The student led Wake-Up! Campaign at Battle High School hosted an energized and productive “Neighbor2Neighbor” dialogue on February 7. Approximately 50 people attended, including a contingent from Hickman High. Several ideas were generated for bridging a number of divides in our community – geographic, racial, economic and generational. The Tribune over this last week also ran a series of articles looking at poverty and its effects here in our Columbia community. You can review those articles in the links below. Next week these conversations continue at our Community Commons, Tuesday February 21 from 7 to 9 pm at the Tribune offices. Come and work with others in the community to turn talk into action as we consider how we can better support one another in our community.
Tuesday, February 21, 7-9 pm
Enter the Tribune Training Room on Walnut Street, between 5th and Providence.
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Breaking the Cycle: http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/leftbehind/social-welfare-programs-public-policy-provide-short-long-term-solutions/article_e1d93f8c-494a-5fb1-bb4a-f85c3d5a1bd6.html
Living Wage: http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/leftbehind/living-wage-job-skills-programs-key-in-breaking-cycle-of/article_3d96bb1f-292c-59ea-af65-7867db18e9f5.html
Moving On Up: http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/leftbehind/experts-say-affordable-housing-is-key-to-moving-out-of/article_d7c13213-36e4-5eab-b98a-c5f2a3df74c1.html
A Black Hole: http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/leftbehind/a-black-hole-access-to-health-care-often-depends-on/article_7309cf70-1c02-5b68-a004-d8bbb552025b.html
Parent Trap: http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/leftbehind/parent-trap-cost-makes-it-difficult-for-poor-families-to/article_ce9590ad-5975-5503-a8c1-0bbef0cb03d1.html
A Nuanced Relationship: http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/leftbehind/experts-say-connection-between-crime-and-poverty-is-complex/article_51c865d8-9d32-58b9-b691-a52dcf6dff48.html
High Rungs to Climb: http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/leftbehind/moving-up-the-economic-ladder-remains-difficult-for-many-boone/article_7c87607f-2fcc-5f8b-9537-b8b664eeb477.html
This was such an awesome event! At my table we talked about building bridges between the kids in our community and the resources available to them to further their education. We focused on the central theme of humanity and how choices impact our lives. I can’t wait until the next event!
Addressing Trauma http://www.columbiatribune.com/opinion/oped/address-behavioral-issues-to-strengthen-our-community/article_c6c25ee8-5777-556b-bf9b-9b9daa37d93a.html
Working for the common good: http://www.columbiatribune.com/opinion/oped/fighting-together-for-everyone-is-the-only-way/article_d621f936-c9ae-5df0-9c73-c7b7be4e074d.html