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.
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.
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.
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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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)
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.
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 email@example.com 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!