The following reflection is a part of a multi-authored series that attempts to bridge education with action. Often times, when opportunities that challenge racism are created, rarely are they made visible to the community at large. As such these opportunities are forgetten and people who work towards racial equity often feel isolated and actions that can create a more just society are undocumented. Well, Community Change Inc. wants to take this opportunity to tell you that we are here and we've been working on a bridge between theory and practice.
Reflections on Dance Me Outside.
Participate in a public communal reading of Frederick Douglass' remarkable speech on Tuesday July 1st, 2010, 12 noon, on the Boston Common behind the 54th Regiment Memorial (corner of Park and Beacon Streets), Boston, MA.
"Fellow citizens, why am I am called upon to speak here today? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak today? What, to the American Slave, is your Fourth of July?"
CORI Reform was passed in the House late May 26 with a vote of 139 to 17! The victory was a critical milestone, bringing us a major step closer to the adoption of CORI reform into law. As a member of the Massachusetts Alliance to Reform CORI (MARC), Community Change was among key organizers to push through this important legislation.
On April 16, 2010, CCI Founder Horace Seldon received the Public Citizen of the Year Award from the Massachsuetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers at their 38th Chapter Awards Ceremony.
Groups of librarians have recently taken an interest in CCI's Antiracism Library. In March, we started a partnership with Radical Reference, a group of librarians that believes in social justice and equality. The organization supports activist organizations by providing access to resources and professional knowledge about research. Radical Reference will be working with us to update and improve the Yvonne Pappenheim Library on Antiracism. We are very excited that Radical Reference has chosen to work with us.