On the last Friday of every month PBMR is hosting a meeting with members of the Latino community from the Back of Yards community.
The group came together around a meal to share stories about their homelands. Thanks to the passionate description of those in attendance, we were able to travel to Colombia, Guatemala, and several parts of Mexico all from the comfort of the RJ Café.
Being able to share our life experiences as immigrants to the US allowed us to build community with those of different nationalities. These ties are critical to helping deal with the struggles of the immigrant community, especially now with the tough times that many families are facing in the current political climate on immigration.
The group was excited about the next junta
we will be having next month. (Hector Avitia, Precious Blood Volunteer)
Restorative Justice Forum
The Chatham Community Restorative Justice Forum was hosted by the following groups: Connected Chicago, Chicago Department of Public Health, Power – PAC, Chicago Police Department, Cook County Resource Section, Juvenile Justice and Child Protection, Circuit Court, Judge Sophia Hall, Circle & Cipher, and Nehemiah Trinity Rising.
The forum was held on Saturday September 30th at Carter Temple CME Church in the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago’s southside, over 30 people were in attendance. The forum reviewed the use of restorative justice practices within schools, neighborhoods and as a means of building community relationships to address trauma, violence and public safety.
Thanks to the help of a generous friend, this month we launched our new website and our new logo! Check them out at www.pbmr.org
. We are loving our new fresh look online and we hope you like it too.