16 Tech Community Conversations: Big Ideas & Best Practices: Our Priorities at Work - Shared screen with speaker view
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Welcome everyone! Jacqueline here with 16 Tech. We’re excited to have you. Sharing a bit more about each of our panelists below…
DeAmon Harges is the original “Roving Listener” as a neighbor and staff member of the Broadway United Methodist Church, in Indianapolis, IN. His role is to listen and discover the gifts, passions and dreams of citizens in his community, and to find ways to utilize them in order to build community, economy, and mutual “delight.” The bulk of DeAmon’s work is based on the principles and practices of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) that brings neighbors and institutions together to discover the power of being a good neighbor. DeAmon builds on what is already present and in place in the neighborhood, using those formally undiscovered assets to connect and empower rather than working only from the community’s needs and deficits. There is now a core of “Roving Listeners” working in the Broadway Methodist Church neighborhood.
Allison Luthe is the Executive Director of the MLK Center. She joined the MLK Center in June 2015, at a time when the organization was in a renewal phase, focused on rebuilding programming and trust. The staff has grown from one to fifteen, and the budget has grown 500%. Allison is the engineer behind the Trauma Informed Community Building that has led to the MLK Center you see today, engaging residents from Butler Tarkington, Crown Hill, Mapleton-Fall Creek and Meridian Kessler neighborhoods. Every day, MLK Center addresses issues of equity, education, policing, trauma, inclusion, gentrification, affordable housing, food access and much more.
Alicia Nieves is the Executive Director of Streetwide. Before founding Streetwide, Alicia served low-income clients facing eviction in NYC at JustFix.nyc and was a product manager at the IP software company Alt.Legal. Alicia is a graduate of New York University School of Law. She is a Roddenberry Fellow and Harry S. Truman Scholar. Alicia is the daughter of a Mexican immigrant family.
Sibeko Jywanza is the Director of Food Justice at the Flanner House. He is responsible for maintaining the long tradition of providing equitable food access to communities in the largest food desert in Indianapolis. He serves as the Operating Manager of Cleo’s Bodega: Grocery and Cafe.
https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/2010NPIndudtrialComplex.pdf An article re: nonprofit industrial complex & justice
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DeAmon has shared this resource re: impact of COVID
KI is a great example of what Sibeko’s talking about. https://kheprw.org
Thanks all! See you next week!