The Resource Altars in the street : a neighborhood fights to survive, Melody Ermachild Chavis

Altars in the street : a neighborhood fights to survive, Melody Ermachild Chavis

Label
Altars in the street : a neighborhood fights to survive
Title
Altars in the street
Title remainder
a neighborhood fights to survive
Statement of responsibility
Melody Ermachild Chavis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Altars in the Street is the personal chronicle of Melody Ermachild Chavis, who bought a house in what was a quiet interracial neighborhood on the south side of Berkeley, California, but which became a place where drugs and violence were growth industries. It is about the life of a mother trying with other mothers to raise children in a dangerous world. It is also the inspiring story of how she and her neighbors found ways of working with each other, the youngsters, the elderly, the unemployed, the addicts, the drunks, and even the police and the drug dealers - in a courageous effort to preserve their homes and their lives. It teaches community action we can all adopt, such as tutoring at local schools, encouraging teenagers to start a gardening project, and accompanying them to court when they find themselves in trouble. This book illustrates our collective responsibility for bringing about healing. It is a brave and wonderful wake-up call, full of the nitty-gritty of how each of us can make a difference when push really does come to shove. Drawing on deep reserves of good humor, common sense, and practical experience of nonviolent action, Melody Ermachild Chavis has written a moving testament to the power of spirit in today's often cynical world."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chavis, Melody Ermachild
Dewey number
307.1/412/0979467
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN80.B54
LC item number
C47 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chavis, Melody Ermachild
  • Community development, Urban
  • Crime prevention
  • Political activists
  • Buddhism
  • Berkeley (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Altars in the street : a neighborhood fights to survive, Melody Ermachild Chavis
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 257 p.
Isbn
9780517704929
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
96047970
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM35986263
  • CARL035986263
Label
Altars in the street : a neighborhood fights to survive, Melody Ermachild Chavis
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 257 p.
Isbn
9780517704929
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
96047970
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM35986263
  • CARL035986263

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