The North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) is focused on bringing economic vitality and community engagement to Mansfield’s North End, which also includes growing the next generation of leaders. The organization is now focused on 2020.
In 2019 NECIC founded AALI (African American Leadership Initiative), and this program’s mission is to identify and cultivate African American leaders in Mansfield and Richland County. AALI is made up of multiple facets, including webinars, speakers, and social events.
This year, NECIC will continue the AALI program beginning with its speaker series. Glennon Sweeney will be the speaker for the first AALI Speaks event of 2020, taking place on Monday, January 13 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.
Sweeney will outline the historic and contemporary policies that have created our segregated opportunity landscape. This lecture will discuss rarely told American history and will dispel the ‘culture of poverty’ notion that is so prevalent in the US.
Sweeney is a senior research associate at the Ohio State University Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity; she works in the Community Assessment and Metropolitan Change Unit. Sweeney’s work focuses on issues related to food security and access, metropolitan neighborhood change, housing, civic engagement, equity and the intersection of jurisdictional fragmentation and social service delivery.
The event will be at NECIC (134 N Main Street, Mansfield). There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. NECIC is also offering the option to purchase lunch from them for $10; this can be selected during registration if done by January 8. Click here to register.