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-general Wikipedia on Frenchtown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frenchtown_(Tallahassee) -http://fsu.uloop.

com/news/view.php/27449/demystifying-tallahasseesfrenchtown Important Contacts: -Larry Simmons (One Voice) -work: 850.597.6693 -cell: 850. 408.8228 -larrysimmons57@gmail.com -Lynn Comer: lynncomer@gmail.com -Dale Landry(local president NAACP) -850.459.3460 -drlandry11@comcast.net -Chief Dennis Jones (TPD) -850.891.4200 → not personal #, number for police -Andrew Gillen (city commission) -Rev. Rudy Ferguson (pastor of church on Alabama/Harlem St) -Delaitre Hollinger (historic Frenchtown museum) -Donna Walker (LeVerne F. Payne Comm Center)  -(850) 891-3930 (2:30pm - 6:30pm) -Dick Howser Center for Childhood Services -Donna Hines/ Raini Brown -850.574.3906 (7am - 6pm) -Gwen Lucas (Lincoln Neighborhood Service Center) -850.891.4179 (M-F 8am - 8pm) -Neighborhood Medical Center -850.224.2469 -Hannah Gordon, FSU School of Sociology, focusing on health in impoverished areas -Althanese Barnes, E.D., John G. Riley House -Rosa Morgan, community development advocate (850-212-3135) rosa.ramosmorgan@gmail.com FRENCHTOWN - economic -food desert: urban areas with no access to fresh food -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_desert -http://TallahasseeFoodNetwork.blogspot.com/ → Sept. 21 Gardening workshop -Dunn St Farm (526 Dunn St) -program for youth to “grow good food for the community; most of the produce would be harvested and sold as a way to generate revenue for the program and to give youth first-hand sales and customer service experience -http://igrow-whateveryoulike.weebly.com/igrow-farm.html -http://maninoveralls.blogspot.com/2012/10/igrow-dunn-st-youth-farm.html

-every Friday (3:30-5:30) open House where you can shop, help, or just look at produce at farm -2nd Thurs of month (1:30) - Cornbread & Collards gatherings -Health Equity Alliance of Tallahassee (HEAT) - http://www.healthequityalliance.org/ -Damayan Garden Project → Mission: “Sow the seeds of ecological awareness & healthy living in our community through hands-on gardening activities” -events calendar: http://www.damayan.org/events/ -Neighborhood Medical Center (main location 438 W. Brevard St) -http://www.nhsclinic.org/wp/about/location -health services to low income households/uninsured & those who do not have access to healthcare -http://www.nhsclinic.org/wp/services -Frenchtown Community Development Center (aka The Purple House; 421 W Georgia St) -http://www.talgov.com/ecd/ecd-economic-french-south-cra.aspx -map of Redevelopment areas: http://www.talgov.com/Uploads/Public/Documents/ecd/economic/pdf/fscra_m ap.pdf -the plan (really long handbook, going to skim through it to highlight key points) http://www.talgov.com/Uploads/Public/Documents/ecd/economic/pdf/fsredev-plan.pdf FRENCHTOWN - racial/crime -cover cultural/historical aspects of frenchtown & community building activities (or should that be grouped in economic??) -photos, etc from Frenchtown Heritage Festival: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frenchtown-Heritage-Festival/140115999495748 -Taylor House Museum of Historic Frenchtown -http://www.tallahasseeurbanleague.org/#!taylormuseum/c1l40 -Laverne F. Payne Community Center (450 W. Fourth Ave) -http://www.talgov.com/parks/parks-cc-payne.aspx -Dick Howser Center for Childhood Services (240 Mabry St) -”Our mission is to improve the quality of life and acceptance of children with special needs and their families.”

-http://www.dickhowser.org/about-us/

-Lincoln Neighborhood Service Center (438 W. Brevard St) -mission is to develop and implement programs, services and activities that will positively impact the quality of life of the community's residents. -http://www.talgov.com/parks/parks-cc-lincoln.aspx -look into services/programs; also offers list of social/human service agencies -The Lincoln Room → A museum to honor the historic Lincoln High School that
once occupied the Lincoln Center site. The school served as the primary public education center for Leon County's African-Americans from 1869 - 1970. -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Lincoln_High_School_(Tallahassee,_Florida)

-look into both internal/external forms of segregation -residents of Frenchtown don’t go past limits of Frenchtown b/c to some extent, segregation has been internalized -One Voice participated in street cleanup on Alabama St, when approached people on corner of street, they immediately fled -was it because of fear or lack of socialization? -same reason people don’t go into Frenchtown b/c they feel they “don’t belong,” people don’t leave Frenchtown to go into other areas b/c feel they “don’t belong” -both parties express same attitude towards opposing outgroups -Nefertary’s Restuarant (S. Macomb & Gaines) -weekly spoken word poetry (Tuesdays @ 8 pm)

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE -US has highest incarceration rates, but 90% of people locked up return home → not effectively reducing recidivism -Agnes Furey attended seminar where speaker asserted “young male violence connected to unresolved grief” → thoughts? -RJ 2 part process: -first part of process to reach inmates and help internalize consequences -Department of Justice Impact Curriculum → https://www.ovcttac.gov/victimimpact/about_this_curriculum.cfm ^^ important link that breaks down curriculum, what it entails, target audiences, etc -Leonard Scovens writing own curriculum -surrogate victims: someone who has experienced crime expressing effect of crime to inmates who weren’t actually involved/related to crime -biggest problems faced post incarceration: housing, employment -depending on charges, barriers exist upon release (not having valid ID) -Children of Inmates: bring children into prison for bonding with parents -Children of Incarcerated Parents (Sesame St) -FL first state to roll out program (especially relevant for children in Frenchtown with parents in jail) -directory of programs for children with parents in jail: http://www.floridafamilynetwork.com/ResourceDirectory.html

Sources: -average cost monthly groceries:http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/USDAFoodCostHome.htm -all other info I got off of American FactFinder from the census regarding Leon County Census Tract 14.01 -life expectancy: https://www.measureofamerica.org/maps/

Interview w/ Agnes Furey on Restorative Justice: -restorative justice: a process that allows victims & offenders to rebuild relationships by holding offenders accountable for their actions -FL’s team for Balanced & Restorative Justice  Neighborhood Justice Center (Tallahassee) -Scovens (murderer) – young boy in ghettos -currently law in place refusing victim to meet offender but goes against restorative justice -the more victims are involved, the more they feel justice is done -young male violence connected to unresolved grief??? -33 states have functioning programs to meet with offender -FL claims to be thinking “in terms of security” -Howard Zahr (father of RJ): Menninite Eastern University -Mark Umbrict (father of RJ) – located in Minnesota -Restorative Justice International (FB): check out comments & links -US has highest incarceration rates with 90% of inmates returning home  reduces resitivism -Delaware study showed inmates who have participated in dialogues with the victim never returned to crime -part of process to reach inmates & internalize consequences  Dep’t of Justice Impact Curriculum -surrcgate victims: someone who has experienced crime and is expressing how that crime affected them to inmates who weren’t directly involved in the offending crime -Leonard Scovens wrote own curriculum (for dep’t of Justice) -problems of post incarceration life: -employment -housing **depending on charges, barriers exist upon release -not having valid ID (without ID can’t get a birth certificate necessary for employment) -One Voice recently cleaned up Alabama St & noticed a lack of socialization with others -Agnes approached two black males who immediately dispersed once they saw her, perhaps the little interaction the two races have had with one another contributes to avoidance of the other race -Nefertary’s Restaurant: Spoken word poetry once a week (Tuesdays @ 8) -concept of internalized segregation & the stigma Frenchtown holds -two gangs in Tallahassee (Olton St. Boys & Alabama Boys) posted a video of kids marching through a neighborhood threatening another member; nothing is done to disrupt gang formation in prison and gang violence and community cultures continue -Children of inmates: bring children into prison to bond with their parents -Children of Incarcerated Parents (the first segment to air on Sesame St that handles topics like suicide and grief) -FL is the first in the country to roll out the program in 2013 -think of how this ties in with Frenchtown  many children in Frenchtown have parents in jail, could their lack of education and work to acceptance influence future violent/criminal behavior?

-immediate mandatory sentencing if caught in possession; judge has no discretion to sentence for 13 years or more -not an appropriate sentence for crime, especially when details aren’t taken into account -45% Americans say a lot of progress has been made toward racial equality, but about half the public says a lot more needs to be done -Republicans tend to be more inclined to say a lot of progress has been made -only 26% of black population says condition is better now than 5 years ago -35% African Americans say they’ve experienced discrimination personally -70% blacks reported being treated less fairly when dealing with the police -59% blacks say they are worse off financially than whites Cracking the Codes: asks America to talk about the causes & consequences of systemic inequality -manifestation of bias internally (personally) vs. externally