THE URBAN ADVOCATE
A powerless community deserves a powerful advocate
RECLAIMING SPACE & CREATING A SAFE ZONE AT DUNBAR RECREATION COMPLEX
WE ARE FUNDRAISING for our gun-related Violence prevention mural! The owners of Windsor Plaza have graciously (and finally!) agreed to allow us to RECLAIM this space!
This is important because this wall faces the entryway to Dunbar Recreation Complex - a 1) a center point of Mechanicsville, 2) a space with various youth and community serving components (a Sheltering Arms, Elementary School, Parks, Little league teams, the Center for Black Women's Wellness, and MORE), 3) a HOT SPOT FOR GUN RELATED VIOLENCE.
We are building a safe zone. And we need your help.
Our GOAL is to raise $35,000.00 during #PeaceWeekATL2022 to reimagine this 1,300+ sq ft wall based on the data we've collected from residents during our Guns Down Mechanicsville project.
WHAT WE DO
The Urban Advocate is a small, grassroots organization in the business of changing and shaping lives, one resident at a time. The work we do is aimed at identifying community gaps & barriers to develop layered approaches focused on solving some of our biggest challenges impacting Black communities. We strive to civically empower our community through developing multi-tier solutions focused on amplifying voices, cultivating equity, and preserving our culture.
"THE URBAN ADVOCATE IS THE INTERSECTION OF COMMUNITY, EQUITY, & CULTURE PRESERVATION. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? IT MEANS OUR COMMUNITIES HAVE OUR OWN CULTURE MEANING WE DON’T NEED YOURS."
-Miss Micha, @MichaLuster
We stand on 2 things: 1) It takes a village and 2) We don’t live in this world alone. Modern America has isolated us from our village.There are millions of people in Atlanta and billions of people in this world! We are only as strong as our network. Our communities are RICH, and The Urban Advocate values that.
“If poverty is a disease that infects an entire community in the form of unemployment and violence, failing schools and broken homes, then we can’t just treat those symptoms in isolation. We have to heal that entire community. And we have to focus on what actually works.”