BENEFITING: Alternatives for Community and Environment, Inc.
EVENT DATE: May 16, 2013
“This is where we’re from and we’re fighting to defend it.” —Stanley Gourgue, Youth Organizer
ACE is the real deal. It is definitely about the people who are directly impacted taking leadership for solving the problems in their communities, creating change, working for justice, and achieving radical social transformation for Boston's neighborhoods. The work of REEP to take over vacant lots and create gardens; to leading the fight for transit justice and affordable fares, and demanding youth jobs so that the future our communities are healthy, vibrant places where residents can continue to live and raise families: this is truly amazing work.
I've been involved with ACE as a volunteer for nearly 10 years now, as a board member, as a member, and as a worker. It was through my work with ACE that I was able to tell my own story of environmental racism, living next to the city incinerator during my childhood, growing up in an all-black neighborhood of Louisville, Ky. ACE inspired me to see myself as someone who cares about the environment, and introduced a definition of environment that represents my life experience!
Please join me in saluting ACE's amazing work, and the community's vision for its future. Any amount is a generous donation of your support! Thank you.