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Daily Archive for April 16 2010

Attorney, Author, and Athlete Take A “Stand”

Stand Against Racism

 

What common cause can bring an attorney, an author, and an athlete to speak at a community center in Rand, West Virginia? The opportunity to take a Stand Against Racism.

Chris Ross, Assistant Public Defender in Kanawha County, Jim Strawn, co-author of the Sad Mad Glad Books, and Levi Phillips, former WVU basketball player and past statewide director WV Amateur Athletic Union will be speaking at the Stand Against Racism event, being held at the Rand Community Center.

Local businesswoman, Robin Holstein and community volunteer Joycelyn Kyte, have joined together with the YWCA Charleston, to coordinate a community Stand Against Racism event, Friday April 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Stand Against Racism is a movement initiated by the YWCA in 2008 in order to raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and that it cannot be ignored or tolerated. In 2009, the Stand reached over 320 organizations, which became Participating Sites. Over 30,000 people participated.

According to the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism web site (www.StandAgainstRacism.org) in eleven communities there are over thirty-six events in West Virginia. Large companies or organizations hold many of the events, but not this one. “Robin’s Desktop, LLC is comprised of me, Robin. A few hours a week, my daughter-in-law, Leah, helps out. My headquarters is my home.” Still, Holstein felt she could host an event. She contacted the Community of Rand Association about renting space in the Community Center. She then set out to secure speakers and sponsors.

The event is April 30 at the Community Center, 5701 Church Street in Rand. It will run from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Students from area schools have been invited to read selected quotations, followed by the special speakers. There is no charge and the public is invited.

For more information on this event, contact Robin Holstein at (304) 546-4668 or email at robin@robinsdesktop.com. For information on other YWCA Stand events in West Virginia, contact Nell Fleming at (304) 340-3594.

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What a difference a day makes at the greenspace!

If you have passed by the greenspace lately, you would have seen the project shaping up.

Trash receptacles have been installed throughout the site.

Trash receptacles have been installed throughout the site.

In the past day, the site has been cleared of equipment and supplies no longer needed all in preparation for the sod to arrive next week.

Bikes racks are installed along the eastern edge of the greenspace.

Bikes racks are installed along the eastern edge of the greenspace.

 

Parts of the inner sidewalk has been formed and poured and the stone capping continues to be installed around the reflecting pool.

Parts of the inner sidewalk has been formed and poured and the stone capping continues to be installed around the reflecting pool.

Stay tuned as we count down the days until the greenspace is ready for you to enjoy!

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The Alliance Goes to China

China April 2010

 About 70 people left New York City forBeijing today as part of the Charleston Area Alliance’s business mission to China. The 13-hour flight puts us 12 hours ahead of West Virginia’s time zone.

During the nine-day visit, we’ll be meeting with Chinese business leaders and learning the ins and outs of the country’s economy, as well as visiting some of the country’s most well-known sites.

Check back here for daily updates.

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