Urban Revitalization Through the Lenses of Peace and Justice

Community Dialogue and Public Forum:
Urban Revitalization Through the Lenses of Peace and Justice

July 29, 2015 * 9am – 5pm
Frederick Douglass Community Association
Toledo, Ohio

Free and Open to the Public (lunch, coffee and snacks provided)
RSVP required
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email info@i-i-p-e.org or call 419.530.2552

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Please join us for a full-day community dialogue bringing together local citizens, formal and non-formal educators, representatives of community and government agencies, local and regional non-profits, faith based groups and educational and urban policy makers to dialogue on the possibilities of pursuing urban revitalization in Toledo and the surrounding region through the lenses of social, economic and ecological justice.

As a civil society forum, the experience is designed to be educational, informing the public about various lenses of justice and their relevance to urban issues and possible approaches and practical applications for pursuing justice in our communities. In addition to community voices, the event will also feature practitioners and scholars from around the world who will be participating in the International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) that will be hosted at The University of Toledo during the week of July 26-August 2.

Forum Poster

Forum Hopes & Goals

  • learn from and contribute to the discussion on urban revitalization and the achievement of social and ecological justice in Toledo, Detroit and the surrounding region
  • Empower citizens as change agents, helping them to nurture safe, healthy and sustainable local communities
  • contribute directly to efforts of urban revitalization through formal and non-formal educational strategies
  • develop consensus and identify frameworks for theoretical understanding of issues
  • identify best educational practices through which urban revitalization and justice can be pursued
  • share and disseminate findings for application by others
  • develop local, regional, national and international partnerships with like-minded organizations

Endorsed By

 City of Toledo –  Board of Community Relations

Toledo Board of Community Relations

Community Partners & Sponsors

Adelante-The Latino Resource CenterThe Arts CommissionArt Corner Toledo, The Center for Servant LeadershipCenter of Hope Community Church,  Community Solidarity Response Network of ToledoFood for ThoughtFrederick Douglass Community Association, The Friendly Center, Inc.Greater Toledo Compassionate CommunityHoly Spirit Catholic Community, International Institute on Peace EducationThe James and Grace Lee Boggs Center,  Junction Avenue Urban Waters Project, Lucas County Land BankMultiFaith Council of NW Ohio,National Peace AcademyThe Padua Center, Pax Christi Toledo, ProMedicaThe Judith Herb College of Education at The University of ToledoToledo Botanical Gardens – Toledo GROWS program, Toledo Community Development CorporationToledo LISCToledo-Lucas County Sustainability CommissionUnited Pastors for Social EmpowermentThe University of Toledo Center for International Studies and ProgramsThe University of Toledo Center for Nonviolence and Democratic EducationThe University of Toledo Center for Religious UnderstandingWelcome Toledo-Lucas County Initiative

 Adelante     Art Corner Toledo Arts Commission

   Center for Servant Leadership   Center of Hope  CSRN

 Food for Thought    Frederick Douglass Community Association

Friendly Center Inc   Compassionate Community Logo Toledo     Holy Spirit Catholic Community

 IIPE: International Institute on Peace Education    Boggs Center

 Junction   Toledo Land Bank

 Multi-Faith Council      National Peace Academy

 Padua Center         ProMedica

JHCOE   Toledo Botanical Gardens

TCDC   LISC Toledo      Sustainability Commission


  Center for Nonviolence and Democratic Education  Center for Religious Understanding      welcome TLC


The Frederick Douglass Community Association is located at 1001 Indiana Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43607

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