Help Us Put a Mural On The Dr. Edwin Coleman Jr. Center
Help Us Put Two More Murals on the Dr. Edwin Coleman Jr. Center!
Thanks to a Neighborhood and Community Matching Grant and donations from many co-sponsors, the first Mural Project has been a huge success. The mural on the south wall will be up by June 1 and will focus on Dr. Coleman as a younger man when he moved here with his family in 1966 and became a UO professor of English and a community leader and advocate for human and civil rights. There will be a Mural Celebration and FAN Picnic at the Center on July 21.
The FAN Equity Action Team is now applying for another matching grant to put two murals on the west walls of the Center. This project will include artist-in-residencies at two schools during the 2019-20 school year.
Can you help us to honor Dr. Coleman's legacy to our community by becoming a sponsor of the mural project? Read more information.
July 3rd, 2018 the FAN Board unanimously approved the following:
Friendly Area Neighbors Equity Resolution:
The Friendly Area Neighborhood Association is committed to the human right of all to be free from discrimination. Discrimination against people on the basis of their national origin, race or ethnicity, religion, immigration status, language of origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or identity, socioeconomic status, housing status, or disability, should simply not be tolerated. The number of hate crimes and bias incidents reported in Eugene has been increasing and no doubt many go unreported. FAN's Equity Action Team will work with residents and local institutions (schools, churches, businesses) to foster and sustain a neighborhood environment that is diverse, inclusive, safe, and welcoming; encourage the implementation of practices, projects, and events that help prevent such harmful incidents; and, effectively respond to hate crimes and bias incidents when they occur.
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You can help to stop hate from spreading in our neighborhood. There are things we all can do.
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