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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 17

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Oakland, California
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0 UNDWAjguit1998 THE OAKLAND TRIBUNE LOCAL-7 "rrr Officials seek funds for liaison with Mien First AME Church invites all HE 1 34TE annual conference for pastors and delegates of the AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church gets under way the week of Aug. 10 wlth a free choir concert at 7 ipjn. Monday at conference head- quarters the historic First AME Church, Telegraph and 37th Street, to Oakland. 1 All sessions and services are open to the public: several hun- V. dred visitors from throughout- V-; northern California and from as far as Washington, D.C., are ex-. pected to attend, Additional meetings and wort ship services will be held af trying to understand their children's educational process. A lot of. Mien parents are afraid to go to the school," SaeleC said. They have been complalnlng fromst that the school district doesn't OAKLAND Public school respect them. when they come are seeking ways of fl- by and try to know the' kids' at-nanclng a liaison with Mien par- tendance," she ents sought by the Oakland Teachers don't try to see If Mien Task Force. parents know, enough English. Formed 14 months ago, the- They Just refuse to talk with Oakland Mien Force is parents." comprised of concerned par- Oakland public'' schools ents, residents and community spokeswoman Sue, Piper said and civic leaders. The group has district officials want to hire. been addressing problems pla-. someone for the part-time post- guing Mien youth, whose par-! tlon, but must figure out how to ents may. be Immigrants from payfor It. "nwuNE file photo Southeast Asia. approved during Obtaining a liaison between school district budget meetings Mien parents and the public as a Level .3 priority Item, the schools quickly: became a topi parent liaison position will be. priority of the task force: which funded with resources, left over cited problems members had from paying for first and second with Oakland Unified School priority items, Piper said. i District school teachers and it made the list, vdilch "-htalL means ltS a priority," Piper 'a -stod. mother of five, spearheaded the. Wc just, have to llnd wa task fifree -) $. oir.fiiiidiig It'We have theV I She said the llalson Will be potential of getting about $410 helpful tool parents ln grants. annual conference, The First AME Church on Telegraph Avenue at 37th Street will host Parks Chapel AME, 476 34th alstf historic and a desl nated city landmark. to be. the okfcst'Af-' r-lcan-American church In the- JtME to Phfia conference, contact First AME, 655-1527. 1 Rkridge tieigfir borhood landmark celebrates an oonwaa imamanc ceieomresan of Rev. Hs Solomon Hill, the con- grgaiion jioved to fis present cation, acquiring whatwas fertreiy known as the pioneer Memorial Methodist Church. The Period Revival church. with columnar entrance, peaked: r- coimtry. originated delphia to 1787. Founders. n'X RfrharH AtVppnH Ahanlam Intermed in lhe parapet and arched stained glass history qf a landmark or along with a group of wop -V- windows was built to 1916-17 district? Contact Annalee i narinet and nrrhrH atalnnt dlaaa history qf (t landmark Or hlS- -Vi wr1 rimmuii jTtrVfVJf.1.1 nViAn.T 1 rf fTi yy Allen, Jones and their mentotpicture was coraed to met to a converted black--VtaeSy shop (the building still, The orlnal press-brick ve- stands) and organized a new neer has been replaced by stucco church was flrmly established 'stained glass windows feature un- and. to the forefront of aboil1' usual tones of.creams and yel-- tlonlst and education equality ls; sues; V' According to itov. prHarold 'V: Here, to Oakland tol858, a 1 -y JL. Mayberry of First AME. small group Including Isaac for the past two years, the sanq-Flood and his wife Elizabeth (the tuaiy seats 550. There are two Northern Californio's Ldrgest Independent Carpet dealer. Hirst teacherof African-American sermons eachSunday. Nearby to the. East Bay) fortoed i Parks AME's church bulldlng was communitys first all-black acquired by th4. congregation to church. 1970.It was formertythe Second-; Inltlally meetliig tobne an- of Christ Sctentlst BuIlt others toe group evtotu- to. 1915. ft also features a jn-: ally acquired a oneroom school trance portlco; with columns, a house (built by town founder balcony and a massive race.Carpentler) and motft The archltectwas Wll- 7tonear WestStreet Ham Arthur 1 -V Ihls bectone the Shlfoah Af- Tito 148-foot-long auditorium iiicjn Mrthodlst Eplscppal Seats 1,200 and features a 40 yChureh, foot-high toultedcelllng with A larger building wasptir- rpundstalned glassslqdlght-The jehased to 1884 and became toe exteri or retains its orlnal fight center of Oakland Afrlcan-Amer-, cream pressed brick tad. terra-. tota activities for dyer two dec-; yy cotta veneerlt became, a' city'. SdEsrtt was known as Fifteenth Zv landmark to y. TZO Street for a full schedule ofsesslons l949 uhdtt toe leadership and services for toe upcomfog Its Based on iSPERGO I WILSONART' N. A T10 A 1 CERAMIC TILE Starting at Sq.J?t. to help raise money for kids with AIDS vv By Rodd Cayton STAff WRITER $689 VISA CARPET' REnrJANTS 12x3 to 12x21 Starting at a 40 sq. yds. CAPITAL STRIP HARDWOOD Classic pre-finished solid 34 oakwood flooring VISIT OUR NEW AREA RUGS CENTER Starting At Ipmmidtodqy dians as (Ruffll White's)? 'guests Z-VZ- I After; toe: game, the lndians town by Butler will head for Boston lils MassachUseetshaaSh educatian teacher Butler, vbo teaches health i tw bicycle across the courtry education In AID? Mass.V across-; a country to raise Sup-; port children wlthAIDS. is toe foumlerV.and -gwl through, private and- A'; president of Safe Haven, a' corporate sponsorship. profit agency which seeks to as- Tfte group Is off to a good sisf children with AIDS or HIV. thanks to a $15,000 grant The organization to Butler's Way -of keeping. a promlsejheZ made In: 1990 to a dying Ryan -shirts sold along toe White as well. -Other baseball teams ln-Fulfilling a promise volved are toe San Francisco Gl-' 5 promteed to do jjjohdpoltoo to 5k; teen with AIDS was followed na-; vea. tlonwlde, is one iff several Jr Inrt lo ttos whose grave sites Bufier UNBELIEVABLE! v- Aug.5thr ST i A- 9 V. w. ''1 100 WOOL 89 installed Sq.YeL INSTOCK ii installed Sq.Yd. O.A.C Si Armstrong VINYL in Stock Starting at Sq. Yd. HQ hq Pflvcamavs and nmnBBgT FOR 6 MONTHS Butler, who is not a miles a day over a period of blcycllsti ldlng 15Q to 200 mfies each week to I Thi ride will start Sunday, as Up the endurance the trip Butler rides around toe field, at require. the Athletics game. to his advan- It will end In Boston on. Oct. tage Is hlqblack belt to goju-ryu Symbol pf success Safe Haveq. camp When the tour to over, the Safe Haven runs a one-week plan Is for toe torch to remain camp In Massachusetts for lft and be presented to Massa- youth with HIV and AIDS. Like cjiusetts Gov. Paul Celluccl. other camps, attendees play The torch will stay at the sports and participate In arts House for a month, then and crafts, but Butler said toe on toe road with Safe Safe Haven camp offers them "Awake Beyond Aware- something even better, bus tour. "It provides them with a -I- SI: CfojflUo- 5HQI C5V a MMrr- tiaaav 9 Utgira OOSi) The bike ride, called chance to relate to kids going keeping the Light Alive," has a through the 'same thing," Butler fynd-ratetog goal of $500,000. said. "For some. It's the only Vice President Tony Lombardi dace they can go and be them-sald Safe Haven hopes to meet selves.

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