What happens to Turner Field once the Braves baseball franchise leaves is a hot topic in Atlanta. Will that land become a casino? Will a new stadium replace Turner Field? Or will the area be developed for retail, dining and condominiums like Atlantic Station?
One thing that’s for sure is that the communities surrounding Turner Field can’t afford another development project that benefits a few well-connected folks while further cutting off and displacing long-term residents who have lived near the field since before the area was ripe for such a land grab.
While visiting West Virginia State University, BAPS youth leadership group also had the opportunity to participate in the Junior Master Gardening workshop with WVSU Extension Office. At the training we learned how to conduct hands-on learning activities for teaching gardening knowledge and skills to people young and old alike. We will use what we learned to conduct our own trainings in the community garden this summer.
During their summer break, students from the ACE mentoring program in Logan County toured Southern Community and Technical College where they learned about all the different college options available right in their backyard. After the tour, we took a trip over the mountain to Blair Community Center and Museum. The students learned about the historic labor struggle known as the Battle of Blair Mountain, coal mining's effect on water quality, and what life was like in the coal camps of Logan County.
During a week in March 2012, students from the Appalachian Center for Equality's mentoring program at Logan High School and students from Sandy Spring Friends School worked together tilling the soil, weeding the beds, and planting and watering seeds. Young children from the Head Start program at Logan PRIDE Community Service visited the garden and were taught by the high school students how to garden.
Come join us for a Teach-In on race and the Occupy movement, with a specific focus on Occupy Greensboro.
Ed Whitfield, Director of the Fund for Democratic Communities, and Lamar Gibson, Coordinator of Fund Development for Greensboro's Interactive Resource Center, the city's only day shelter for the homeless, will share insights from their experiences around building an inclusive, just movement.
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