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 welcomes all viewpoints interested in the pursuit of social justice and spirituality. Calls to Action do not necessarily reflect the interests of all members.

June 2020

Movement for Black Lives

Stay tuned in and educated about the Black Lives Matters movement by following the demands and calls to action from Movement for Black Lives.

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November 9, 2019

Gaia Mission

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

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July 13th, 2019

Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights

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. 

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April 13, 2019

Climate Change: Get Involved Locally

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. 

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February 9th, 2019

Me And White Supremacy Workbook

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!

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October 13th, 2018

Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights

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.

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May 2020

Indigenous Rights & Ending Mass Incarceration in Washtenaw County

Check out Liberate Don't Incarcerate to follow important and liberatory steps to dismantling mass incarceration right here in Washtenaw County. The prosecutor election is coming up soon and there is a lot of information on the candidates here

Please support the Mashpee Wampanoag indigenous community by adding your name to this petition. Their land, a designated reservation, is being threatened as the federal government debates removing that land’s status as belonging to the Native American tribe. 

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September 14, 2019

Climate Strike, Pipeline Protest, and Resource Generation

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.

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June 8, 2019

Constructive White Conversations

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!

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Email Amanda at akhealy@gmail.com

March 9, 2019

Global Climate Strike

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. 

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January 12th, 2019

Indigenous Peoples March

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

Erin Beatty

erinabeatty@gmail.com

(586) 201-4416

November 10th, 2018

Michigan Democratic Party

  • 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!

Katy Mattingly

March 2020

Supporting Community During COVID

Here are a number of ways to support our community during this time:

  • Fund to support nurses in getting protective gear

  • Fund to support undocumented immigrants in Southeast MI during COVID shut downs

  • Petition for Washtenaw County residents, asking to protect our friends, family, and neighbors who are currently incarcerated. 

  • Join the Mutual Aid Network to stay tuned to how to the many ways we can show up for our community right now. 

  • Follow our friends at Peace House to keep up-to-date on ways to support those experiencing homelessness during this time

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August 10, 2019

Sunrise Movement, ICE Protest, Get out the Vote

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.

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May 11, 2019

Free Black Mama's 

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.

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March 9, 2019

Student Advocacy Center Live Storytelling Fundraiser

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.

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December 15th, 2018

Ann Arbor Police Oversight

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

Lauren Tatarsky

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