Doing Justice

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

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

Events:

Dr. King’s Vision of the Beloved Community: Opportunities and Challenges for Shaker Heights Moving Forward Together

A Collaboration between the City of Shaker Heights, the Shaker Heights Schools and the Shaker Library celebrating and commemorating Rev. Dr. Mar- tin Luther King, Jr.

I. Thursday January 12 at 6:30 p.m.: Attend a public reflection/talk on Dr. King’s legacy presented by Cleveland Civil Rights icon and close associate of Dr. King, the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. at the Shaker Heights High School large auditorium.

II. Sunday, January 15 from 3-5 p.m.: Participate in a facilitated dialogue on our theme: “Dr. King’s Beloved Community: Opportunities and Challenges for Shaker Heights Moving Forward Together” at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Cen- ter.

III. Monday, January 16 from 12-2 p.m.: Participate in a drive-through dona- tion drive at the Shaker Heights Middle School.  (Follow traffic patterns in the SMS parking lot.Stay in your car and a volunteer will retrieve the donations from your trunk.) 

Here are lists of what has been requested by our community partner agencies:

Bellfaire JCB –

TOILETRIES (travel size): Toothbrush, toothpaste, hand wipes, lotion, band aids, shampoo, body soap, washcloths, deodorant    and SNACKS: – (fruit snacks, granola bars, small bottled water)

Greater Cleveland Food Bank –

NON-PERISHABLE FOOD: Beans (canned or dried), peanut butter, pasta sauce, whole grain rice & pasta, 100% juice, cereal (hot or cold), canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned proteins (chicken, tuna), canned or boxed entrees

Family Promise –

FEMALE & BABY TOILETRIES (full size): shampoo/conditioner, body wash, lotion, deodorant, baby wipes, unopened diapers (size 5-6) CLEANING SUPPLIES: Laundry pods, all-purpose cleaning spray, toilet cleaner, liquid dish soap & sponges

Fostering Hope –

FLEECE BLANKETS (new)    and  JOURNEY BAG ITEMS: journaling notebooks, coloring books (kid & adult)  BABY SUPPLIES: Unopened diapers (size 2-3), wipes, new infant towel, washcloths

New City Cleveland –

MENSTRUAL ITEMS: Tampons, panty liners, pads, period cups  and CHILDRENS’ CARE ITEMS: Tylenol, Motrin, infant gas drops, saline solution, formula   and  OUTDOOR TOYS: Frisbees, balls, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk

 


LUNCH AND LEARN with Honest for Ohio Education

You’re invited! Join us every first Friday of the month to connect with practitioners, advocates, and experts across Ohio.
Learn about honest student and family-centered approaches to learning and wellness that support our students, engage our families, and build stronger communities throughout Ohio.

Honesty Lunch & Learn: Ohio’s NEW State Board of Education
Friday, January 6 @ 12pm 

REGISTER
Featuring:

  • Senator Teresa Fedor, District 2
  • Katie Hofmann, District 4
  • Tom Jackson, District 10

Pull up a seat to the table where we build capacity to KNOW better and DO better for Ohio.

https://www.honestyforohioeducation.org

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Hello and welcome to 2023 and yet another year of mapmaking in Ohio!We wanted to update you on a few redistricting and redistricting-adjacent matters at the beginning of the year.

Most pressing: please call Governor DeWine and ask him to VETO HB 458. This bill would institute some of the strictest voter ID provisions in the country, and result in properly voted absentee ballots being thrown away because of mail delays. Please hurry because the Governor only has a few more days to veto or sign—if he does nothing, the bill becomes law by default. Learn more and log your call HERE.

Next, there will not be a Fair Districts All Volunteer Huddle next week. We will meet on February 8 at 6pm. Here’s a registration link.

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

Organizations:

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: 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.