Forum today offers community workshops

January 30, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Free workshops on subjects ranging from how to get grants for community projects to how to get neighborhood streets cleaned will be held today from noon to 3 p.m. in the auditorium of Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynn Falls Parkway in West Baltimore.

The "Soul Food '99 Knowledge Is Power Community Forum" is being presented by Western Hot Spots, a coalition of 14 West Baltimore community groups. Food and live entertainment will be featured.

"Our purpose is to educate our community and teach people about the bureaucracy," said Richard Burton, a community organizer with the Citizens' Planning and Housing Association and spokesman for the event. "A lot of people want to do things for our community but don't understand the process. We hope people leave `Soul Food '99' motivated and ready to take action."

Burton, a resident of Sandtown-Winchester, said the name "Soul Food" signifies the education of the "spirit and soul of people."

Pub Date: 1/30/99

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