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  • 1. Jessica Yorko
    • Westside Commercial Association
    • Manager
    • www.lansingswestside.com
    • [email_address]
    • 517-214-5684
    … the biggest crime is just to throw up your hands say this has nothing to do with me I just want to live as comfortably as I can you got to look outside your eyes you got to think outside your brain you got to walk outside you life to where the neighborhood changes - Ani Difranco, Willing to Fight
  • 2. Mobilize the Positive Potential in People & Places.
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  • 4. Ask Everyone What They Want And Ask Everyone To Help
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  • 7. Small Changes Count
  • 8. Flowers & Other Green Things Make People Feel Good
  • 9. So Does Art
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  • 11. So Do Really Good Parties
  • 12. But Don’t Forget About the Hard Things… Like Live-able Streets & Vacant Buildings.
  • 13.
    • If you want respect, you have to give it.
    • Building trust takes time.
    • Don’t Give In To Despair - there is always a way.
    • Most things don’t work quite as planned, so be flexible & quick on your toes.
    • You CAN’T Do it All Yourself.
    • Including more people means listening and using their ideas.
    • Change is incremental. It’s not immediate.
    • There is always more to learn.
  • 14. “ Why is it that in 2007, we need all these government programs and non-profits to have a business district on Lansing’s Westside?” – Michael Flowers, grew up on Lansing’s Westside “ You have no idea what it’s like to not feel ashamed of where you live anymore.” – 2007 Street Makeover Participant “ When Erika said that it’s hard to do [the mural] with one person, that made me thing that’s a good thing that I’m here, helping out.” - Erik McClinton, Age 8 “ Well, I guess it’s just like Obama says. We just have to trust each other and move forward together.” – Ora Fuller, Shanora’s Beauty Supply, about the Westside Mural
  • 15. you've got your whole life to do something and that's not very long -- Ani Difranco, Willing to Fight