Peacock Tract Public Discussion Series: Public Arts + Community Rebirth Project

  • 19 Aug 2019
  • 7 Sep 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • 19 Aug 2019, 6:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • 7 Sep 2019, 11:00 AM 1:30 PM
  • 1400 Aaron Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

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PEACOCK TRACT PUBLIC DISCUSSION SERIES

Peacock Tract Public Arts + Community Rebirth Project

Open & Free to the Public // Facilitated by Natilee McGruder


Join 21 Dreams and Tuskegee Public Dialogue Team for a Community Cafe’.  Let’s gather and discuss creating the vision for the future of this historic community!

A continuation of the discussion and activity which will be used in designing the framework for the Peacock Tract community arts mural series. In addition to creating a vision for future community development projects.

WHO?  

Members of the community in West Montgomery historically known as Peacock Tract (i.e., Washington Park, Three Points, Uptown Community)


WHEN? 

Monday,  August 19 at 6 pm

Saturday, September 7 at 11 am


WHERE?

Cleveland Avenue YMCA

Cultural Arts Center

1400 Aaron St.

Montgomery AL 36104


ACCOMMODATIONS: Specially catered food from Martha's Place & O'Dessa's Blessing! Childcare will also be available. 


Project Description:


The Peacock Tract Public Arts Project is a mural series that is influenced by the rich history and greater vision of this community. The area known as Peacock Tract is nestled along the last mile & a half of the “Selma to Montgomery Historic March Trail.” It is immersed in history from the routes of the first citywide electric street trolley system nicknamed the “Lightning Route,” to the telegram that ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter sent from the Winter Building, and the meeting that appointed Martin Luther King Jr. as the leader of the M.I.A. at the Mount Zion A.M.E. Memorial Church.

Like many urban communities of similar history, Peacock Tract has its challenges from lack of access to healthy food, job training/employment and economic development. There are initiatives in place such as the community garden and health awareness programs at Pure Artistry Outreach that are working to rebuild this community. Our overall goal in this project is help bring awareness of the community, stimulate interest in community development, social construction and beautification to drive tourism, attract businesses and ultimately enhance the quality of life.

We believe this Public Arts Project will be tell the story of this community and help further these community initiatives. 

21 Dreams Arts & Culture, Inc.

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A portion of this project is graciously funded by the Central Alabama Community Foundation.


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