The Opening of the Staircase Galleries @ Government Center

The Opening of the City Employee Art Show in the Staircase Galleries at Government Center will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 5-7 PM.  Mayor Jasiel Correia II will welcome artists and guests, refreshments will be served, and Michael Labossiere, City Forester, and Meredith Kelly will entertain with music selections on piano and violin.  Eight employees of various City departments are showing their work from painting to needlework, photography to graphic design.  The employees are Eugene Borges, Robert Cloutier, Fellisha Desmarais, Sandy Fisher, Armanda Geraldes, John Lincourt, Gayle Orlando, Vinnie Pavao, and an employee’s granddaughter, Willow Torres.

Since 2009, the Staircase Galleries have displayed the artwork and creativity of residents of all ages from pre-schoolers to veterans!  The Galleries encourage and welcome visitors and employees to TAKE THE STAIRS, and increase their physical activity in small incremental steps. The Mass in Motion Municipal Leadership Grant, funded by the MA Department of Public Health and private health insurers in Massachusetts, is awarded to Cities that are committed to improving the health of residents, and preventing chronic disease.  This is accomplished by improving policies, systems and environments.  Complete Streets is an example of policy change that will, over time, make City streets safe for all users from 8 to 80-thus an environment change. The Staircase Galleries is also an example of a change in environment.

Suicide Prevention Town Hall Meeting | Fall River Breakfast for Prevention

An honest discussion on how we become a more proactive community.
For parents, educators, civic leaders and those impacted by suicide.

  • Early Intervention, Prevention and Support
  • What resources are available today
  • What educational and informational resources are needed across the community
  • How can we make them happen

Sponsored by the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention, Fall River Kitchen Table Conversation (Loss Support) and Blessed Trinity Parish.

For more information contact Kathy Nemkovich: 508-672-4854 or kathynemkovich@gmail.com

Confronting Discrimination presents: Race, Racism and Police Violence: Understanding Civil Rights

Join us while we take an in depth look at the connections between race, racism and police violence. We will discuss what civil rights are, how we can use them, and what that means for the bigger picture.

And of course, pizza will be served!:

SAVE THE DATES:
March 13th, April 10th and May 8th

Sponsored by United Neighbors of Fall River and the Fall River Youth Violence Prevention Coalition

 

 

Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc is a powerful documentary following Partners in Health and the work of extraordinary doctors and activists – including Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl and Paul Famer – whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. 

Shown as part of the Global Health Summit sponsored by the College of Nursing. 

All are welcome!

Find out more at: www.bendingthearcfilm.com