP" - Micro Market Recovery Program
  • NUSA - Neighborhoods USA membership
  • SSA #51- Special Service Area Updates
  • Black History Month planning /Initiatives
  • 6th District Block Club Convention
  • Private Security Camera initiatives
  • Targeted Economic Development
  • National Night Out Participation
  • 79th street Foot Patrol Mission
  • Community Calendar initiatives
  • Proposed "Saggin" ordinance
  • Networking for new contacts
  • Responsive Elected Officials
  • Urban Agriculture & farming
  • Community Transportation
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Little League initiatives
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Restorative Justice
  • Kwanzaa initiatives
  • Violence reduction
  • Parental support
  • Court Advocacy
  • Community Arts
  • Voting initiatives
  • Curfew Initiative
  • Park Advocacy
  • Crowd funding
  • Tenants rights
  • Postal Service
  • New contacts
  • Scholarships
  • History
  • CAPS
  • Jazz,
  • Food,
  • Fun
Sound like enough?
This year, make it your business to plan on being there!
Brad O. Redrick,

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