Doing Justice

Below are opportunities to follow Micah 6:8 (“Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God”).  Please click on the names of events to learn more.

Events:

Friday, June 2 God Before Guns Annual March and Rally 4:00 pm March across Hope Memorial (Carnegie) Bridge. 5:00 pm Rally at Market Square Park. National Wear Orange for GVP Day. More details at http://godbeforeguns.org/Events

Wednesday, June 21st @ 7 pm World Premiere: “Exact Change” film -A true story of boy meets girl. Inside one person. Capital Theatre at Gordon Square (Detroit at W 65th St.)    HCC is a Community Sponsor  Tickets:  https://squareup.com/store/exact-change

Recorded February 23 –  The City Club of Cleveland presents “The Value Gap and the Age of Trump” with Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Ph.D. – Professor Glaube coined the term “value gap,” the “belief that white people matter more than others,” and how this mindset is entrenched within American values, practices, and systems. The above link includes access to both a video and audio version of Dr. Glaube’s talk.

April 29 – Climate March on Washington (March for jobs, justice and the climate)

April 15 – Cleveland Tax Day March for People, Peace, and Planet

 

Actions:

Green America – Tell Darden Restaurants (parent company of Olive Garden) to make its food more healthy, sustainable and fair.

Trayvon Martin’s death 5 years ago sparked a movement. Join us in remembering him.
Link to the #TalkAboutTrayvon Toolkit for White People
Link to #TrayvonTaughtMe Toolkit, designed for people of color

Organizations:

The Injustice Boycott – “an organized resistance, driven by local people and activists, supported by passionate believers all over the country and around the world. Just as the Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted for 381 days, we are prepared for this boycott to last as it takes to make change happen. Indeed, we won’t stop until it does.” – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/injusticeboycott

Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) – SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. – Local chapter, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/surjohio/

The Dream Corps – The Dream Corps brings people together to solve America’s toughest problems.

God Before Guns is a multi-faith coalition of individuals and faith communities working to reduce gun violence, through community engagement, education, and advocacy.  We envision a nation in which our faith in God and each other elevates the sanctity of life above the fears that lead to a society armed against itself. Find them on Facebook or Twitter

Charter for Compassion – “Charter for Compassion International provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors.”

One.org – At ONE, we know that our voices, joined with the millions of other ONE members around the world, can change the realities of poverty, hunger, corruption, and disease that deprive too many of their God-given dignity.