After speaking with Eastside Neighborhood leaders, talks have progressed to initiate a poverty march this fall. Focusing on creating awareness around poverty issues, the march will highlight recent victories on the Eastside Neighborhood as well as opportunities for improvement.
Ideally, the walk would become an annual event. Each year it would change its focus to a different neighborhood, highlighting new victories and opportunities for improvement for each. Participants would literally walk through the neighborhood, being able to experience first-hand what it feels like.
We will press local leaders to be available for speeches and conversations with residents, creating a dialog that will bring the community together and access innovative minds to create improvements.
Look for more information towards the end of summer - the event is tentatively scheduled for early fall.