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Conversation on 'compassionate community action' on June 27

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Wed, Jun 19th 2019 02:05 pm

At 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, the idea of “compassionate community action” will be explored at a mini-conference at St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, 917 Garden Ave., Niagara Falls. All members of the community are welcome to this free event, which will include refreshments.

Community action engages citizens in creating a more just, equitable and caring community. The event will allow the community to hear about efforts to bring community members together, and then join with others to envision compassionate community action. This mini-conference will feature the Niagara Falls Peacemakers and the Niagara Alliance for Restorative Practices.

Presented by the Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless to continue the momentum of its annual conference, the Compassionate Niagara committee is hosting a series of mini-conferences throughout the year to focus in on how different sectors can work together to make the community a compassionate one. The compassionate community action mini-conference is the second in the series of seven, following last month’s compassionate education event at Niagara Street School.

“The compassionate education conference was a great venue to share current educational initiatives, new ideas, and discuss future collaboration efforts with various community stakeholders,” said Rocco Merino, Niagara Street School principal.

Sponsors for the upcoming event include Calspan, Grigg Lewis Foundation, Confer Plastics, Covanta, Fidelis Care, Niagara Falls City School District, Kane Construction, East Hill Foundation, Community Missions, Phi Delta Kappa Chapter No. 0047, Catholic Health/Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, the Homeless Alliance of WNY, Kalos Health, Niagara Falls Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, and Hohl Industrial.

Advanced registration is requested. For more information, including registration, visit www.niagara.edu/compassion.

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