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On the Beat – Community & Culture

October 15th, 2019 by

CITY CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERETAGE FROM SEPTEMBER 15 TO OCTOBER 15

Sept. 7, 2019

Jana Wilson, Bloom Magazine

Bloomington honors the various organizations that represent the Hispanic community. They offer events such as the 14th annual Fiesta del Otoño with a keynote address by Dolores Huerta. Her work fueled the creation of the United Farm Workers.



LOCK-INS AND WALK-OUTS: THE STUDENTS CHANGING CITY SCHOOLS FROM THE INSIDE

Sept. 5, 2019

Eliza Shapiro, The New York Times

Sixteen students in New York work to change discrimination in the city’s public schools. Leaders of various student groups around the city highlight the absence of accessible learning for underprivileged kids.



FOUR HOURS: CELEBRATING AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE IN LEIMERT PARK

Aug. 23, 2019

Kailyn Brown, The Los Angeles Times

The community around Leimert Park celebrates black culture in an effort to minimize gentrification. Events include music, art and food for those who want to join in on the last Sunday of each month to celebrate the community’s black culture.



COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE HELPS FARMERS AND ENRICHES COMMUNITY

April 18, 2019

Jaleesa Elliot, The Bloomington Beat

Juan Carlos Arango and Robert Frew established a community-centered farm hoping to providing local sustainable produce for Bloomington. Sobremesa Farm’s central goal is to bring quality-organic food that is affordable for the community.



GUEST COLUMN: ROOTS OF COMMUNITY ORCHARD SPREAD ACROSS TOWN

July 17, 2018

Megan Betz, Limestone Post

Amy Countryman had an idea to plant trees throughout Bloomington with the help of volunteers who would tend the land. She created the Bloomington Community Orchard (BOC) five years ago while studying at IU. Since then the BOC has blossomed.