PEORIA, IL -- Three interesting events coming soon:
5 pm Sunday, April 2, indoors at the Gateway Building on the Peoria riverfront, a rally for immigrant and refugee rights, followed by a candlelight vigil at 6:30 pm.
3 pm Saturday, April 8, at the Peoria Library North Branch, 3001 W. Grand Parkway, Peoria (behind Menards), Hug an Atheist, a documentary film about atheism in the USA. www.peoriasecularhumanist societycom.
6 pm, Thursday, April 6 at AMT Auditorium, 1718 N. Sterling, Peoria. Greater Peoria League of Women Voters Event, Sustainable Neighborhoods.
From a news release: Angela Bolden, Program Officer of LISC -Local Initiatives Support Corporation of Greater Peoria- will speak on sustainable neighborhoods.
The positive results in Peoria’s East Bluff and South Side have been called the "best kept secret in Peoria."
"Since 2012, Greater Peoria LISC has been working in Peoria and the surrounding areas to transform neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunities - good places to live, work, do business, and raise a family." (LISC Peoria website: www.lisc.org)
LISC equips struggling communities with the capital, program strategy and know-how to become places where people can thrive. It combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to achieve sustainable change in the communities it serves. Since 1980, LISC has invested $17.4 billion across the country to build or rehab 350,000 affordable homes and apartments and develop 55 million square feet of retail, community and educational space. In Peoria, LISC is working with residents, non-profit organizations, and local government to revitalize the South Side and East Bluff to improve the quality of life for neighborhood residents. For more, visit www.lisc.org.
From "Impact on Issues 2016-18" LWVUS: "Housing should be designed to meet human needs and should be built with amenities that will encourage economic integration within apartment buildings as well as within neighborhoods. Publicly assisted housing should be included in viable, balanced communities, with provision for quality public services and facilities, including schools, transportation, recreation, etc., that will encourage integration and stability." - 30 -