Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dream-Savin' New Haven.

What's the Future? from #NHV on Vimeo.

Yesterday was considered a success to the many people that assembled on the green to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "I Have A Dream" speech of Martin Luther King.

On hand were a number of different organizations, including Love146, New Haven Promise, and Operation Smile.  Folks like the poet Rick Best, and artists like Katro Storm were there.  Young organizers like YouthDay founder Sabir Abdussabur was also in attendance.

Watch the video; it's a good opportunity to see where young people are at today, with regard to how they hope to shape their world for the better.  We all have great ideas; but re-branding the city away from its past reputation as a place to brandish firearms ("gun-wavin' which so conveniently rhymes), to replace that with a new and better unofficial title:  Dream-makin' New Haven.  Life-Savin' New Haven.

That was the message bestowed upon the crowd by Frank Brady, who performed with the microphone yesterday afternoon in rememberance of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.


Juvenile Review Board
The People's Center
New Haven Promise
Free 2 Spit
Neighborhood Works/New Horizons
Ra! Remix by Raheem Nelson The Hill Museum of Pencil Art by Krikko
Arts & Ideas Festival
Youth Unleashed & Teach Our Children
Operation Smile
Mary Wade Home
City of New Haven, Commission On Equal Opportunities
JUNTA for Progressive Action
Yale University
New Haven Public Schools