Come and celebrate with community partners at Focus Hope for the Day of Thanks Celebration!
Great food and community friends!
For more information, please call Ms. Bridget Vance at 313 494-4392 or Stephanie Johnson-Cobb at 313 494-4468.
Host: CW/NE Safety Initiative
When: Friday, December 10 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Focus Hope
1355 Oakman Detroit, MI 48238
Thursday, December 9 · 7:00pm
Join University of Michigan professor and Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) founder Buzz Alexander and Detroit artists and activists for an evening of story telling and community dialogue bearing witness to the human costs of mass incarceration in Michigan.
Ron Scott, Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality
…Natalie Holbrook, American Friends Service Committee Criminal Justice Program
Mary Heinen, Prison Creative Arts Project
Ana Lyra Sis, Community Artist and PCAP Participant
Prisons are an invisible, but dominant, part of American society: the United States incarcerates more people than any other nation in the world, with 25 percent of the world’s prisoners currently held within its borders. Is William Martinez Not Our Brother? describes the Prison Creative Arts Project and its work giving incarcerated individuals an opportunity to participate in the arts, enabling them to withstand and often overcome the conditions and culture of prison, the policies of an incarcerating state, and the consequences of mass incarceration.
For more information contact Amit Weitzer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leopold’s Books, Park Shelton Building
15 East Kirby Street, Suite 114
We are no longer accepting applications for this year’s program. But there is a listing of our package distribution locations (each assigned to a particular zip code). You can walk into the location for your zip code beginning December 8 and fill in a late application form. Then, if there are packages remaining at the end of our distribution period (around December 20 or 21) you will be able to get them for your kids this year. This will also get you on our mailing list for the 2011 program.
Our program only serves Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck, River Rouge kids aged four through 13. We do not serve any other cities and are not affiliated with any other Goodfellow group.
Other programs you may want to check into – call the United Way’s information line by dialing 211 or 1-800-552-1183. They also have a web site – http://www.uwsem.org/211. You can also contact the Detroit Public Library’s TIP Line at 1-313-481-1400. They have a database of agencies that provide holiday assistance.
For distribution information go here: http://www.detroitgoodfellows.org/WhosEligibleApplication/tabid/66/Default.aspx