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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and join the conversation with Jens Manuel Krogstad, a senior writer and editor at Pew...
09/14/2021

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and join the conversation with Jens Manuel Krogstad, a senior writer and editor at Pew Research Center who focuses on Latino trends and global migration and demography. Mr. Krogstad will present on key facts about U.S. Latinos for National Hispanic Heritage Month and demographic information on Latinos in the deep South and Alabama.

The conversation with Jens Manuel Krogstad will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 6:00 pm. Registration is required.

Register here: https://lnkd.in/eKTZk-Rs

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and join the conversation with Jens Manuel Krogstad, a senior writer and editor at Pew Research Center who focuses on Latino trends and global migration and demography. Mr. Krogstad will present on key facts about U.S. Latinos for National Hispanic Heritage Month and demographic information on Latinos in the deep South and Alabama.

The conversation with Jens Manuel Krogstad will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 6:00 pm. Registration is required.

Register here: https://lnkd.in/eKTZk-Rs

09/14/2021

More than 530 Birmingham residents have received rent assistance from the city as part of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program funded through the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Visit birminghamal.gov/renthelp to apply.

Photos from Fiesta's post
09/08/2021

Photos from Fiesta's post

You are invited to a Civilian Review Board Listening Session! Join us for a virtual listening session on TUESDAY, SEPTEM...
09/07/2021

You are invited to a Civilian Review Board Listening Session!

Join us for a virtual listening session on
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH @ 6:00 PM

Link: https://birmingham.webex.com/birmingham/o nstage/g.php?MTID=e99f6ae566d61f5b4ed1 db
73b5379039f

Event #: 2492 368 5421
Event password: 2021

You are invited to a Civilian Review Board Listening Session!

Join us for a virtual listening session on
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH @ 6:00 PM

Link: https://birmingham.webex.com/birmingham/o nstage/g.php?MTID=e99f6ae566d61f5b4ed1 db
73b5379039f

Event #: 2492 368 5421
Event password: 2021

The City of Birmingham will host a supply drive for Hurricane Ida survivors at Boutwell Auditorium, Sept. 7 -10. Volunte...
09/05/2021
City of Birmingham to host Hurricane Ida supply drive at Boutwell Auditorium, Sept. 7 – 10 « The Official Website for the City of Birmingham, Alabama

The City of Birmingham will host a supply drive for Hurricane Ida survivors at Boutwell Auditorium, Sept. 7 -10. Volunteers will be on site from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Clothes will NOT be accepted but items like bottled water, sunscreen, flashlights, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies and baby and adult diapers are needed.

Click the link below to see the full list.

Together, we can end the COVID pandemic. Find out where you can get a vaccine at www.vaccine.gov. For more information about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, contact the call center at 1-844-287-1250 or send an email to [email protected].

08/31/2021

Birmingham’s Civilian Review Board, a five-member panel that aims to improve trust and accountability between Birmingham Police Department and residents, holds its first listening session today at 6 p.m. Join us and let your voice be heard.

Visit birminghamcrb.org for more information.

Don't forget to join Sir Charles at today's 11 a.m. vaccination rally at Legion Field! #StuckwithChuck
08/28/2021

Don't forget to join Sir Charles at today's 11 a.m. vaccination rally at Legion Field! #StuckwithChuck

Don't forget to join Sir Charles at today's 11 a.m. vaccination rally at Legion Field! #StuckwithChuck

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08/27/2021
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The Southern AIDS Coalition's 2021 State of HIV Stigma Report in partnership with GLAAD is out! Read it here: https://ww...
08/27/2021

The Southern AIDS Coalition's 2021 State of HIV Stigma Report in partnership with GLAAD is out!
Read it here: https://www.glaad.org/endhivstigma

The news is out, the 2021 State of HIV Stigma Report in partnership with GLAAD is out. With a personal & hopeful message from our Executive Director, Dafina Ward, we encourage everyone to see the challenges we must overcome to end HIV-related stigma.

Read here: https://www.glaad.org/endhivstigma
#EndHIVStigma #HIVInTheSouth

Food Truck Friday at City Hall will be from 11 am to 2 pm today.
08/27/2021

Food Truck Friday at City Hall will be from 11 am to 2 pm today.

Food Truck Friday at City Hall will be from 11 am to 2 pm today.
These trucks will be present:
• Hollywood Grille
• 1918 Catering
• The Recipe Recipe
• Travis
• Simone’s Kitchen
• K&J’s Pastries
• O’ My Turkey Leg
• Geaux Grub
• Jolly Cakes
• Terrific Treatz
• Kuntri Kitchen
• What’s Your Flav

08/17/2021

Get your grub on this Thursday for Dining Out For Life Birmingham! Where are you planning on dining?

D O W N T O W N
Bamboo on 2nd, Brick & Tin downtown, Carrigan's Public House, El Barrio Restaurante, Paramount Bham, Yo' Mama's Restaurant
S O U T H S I D E
Ted's Restaurant
5 P O I N T S S O U T H
5 Point Public House Oyster Bar, Chez Fonfon, Ocean Restaurant, Filter-Coffee Parlor
H I G H L A N D A V E
Bottega, Galley & Garden, Rojo Birmingham
L A K E V I E W
Moe's Original BBQ- Lakeview, Slice Birmingham, Birmingham Wings & Waffles
A V O N D A L E
Avondale Common House, Melt Avondale
E N G L I S H V I L L A G E
Chez Lulu, Vino & Gallery Bar
M O U N T A I N B R O O K V I L L A G E
brick & tin., Sol Y Luna
H O M E W O O D
Big Bad Breakfast - Homewood
V E S T A V I A
Slice Birmingham
H O O V E R
Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila, Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato

08/14/2021
Mastercard x Blavity: In Solidarity with BirminghamEvent DetailsJoin Mastercard and Blavity as we explore ways to addres...
08/13/2021
Mastercard x Blavity: In Solidarity with Birmingham

Mastercard x Blavity: In Solidarity with Birmingham
Event Details

Join Mastercard and Blavity as we explore ways to address a financial system that has systemically disadvantaged and excluded Black communities and has contributed to the racial wealth and opportunity gap in Birmingham and across America.

Attendees will hear from local industry and community leaders on how they are fostering positive change and developing forward-thinking programs that break down barriers and advance opportunity and equitable growth in Birmingham.

https://lunchtable.com/live/d31ac7dd3f-mastercard-x-blavity-in-solidarity-with-birmingham

 Join Mastercard and Blavity as we explore ways to address a financial system that has systemically disadvantaged and excluded Black communities and has contributed to the racial wealth and opportunity gap in Birmingham and across America.   Attendees will hear from local industr...

The City of Birmingham’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which assists residents and landlords experiencing difficu...
07/30/2021

The City of Birmingham’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which assists residents and landlords experiencing difficulty in paying rent or utilities because of COVID-19, will handle applications in person on Saturday, Aug. 7 at Bill Harris Arena from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To make an appointment, residents should call 205-778-2091. Appointments will be served first. Walk ups will be given paper applications to start the process.

The City of Birmingham’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which assists residents and landlords experiencing difficulty in paying rent or utilities because of COVID-19, will handle applications in person on Saturday, Aug. 7 at Bill Harris Arena from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To make an appointment, residents should call 205-778-2091. Appointments will be served first. Walk ups will be given paper applications to start the process.

Photos from City of Birmingham Government's post
07/30/2021

Photos from City of Birmingham Government's post

07/27/2021

We are still offering COVID-19 rapid antigen testing at El Centro/The Hub:Birmingham, located at 3522 7th Avenue South in Birmingham. Testing is available in the privacy of your car from 10am-5pm or by appointment during off-hours. Call 205-918-8204 for more information about this service.

UAB Medicine is offering COVID-19 vaccinations at their Injection Clinics. Find more information and get directions here: https://uabmedicinevaccine.org/images/UAB_Medicine_Injection_Clinic.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0cLm7mE2EGCJ4SExP3xceFW-sBsaxgvewD6FZpKbdSNDsQnok15xeZU0U

07/26/2021

The world lost another famed leader of the Civil Rights Movement on Sunday with the passing of Robert 'Bob' Parris Moses - architect of Mississippi's Freedom Summer and one of the chief founders of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Moses focused heavily on helping to organize Black American voters.

Born in New York City's Harlem in 1935, he was a hometown educator with a B.A. in Philosophy from Hamilton College an M.A. in Philosophy from Harvard University in 1957. He relocated to Mississippi in 1960 where he became field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Moses wrote in a 1961 letter from jail Mississippi’s Magnolia Jail, "This is Mississippi, the middle of the iceberg… This is a tremor from the middle of the iceberg from a stone the builders rejected."

A defender of non-violent protest, Moses became a chief organizer of the Freedom Summer Project in 1964. Hundreds of college students joined local Black Mississippians in a voter register demonstration that promoted civil rights all over the state. At the 1964 Democratic National Convention, his group the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenged Mississippi's all-white delegation. The next year, then-President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law.

Moses went on to teach mathematics at the Samé School in Tanzania, East Africa (1969 – 1976), before returning to Harvard where he completed the doctoral program in Philosophy. He used his MacArthur Foundation fellowship (1982-1987) to begin the Algebra Project, which uses mathematics as an organizing tool for quality education that benefits middle and high school students who previously performed in the lowest quartile on standardized exams. By its 10th year, the program stretched from Boston to San Francisco, and earned honors from the National Science Foundation.

Moses was a soft-spoken leader who encouraged activists in the state to listen to other people and become part of the communities that they wanted to improve. He believed in bottom-up leadership and once told the Center for Study of Southern Culture that Black Mississippians had spent their lives having wealthier, more-educated people tell them what to do and he didn't want civil rights activists to do the same. He was born in a generation that delivered many activists in the 1950s and 1960s who examined the untimely death of Emmett Till and made a conscious decision to fight for what is morally right. Moses passed on what would have been Till's 80th birthday.

Calling all amateur and professional photographers! As part of the city’s 150th celebration, the Birmingham View Photo C...
07/26/2021

Calling all amateur and professional photographers! As part of the city’s 150th celebration, the Birmingham View Photo Challenge is looking for how people see Birmingham. There are four categories.

Category 1: Events in Birmingham - Photos should capture special events or community celebrations, sports, concerts, etc.

Category 2: Cityscapes and Landscapes - Photo examples include Birmingham neighborhoods, shopping districts, streets, parks, trails and green spaces, businesses, etc.

Category 3: Birmingham Landmarks - Photos should feature iconic landmarks, city murals, etc. throughout Birmingham

Category 4: People - Photos should reflect the true energy of the people in Birmingham. Examples can include people enjoying the outdoors, children playing, street scenes, people at work or play, memorable moments, life-touching scenes, weddings, family gatherings, volunteer efforts, etc.

Winners will be highlighted in a showcase in October at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

For more information, please visit: https://lnkd.in/dKk-fdk

The deadline to enter is Aug. 21, 2021

Calling all amateur and professional photographers! As part of the city’s 150th celebration, the Birmingham View Photo Challenge is looking for how people see Birmingham. There are four categories.

Category 1: Events in Birmingham - Photos should capture special events or community celebrations, sports, concerts, etc.

Category 2: Cityscapes and Landscapes - Photo examples include Birmingham neighborhoods, shopping districts, streets, parks, trails and green spaces, businesses, etc.

Category 3: Birmingham Landmarks - Photos should feature iconic landmarks, city murals, etc. throughout Birmingham

Category 4: People - Photos should reflect the true energy of the people in Birmingham. Examples can include people enjoying the outdoors, children playing, street scenes, people at work or play, memorable moments, life-touching scenes, weddings, family gatherings, volunteer efforts, etc.

Winners will be highlighted in a showcase in October at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

For more information, please visit: https://lnkd.in/dKk-fdk

The deadline to enter is Aug. 21, 2021

Freedom Fest is THIS AFTERNOON. Join us at 3 p.m. for this annual celebration of empowerment and entertainment. Sign up ...
07/24/2021

Freedom Fest is THIS AFTERNOON. Join us at 3 p.m. for this annual celebration of empowerment and entertainment. Sign up for this virtual event for free at freedomfestbhm.com Freedom Fest BHM

Timeline Photos
07/23/2021

Timeline Photos

It's not too late to register for our Elevate Teen Summit! It takes place this Friday! This free event is for teens only! Let your voice be heard! Click the link below to register now! #YouthFirst #ElevateTeenSummit #BuiltToLast
https://conta.cc/3y1yk2x

Photos from City of Birmingham Government's post
07/22/2021

Photos from City of Birmingham Government's post

Board of Directors Announces Leadership Transition — ¡HICA!
07/22/2021
Board of Directors Announces Leadership Transition — ¡HICA!

Board of Directors Announces Leadership Transition — ¡HICA!

Board of Directors Announces Leadership Transition: Isabel Rubio Steps into Next Chapter After 20 Years; ¡HICA! Positioned for its Next Season of Growth with Carlos Alemán as Chief Executive Officer

07/21/2021

Explore your options for citizenship! Our “Explore My Options” tool allows potential #NewUSCitizens to quickly determine eligibility for immigration options by answering a few questions. Determine your eligibility and begin your road to citizenship today ➡️ https://www.uscis.gov/forms/explore-my-options

07/21/2021
Photos from City of Birmingham Government's post
07/20/2021

Photos from City of Birmingham Government's post

07/20/2021

We can't wait to see these amazing performers at this Saturday's Freedom Fest. Have you signed up yet? It's free! Visit freedomfestbhm.com today. Freedom Fest BHM

Lookin good ACE!!
07/16/2021

Lookin good ACE!!

We are so excited about the empowerment panels for this year's Birmingham Freedom Fest virtual experience! Tune in to he...
07/14/2021

We are so excited about the empowerment panels for this year's Birmingham Freedom Fest virtual experience!

Tune in to hear from some of the most brilliant minds about issues that are affecting our communities.

With special guest appearances from Randall Woodfin Secretary Marcia L. Fudge Bakari Sellers Mallory Hytes Hagan Roy S. Johnson - Journalist Nadia M. Richardson, PhD and many more.

Visit www.freedomfestbhm.com to RSVP.

#freedomfestbhm

We are still celebrating!
06/21/2021

We are still celebrating!

We are still celebrating!

06/21/2021

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710 North 20th Street
Birmingham, AL
35203

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(205) 297-8026

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