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Center for Health Equity to Sponsor Planning Forum for West End

Thursday January 18, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (January 18, 2006) The Louisville Metro Health Department’s Center for Health Equity, in conjunction with Kentucky Jobs with Justice and the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville, will sponsor a forum entitled The West End Vision: Part II.

The event will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2007 from 9:00 AM to Noon in the Brown & Williamson room of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium located at 2800 S. Floyd Street.

This the second of series of community forums to have people share their perspectives on improvements needed in West Louisville. The meeting will discuss the work currently being done by various organizations working in neighborhoods and will seek ways that the various groups can collaborate to improve the community.

The forum will also announce the availability of grants to neighborhood and community organizations.

“We welcome anyone interested in building on the work we started on December 9th to help us in that work and move forward toward the future,” said Attica Scott, Coordinator of Kentucky Jobs with Justice.”

“The Muhammad Ali Institute for the Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville is pleased to be working in collaboration with The Center for Health Equity, Jobs With Justice, activists and other organizations concerned about the health, strength and vitality of the West End,” said Alvin Herring, Executive Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice. “The 23rd will present a unique opportunity to extend the process of creative thinking linked with action that has begun in so many quarters throughout the community. We are proud to participate,” said Herring.

The meeting is open to the general public.  Representatives from community and neighborhood organizations are also encouraged to attend. The event is free, but registration is required due to space limitations. To register or for more information, phone 574-6616.