From: David C.
Sent: Fri 2/4/2005 8:43
Invitation to February 7, 2005 NO MURDERS DC Monthly
This note is to invite you to the
monthly public NO MURDERS DC (NMDC) meeting
this Monday February 7, 2005 at 7pm in
the back meeting room of Ben's Chili Bowl - 1213 U Street NW (U Street/Cardozo
This month we will discuss how the
mission of environmental education/environmental justice/environmental renewal
groups can intersect with the goal of ending murders in the District of
Confirmed guests are:
Coleman of Washington Parks and People
> Glen Ogilvie of the Earth
> Emil King of the Anacostia Watershed SocietyRegina Dyson of Community Harvest
>Some questions that will be
1. -How does your
organization's work fit in with the goal of ending murder and reducing violence
2. Does the
existence of community-owned green space help build safer, less violent
3. -Can involving
youth in environmental justice and renewal projects lead to their making
positive life decisions? Can that positivity then infect their families,
their neighborhoods, their city?
4. If people learn
to care for and take care of the natural world, does that lead them to become
more caring about the environment and the people within their home
5. Are there best
practice models here in DC or in other cities on how environmental justice
issues have been addressed in a way that has led to a decrease in
murder/violence in a community?
6. How can NMDC
volunteers partner with the environmental justice/renewal community to help end
murder and reduce violence in our city?