Press Release: Mothers for Justice and Equality honors four with Courage and Conviction Award and two with Community Excellence Award for community service in Boston area

Contact: Andrea Cale, andreacalebooks@gmail.com

City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said honorees are examples of
“selflessly working to better their neighborhoods”

BOSTON — Mothers for Justice and Equality President Monalisa Smith has announced four recipients of the 2018 Courage and Conviction Award in recognition of community work that has come after standing firm in the presence of pain or tragedy to help others in their Boston and Greater Boston neighborhoods. In addition, Smith has announced two recipients of the Community Excellence Award in recognition of extraordinary agents of change. The honorees were saluted for their outstanding service on June 9 at a celebration aboard the Spirit of Boston with more than 200 guests.

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Press release: Two Dorchester men named Community Excellence Awardees by Mothers for Justice and Equality with recognition from City of Boston

Contact: Andrea Cale, andreacalebooks@gmail.com

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh calls the honorees’ service examples of “selflessly working to better their neighborhoods”

BOSTON — Mothers for Justice and Equality (MJE) has announced that Dorchester residents Anthony Meeks, a City of Boston Street Worker for Boston Centers for Youth & Families, and Alvin Morris, a therapy mentor, outreach coordinator and football coach for local youth, have been named recipients of MJE’s “Community Excellence Award,” an honor given to those who are extraordinary change agents within their Boston and Greater Boston neighborhoods, orga-nizers said.

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Press Release: Winthrop healing practitioner named Courage and Conviction Awardee by Mothers for Justice and Equality with support from City of Boston

Contact: Andrea Cale, andreacalebooks@gmail.com

City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said honorees are examples of
“selflessly working to better their neighborhoods”

BOSTON — Winthrop resident Ebony LePenn, a practitioner of Reiki and mindfulness healing for those who have experienced trauma, has been named one of four recipients of Mothers for Justice and Equality’s “Courage and Conviction Award,” an honor given to those whose extraordinary community work has come after standing firm in the presence of pain or tragedy to become positive change agents within their Boston and Greater Boston neighborhoods, organizers said.

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Press Release: Boston volunteer named Courage and Conviction Awardee by Mothers for Justice and Equality with support from City of Boston

Contact: Andrea Cale, andreacalebooks@gmail.com

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh calls the honorees’ service
examples of “selflessly working to better their neighborhoods”

BOSTON — Boston resident Jannie Gibbs, a retired health educator and outreach professional, has been named one of four recipients of Mothers for Justice and Equality’s “Courage and Conviction Award,” an honor given to those whose extraordinary community work has come after standing firm in the presence of pain or tragedy to become positive change agents within their Boston and Greater Boston neighborhoods, organizers said.

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Press Release: Roxbury mother, youth advocate named Courage and Conviction Awardee by Mothers for Justice and Equality with support from City of Boston

Contact: Andrea Cale, andreacalebooks@gmail.com

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh calls the honorees’ service examples of “selflessly working to better their neighborhoods”


BOSTON — Roxbury resident Charmise Galloway, an advocate for local youth and restorative justice, has been named one of four recipients of Mothers for Justice and Equality’s “Courage and Conviction Award,” an honor given to those whose extraordinary community work has come after standing firm in the presence of pain or tragedy to become positive change agents within their Boston and Greater Boston neighborhoods, organizers said.

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Press Release: Randolph home health practitioner named Courage and Conviction Awardee by Mothers for Justice and Equality with support from City of Boston

Contact: Andrea Cale, andreacalebooks@gmail.com

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh calls the honorees’ service examples of “selflessly working to better their neighborhoods”

BOSTON — Randolph resident Jennifer Colon, a patient access representative at Greater Roslindale Medical & Dental Community Center, has been named one of four recipients of Mothers for Justice and Equality’s “Courage and Conviction Award,” an honor given to those whose extraordinary community work has come after standing firm in the presence of pain or tragedy to become positive change agents within their Boston and Greater Boston neighborhoods, organizers said.

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Press Release: Rhode Island family farmers prepare for busy, bountiful harvests while never forgetting to give back

Young Family Farm has contributed 1.1 million meals to R.I. Food Bank in addition to donations to local pantry

BOSTON — Tyler and Karla Young of Young Family Farm in Little Compton, RI are being recognized by The Good News Experiment, a Massachusetts-based initiative that honors community innovators with stories that are publicly distributed through blog, social media and traditional media formats.

The Youngs, who started Young Family Farm in 1997 with a strawberry stand, are being recognized for their exceptional commitment to providing wholesome produce to their retail and wholesale customers and donating “seconds,” an industry term for excess or slightly flawed produce, to families in need. Young Family Farm donations are made through partnerships with a food pantry in Little Compton, RI and Rhode Island Community Food Bank, which recently informed the family that their farm’s dozen years of contributions to the organization has reached the equivalent of more than 1.1 million donated meals.

“Tyler and our friends at Young Family Farm have been steadfast supporters of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank,” said Andrew Schiff, Food Bank CEO. “They are committed to finding ways for local farmers to help our neighbors in need access healthy, fresh produce. We are truly grateful for their efforts.”

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Press Release: Morgan James author announces four book signing events in NY, MA and VT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK -- Author Andrea Cale of Morgan James Fiction's new release, The Corn Husk Experiment: A Novel, will be available for book signing events in New York and Massachusetts -- two states in which the novel takes place. In addition, Cale will be available for a book signing event in her home state of Vermont.

The novel "is a moving story of self-acceptance and human connection at the most basic level," according to a Morgan James press release. "A New York State Associated Press Award winning writer for spot news reporting, Cale delivers a deeply relatable story that echoes the call for empathy and compassion toward one another that has become so prevalent in today’s society. Five young strangers with seemingly nothing in common are brought together as they unknowingly become what a wise elder calls The Corn Husk Experiment. A shy boy, a troubled dancer, a lonely photographer, a gifted quarterback, and a self-declared misfit would likely never have crossed paths. However, the experiment joins them together for just a few hours, amid a stadium full of people. While each is dealing with their own unique struggles, they’re about to discover that they aren’t as different as they might think."

Dates and locations of Cale's book signing events are as follows:

  • 2 - 4 p.m on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Barnes and Noble, located at 1 Worcester Road in Framingham, MA;

  • 6 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Northshire Bookstore, located at 4869 Main Street in Manchester Center, VT;

  • 1 - 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Barnes and Noble, located at 3454 Erie Boulevard East in DeWitt, NY; and

  • 7 - 8 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Porter Square Books, located at 25 White Street in Cambridge, MA

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