One may be offering the grandest opportunities, but if no one comes what good is it?
SCA is committed to engaging the community, because many people are needed to come up with effective solutions.
As Lao Tzu said in 675BC
Go to the People
Live with them
Learn from them
Start with what they know.
Build with what they have.
And when it is all said and done
The People will say "We did it Ourselves."
Informative Community Gatherings
Montgomery County Inaugural Dinner
African American Community leaders gathered, fellowshipped, ate and listened to the positive history of the Peabody Community's origins in self-reliance with what's at hand; as well as Atrayus Goode's observations about the need and opportunity for Black self-liberation.
Food, Movie & Conversation
Doing What’s Needed
Fun, informative community events such as Movie Night including a meal, a video providing an overview of the issues facing the community and a facilitated dialogue around the questions the movie raised. This evening is a taste of the power of conversation circles.
March to the Polls
Get Out the Vote
Bringing the community out to connect at a gathering with a lunch catered by a new neighbor owned business. Information about same day registration, the ballot and voting process is shared. The Group marches empowered together to exercise our right to vote.
Common Undertaking for Mutual Benefit
Roseland Farm Community Garden
Roseland Farms is the oldest Habitat for Humanity neighborhood in Moore County with 85 homes and 250 people. Habitat has agreed to make 4 lots available to the community. Organizing a Community Garden is the first step toward the goal of a profitable urban farm fully utilizing the 3 acres available.
West Southern Pines Civic Club
75th Anniversary Celebration Festival
Kim Wade talks with O'Linda Watkins at SCA Booth. SCA also attended Mineral Springs Improvement Council's MayFest; and Troy's 4th of July Street Festival.
Fun Heritage Connections
Sampling African Heritage dishes at Community Festivals, serving for community events, and meals for Community Conversation Circle sessions.