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GBIO Local Action: Somali Mothers Organize and Win $100,000 to Improve Local Playground

At GBIO’s 1487-person October action, Firdosa Hassan calls for updates to Jeep Jones Park

Last October, at a gathering of 1,487 Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) leaders, Firdosa Hassan led an action with other Somali mothers to update a local park. In response, City Councilor Kim Janey answered their call to become the “champion of Jeep Jones Park.”  Janey organized a walk-through of the park with Boston’s Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space, Christopher Cook, and negotiated with the Mayor’s Office to put $100,000 for improvements to Jeep Jones Park into the city’s upcoming capital budget.

Content Date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 16:01