National Alliance of Faith and Justice - Washington State

National Alliance of Faith and Justice - Washington State This site is part of the Pen or Pencil culturally-based academic and mentoring enhancement curriculum created by the National Alliance of Faith and Justice.
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(NAFJ) Beverly Farris is one of the National Program Managers who lives in Washington State. National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ) is a nonprofit association of criminal justice professionals and community leaders, whose mission is to promote the value of the inclusion of faith in addressing prevention, consequences, and resolutions of crime with emphasis upon the most culpable and vulnerable issues and stakeholders.

(NAFJ) Beverly Farris is one of the National Program Managers who lives in Washington State. National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ) is a nonprofit association of criminal justice professionals and community leaders, whose mission is to promote the value of the inclusion of faith in addressing prevention, consequences, and resolutions of crime with emphasis upon the most culpable and vulnerable issues and stakeholders.

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Sarah Boone patented her design for the ironing board in 1892. Prior to her invention, most people ironed using a piece of wood placed between two chairs or tables. Boone sought to make the task more efficient and especially help make it easier to iron womens dresses. Similar to modern day ironing boards, her design was a narrow wooden board that had collapsible legs and a padded cover.

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Dorothy West born on June 2, 1907 in Boston, Massachusetts was a #storyteller and short story #writer who became famous during the Harlem Renaissance. She is best known for her 1948 novel The Living Is Easy, as well as many other short stories and essays, about the life of an upper-class black family.

West wrote her first story at the age of seven. Her first published work, a short story entitled "Promise and Fulfillment", appeared in The Boston Post when she was 14 years old. West attended Boston University and the Columbia University School of Journalism.

In 1926, she tied for second place in a writing contest sponsored by Opportunity, a journal published by the National Urban League, with her short story "The Typewriter". The person West tied with was novelist Zora Neale Hurston. "The Typewriter” appeared in Dodd Mead's annual anthology The Best Short Stories of 1926 alongside work by Ernest Hemingway.

#DorothyWest moved to Harlem and became a founding member of the Harlem Renaissance, along with Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Wallace Thurman. Hughes gave West the nickname of "The Kid”.

During the Great Depression, West's published the magazine Challenge, which she founded with $40 in 1934. She also published the magazine's shortlived successor, New Challenge, which published Richard Wright's groundbreaking essay "Blueprint for Negro Writing”. In 1947 where is she wrote her first novel, The Living Is Easy. For the next four decades, West worked as a journalist, primarily writing for a small newspaper on Martha's Vineyard.

In 1982, The Feminist Press brought The Living Is Easy back into print, giving new attention to West and as a result of this renewed attention, at the age of 85 West finally finished a second novel, entitled The Wedding. The novel was a best-seller and resulted in Oprah Winfrey's production company turned the novel into a two-part television miniseries, The Wedding in 1998. Two years before she died, West won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. West died on August 16, 1998, at the age of 91.

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Guiding Principles of the National Alliance of Faith and Justice •• We will seek opportunities to speak and translate the languages of faith, justice, and color to promote knowledge and understanding which transcends traditional divides. •• We will continuously evaluate and improve our efforts. •• We will collaborate widely, with respect and flexibility, to broaden our outreach to serve this present age

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