MICAH

Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope

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.

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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. 

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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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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

MICAH December Meeting

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Join MICAH for our Tuesday, December 12th meeting at 7:00pm as we continue the work of building a strong coalition to work for justice in Memphis.  

This month, we welcome Wendi Thomas, an editor with MLK 50: Justice Through Journalism, as the featured speaker. MLK 50: Justice Through Journalism is a yearlong reporting project exploring economic justice in Memphis. Ms. Thomas will speak to MICAH members about the initiative to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King in the fiftieth year since his death in our city, as well as about Dr. King's legacy and the "intersection of economic inequality and public policy in Memphis." 

Ms. Thomas' talk will be followed by one-on-one conversations and an update on our organizational growth and development.

Visit https://mlk50.com/ to learn more about the online journalism project.

We invite you to VIEW and SHARE this invitation at Eventbrite: https://micah-december2017.eventbrite.com

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

MICAH November Meeting

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Join us for our monthly meeting-- held the second Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30pm! This month our meeting will be hosted by BRIDGES. There will be one-on-one conversations as well as updates on MICAH's organizational development and our growing list of charter partners.

In the past months the educational component of the meeting has had special guest speakers focus on education (July), immigration (August), confederate monuments (September), and juvenile justice (October); this month's educational component speaker is Dr. Elena Delavega who researches poverty, and the intersection of oppression, marginalization, and exclusion at the University of Memphis. Dr. Delavega says, "My goal is to contribute to the understanding and elimination of structural forms of poverty and exclusion through a global focus that is locally grounded and engaged." Dr. Delavega annually publishes a "Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet," from which she'll be sharing her 2017 updates.

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.

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Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

MICAH One-Day Training

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This event is designed to provide basic training in community organizing essentials that will help us learn how to build power in Memphis.

Member organizations, prospective and interested members, those being introduced to MICAH, as well as anyone interested in seeking social justice in Memphis are ALL welcome to attend!

There will be a YOUTH SESSION for teens ages 13-19.

***PRE-ORDER ONSITE LUNCH FOR $10.00. THERE WILL BE A LUNCHTIME ACTIVITY.***

Please reserve your spot on Eventbrite by clicking here.

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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

MICAH October Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting -- held the second Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30pm. This month our meeting will be hosted by one of our charter partners, Temple Israel. There will be one-on-one conversations as well as updates on MICAH's organizational development and our growing list of charter partners. In the past three months the educational component of the meeting has had special guest speakers focus on education (July), immigration (August) and confederate monuments (September); this month's educational component is still being developed and will be announced as soon as it is confirmed. 

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. 

Let us know you are coming on Eventbrite by clicking here.

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

MICAH September Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting! This month our meeting will be hosted by BRIDGES. In addition to our regular business, we will have a mini-teach-in on "Confederate Statues: Then and Now" with Beverly Robertson, a member of both the TN Historical Commission and MICAH's Executive Team and Dr. Aram Goudsouzian, Chair of the University of Memphis History Department, whose research is in 20th century American history, with a particular focus on race, politics, and culture. There will also be updates on MICAH's organizational development as well as our growing list of charter partners!

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. 

Register and let us know you are coming. Bring a friend.

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Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

MICAH August Meeting

Join MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) for our monthly meeting!  Tuesday, August 8 from 7-8:30pm.  This month our meeting will again be hosted by Olivet Fellowship (4450 Knight Arnold Road). We'll hear from Rondell Trevino, who will speak on the current immigrant detention crisis that saw more than 83 Latino immigrants detained by ICE this past week. Rondell will lay out a community-based response to the terror that has resulted from these new policies.

MICAH is a growing coalition of faith-based and community organizations joining together to give a more powerful voice to those who often have none. We will organize and speak to our community and its leaders on issues of justice, 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. 

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Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

MICAH July Meeting

Join MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) for our monthly meeting!  Tuesday, July 11 from 7-8:30pm.  This month our meeting will again be hosted by BRIDGES (477 North 5th Street) with special guest speaker, Cardell Orrin, Memphis City Director for Stand For Children.

MICAH is a forming coalition of faith-based and community organizations joining together to give a more powerful voice to those who often have none. We will organize and speak to our community and its leaders on issues of justice, 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. 

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May
9
6:30 PM18:30

MICAH MAY MEETING

Good news! We're moving our monthly meeting to the evening so more of you can attend! Please bring a friend. 

This month, we're going to use the World Cafe Method to facilitate a dialogue about the issues facing Memphis and how MICAH will help address them.

Many of you have asked when the work begins. Well, this is it. Please join us. 

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Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

MICAH April Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting! We'll post an agenda the week before the meeting, but make plans now to come hear more about our quickly growing group. We had more than 100 people attend our community training on March 25th!

AND DON'T WORRY. WE'LL START HAVING OUR MEETINGS IN THE EVENING VERY SOON!

MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) is a newly formed coalition of faith-based and community organizations joining together to give a more powerful voice to those who often have none. We will organize and speak to our community and its leaders on issues of justice, 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.

Let us know your coming by registering with Eventbrite.

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Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Training: Organizing to Make a Difference in Memphis

Join us for a workshop on faith-based community organizing with the Gamaliel Foundation's Greg Galluzzo. Lunch is included, and you can get your tickets via Eventbrite. Pay online or at the door, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay.

Topics to be covered will include:

·      Moving from maintaining an institution to creating a community.

·      Understanding the biblical concept of “Power” – what it takes to get it done.

·      Reclaiming self-interest as a necessary tool to motivate one’s self and to motivate others.

·      Creating relationships – the prerequisite to effective evangelization.

·      Distinguishing between public and private relationships – or how to move from co-dependent to healthy, accountable, productive relationships.

·      Building organizations that can be effective vehicles for social change.

The Gamaliel Foundation is an inter- national organizing institute working with over sixty-five communities throughout the United States and Great Britain and  South Africa.  It is a network of organizers, clergy and lay leaders with years of experience in the ever more difficult task of creating powerful grassroots organizations to work for justice. Among its projects are organizations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, New York, New Hampshire, California, and Hawaii

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