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101 Ideas for Birmingham? Maybe

101 Birmingham logoTonight will be the first meeting of 101 Birmingham (which should not be confused with the Birmingham 101 website across the pond).

They describe themselves as “an open-source collaborative developing innovative and visionary solutions to improve the urban experience in Birmingham”  that are seeking answers to one question, “Birmingham would be a better place if….”

They hope to produce a list of 101 actual suggestions for improving Birmingham with areas of focus that are similar to those of several organizations that currently exist in the city and share that list online for all to see, collaborate and offer suggestions on. The organizers hope that they can create an environment and a gathering place, virtual or otherwise, to share these ideas openly instead of  “hoarded.”

The meeting will be at Woodrow Hall in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood starting at 7 p.m. Pavo Magazine has some additional information.

Help bring Happyness to Birmingham in September

gardnerchristopherA large crowd turned out to watch the advance screening of The Pursuit of Happyness at the Alabama Theatre in December 2006 to help support The Firehouse Shelter. Well, now you have a chance to help bring the film’s subject, Christopher Gardner, to Birmingham on September 3 as the keynote for the United Way’s campaign kickoff!

Keppler Speakers is giving away a keynote speech by Gardner with all expenses paid to one lucky organization to help celebrate the launch of his new book and we’ve got until the end of today (June 15) to help the United Way of Central Alabama be that organization.

Find out how after the jump.

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A new way to Empower Alabama

empower-alabama-logoYesterday statewide nonprofit organization Empower Alabama announced that it would be closing its doors at the end of the month via email. Local progressive blog FreeThinkBham shared the news with folks in metro Birmingham via the posting of the email sent by the organization‘s executive director, Bradley Davidson. According to the note, many of its supporters have already created a political action committee, Front Door Democracy PAC, to focus on the 2010 general election.