MICAH is on the move and preparing for its third Annual Meeting on Oct. 25 at 4:00 p.m. It’s a virtual event so all you have to do to attend is sign up and show up via your computer that Sunday afternoon. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Good Trouble” and MICAH has been pursuing it with vigor. There will be many elected public officials as well as other community leaders attending. As is characteristic for these annual meetings we will have “public asks” for them and have them respond, demonstrating their commitment to our core areas of Education, Economic Equity, and Race and Class Equality. Composed of over 60 local religious, labor, and other types of organizations, we are planning to have 2500 people at this gathering. Let’s step up from Calvary and show our support of this significant local work for justice. In order to attend you can register at micahmemphis.org/goodtrouble. Enter the requested information including Calvary as your group and you are all set. Others you know who are interested can also register and attend with Calvary as their group. We can make a difference and this is one step in that direction.
What is the Public Meeting & Why Does it Matter?
MICAH’s annual Public Meeting occurs each fall with the goal of engaging the broader community of Memphis and Shelby County into the work MICAH is doing in a distinct moment. The Public Meeting shows a “slice” of our current work.
The work of equity and justice is long term. It took generations for us to get to where we are today, with systems of inequity that have been fine-tuned for decades. We are not going to solve the issues of our time in an hour. To that end, MICAH is in it for the long haul.
There are immediate and critical issues in our community, such as the MLGW cutoffs and the unjust killings by police officers, to name a few. We are in the process of turning this acute anger and awareness into long term plans for system and community change. MICAH is creating these spaces while continuing the work we have been doing for almost four years.
The “slice” you will see of our Task Forces at the Public Meeting is where we believe our sustained work intersects with the direct needs of our time.