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Joining the World in Commemorating 400 Years of Resilience:
Message: You may already know that 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the first documented captured and enslaved Africans arriving in the United States. This is a year of reflection on the past and anticipation of an enhanced future. This important milestone is being acknowledged globally and coordinated statewide. We hope you will join the community in commemorating 400 years of survival of the descendants based on remarkable resilience. There are three activities within the next month; we think you will be uplifted by all of them.
Saturday, August 24 4 pm
Middle Passage Ceremony: Symbolic Return to Our African Roots
“Over the Water We Came – Over the Water We Shall Return” (Spoken by Igbo people who chained and drowned themselves rather than remain enslaved in 1803)
Procession to the Rio Grande: From Tingley Beach (first entrance)
* Ceremonially and traditionally, people wear white *
Participants will place handmade Clay Ancestors on a handmade bio friendly raft and symbolically we will return their souls home to Africa.
Afterward, we will Share Sweets to Counter the Bitterness
Sunday, August 25 2 pm
International Simultaneous Day of Healing
In Homage to Our Ancestors for Their Resilience and Power
Screening of Film: Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder (PTSD) by Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary
With a Community Discussion Led By Mrs. Rita Powdrell & Mr. Ralph Steele
African American Performing Arts Center,
310 San Pedro, Albuquerque (State Fairgrounds)
Sunday, September 1 2 pm
Unveiling of Permanent Exhibit: 400 Years Beyond 1619
Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico
616 Central Ave. SW, Albuquerque
There will be more activities later in this year and through August 2020. We will look forward to sharing these commemorative events with you. Thank you. PEACE, New Mexico African American Resilience Committee
Please call if you have questions: Contacts: (505) 867-5340 (505) 867-0857
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Applications must be postmarked by September 9, 2016. High school seniors may apply for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Multicultural Council Scholarship. The scholarships are $1,000 each for high school seniors who are planning on entering college in 2017.
Those selected in October as scholarship recipients will be honored on Monday, January 16, 2017 during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Council’s 27th Annual Celebration. The form can be downloaded from our website: www.mlkmc.com. US Mail scholarship application to: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Council, PO Box 40306, Albuquerque, NM 87196
Students are responsible for writing an essay. This essay is based on the images that are on the application forms. In the essay the students should articulate their understanding of civil rights, diversity and community, along with describing how Dr. King’s messages continue to have a powerful influence on society as well as their individual lives. When the students have completed and sent application via US mail, notify Jewel Hall that it has been sent: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Reintegration Services is a community based fee free program that refers individuals to organizations that provide comprehensive educational and training services to Returning Citizens/Ex-Offenders.
Reintegration Referral Services provided include:
Psychological Assessments-Family Counseling-Anger Management-Housing
GED Preparation-Health Insurance-Restoration of Voting Rights-Vocational Training
Child Support-Healthy Marriage Concepts-Spiritual/Religious Contacts upon Requests
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Wings For L.I.F.E. – Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education, is an empowerment program that provides life-skills, education, training, and support for family members/caregivers of prisoners (returning citizens) and at-risk youth. Some of the educational topics that are addressed include single parenting, finances – how to stretch a dollar, discipline, acceptance issues, prison visits, feeding a family, substance abuse and signs, reintegration and reunification issues, legal issues, public defenders, work/job issues, holidays, and anything else of interest to the group. Search Institute’s® 40 Developmental Assets® are incorporated into the training.
In our society where children are all at risk in one way or another, children whose parent(s) are in prison face even more challenges.
Everyone is welcome at our FREE meetings. There is a Pre-K and After-dinner Tutoring Program for the children.
If you’d like to know more about Wings we are offering a Volunteer Training session on Jan. 30, Monday night, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at 2015 Wyoming Blvd NE Suite J. Please RSVP so we have enough chairs. THANKS!