Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development is inviting the greater Madison-area community to a kickoff event recognizing the Justified Anger initiative’s “10 years of system transformation” on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 5 p.m. at Fountain of Life Church on Madison’s South Side.
Ten years ago, Dr. Rev. Alex Gee wrote the “Justified Anger” article in The Capital Times that talked about Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development, a non-profit, community-based youth and family service organization that provides a host of programs and family development services, and how the organization was working to change the systems that hold racism and inequities in society in place. Gee would soon create Justified Anger, under the Nehemiah umbrella, with the mission to “eliminate racial disparities and create opportunities that empower the African-American community to achieve its full potential and prosper.”
“Ten years ago, I wrote the Justified Anger article that became a movement, then an initiative of Nehemiah. That decade-long journey has been amazing – and many of you have asked, ‘What has been the impact of the Justified Anger initiative?’ We are going to begin to answer that question over the coming months,” Rev. Dr. Alex Gee said in a statement.
This free event on Tuesday will be hosted at Fountain of Life Church and will share highlights of the initiative’s success, what’s in store for the future, and the impact the community has helped create in the greater Madison area, Dane County, and the state, according to a press release from Nehemiah.
The Justified Anger kickoff event will also feature music, food, friends, stories of community transformation, and the introduction of the Nehemiah Heartbeat Society while also announcing more events to come in 2024.
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