MICAH

Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope


Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

MICAH Task Force Training: Issue Cutting and Power Analysis (Makeup Session)

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Our training in power analysis and issues cutting is the next step on our path to become a voice for justice in Memphis. We have named systemic problems facing our city and selected three of those broad issues to focus on for the foreseeable future. Now our task is to cut those problems into winnable, concrete, and timely issues. The power analysis is the process of determining what officials, community leaders, and politicians have the power to make the change we demand.

This training is a makeup session for the July trainings.

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Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Task Force Training: Issue Cutting & Power Analysis

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Our training in power analysis and issues cutting is the next step on our path to become a voice for justice in Memphis. We have named systemic problems facing our city and selected three of those broad issues to focus on for the foreseeable future. Now our task is to cut those problems into winnable, concrete, and timely issues. The power analysis is the process of determining what officials, community leaders, and politicians have the power to make the change we demand.

Two trainings will be held this weekend -- attend either or both!

RSVP here.

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Jul
7
9:00 AM09:00

Task Force Training: Issue Cutting & Power Analysis

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Our training in power analysis and issues cutting is the next step on our path to become a voice for justice in Memphis. We have named systemic problems facing our city and selected three of those broad issues to focus on for the foreseeable future. Now our task is to cut those problems into winnable, concrete, and timely issues. The power analysis is the process of determining what officials, community leaders, and politicians have the power to make the change we demand.

We will have two trainings this weekend -- attend either or both!

RSVP here.

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Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

MICAH Issues Convention

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MICAH partner organizations will come together to determine which three issues will be our first to tackle in Memphis. We will set up task forces to research the issues and get to work!

The more people your organization brings, the louder your voice.

You've been doing the outreach, now make it count.

Register at Eventbrite and let us know you are coming.

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

MICAH May Meeting

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This coming second Tuesday, like every second Tuesday, we're having our monthly meeting. 
We will complete two very important tasks at this meeting: 
1) Voting to elect officers and committee chairs
2) Voting on a proposal to add two new standing teams to those originally listed in the bylaws.

We need a strong turnout for these votes!  

We will also check in with our partners' progress on their outreach, and reveal our newest charter partners. 

Register at Eventbrite and let us know you are coming. 

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

MICAH April Meeting

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It's the second Tuesday of the month, so it must be time for MICAH's regular monthly meeting. Join us as we check in with our partners' progress on their outreach, present a slate of officers, announce our newest charter partners, and more.

MICAH's issues convention is coming up fast. Mark your calendar for June 24th!

Join us to talk about successes and experiences we've had so far and how we're all moving forward in the process of identifying our three core issues to tackle in Memphis. 

Let us know you're coming. RSVP here.

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Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

MICAH Outreach Training

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Did you miss our March training events? No worries, you have another chance in April!

It's time for MICAH to start our listening tour! Learn how to conduct outreach in your organization.

We will out how to conduct the outreach process in your institution. Each partnering organization of MICAH should have a team of between 10 and 50 leaders performing the outreach and leaders attending the training will develop a list of who they are going to visit.

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

MICAH March Meeting

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Our monthly meeting will be at Idlewild Presbyterian Church, 1750 Union Ave, Memphis, at 7pm. In addition to our organizational updates, we will hear from Brian Faughan, ACLU-TN board member and treasurer, about the state of the fight to protect and expand voting rights in Tennessee. 

Voting rights is one of the top two concerns of the ACLU in TN, alongside criminal justice reform. They are advocating for restoring voting rights for people with felony convictions who have completed their sentences.

Our issues convention is coming up this summer! Be part of the important conversation as MICAH prepares to choose its three core issues for action.

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Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

MICAH Outreach Training

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It's time for MICAH to start our listening tour! Learn how to conduct outreach in your organization.

The same training will be conducted each day, so you only need to attend one of these half day trainings. If possible, all members of your team should attend the same training so that they can begin acting as a team.

We will also lay out how to conduct the outreach process in your institution. Each partnering organization of MICAH should have a team of between 10 and 50 leaders performing the outreach, and leaders attending the training should have a list of who they are going to visit.

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Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

MICAH Outreach Training

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It's time for MICAH to start our listening tour! Learn how to conduct outreach in your organization.

The same training will be conducted each day, so you only need to attend one half day training. If possible, all members of your team should attend the same training so that they can begin acting as a team.

We will also lay out how to conduct the outreach process in your institution. Each partnering organization of MICAH should have a team of between 10 and 50 leaders performing the outreach, and leaders attending the training should have a list of who they are going to visit.

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Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

MICAH Covenant Ceremony

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Join us as MICAH moves into its next phase. We'll gather at New Direction Church, where charter members of MICAH will join in a covenant with one another -- making official the relationships that began over a year ago now and signifying our committment to pursue justice in our city through action.

Whether you are a delegate, member, or a newly interested friend, we need your presence and your support as we take this next big step as an organization!

At this event, each partnering congregation and organization will

1) Name its two delegates to the MICAH board of directors.

2) Pledge dues for the year 2018.

3) Pledge to fully participate in the MICAH trainings, issue work, and public meetings for 2018.

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

MICAH February Meeting

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Join MICAH for our Tuesday, February 13th meeting at 7:00pm as we continue the work of building a strong coalition to work for justice in Memphis.

This month we welcome Reverend Lisa Anderson as our featured speaker. Eight years ago, Rev. Anderson founded Memphis' Room In The Inn program, an ecumenical ministry providing emergency winter shelter at congregations throughout the city. She will speak about the continuing plight of homelessness in our city and the need for more effective advocacy. 

Learn more about the Room in the Inn by following this link.

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Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

MICAH January Meeting

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Join MICAH for our Tuesday, January 9th meeting at 7:00pm as we continue the work of building a strong coalition to work for justice in Memphis.

This month, we welcome Terri Freeman, president of the National Civil Rights Museum, as the featured speaker. Ms. Freeman will speak about MLK50 and ongoing efforts in the city to honor Dr. King's memory and legacy that also forward work for economic justice and equality in the region. 

MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) is a forming coalition of faith-based and community organizations joining together to give a more powerful voice for issues of justice in our city. We will organize and speak to our community and its leaders, always seeking to "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God." The purpose of MICAH is not to replace each congregation or community organization's efforts, but instead, to amplify the voice and the impact by working together interdependently.

Visit www.civilrightsmuseum.org to learn more about Ms. Freeman and the museum's role in our city.

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