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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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 Center, The Arts Commission, Art Corner Toledo, The Center for Servant Leadership, Center of Hope Community Church, Community Solidarity Response Network of Toledo, Food for Thought, Frederick Douglass Community Association, The Friendly Center, Inc., Greater Toledo Compassionate Community, Holy Spirit Catholic Community, International Institute on Peace Education, The James and Grace Lee Boggs Center, Junction Avenue Urban Waters Project, Lucas County Land Bank, MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio,National Peace Academy, The Padua Center, Pax Christi Toledo, ProMedica, The Judith Herb College of Education at The University of Toledo, Toledo Botanical Gardens – Toledo GROWS program, Toledo Community Development Corporation, Toledo LISC, Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission, United Pastors for Social Empowerment, The University of Toledo Center for International Studies and Programs, The University of Toledo Center for Nonviolence and Democratic Education, The University of Toledo Center for Religious Understanding, Welcome 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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