Wow, we can’t believe the incredible wealth of community power and support for Fusion that radiated throughout the halls of the MICA graduate studio on October 19th as we came together for the Innovation For The Greater Good Conference. The workshops and dialogues throughout the entire day really proved that, although there are many battles yet to be won for social justice in Baltimore City, we have no shortage of great hearts and minds hard at work on sculpting solutions! Even in the half day conference it seems that everyone carried a ton of inspiration home with them. I know that we here at Fusion are just swimming with ideas on what our next steps are, as community organizers and as a movement for social justice, and we’re already hard at work on some of them!
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We also can’t go without mentioning the great music, dancing, and food that we had at 2640 that evening as we celebrated the 15th year of Fusion! We definitely were feelin’ the love as Jah Works grooved us into our 16th year and as we move forward we carry all of the love and support from our grassroots community. Our sweet sixteen is going to be a year to be remembered!