virtual event: Making a Way with Peaslee

Thank you to everyone who supported and tuned in for our virtual event, Making a Way with Peaslee! Check back soon for a recording. Meanwhile, you can still visit our campaign page.

Peaslee’s 10th annual Community Awards Program Making a Way was hosted on Zoom on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Our event’s new name is inspired by Peaslee’s founding women, who struggled for years to acquire the former Peaslee School, a community asset they were determined to keep as an educational resource. They overcame every roadblock until the keys were finally theirs—yet every penny of what they raised went toward purchasing the building, leaving them with no funds to develop programming. In those early days, the women of Peaslee were “making a way out of no way.” Thirty-five years later, we continue to make a way toward our vision of a just and inclusive community.