Please join Amaha Sellassie, sociologist, peacebuilder, and President of the Board of Directors for the Gem City Market (GCM) to discuss cultivating community power as a tool to overcome division.
Though called a “market” the GCM will be so much more, both literally and symbolically. In addition to a grocery store, the building will include a community kitchen, a health clinic, and a community room.
The significance of the structure, however, goes well beyond the tangible goods and services it will provide. The GCM will be the physical representation of a fierce determination to be seen, heard, and appreciated by those occupying an area ravaged by deindustrialization and capital flight.
This dialogue will explore how powerful an unyielding belief in our shared humanity and the power of deep listening can be.