Provincetown Community Compact

Nurturing Community

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Happy New Year from The Compact

“Ain’t no mountain high, ain’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough!”

Could 2021 have pushed us more to our limits? With an unceasing pendulum of highs and lows, we managed to survive, and even prosper, as we head into the third year of the pandemic. Let’s reach out to each other.

The Compact’s Prayer Ribbons Project continued its journey, partnering with Fenway Health’s AIDS Action Walk fundraiser with a dramatic circle of ribbons at Carson Beach. The project has traveled to Boston State House, US Congress and Orlando, Florida, honoring the Pulse massacre victims and their families.

The Compact’s resilience was dramatically evident as our signature community celebration and fundraiser, the Swim for Life, reimagined itself with a new East End Swim route, and new location at the Waterfront Park with a glorious sunny day. We are honored to support the eleven beneficiaries so vital to the health of the community.

Our nurturing, innovative, grass-roots project, the Think-ubator, LINK, saw the emergence of a new theater company, Campfire Quorum, the continuation of the Haiti Project and a successful Wellfleet Porchfest among our twenty projects. Also, the annual Tim McCarthy Human Rights Champion award was recently presented to activist and professor Sandra Faiman-Silva of Falmouth by the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission. She is the author of the book, The Courage to Connect: Sexuality, Citizenship, and Community in Provincetown.

And our dune shack residencies continued successfully through the pandemic with 50+ residents, including artists and writers that featured the Bethuel Jaimeson residency for an emerging artist of color with a $500 fellowship, and weeks for clients of Helping Our Women and the AIDS Support Group. Deadline for 2022 is January 15. LINK
Thank you for your participation in and support of The Compact’s mission of “nurturing community.” Your donation is appreciated.

Jay Critchley