Development officer for Louis D. Brown Peace Institute Ant Thomas.
Keynote speaker and pioneering
Since the start of 2018, there have been 17 homicides in the city of Boston. 2 out of the 17 happened right in my own neighborhood, unfortunately. I never had the privilege of growing up in a community not plagued by gun violence, but on the other hand, I did have the choice on speaking up on issues even if it didn’t directly affect myself or the surrounding communities. And for those of y’all privilege enough not to feel the effects of gun violence in your own communities and or schools, how are you taking action to help those who are? #wearorange #useyourvoice
Harmony & Hope. 2018
Forum on Gun Violence
Youth Leadership Program
Special thank you to Program Manager Marry Little of the Behavioral Heath & Community Health Worker Teams. Had the opportunity this evening to be a guest speaker at the Bowdoin Heath Center located on 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. More specifically there Youth Leadership Program ages ranging from 14 to 17. I shared personal stories about myself from having one of my best friend’s murdered to dealing with depression, suicidal thoughts to being an entrepreneur and as well as community activist. Though I was honored to be a guest speaker, I wanted each individual in that room to know that they’re the biggest stars in their space in every moment. They are the future but we must also make sure they’re properly prepared for it. #powertoouryouth #theyouthareourfutureleaders #sillyfaces
Siir Art held it’s first Art Exhibition inspired by Mack’s Soles. The Show illustrated pieces from footwear to clothing, some of the items that we collect.
Art Of The Mack updates.
Donations from the show
News article published by The Daily Item.
Photos from the Art Of The Mack
This past Christmas we partnered together with our local St. Mary’s Women’s and Children’s Center. Mack’s Soles was able to administer personal items for each mother and child.
Personal gift bags.
Mack's Soles partnered up with G3 for their first annual Holiday Basketball Tournament. We featured a pop-up shop with footwear, clothing, winter coats, and much more!
Photos from our popup shop
Photo Credits: Lauren Miller
IHG Foundation Week
Thank you to the wonderful folks at Intercontinental Boston for hosting a Mack’s Soles collection drive during IHG. Overall Mack’s Soles was able to collect more than 800 donated items.