Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Grassroots Community Cookout (and snow)

This past Sunday Malden Grassroots held their annual Community Cookout and Social Justice Fair.   Despite the driving rain, and eventually snow!, a good number of people came to eat, take information from the many community organizations' tables, and enjoy the sacred drumming presentation and the youth martial arts demonstration.

Weather did not prevail, as we had a beautiful indoor location for the festivities at the First Parish Church,  Universalist, in Malden.  The warm atmosphere, surrounded by artwork, framed the event nicely.  Three organizations were honored by Malden Grassroots for their commitment to the ideals of community engagement, volunteerism, cultural diversity, human equality, and justice for all

Honored were:
  • Cyber Cafe @ Malden Square
  • Muslim American Cultural and Civic Association
  • Youth ACT!
We thank the many people and organizations who braved the weather to join us.  If you missed this event, we hope you'll come next year.  

Malden Grassroots promotes community change from the bottom up. The group hosts monthly activities such as film showings and discussions and provides support for local grassroots campaigns. Each year it sponsors the Grassroots Community Cookout and Justice Fair that brings together hundreds of local residents and organizations to meet and talk about pressing social and economic issues. A racially and culturally diverse organization, Malden Grassroots believes it will take all of us to address such issues as equal rights, housing, healthcare, racism, poverty, and war at a root level.
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