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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Watch love work

Alison Wetter (CTF 2015) from Memphis, Tennessee, is part of a team that has launched a project called "Watch Love Work" to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in their city in 1968. They are releasing a video story of love from Memphis every week this year.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
International Council in US

The International Council (IC) provides leadership to Initiatives of Change and exists to inject a measure of innovation and cohesion to the global network of partners. Their visit to the US began in Washington, DC, followed by a week in Richmond, VA, seeking new perspectives, models and experiences to help inform their work.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
2017 Community Trustbuilding Fellowship

“This experience has been truly one of a kind,” says Franklin Jennings who works with youth development. “What I find most impactful is that although tons of people in the world want to see good change happen, not many are equipping themselves to do anything about it.”

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Alvin Herring Forum at UR

“We in this country are at a cultural and maybe moral crossroads," says Rev. Alvin Herring, director of racial equity and community engagement at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. “We must speak truth, hold ourselves accountable, lament, and offer and accept forgiveness.”

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Troup County, GA, apology

The New York Times and other media outlets last week carried the story of an historic apology made in Troup County, GA. On January 26, 2017, the LaGrange’s police chief, Louis M. Dekmar, who is white, issued a rare apology for a Southern lynching. Seventy-seven years earlier Austin Callaway, a young African American, was snatched from a jail cell by a band of masked white men, then shot and left for dead.

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