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Tuesday April 13th, 2021 - 8:38 pm
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Timeline PhotosDid you make it to LEO: Lecturers' Employee Organization march for dignity, parity, and respect? Read all about it here: www.michigandaily.com/administration/austerity-has-got-to-go-leo-marches-outside-of-schlissels-ho...

Don't miss community bargaining, this Friday from 12-3: bit.ly/LEOBargaining3
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Monday April 12th, 2021 - 4:20 pm
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Friday March 19th, 2021 - 12:27 pm
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WOW.

Within the first hour, Double exclamation mark220Double exclamation mark lecturers and LEO allies have showed up to LEO open bargaining. All before 10:30AM!

Pop in ANYTIME from now - 5pm to help our amazing LEO lecturers demand dignity, parity, and respect across all U-M campuses!
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Monday March 15th, 2021 - 8:21 pm
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Community members and allies from all UM campuses are invited to LEO Bargaining in Zoom Friday!On March 19th, allies are invited to join LEO contract negotiations. This is the first chance to show admin how much the U-M community supports LEO’s contract demands. Invite your colleagues, students, family members, & community associations: bit.ly/LEOOpenBargaining ... See MoreSee Less

Community members and allies from all UM campuses are invited to LEO Bargaining in Zoom Friday!
Wednesday March 10th, 2021 - 5:16 pm
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Timeline PhotosOn March 19th, allies are invited to join LEO contract negotiations. This is the first chance to show admin how much the U-M community supports LEO’s contract demands. Invite your colleagues, students, family members, & community associations: bit.ly/LEOOpenBargaining ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday March 9th, 2021 - 5:00 pm
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Timeline PhotosJoin the All Campus Labor Council’s People’s Regents Meeting, March 18th, 7-8:30pm: We’ll consider the University’s resources and a new budget in the interest of all campus workers, students, patients and the communities we live/work in. The pandemic has brought hardship to many; extreme workload, loss of work, unsafe working and living conditions. What should the U be funding? Where would the money come from? RSVP: bit.ly/PeoplesMeeting2 ... See MoreSee Less

Monday February 15th, 2021 - 1:21 pm
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Local labor action, supporters needed: There are 5,600 workers at the Amazon facilities in Bessemer, Alabama, negotiating for recognition. The national solidarity action is this Saturday, February 20th. An ad-hoc group is planning to stage a demonstration Saturday, the 20th, at 1:30 pm, on Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor, in front of the Whole Foods market. (Whole Foods is wholly owned by Amazon.) Please join us with signs, and feel free to forward this message to other groups. ... See MoreSee Less

Monday February 15th, 2021 - 2:22 am
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Local labor action, supporters needed: There are 5,600 workers at the Amazon facilities in Bessemer, Alabama, negotiating for recognition. The national solidarity action is this Saturday, February 20th.
An ad-hoc group is planning to stage a demonstration Saturday, the 20th, at 1:30 pm, on Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor, in front of the Whole Foods market. (Whole Foods is wholly owned by Amazon.) Please join us with signs, and feel free to forward this message to other groups.
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Thursday February 11th, 2021 - 11:16 am
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Join author and former columnist at the Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley for a live Q&A––Friday (Feb. 12) at 6pm! Riley discusses her latest book, That They Lived: Twenty African Americans Who Changed The World, and answers your questions: aadl.org/node/575870 ... See MoreSee Less

Friday February 5th, 2021 - 2:38 pm
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The Washtenaw County Health Department apologizes to our community members for the difficulties many experienced at last Saturday’s KN95 mask distribution. We regret our mistakes led to the breakdowns in our service. We value our residents, and our mission is to serve you with respect and dignity. We are working to improve every aspect of distribution at this Saturday’s event. It is our goal to get available masks to those that need them.

Masks are intended for individual and household use. We are unable to accommodate requests from groups, organizations, or schools. Supplies are limited. This is a drive-thru or walk-up event.

Individuals who need masks can request one (1) adult and one (1) child pack per household. The adult packs contain five (5) KN95 masks. The child packs contain 10 multiple-layer masks. Our available supply of children’s packs is more limited than the adult ones.

Pre-Registered/Reserved - If you previously called or completed the online request, your pack(s) will be available anytime between 2:00 and 5:00 pm on Sat., Feb 6. There is no need to come early.

Not Registered - If you did not reserve already, do not worry. A limited supply of additional packs has been received since last week and masks are available while supplies last.

✅ What: Mask distribution for individuals

✅ How: Drive-thru or walk-up. Please do not line up before the event start time

✅ Who: Open to everyone. Intended for those who may not be able to purchase their own masks.

✅ When: Sat., Feb 6 from 2:00-5:00 pm (or while supplies last)

✅ Where: Washtenaw County Health Department, 555 Towner St., Ypsilanti. Enter on from Michigan Ave to Center Street. Distribution will take place in the parking lot.

We understand that there is tremendous need for these resources, and we are working hard to get available supplies to those who need them. Future community distributions are being planned through partner organizations and the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED).
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Sunday January 31st, 2021 - 9:32 am
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America Without Racism—Making the Vision a Reality: What we must have in the aftermath of COVID-19 takes place February 5-6. This virtual conference is organized by Washtenaw Faces Race.

Join us in a free, virtual, two-day community conversation as we imagine a world free of racism and explore what must be done to create this future. Experts will talk about the fundamental changes needed in the institutions of policing, work, health care, and the commons, with interludes by local musicians, poets, and artists. We’ll conclude with a visioning session for all.

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America Without Racism—Making the Vision a Reality:  What we must have in the aftermath of COVID-19 takes place February 5-6. This virtual conference is organized by Washtenaw Faces Race. 

Join us in a free, virtual, two-day community conversation as we imagine a world free of racism and explore what must be done to create this future. Experts will talk about the fundamental changes needed in the institutions of policing, work, health care, and the commons, with interludes by local musicians, poets, and artists. We’ll conclude with a visioning session for all.

https://washtenawfacesrace.weebly.com/2021-conference.html
Thursday January 28th, 2021 - 10:23 am
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TODAY!
Register here: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sfF9XF1tR4aBdkjWxY_ddA
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TODAY!
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sfF9XF1tR4aBdkjWxY_ddA
Thursday January 7th, 2021 - 10:34 am
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Hello all -- this is a time when all of us as WeROC supporters can remember and feel some pride for the past -- and anticipation for the future -- of our brand of bottom-up power-building for a more just Washtenaw County.

WeROC leaders asked the three of us to serve as a Nominating Committee to put forward a slate of candidates for a "WeROC Provisional Leadership Team." We'll vote as a body at the January 7, 2021 Meeting of the Whole. The officers elected will serve for one year, or until we complete the formal process laid out in our Bylaws of establishing formal institutional memberships -- among local congregations, labor organizations, and community organizations -- and then creating a formal Board of Directors from delegates from these member institutions.

We are excited to put forward for the consideration of the WeROC body this slate of committed WeROC leaders who have agreed to be candidates as Officers of the WeROC Provisional Leadership Team. We believe that together, these leaders -- who regular participants in WeROC know from many meetings -- would represent the best of WeROC on many levels. The "floor" is open now until this Thursday December 24 for any other nominations.

Nominating Committee Proposed Slate for the WeROC Provisional Leadership Team (with affiliations for identification):

President: Cindy Bodewes, Church of the Good Shepherd
Vice President: Charlotte Tillerson, President, Ypsilanti Community Education Association
Secretary: Audrey Anderson, Community Church of God
Treasurer: Rita Turner-Sheerin, Voters not Politicians
Clergy Representative: Rev. Jeff Harrold, Pastor, New Beginnings Community Church of Washtenaw County
Lead Organizer: Tad Wysor, First Congregational UCC (Ypsi), AFGE Local 3907 (EPA), Huron Valley Area Labor Federation (AFL-CIO)

Nominating Committee:

Cindy Bodewes
Pastor Jeff Harrold
Tad Wysor
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Thursday January 7th, 2021 - 10:28 am
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This is a joint statement from Rev. John Welch, Rev. David Bigsby, and Gamaliel Executive Director Ana Garcia-Ashley on the treasonous protests and unlawful breach of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 20201.

Gamaliel Statement on the Treasonous Protests in Washington, D.C.

Chicago, IL –– The Gamaliel Network denounces the unlawful breach of the United States Capitol Building this afternoon.

We condemn the violent attempt to disrupt the democratic process and to discredit the results of the 2020 election. We call upon every member of Congress and President Donald Trump to acknowledge the results of the election and to demand that protestors leave the Capitol Building. We call upon leaders at all levels of government and on both sides of the aisle to call this action what it is: an act of domestic terrorism, and an attempted coup. We call upon all Americans to demand and support a peaceful transfer of power.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Washington, D.C and with all Americans in this dark moment. We mourn the violence inflicted upon our nation’s capital. We pray for a safe and peaceful end to this atrocity.

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We encourage our affiliates and members to speak out against these acts of domestic terrorism and invite them to use our statement as needed.
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