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Posted to Community Services News on July 8, 2022 at 10:25 AM by Jessica Harris
Aging Commission of the Mid-SouthFighting Food InsecurityDr. Martin Luther King initiated the Poor People’s Campaign in November of 1967. Dr. King believed that African Americans and other minorities would not obtain full citizenship until they had economic security. He told leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on March 15, 1968, “This is a highly significant event, the beginning of a new co-operation, understanding, and determination of poor people of all colors and backgrounds to assert and win their right to a decent life and respect for their culture and dignity." Many services offered by the Aging Commission seek to offset the effect of poverty, particularly our home delivered meals and food box distribution. The Memphis metropolitan area has been identified as the area with the greatest level of senior food insecurity in the country. We are inspired by Dr. King to change this circumstance for our community.
Tag(s): MLK, FoodInsecurity, February2022, Aging
Posted to Community Services News on July 8, 2022 at 10:15 AM by Jessica Harris
Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center#MeToo and Pathways to HealingThe hashtag #MeToo became viral in 2017, but the creator of that hashtag and the Me Too Movement was founded by survivor and activist Tarana Burke in 2006. Her vision for the movement was to bring resources, support, and pathways to healing where none existed before, including for many African American women. Ms. Burke knew that many survivors of sexual violence keep their story to themselves – hiding the truth from others and often sitting in shame and self-blame. The validation that survivors felt, and still feel, from the Me Too Movement can be a first step on their path towards healing. Survivors now know they are not alone; that they don’t have to go through this alone; and that there is a possibility of healing after violence. For more information on the Me Too Movement, visit: https://metoomvmt.org/. For assistance and support after sexual violence, call CVRCC’s 24-hour hotline: 901-222-4350.
Tag(s): Victims, Survivor, February2022, CVRCC