The Connecticut Council on Philanthropy recently hosted a Creative Place Making Funders Symposium in Hartford. The day was full of innovative examples of how communities are reborn through creative partnerships.
We heard from Carol Coletta, executive director of ArtPlace, who shared inspirational stories of success in using art to re-energize, remake, and rebirth the American city. [...]
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords from Arizona and Louis D. Brown, a young African-American man growing up in Dorchester, Mass., were both shot. Gifford’s shooter was white, mentally ill and “acted alone.” Louis’ killer was young, black, and possibly involved with a gang.
We must address the social context that makes either shooting possible! Our workshop at [...]