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CALL TO ACTION!

This is a co-creative space and we invite our members to share opportunities for community involvement related to social justice and activism. Please contact us or fill out the Call to Action form if you have a call to action opportunity so that we can share it here. We will also share those opportunities that are discussed in our gatherings. 
Community Inspired Action is a co-creative space that welcomes all viewpoints interested in the pursuit of social justice and spirituality. Calls to Action do not necessarily reflect the interests of all members.

A group of local environmental activists are developing a project around forest land restoration. If you'd like to get involved, contact Pat Fero

November 9, 2019

Gaia Mission

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This month we are reminding folks about WICIR, which we highlighted in November of last year. As threats against immigrants increase in this country, we need to be showing up. WICIR is a group of local organizers working on immigrant rights from all ends of
the issue; emergency response teams, legal support and other related resources, as well as political advocacy around immigrant policy. It is easy to sign up to volunteer and help local asylum seekers get protection and support. 

July 13th, 2019

Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights

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The UN predicts that we have 11 years to prevent the most extreme impacts of climate change. We need all hands on deck. Here's a few ways to get involved locally to support the large-scale, systemic changes that are needed. 

April 13, 2019

Climate Change: Get Involved Locally

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Part education, part activation, the Me And White Supremacy Workbook by Layla F. Saad is a first-of-its-kind personal anti-racism tool for people holding white privilege to begin to examine and dismantle their complicity in the oppressive system of white supremacy. Its 28 journaling prompts offer deep reflection to support us in our anti-racist activism. Download it for free and come share your experiences with CIA!

February 9th, 2019

Me And White Supremacy Workbook

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WICIR is a local organization working on immigrant rights from all ends of
the issue; emergency response for those threatened with deportation,
legal support and other related resources, as well as political organizing around immigrant policy.

October 13th, 2018

Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights

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Global Climate Strike!

On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Join locally in Ann Arbor! 

Protest the Oil Pipeline in the UP

We must make sure that no tunnel is able to be built and we get Line 5 out of the Great Lakes! Join the phone bank on Sept. 19 from 7-9p. 

Resource Generation

Are you a young person with class privilege who cares about social justice? RG helps young people address challenges of wealth in an inequitable world and provides guidance for redistribution in game-changing ways. To join locally, contact Lauren.

September 14, 2019

Climate Strike, Pipeline Protest, and Resource Generation

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Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. SURJ of Southeast Michigan facilitates race discussion groups for White people on the 1st (in Ann Arbor) and 3rd (in Ypsi) Mondays of every month from 7:30-8:30p. This is a great opportunity to process what you're learning from the Me and White Supremacy Workbook with other White folks!

June 8, 2019

Constructive White Conversations

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Email Amanda at akhealy@gmail.com

As part of the March 15 Global Climate Strike, join students and people across Washtenaw County as we walk out to demand urgent, tangible action on climate change from policy makers at all levels of UM, Washtenaw County, and the state of Michigan. Strike at 11:11am on March 15th, gather at the Diag on UM campus at 12pm. 

March 9, 2019

Global Climate Strike

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A unification of the Indigenous peoples across the world to stand together bringing awareness to the injustices affecting Indigenous men, women, children, and the two spirits. Help bring awareness to:

  • Missing and murdered Indigenous women

  • Native Lives Matter

  • Honor our Earth; Respect our Treaties

  • Protect Indigenous Children

This event takes place January 18th in Washington DC, follow Indigenous Peoples Movement on Instagram or Twitter or join the movement: indigenouspeoplesmovement@ gmail.com

January 12th, 2019

Indigenous Peoples March

Erin Beatty

erinabeatty@gmail.com

(586) 201-4416

  • Consider joining the Michigan Democratic Party, it gives you the right to vote in Washtenaw County Dem meetings, where many young activists are working hard to keep the party progressive, relevant, and responsive- your
    vote really counts!

  • HVDSA book club Sat Dec 15 from 2-4 to discuss Emergent Strategy

  • Resource available: large, free meeting space at Sunward Cohousing, Katy can reserve it for you!

November 10th, 2018

Michigan Democratic Party

Katy Mattingly

Lament: Close the Camps Protest

Protest in Dearborn to close the immigration detention camps and demand that local police end their contract with ICE. Join Jewish and Muslim allies to call for the end of the terror against immigrants. 

Sunrise Movement A2

Ahead of the DNC vote to include a climate debate among presidential candidates, local climate activists are flooding the phone and email of local representatives. Join us from your home or work by sending an email and making a phone call on Aug. 21st!

Postcards to Voters

Write and mail postcards to Democratic voters reminding them of upcoming elections. Postcards are handwritten and can be done individually or as a group. Scripts, names, and addresses are provided.

August 10, 2019

Sunrise Movement, ICE Protest, Get out the Vote

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National Bail Out is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists. They are working with groups all over the country on Mother’s Day to bail out as many Black Mamas and caregivers as they can, but you can donate any time of year.

May 11, 2019

Free Black Mama's 

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Come and celebrate the art of live storytelling, while supporting the Student Advocacy Center! Join us for an evening full of powerful speakers who, with the help of the SAC, have overcome educational challenges and come together to inspire, challenge, and create community.

March 9, 2019

Student Advocacy Center Live Storytelling Fundraiser

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If you're interested in supporting ongoing efforts to address police brutality in our community, contact Lauren. 

December 15th, 2018

Ann Arbor Police Oversight

Lauren Tatarsky