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Community Open House set for Braden Memorial Center for Saturday, July 26th

Thursday July 17, 2008

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

In years past the Backyard Barbeque and Community Open House at the Carl Braden Memorial Center has been a chance for the community to get involved in local civil rights issues. This year it will have a significant meaning on Saturday, July 26th.

“We will celebrate the life and work of a woman who fought for fairness and civil rights for all of Metro Louisville,” says Councilwoman Judith Green (D) 1. “Alice Wade was a shining example to remind us of the work that remains ahead.”

A special tribute to Alice Wade who passed away in May of this year is part of this year’s festivities. Wade was a member of the Kentucky Alliance against Racist and Political Repression. She was also a local activist in many other organizations.

The Carl Braden Memorial Center will host the event from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The Center is located at 3208 West Broadway. It will feature a free food, oral history, rare books, photo displays, and music and youth activities.

In 2007, more than 240 people including neighbors, local activists and elected official attended.

“This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the work of the Center,” says Green. “This organization needs our support to ensure that social justice is an important priority for Metro Louisville.”

For more information about the Community Open House and Backyard Barbeque of the Carl Braden Memorial Center contact Shameka Parrish or Carla Wallace at 502-619-8294.

Judith Green (D) 1