Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Leia Lewis to speak at Culture Jam breakfast, 7:15 am Thur, Jan 11, Stone's Throw Cafe

Leia Lewis, Ora Hart
Originally uploaded by trudeau.

Leia Lewis will speak to the Culture Jam Dining Society's breakfast meeting on Thur, Jan 11, at 7:15 a.m, at A Stone'sThrow Cafe, 729 Jordan St., says Michael Parker. Lewis, the founder and director of Sankofa Vision, Inc., will speak on the topic, "We are the one's we've been waiting for! Organizing grassroots networks to build sustainable communities."

Sankofa Vision, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that exists to celebrate and cultivate the art, culture, and community life of people of African descent. The organization has initiated Sankofa Gardens, an intergenerational organic community garden program.

Lewis is also working to establish the ON PURPOSE Whole Life Development Center, a community school for children and adults with transformative learning programs to advance academic excellence, empowered living, community building, and peace.

The Culture Jam Dining Society's breafast meetings are open to the public every second and fourth Thursday, and are designed to provide a forum for the cultural evolutionaries of the area. They are co-hosted by A Stone's Throw Cafe, the West Edge Artists' Co-op and West Edge Books and News. For more information, contact Michael Parker at mpbookfreak@hotmail.com or 227-7685.

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