Great Things Happen When Labor and Community Join Hands

Good Things Happen When Labor and Community Join Hands Recently NCPC partnered with LEEP, a grassroots community/labor organization to bring labor forces and community residents together.  We organized and held a community forum toeducate residents about challenges that affect them. Participants were informed and inspired by the offerings of the day which included a delicious buffet style hot breakfast and lunch in addition to speakers that engaged the mind & motivated the spirit.     These speakers shared their knowledge, experience and wisdom: Eddie Ahn, Executive Director of Brightline Defense, a public policy and legal advocacy nonprofit on workforce and environmental issues.   Tanya Wallace-Gobern, first Executive Director of the National Black Worker Center Project.  

Bill Fletcher, Jr. author and syndicated columnist, who is also a senior scholar with the Institute for Public Policy Studies, an editorial board member of theBlackCommentator.com and the former president of TransAfrica Forum Gwen Motley, CEO of BMC  Construction, a multimillion dollar, Black Female owned construction company. There were local panelists to address local issues such as: Kimoko Harris - the Port Expansion, Sandra Smithers – Healthy Communities, Sam Guy – Economic InjusticeSenator Margaret Rose Henry, City Councilman Vash Turner, Jimmy Marvellas, Local AFL-CIO  and John Blyden Local 55 were also participants and sponsors. This forum had a full agenda and a full house. As a result, several new members joined both LEEP and NCPC. This was just the beginning as we move toward our ultimate goal of a community were residents are safe, healthy and earning a living wage.