[act-ma] Grassroots Community Cookout and Justice Fair this Sunday in Malden

mk at impresta.net mk at impresta.net
Wed Oct 8 10:12:42 PDT 2008

Grassroots Community Cookout and Justice Fair this Sunday
gathers local human service, advocacy, and community organizing groups

Malden-area community organizations are gathering for a Grassroots
Community Cookout and Justice Fair this Sunday, Oct. 12, from 2 ­ 6 p.m.
at the First Parish in Malden, Universalist. Children and families are
welcome, and the free event will take place rain or shine.
   Participants include local human service, advocacy, and direct-action
community organizing groups. The cookout and fair will enable local
individuals and organizations working on such issues as affordable
housing, community inclusiveness, poverty, hunger, war, immigrant rights,
workers¹ rights, healthcare, and more to meet and talk about these
pressing social and economic issues and actions that can be taken.
Representatives of each group will be available to provide information on
their programs and services. Musical entertainment and speakers will be
part of the program as well.
   Members of the organizing committee are Malika Erroboa and McKay Russo,
Bread of Life; Renee Cammarata, Cambridge Health Alliance; Richard Cheng,
Great Wall Center; Eric Adelman, Temple Tifereth Israel; Marie Coulanges,
Philadelphie French Seventh Day Adventist Church; Kevin Duffy, Healthy
Malden; Mohamed Brahimi, Muslim American Civic and Cultural Association;
Meg English, Everett Literacy Program; Nekita Lamour and David Horst,
First Parish in Malden. Other participating groups include Tri-City
Community Action Program, the Everett Multicultural Affairs Commission,
Housing Families, Chinese Culture Connection, Friends of Oak Grove, and
Youth A.C.T.; more groups are expected to sign up and be on hand as well.
   First Parish is located at the intersection of Elm and Pleasant Streets
(Route 60), three blocks west of the Malden Center T station. Free parking
is available in the lot between the church and the Beebe Elementary
   For more information or to be a participating organization, call the
First Parish at 781-322-0474 or e-mail cookout at impresta.net.

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