What is the Common Thread?
Between Albion and Marshall, there is a Common Thread that connects us.
With this Common Thread in hand, the AMRCP will weave together opportunities for the residents of both towns to come to together – to engage, grow, learn, and heal from witnessing each other’s experiences.
Today, tomorrow, and the next, we recognize:
- Stones once used to build the walls that divide us can be repurposed to sustain bridges that strengthen our understanding of each other and our communities.
- Differences in color and income, hometown and religion, past actions and beliefs do not end conversations, but begin them.
- There is a seat at the table for everyone.
There is a Common Thread that connects us all.
The following information was provided by AMRCP Steering Committee member and parent of children in Marshall Public Schools, Keena Williams:
Safe spaces are spaces where we are surrounded by individuals we are comfortable with. They allow us to be our most authentic and vulnerable selves while showing empathy to those around us. Brave spaces ask us to be vulnerable, authentic, and empathetic with individuals we may not know well, or at all. Building on the successes of our children, who have shown tremendous courage and growth, the AMRCP is excited to invite adults in our communities to enter into dialogue with one another and aid one another in the process of our own healing.
We are collecting recipes for a Community Cookbook that will be given out later in the year. The cookbook will be a symbol of our communities coming together, sharing our cultures and family traditions.
Please share your favorite recipe with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, message our Facebook page at facebook.com/amrcp,
or give it us in person at one of our events. Please also include the city where you live.