A CALL TO LEADERSHIP FOR A COMMUNITY POLICY AGENDA AND ACTION PLAN
1 May 2013
We all agree that consensus and action are needed within communities of color as the mayoral election approaches. For the first time in three decades, the black community has the opportunity to meaningfully impact the policy direction of the city.
A few weeks ago, Kevin Peterson, founder of the New Democracy Coalition, wrote an open letter to black leadership that prompted much discussion about the role black leaders can play in the coming mayoral election cycle. The letter was a call to action for leaders to come to consensus, collaboration and action in framing the debate and future policy priorities of the city, particularly during the mayor’s race in Boston
To this end, we are calling black leadership to dialogue, find agreement and take action. We are inviting you to engage in this process at an important meeting:
RCC, Student Center-Building #4, Room 200 (The Cafeteria).
The Corner of Cedar St. and Columbus Ave.
The meeting is being convened by the College for Public and Community Service at UMASS Boston and The Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development at UMASS Boston.
We are asking black leaders in Boston to attend and to establish a process for formulating and implementing an agenda that focuses on the many challenges confronted by the poor and vulnerable in our community and across Boston.
Please make an effort to attend! And bring someone with you. Let’s work together!
Senator Bill Owens
Anna Madison (Dean, CPCS)
Dr. Jemadari Kamara