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Saturday, May 27

11 am – 2 pm

North High School
140 Harrington Way


South East Asian Coalition Lion Dance

Afro Vibes Drummers

North High School Dance Team

North High Junior Cultural Fashion



Civic Engagement

Spoken Word – Poetry


Black History




The next Community Membership meeting of the NAACP will be TOMORROW, Monday, April 24

6:30 pm

at the YMCA, 766 Main St.

The agenda will include updates from:

Leonard Cooper, 3rd Vice President and Economic Chair

Edward Robinson, Member at Large, regarding our work with the Jewish Federation

Dr. Thomas Doughton, Member at Large, will be discussing an opportunity for the Worcester NAACP to address how we can educate and advocate for our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters. He is looking for individuals and individuals representing organizations to be part of this initiative.

Below is a representation of program and events that are happening in Worcester. If you are planning an event and wish to share  information (flyers) at our meeting, please feel free to come to the meeting. We will set aside time for folks to share information.

2017 Stand Against Racism, April 28 – 29

Fifth Sunday Fellowship, April 30 @ 4 pm, Emmanual Baptist Church. Guest Preacher, Elder Esau Vance, Mt. Olive Pentecostal Church

Mayday Rally for Worker and Immigrant Rights, May 1st @ 4:00pm, Worcester City Hall

UNITEY annual event on May 27 at North High School …

Thank You!

Mark your calendars! NATIONAL NIGHT OUT – A Night Out AGAINST CRIME, DRUGS & Violence!


The 22nd annual
National Night Out!


August 2
5:30 p.m. – sundown (approx. 9:30 p.m.)

At the Fuller Family Park (YMCA) at 104 Murray Ave.

WHO: Wellington Community and Matheson Apartments, YMCA, Worcester Police Dept. and the District Attorney’s Office.

Tuesday, August 2, neighborhoods throughout Worcester are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “33 Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

National Night Out will involve over 16,5400 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.

In all, over 38.1 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”

National Night Out is designed to:

1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

2. Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts

3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships

4. Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

5. Create a better relationship between inner city youth and police

6. Reduce youth gun violence and
gang activity

7. Raise awareness and reduce drug use and addiction

For more info, call Billy Breault, director of MSAPS: 508-426-3536


And remember, just a few blocks away, on the Worcester Common, all summer long …


FREE YOGA FOR ALL! Behind City Hall!

Every Wednesday and Saturday! pics/text: R.T.



Right here, folks!


Date and Time: August 2 (today!) – until 9 pm

Place: YMCA Family Park, Murray Ave, outside the Speakers’ Tent

CONTACT: Barbara G. Haller, District 4 City Councilor (508) 414-0266 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (508) 414-0266 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Since 2005 District 4 City Councilor Barbara Haller has provided attendees of Main South’s National Night Out the opportunity to look at the photographs and descriptions of convictions of Level 3 sex offenders who live or work in Worcester. This year’s event is no exception.

Councilor Haller explains, “I have updated my book of Worcester’s Level 3 (high risk) Sex Offenders as published on the Massachusetts State Sex Offender Registry. The information was provided by the Registry on July 27, 2011. The Registry states on its web page ‘… the risk of re-offense is high and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is by active dissemination ….’ ”

Attendees at tonight’s National Night Out will have the opportunity to look through the book. Councilor Haller’s intention is that as a result of making this information readily available that families will sit together and talk about the threat of sexual crimes. Haller says, “Sexual crime is a fact of life and the Level 3 book shows that in living color.

The book, while dramatic, shows only the photos of those who have been caught and convicted. Many faces are all too familiar. We also know that there are many who have escaped the law thus far. Families and friends will do well to think and talk about how to avoid being a victim and what to do if they are.”

In 2005 Worcester had 71 Level 3 high risk unduplicated sex offenders. This year we have 199 – 2.8 times the number 7 years ago. Review of the registry data makes it clear that sex offenders, while nearly always male, cannot be reliably profiled by physical description. We must protect ourselves by being informed, teaching our children how to be safe, and advocating for increased accountability for sex offenders. National Night Out 2011 is playing a role in making that happen.

This year’s National Night Out’s theme, “NOT ON OUR CURBS,” highlights the community’s commitment to partner with neighbors and the Worcester Police Department to increase our families’ safety.

Ring in the New Year at HOPE party at YMCA, Central Branch, Jan. 1!

By Domingo Guyton

On Saturday, January 1, HOPE Recordz is sponsoring HOPE In The Community at the Central Branch YMCA, 766 Main, Street, Worcester, MA. After the death of our beloved sister Michelle Diaz on August 31, we began planning an event that can bring the young people together in unity, which also allowed them to have fun. With all of the violence and negativity surrounding our community, we want to bring HOPE to everyone through this event. We want to start 2011 in a positive direction, encouraging people to have hope, even when things seem hopeless.

The event is an all age event and the admission fee is $10 per person. Half of the proceeds will go to members of Michelle’s family, who are still trying to put their lives together after this horrific incident. The night will consist of a 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament, which the winning team will win $200 and an Open mic/Spoken Word competition, in which one winner will win $200. Continue reading Ring in the New Year at HOPE party at YMCA, Central Branch, Jan. 1!