-August-mid-October 2022: Listening Sessions: Each faith community & neighborhood network holds listening sessions- a time specifically dedicated to sharing our stories surrounding the most pressing problems facing our community. Listening sessions are usually held in leaders' homes, or at congregational buildings. Your team leader will soon be in touch about the date/time of your listening session.
-October 24, 2022: Community Problems Assembly. 6:30-8pm, Plymouth Congregational Church (925 Vermont St): After a community-wide listening process engaging over 400 people, we gather to choose and re-affirm priority issues for our organization.
-December 3, 2022: Research Kickoff. 9:00-10:30am, First UMC, Downtown Campus (946 Vermont St): Members will gather in teams for each of our issue areas. We decide which questions we would like to have answered during the research process & brainstorm what community stakeholders we should meet with.
-April 17, 2023: Solutions Briefing. 6:30-8pm, Velocity Church (4000 W 6th St): After 5 months of citizen-led research, we gather to learn the proposed solutions and begin the process of mass mobilization.
May 7, 2023: Action Assembly. 3-4:30pm, Lied Center (1600 Stewart Dr). We assemble 1,000+ people to show broad public support around issues of justice. We present well-researched solutions to public officials.
-June 12, 2023: Celebration. 6:30-8pm, First UMC, West Campus (867 US-40). We gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the organization and invest in our future together.
Use this link to add these assemblies to your virtual calendar. RSVP for any of these events by contacting your team leader. If you do not yet have a team leader, call us at 620-755-4874 or email us at [email protected], and we'll get you on a team.
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