We are writing to you on behalf of Harmony On The Hill to let you know about our goals and plans to ask for your support.
Harmony On The Hill is an initiative started by an open group of Mission Hill residents who came together at the 20th anniversary of the Stuart tragedy. Our mission is as follows:
· To plan and hold a year-long series of programs and events designed by the Mission Hill community that acknowledge and embrace our diversity as a strength while bringing into focus the aspects of diversity that divide and hold us back;
· To encourage thoughtful discourse and shared learning leading to enhanced individual and community awareness and acceptance;
· To develop enlightened approaches together that will help us work toward mutual understanding, stronger community and a new reliance on one another.
We held a successful event on October 23 which received positive media coverage and we invite you to join with us as we move forward. We will host a community workshop this winter where community members will develop the program of activities for the coming year. In September 2010, we plan to hold an anniversary concert, ?Mission Hill in Harmony 2010?, at Mission Church.
To fully realize our mission, we need your help and here?s how you can get involved. We hope you will consider joining a committee for the coming year (such as fundraising, outreach, planning the concert or a specific event). We will be contacting you to talk about ways we can all work together.
We invite you and your organization to participate with us over the next year as we explore the issue of diversity. How does diversity affect the structure and work of your community organization? How can we all become more inclusive? How can we do a better job of developing leadership so that the practice of inclusion continues and is institutionalized? How can we overcome our tendency toward prioritizing self-interest and instead build a culture of collaboration?
To join the initiative, please email us at . For future updates, please visit our website at www.missionhillinharmony.org which is currently under construction.
We look forward to working with you.
Harmony On The Hill organizing committee
Ron Bell, Maggie Cohn, Betty Commerford, Ceredo Dean, Jim Farrow, John Jackson, Angel Pizarro, Barbara Quartier, Phil Quartier, Marta Rivera