There are so many ways to participate; join our leadership group, be a mentor, view a Black Culture film screening, contribute to our Black History Encyclopedia, or donate to our non-profit. Contact us.
STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FROM THE 365 PROJECT
The 365 Project of Yellow Springs was formed in 2008 to serve as a catalyst that challenges and supports the people of Yellow Springs and Miami Township in fighting racism. Our country for the past four hundred years has employed racism to its fullest against people of color and sadly the elements of racism continues in 2020 as Black Americans endure hardships of racism by government entities that are pledged to protect and serve the people, all people.
For 200 years the village of Yellow Springs has tried to exist as a bastion of inclusivity and acceptance of people from all walks of life, particularly Black Americans. However our village has had its own share of hiccups in terms of racism towards local Black Americans which The 365 Project is committed to eradicate.
In light of the most recent transgressions that has once again taken place in our country towards Black Americans i.e. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbrey, John Crawford, Tamir Rice and countless others since the landing of the Mayflower; The 365 Project is further committed to serving as a catalyst in rooting out the evil disease of racism. Ralph Ellison once said “I am invisible, understand simply because people refuse to see me” and Gil Scott Heron professed that “The revolution will not be televised” however the tragic events of the past few months are in full view for all to see and the atrocities against Black Americans is now being televised and is fully visible for all to see!
John Gudgel, President of The 365 Project
Dr. Kevin McGruder, Treasurer
We are here to help
The 365 Project is aligning with other community organizations in providing information and resources for those who are seeking assistance during the Covid 19 pandemic. The Yellow Springs Community Foundation (yscf.org or 937-767-2655) has information regarding food assistance, loan information, food deliveries, donations and other resources. The YSCF is serving in the capacity for several local entities: Current Cuisine, Tom's Market, Yellow Springs Senior Citizens Center, Yellow Springs Federal Credit Union and other local establishments.