hope, and freedom
Nearly everyone who comes through our doors needs healing. Whether you are Black, Indigenous, a person of color, a woman, LGBTQ, Appalachian, or just plain struggling, it's likely that your heartache reaches back across generations and centuries of racial, economic, and sexual injustice.
The members of Denison Avenue United Church of Christ and the Haven at Denison are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Kevin Harris at the tender age of 17 in a catastrophic car fire accident on I-77. Kevin was a smart, funny, gentle young man who played basketball in our gym and took part in our summer camp as a young child. His passing is part of the web of violence and mass incarceration, rooted in historical and generational trauma and systemic racism and colonialism, that beset marginalized communities across the US.
The best way we can respond to his untimely death and to the pain his family is facing is to redouble our efforts to change these systemic causes and on a smaller scale, aid the younger brother he left behind.
We are asking all our friends and supporters to help in any way they can to pay for his funeral expenses and care for his brother via https://gofund.me/61317e61
With deepest thanks to the Puerto Rican Cultural Center for helping us understand our grief in the context of historical trauma and injustice.
mending broken hearts
Mending Broken Hearts is a grief recovery workshop developed by the Wellbriety Training Institute. We seek healing by collectively confronting our grief and resolving unresolved relationships. The next series will begin on Friday, December 11 at 1:00.Participant workbooks cost $15. Please call or text 216 352-3663 to register or request a scholarship.