The 12th Annual Gimme Shelter concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. From the comfort of your own living room, watch Billy Joe Huels and the Dusty 45s play their own brand of upbeat sound from the roof of DESC’s Aurora House!Continue reading “Gimme Shelter 2020”
We’re almost ready to open the first phase of our newest building, Hobson Place! We hope you’ll join us at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 for a virtual opening event featuring a tour of the new building. Stay tuned after the event for a conversation with Daniel Malone, Nicole Macri and other DESC leaders.Continue reading “Grand Opening for Hobson Place”
As our community grapples with creating better and more responsive emergency systems (what many refer to as “defunding the police”) we at DESC want to share what we’ve learned during decades of experience working with marginalized people and doing crisis response. Continue reading “Building better crisis response systems”
Juneteenth (Fri June 19) marks the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States in 1865 and the date when the last enslaved people received the news of the Emancipation Proclamation, two years after it happened. Despite the lack of federal recognition, this holiday has lived on through yearly celebrations, parades, and activism.
DESC stands with our community in calling for the major changes needed to overcome the systemic racism in our society that manifests in so many ways and especially in the killing of black people by police. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are only some of the most recent examples of the outcomes of our country’s pervasive and persistent racial injustice. We share our grief and solidarity with the Black, indigenous, and other people of color whose lives are harmed continuously by racism.Continue reading “Black Lives Matter”