Doing Justice

Do Justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God – Micah 6:8


Below are opportunities to follow Micah 6:8 – Please click on the names of events/actions/organizations to learn more.



February = Black History Month = community events coming up – chances for excellent learning + connecting in our community.
Thanks to Lisa Vahey for this amazing list!
Join the city’s racial equity work and learn from Dr. Mark Joseph TONIGHT, Thursday, Feb 18 at 5:00 pm via Zoom.
* Also on Thursday, Feb 18, at 6:00 pm, Shaker Historical Society is hosting a conversation with Dr. Donna Whyte: America, Race and Me.
Learn how to join the conversation HERE.
* SHHS is reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone. All students are receiving a copy of the book and discussing it in advisory. (If you have a 6th grader, they read Clean Getaway, another book by Nic Stone.) If you are a Black Panther fan, Nic Stone also penned the new YA Shuri novel. You can read an excerpt here.
* Over the weekend, there are 2 great events, both via Zoom.
Saturday 2/20, at 2:00 pm: Join the community for a virtual Racial Justice Panel & conversations:
Sunday 2/21 at 2:00 pm: Shaker Historical Society will be in conversation with NewONEShaker Executive Director Angel Chapman, on Facebook Live:
* On Wednesday Feb 24 from 12:00-1:00 pm, Stand for Racial Justice committee at Tri-C and others are hosting an online discussion on racism as a public health crisis. Register HERE.
* Also on Wednesday Feb 24 at 7:00 pm, Learn about the importance of capturing Black family life in photography. Join us for an artist talk with photographer Donald Black, Jr. as he ponders his relationship with the camera and his family. Black will share his work and ruminate about the role of the camera in his personal family. Register HERE.
* And ALSO Feb 24 in the evening, Equity & Anti-Racism in Ohio Schools: Building the Principles, Policies, Programs, and Practices for ALL, with a panel of educators and leaders.
Learn more HERE.
* Feb 27, 12 noon, A conversation on reparations, also hosted by Shaker Historical Society:
* Also Feb 27, also at noon, Cleveland Public Library hosts authors Jelani Cobb & Heather McGhee for a Candid Conversation on Policing in the 21st Century
* ALL MONTH, a SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to all the powerful programming Karamu House is hosting, including for families! Learn more:

As Rev. Dr. William Barber ll said on June 20th, it is time now that we join together for transformation, reconstruction, and revival in America. How you can get involved:

1) Fill out the interest survery, at Then we will contact you and get you connected.

2) Join our OHPPC Open House on June 29th at 7PM.  Use this link to register – Please use this link to register for the meeting.

3) Join our weekly Check In Calls by registering These meetings do not have an agenda other than to share, listen and connect.

4) Show you are part of the OHPPC Family. Order a OHPPC T-Shirt for yourself or become a sponsor and order one for someone else. Click Here to order a shirt!    If you are not able to donate towards a T-Shirt, please email us at and let us know, so that we can match you up with a sponsor.

5) and probably most important, get informed. Get to know the PPC!  Please immerse yourself in the language, the music, the art, the principles and the demands of the movement!  This document will get you started. bitlycom/OHPPCINFO

The demands of the Poor People’s Campaign, increased to address the impact from covid-19; testimony of impacted people. We are planning monthly themed events around these demands in which you, your organization and community may engage from July to November.  See the demands for poverty amidst a pandemic.

As we approach the July 4th birthday of the United States, the Poor People’s Moral Justice Jubilee Policy Platform has been launched.

Do Something: End Gun Violence

Demand that our Ohio legislators “Do Something” to end gun violence in our state. Join us for a march, rally and silent witness/prayer.
Sept. 18, 2019 – 12:30 – 3:00 pm at Columbus Commons (160 S High St, Columbus) and Ohio Statehouse West Plaza
Flyer link

Global Climate Strike

This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.  Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.

Cleveland Climate Strike
Friday, September 20, 2019 – 12:00 PM
at Public Square 50 Public Square Suite 1700, Cleveland, OH 44113
Host Contact Info:

Freedom Demands Action

Educate a Legislator Day – Stop OHIO SB 33
Wednesday, September 25th, 9 am – 4 pm – Gather in the Sheraton Columbus Hotel, 75 E. State St., Columbus OH
Then we move to the Statehouse for meetings with legislators.

12:00 Rally at the Statehouse. Bring banners, signs, and cameras. (No sticks allowed to hold up signs or banners.) Guitars and Drums are always nice

Clergy are asked to wear appropriate clerical garb or bring stoles, for an action at Governor DeWine’s office at 1 pm. Gather in the lobby of 77 S. High St.

Ohio SB 33 criminalizes dissent and threatens our constitutional rights to freedom of speech and assembly. It is a shameless attempt by the Gas and Oil industry to prevent us here in Ohio from exercising our right to disagree with government policies and protest sites of pollution.  REGISTER HERE


9/11/19 URGENT CALLS NEEDED: Tell Congress to Hold the Administration Accountable to Setting and Meeting a Robust Refugee Admissions Goal – take action here


Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Resource Guide  – Hate in America has become commonplace. What can we do to stop the hate?


Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.

Friends of the Earth – “Friends of the Earth is a bold and fearless voice for justice and the planet. We believe all people deserve to live in a healthy environment.”

Green America – “Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.”

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:

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

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.” – 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.