Action and supportive resources during covid-19
Plant Seeds, Grow Possibilities
Last updated 6/23/20. Original post 3/26/20.
We want to extend our love to you - our supportive network - and to share updates and resources as we move forward.
We remain grounded in who we are: practicing allies to our young people, racial equity and healing justice advocates and practitioners, and organizers for policy and systems transformation. This is a time where we can answer a collective calling to become closer, exercise compassion, and plant seeds that can continue to grow for a more just world.
Below are some of these seeds and continued work, along with ways you can stay connected, take action, and support.
Collaboration during distancing
All in-person gatherings have been cancelled until further notice, and we are exploring new possibilities by connecting and collaborating online.
We are working to stay connected with our young people and support mental health, family resilience, and organizing.
We're excited to welcome the June-August 2020 of our virtual Freedom Summer organizing school!
Stay tuned for ways you can support these young people as they learn about and leverage organizing for electoral justice, community healing, and policy transformation.
Promoting the census and voting
We face increasing barriers to promoting census and voting engagement, and we are creatively reorganizing to reach people virtually.
Pledge your commitment to take the Census! Whether you have taken the Census already or not, your pledge helps spread the word and better track counts in Michigan.
Also let us know on the form if you would like to volunteer to support census and voter engagement!
Share Census graphics (below) on social media!
Amplify organizing efforts
We are working with our partners to elevate stories and work and to make sure frontline organizers are supported. We are also combating misinformation and promoting narrative change. Frontline wisdom guides our creativity and responses to the moment, particularly from grassroots organizers and those who have already been coming together to survive: those with chronic illness, elders, people without access to healthcare or steady paychecks, those who are homeless, and incarcerated members of our community.
In support of diversifying narratives at this time, we want to hear about your victories, challenges, and questions. What is your story about community care during this outbreak? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are exploring together what healing and healing justice look like at this time - individually, as a team, and in community. With statewide TRHT partners, we are also thinking through ways we can engage healing practitioners and host supportive virtual processing and healing spaces.
Virtual gathering and learning
Virtual gathering and learning has been a key part of our efforts in statewide work and movement building, and we will continue to grow these engagements and leverage them for transformative change.
We are incredibly grateful for your support as we reimagine and reorganize, and we hope you stay safe and healthy.
With love and solidarity,
The One Love Global team
“No movement can survive unless it is constantly growing and changing with the times. If it isn't growing, if it's stagnant, and without the support of the people, no movement for liberation can exist, no matter how correct its analysis of the situation is. That's why political work and organizing are so important."