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We have many talented and connected members of the CIA community. Below are some resources that have been offered up by CIA members. If you would like us to list a resources that you would like us to publish here please fill out the CIA Community Resource Form.

February 8th, 2020

Self Defense

Do you ever worry about your safety? Katy Mattingly taught personal safety education and empowerment self-defense for many years at EMU and UM. She was certified by the National Women's Martial Arts Federation. She is available to community members for personal safety conversations and consultations, and can help you connect to local instructors if you wish.

Katy Mattingly


December 14th, 2019

The Dojo

The Dojo Ann Arbor is a once/month hip hop show featuring local artists, a number of whom have graced the CIA stage. Check it out!

Irene Yeh


April 13th, 2019

Second Saturdays PLAY

This monthly event at RAC provides free arts and education program to kids, families, and adults. The event focuses on building creativity, confidence, and exploration. Riverside Arts Center, 2nd Saturdays in the Gallery, 12-2p (Immediately following CIA!)

Riverside Arts Center


December 15th, 2018

Ann Arbor Meditation

Mike periodically hosts group meditations at his home in downtown Ann Arbor typically on Saturday morning around 10am (on non-CIA weeks, of course). They don't happen on a consistent basis at the moment, but he's willing to change that if there's enough interest.  We typically sit for 30-60 minutes, and there are spare cushions available. Beginning meditators are very welcome—he'd be happy to talk through the process with you if you're not sure where to start!

  • 424 W. Huron Street, Ann Arbor

Mike Carter

(207) 837-4822


March 9th, 2019

Ann Arbor District Library

Free or low cost workshops at the Ann Arbor library. Offering a diverse selection of topics both informative and fun!

Brittan Freer


February 8th, 2020

Symposium on the Black Experience

Join us as we uplift culture, love, courage, resilience, and the stories and experiences of Black life. The day has been designed by and with the community. Moderated by Yodit Mesfin Johnson & Nabila Wasi.  All are welcome!

Riverside Arts Center


September 14th, 2019

Author Reading

On Wednesday Oct. 9th, 2019 Dwight L. Wilson will be reading from his new novel, The Resistors, at 7pm at Nicolas Books. This book of historical fiction highlights stories of slavery and the brave black, white, Native American, and multiracial men and women who fought against it. Come join us!

Dwight L. Wilson


December 15th, 2018

Self-Care Workshop

Cultivating a self-care workshop to provide everyday simplistic tools to help you be more connected to you.

Trista McClelland

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October 13th, 2018

Packard Health

Packard Health provides affordable and accessible health care for every
one, with access to physical and mental health services all in one place. Patients can also get support in applying for health care.

Hannah Hyde


January 11th, 2019

Healthy Relationship Model Workshop

Interested in learning a new model for building/re-building intentional, healthy relationships? Try out Hannah's new and evolving communication model. It's free and incredibly helpful. 

Hannah Hyde


May 11th, 2019

Street Dreamers

Marquan Kane, who spoke at CIA on May 11th, 2019, offers hope and motivation plus a toolkit to facilitate change. He provides, to the youth specifically, tangible solutions and the "light." Book him, spread the word, and help connect him to like minds!

Marquaun Kane


December 15th, 2018

Ypsilanti Dance Party

Friend w/ Benefits organizes dance parties, on the 2nd Friday of the month, at the Bona Sera Underground, all proceeds go to local charities. Come dance with us, every month the night before CIA!

Friends with Benefits


November 10th, 2018

The Sacred Feminine

Please contact Pat to share any examples you have seen,experienced, or witnessed of the collective feminine rising since 2009.

Pat Fero

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