Community Notes

COMMUNITY NOTES

December 04, 2003

Community-building organization to hold quarterly meeting

Community Building in Howard County will hold its quarterly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Holiday presentations are planned, many involving children and youths, on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Chinese New Year. Light refreshments will be served.

Everyone is welcome.

Community Building in Howard County is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation of diversity through programs on conflict resolution, cultural diversity and prejudice reduction.

Admission is free. Membership in Community Building is $5 for individuals; $25 for organizations.

Information or reservations: Jean Toomer, 410-730-3334, or Natalie Woodson, 410-730-6984.

Human rights dinner to be held Saturday

The Howard County Friends of Latin America, Amnesty International Columbia-Laurel Group and Howard County Human Rights Commission will sponsor a sixth Human Rights Potluck Dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

Sister Diana Ortiz, human rights activist and director of Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International in Washington, and Laura Slattery, a West Point graduate and peace activist, will speak.

Information: Bob Steiner, 410-465-0987 or Leslie Salgado, 410-381-4899.

Book signing, sale set for Rouse biography

The Columbia Association's Columbia archives will sponsor a book signing for Better Places, Better Lives, the first biography of Columbia founder James W. Rouse, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Author Josh Olsen will speak about how Rouse came to envision Columbia. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

The Columbia Archives, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia's Town Center, houses the James Rouse Manuscript Collection, which Olsen used in researching his book.

Admission to the event is free, but registration is requested.

Information: 410-715-3103.

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