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11.21.2018

In the Harvard Crimson: Activists Talk ‘Race, Racism, and Mental Health’ at Harvard Law School

Abrigal S. Forrester, a panelist and the director of community action at the Madison Park Development Corporation, urged black Americans to improve their own neighborhoods to show solidarity in the face of overwhelming structural racism. “My experience every day is the urgency of now,” Forrester said. “That young man who’s carrying a gun in Roxbury […]

11.20.2018

On Neighborhood Network News: Local Muslims Share Holiday Bounty

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, the Islamic Multi-Service Organization (IMSO), in collaboration with the MPDC Dewitt Community Center, handed out Thanksgiving meals to Madison Park Housing Development residents and community members. You can view the piece as it aired on BNN here.  

11.19.2018

In the Boston Globe: Boston nonprofits distribute thousands of Thanksgiving meals to those in need

Mayor Walsh with a volunteer at the Dewitt Community Center in Roxbury on Saturday, Oct. 17. Photo by MPDC At another drive at the Dewitt Community Center in Roxbury, Cheryl Stillwell, of Dorchester, brought her 1-year-old great-granddaughter Briana to pick up a turkey and a dozen eggs. The Islamic Multi-Service Organization hosted the drive, and […]

10.25.2018

On WGBH: Inside Boston: Roxbury

WGBH News’ Joe Mathieu explores Roxbury with Abrigal Forrester, Dir. of Community Action at the Madison Park Development Corporation, Farai Williams, Artistic Dir. at Hibernian Hall, Joyce Stanley, Exec. Dir. of Dudley Square Main Streets and Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Artist and Pres. of the Roxbury Cultural District!