HELLO NEIGHBOR, SAV is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the intersection between people, community groups, neighborhoods, and organizations by providing free, diverse, all inclusive public community-based events. Through these events we hope to reduce cultural tensions and divisiveness in our community and positively impact social and economic disparity.
HOW IT WORKS:
Hello Neighbor was created to use ART as a catalyst for SOCIAL CHANGE. These events are created with the purpose of placing the onus of good community relations on each of us by providing platforms that encourage ways for us to engage with all our neighbors. Although everyone is encouraged to participate, a special invitation is extended to groups that promote social, political and economic equality.
Hello Neighbor SAV & Greater West Savannah @ EnMarket Arena
Calling all Greater West Savannah Neighbors, Neighborhood Leaders, Community Groups, Musicians, Artists, Youth Groups, Nonprofits and Vendors.
Saturday April 9, 2022, 10 - 4pm. Hello Neighbor SAV will be partnering with Greater West Savannah @ EnMarket Arena Outdoor Plaza to showcase artists, entertainment, youth groups, neighbors and community leaders from Districts 1 & 5 in an effort to meet our neighbors citywide.
There are FIVE ways to participate in the Spring 2022 event: 1- as a participant, by coming and participating in the free art and community building activities. 2 – as an artist, entertainer, musician, speaker from Districts 1 or 5 to be featured at the event. 3 – as a Neighborhood Association table from Districts 1 or 5. 4 -as a non-profit table or community service booth citywide. 5 - as a vendor selling your own local products with a $10 suggested donation citywide -or- free for those living or operating from District 1 & 5. All booths will be allowed to bring a 10 x 10 canopy of their own, tables, chairs and any additional equipment needed. Power will be an option for those needing power.
In 2019 we brought over 600 people to TOGETHER to Forsyth Park to meet and support their neighbors though community art projects, speakers, music, vendors and a COMMUNITY PRIDE PARADE. In 2020 Hello Neighbor SAV launched a virtual “Together We Support” Video Parade -AND- a Yard Sign Campaign.
We are now scheduling pop-up Community Building Events Citywide.
We need YOUR participation to make these events happen. Go to the registration button above and register to assist as a volunteer, participant or supporter in upcoming events.
If you are interested in participating there is no fee to attend HN events. They are always free and open to the public.
We are looking for collaborators, volunteers and organizers and accepting in-kind donations and event sponsors to help cover permit costs and expenses for the events.
A special thanks to all the participants, musicians, artists, vendors and community partners who make these events.
A full list of upcoming events can be found in our events calendar below
10:00 Emcee’s Craig & Sharon Butts with WRUU Taking the Journey Together & Unity in the Community 10:30 - 11:00 Jacob Evans
11:00 - 11:30 Political Candidates and Elected or City Officials
11:30 - 11:45 King Bogus the Monarch
11:45 - 12:00 DJ Celsius
12:00 - 12:15 Cyril Durant
12:15 - 12:30 Elder Ned Williams - Hello Neighbor SAV / CURE / REAL Task Force
12:30 - 12:45 Jamie Failing - The Stardust Pixxies
12:45 - 1:15 Clay Hodges
1:15 - 1:30 Dreami Smith - Book Nation of Dreamers
1:30 - 1:45 -Dj - So Unique Dance studio
1:45 - 2:00 Vintage Souls
2:00 - 2:30 Political Candidates and Elected or City Officials
2:30 - 3:00 Deep Center SLAM Artists
3:00 - 3:15 Mikeshia, Mikeshia and Jamie
3:15 - 3:30 Reverend Dr. Leonard Small - Weeping Time Coalition
3:30 - 3:45 Intro by Pastor Gordon & Solomon Temple Ensemble
3:45 - 4:00 Closing remarks
4:00 - 4:15 Saeed Edward’s
4:15 - 5:00 DJ Fun-to-Death -Open Mic Mic Community Jam
Healthy Savannah - gift bags Unity in the Community
The Mediation Center
CCDC 8th District - Stacey Abrams yard signs
Economic Opportunity Authority For Savannah-Chatham County Area, Inc.
The Deep Center Rev Up Georgia Grassroot Connectiors Savannah
T.I.A. Through It All & Black Voters Matter Book
Nation of Dreamers
Savannah Legacy Academy / Ash Tree Organization
Savannah Youth City Coastal Georgia Center for Driver Safety
SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services
RUFF Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund
Planned Parenthood Southeast
Savannah Democratic Socialists of America
9 to 5 National Association of Working Women
Nathaniel Shank, Handmade Wooden Bowls
Highlands Southern Henna
Krissy & Co. LLC
Solomon Temple COGIC
So Unique Dance Studio
Essential Excellence Co.
Oh snap Julia's crafts
Unapologetically Fresh LLC
Yada Yada Yada Designs
The EnMarket Arena
JK Productions Lighting & Sound
Unity in the Community
Joanne Morton, Manifesting Mobile
Lisa Rundstrom, Monument of the Now
The Weeping Time Coalition Mural Painting & Face Painting
Listen to upclose and personal interviews with our Hello Neighbor family as we discuss important issues impacting Savannah, Chatham County. Live the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10pm on 107.5 WRUU.org.
Artist Lisa Rundstrom - Hello Neighbor founder is asking members of the community to SHARE what they value most in their communities ON THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA SITES and then to hashtag them: #MonumentOfTheNOW
In the description please include the neighborhood featured.
Those not wanting to share their images on social media are asked to name their file with the neighborhood or city district they are from and upload their image(s) to a file request folder on Dropbox listed below to be included as part of the complete work.
Dropbox file request folder
All images will be collected on April 18, 2022 (National Monuments Day) and will then be used to assemble a collaborative mixed artwork titled the "Monument of the NOW". The work will then be displayed in a celebration Fall 2022.
Community Building in the age of Social Distancing
Participants were asked to create short video messages of support for the community
from remote locations or from a 10 foot outdoor photo booth.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUTEERS AND PARTICIPANTS!
620 Stiles Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31415, United States
Spring Unity Festival at the EnMarket Arena in Greater West Savannah helloneighborSAV@gmail.com
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