The CDC now recommends everyone wear masks—or some kind of face covering—in addition to practicing social distancing while in public.
So, what happens when traditional face masks aren’t available for purchase right now?
You do the best with what you have: You make a cloth one to do your part in helping reduce the spread of COVID-19!
The Jefferson County Public Health Department has teamed up with Joyce Vance, a former U.S. District Attorney of Alabama’s Northern District, and the sewing community to collect homemade masks.
Here’s a simple tutorial from UAB’s Alys Stephens Center and Lillis Taylor from Bib & Tucker Sew-Op – a 2014 Big Pitch finalist (with an earlier concept Magic City Spoolbus) – showing you how to protect yourself with what you have.
Magic City Match is a program that transforms lives and opens doors for Black entrepreneurs and business owners. Led by REV Birmingham and powered by Prosper, this initiative aims to create opportunities for Black-owned businesses by matching them with brick-and-mortar spaces where they can thrive. After a successful pilot program in 2022, Magic City Match is back in action and ready to empower a new wave of entrepreneurs.
One of the most legendary and storied neighborhoods of Birmingham is Woodlawn. It is a community, anchored by one of the great public high schools of Birmingham, that has produced many citizens who contributed to the life of our city and has had an impact beyond the neighborhood itself. In a short post like this true justice cannot be done to the rich heritage and legacy of Woodlawn. However, we hope that this narrative brings together many of the diverse threads that make up the fabric of the community’s historic arc in a concise piece.
Woof, woof! I’ve been having an absolute blast visiting my sister in Downtown Birmingham. I can hardly wait to share all the details with you once you return from your vacation. In the meantime, I wanted to put paw to paper and tell you all about it, with the hope of convincing you that moving Downtown could be the most wonderful decision ever.