GCC Media Roundup from Greater Cleveland Unite: We Can’t Wait!

On Tuesday, May 26, Greater Cleveland Congregations held a public action in downtown Cleveland with the theme: “Greater Cleveland Unite: We Can’t Wait!” The effort is another by GCC to call for long-term, county wide, criminal justice reform. Click here for a list of media coverage from the event.

GCC Action for Comprehensive Countywide Criminal Justice Reform

Trinity GCC Core Team Meeting  Sunday, May 17 at 12:45 p.m. – Attend the meeting to learn more about the action below or contact Yvonne Conner.

GCC, we are engaged in the long-term fight for Criminal Justice Reform. As the largest broad-based community organizing group in Northeast Ohio, we have the power to transform the criminal justice system in our city and suburbs and throughout Cuyahoga County. [Read more…]

Upcoming GCC Meetings: March 2015

In February, Greater Cleveland Congregations held a successful 1,000-person Public Action and 3-day IAF training for new GCC leaders. In March, GCC will focus on continuing its work in criminal justice, building relationships and engaging in schools. Please mark your calenders for these upcoming meetings. [Read more…]

GCC Core Team Meets March 1

Trinity Greater Cleveland Congregations Core Team
Sunday, March 1  12:45 p.m.

At this meeting we will discuss:

  • GCC University – the 2.5 day training session hosted at Trinity Feb. 15-17. There were about 30-35 individuals in this session. I was the only representative from Trinity. I found it a very helpful venue to hear about the GCC philosophy and historical footprint. It would be good to hear from others who have attended earlier sessions of this training; would like to compare notes.
  • What is a Core Team – there are about three active local GCC core teams. Being one of the three, we can play a role in shaping how the team functions as a listeners and intrepreters of community needs around issues of justice and the suggested role of our congregation.
  • Local team member activities – we look forward to hearing an update from those who will have participated in local GCC meetings (Education, Criminal Justice) on behalf of the Trinity GCC Core Team .

To learn more about Trinity’s GCC team, stop by the meeting or contact Yvonne Conner.

GCC University & Upcoming Meetings

GCC University
Feb. 15-17

Training is free and a unique opportunity to learn more about Greater Cleveland Congregations organizing philosophy. Recommended for persons considering future local GCC volunteer leadership positions. Attendees must commit to 100% presence at all sessions. Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 16 and 17 – full-day commitments. Sessions will be held at Trinity Commons. Pre-registration is required. Register by sending an email to Anna Risch at anna.risch@greaterclevelandcongregations.org. [Read more…]

GCC General Assembly: Feb. 3

Greater Cleveland Congregations General Assembly
Tuesday, Feb. 3  7 pm at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, 8712 Quincy Ave.

Dear Trinity Cathedral congregation: your GCC Core Team needs your presence, as well as that of your family and friends, at the Feb. 3 General Assembly for public action. [Read more…]

GCC & Police Reform

Greater Cleveland Congregations has begun a series of meetings to develop its recommendations on police reform. If you would like to learn more and join the Trinity GCC team, contact Yvonne Conner.

Related: Greater Cleveland Congregations maps campaign for police reform (Cleveland.com)

Faith-Based Coalition Launches Meetings To Address Cleveland Police Department (ideastream)

Gun Violence Action on Sept. 16

The GCC Gun Violence Reduction Team has had a season of hard work and major victories including international relationships, a national strategy, work to stop the pipeline of illegal guns in the County, and many meetings with and letters to local mayors and elected officials. GCC is a leader in the Do Not Stand Idly By gun violence reduction campaign, and NOW is the time to publicize and claim recognition for this work. [Read more…]

GCC Education Team: Kick Off for CMSD School Year

Based on our unanimous vote to recommend to the Strategy Team to support the CMSD Bond Renewal Levy, we have three upcoming opportunities to have conversations and gather research. Please RSVP to Anna at info@greaterclevelandcongregations.org if you plan on attending any of these events or if you have any questions. Let’s kick off the CMSD school year Listening, Acting and Winning! [Read more…]

July 15: Listen. Act. Win. Education Meeting

Listen, Act and Win quality education in our schools on Tuesday, July 15, at 6 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (2230 Euclid Ave, just a few blocks from Marion-Sterling School.) 

At our May 15 Action, we won victories for two of our schools! [Read more…]