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7 days ago

Peaslee Neighborhood Center

Peaslee is so honored to be among those who will be recognized at Over-the-Rhine Community Housing's 12th Annual Celebrating Our Beloved Community: Rooted event this year. It is a privilege to be part of this community and work together with our neighbors to find creative ways of promoting equity and justice. We would love to see you at the event on September 26!Ever notice this little nook of bright colors in the 1300 block of Vine St. in OTR? It was designed by students at the Art Academy alongside community members brought together by Peaslee Neighborhood Center and completed in 2005. It is called Imagination Alley, and you can walk through and enjoy it every day as an accessible public space. According to one community member who helped in the process and continues to enjoy the space, "It shows where we were [as a community] and where we are now."
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Help us celebrate and honor Peaslee Neighborhood Center for all of their amazing community work at the 12th Annual Celebrating Our Beloved Community Dinner on September 26th, 2019. More info, including tickets and sponsorship information, can be found at donate.otrch.org/COBC2019
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Dear Marian Spencer,

There are tears in our hearts with the knowledge we will no longer see your face, hear your voice, or walk with you in the struggle for justice, peace, and freedom here in Cincinnati and in the broader national/international community. We have learned so much from you. Wisdom lived in your bones. Courageous love with action guided your life. You were always willing to make connection across differences. You were never afraid to speak your truth. You spoke out for your people, for women, for anyone who was being crushed by unjust systems. You were always so supportive of our Peoples Movement here in Over-the-Rhine. You encouraged us women to stand our ground here at Peaslee. You supported the Drop Inn Center when it wasn’t popular. You believed that people with limited incomes had a right to affordable housing. I’m proud that our neighborhood worked hard to get you elected to City Council. Every time I saw you and spoke with you, you gave me such good attention. On minutes notice, you were willing to write letters of support to advocate for us on many issues facing our community. If you were able to come and speak you would. You planted so many seeds that grew tall like the sunflower. Your soul and spirit remains with us always. I have no doubt your legacy will continue to challenge us to keep on keeping on, morning after morning.

With deepest gratitude for your life,

Bonnie Neumeier, for Over-the-Rhine Peoples Movement
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We got the sad news that Sr. Brenda Brady died on May 24, 2019. Sr. Brenda, a Sister of Mercy, was Peaslee’s Administrative Coordinator from August of 1991 through June of 2002. Sr. Brenda gave her whole heart and soul to Peaslee. She kept things in great order. She oversaw various renovations at Peaslee, always believing that our families and children deserve a safe and beautiful environment in which to grow and learn. She was skilled at multi-tasking. She cared deeply for every child that came through our doors. She encouraged women to take control of our lives. She worked tirelessly behind the scenes so that all of our educational and cultural programs ran smoothly. She stood with us in our joys and in our sorrows; she clapped for our achievements and made sure we celebrated with food and good cheer. Thank you, Sr. Brenda, for being part of our Peaslee family. We will not forget you. When we think of you, we smile and feel a deep sense of gratitude for your life of service. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Peaslee Neighborhood Center

Cloudy weather couldn't keep the kids out of the pool today! Summer camp is officially here and we are so excited to be with these kiddos again! 😎🌻 @ Ziegler Park ... See MoreSee Less

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