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CCEC June 2021 Newsletter

     


Since 2010 the month of June has always been a time when we at CCEC would prepare to explore and educate our youth with our traditional summer camp,            “A Taste of New Orleans and Louisiana History.”

The focus has always been to educate young African Americans and youth allies about their history in the development of our country and great state of Louisiana.

Responding to COVID-19 concerns in 2021, we have decided to modify our camp into a “Summer Experience.” We will take 20 youth on Saturdays and allow them to explore special attractions while also educating them about community COVID-19 safety tips. Our first stop will be on June 5, 2021. We will visit the Studio Be and discuss how art depicts our past and present reality.         

                    


June 5th summer camp experience begins.  You must be registered to attend.  Visit our website to enroll!
 
Historical Facts:
     
April 1868:  Louisiana's Reconstruction government approves a Constitution that extends voting rights to black males and integrates public schools and public accommodations.


June 25 1868: Louisiana is readmitted to the Union.

June 7 1892: Homer Plessy, who is categorized as seven-eighths Caucasian and one-eighth African, boards a train in New Orleans reserved for white passengers. He is arrested and will fight the charge all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court
 

The Book Club celebrated before taking their summer hiatus.

Adult fitness is happening now Tuesday and Thursdays 11:00am -12 :30.

June 7th - July 10th  CCEC will offer, on a first come first serve basis, FREE take away meals for community members.  Breakfast will be from 9am-10:30am and lunch from 12-1pm.

Community Conversations:
June  3 - Having a safe summer resource for youth.
June 10 - Brain Teasers for Seniors during COVID-19
June 17 - Who can you trust on the phone (scammers online and on the phone)       
June 24 - Teen Sex and The Law    

Visit us to learn more about our upcoming events.

To make a difference in your community, "Just Start With Hello!."


Nicole L Bouie, LMSW     
            
CCEC Executive Director

504-638-0044
 






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