Action and supportive resources during covid-19
Plant Seeds, Grow Possibilities
Last updated 9/18/20. 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 hosted the inaugural virtual Freedom Summer organizing school for youth ages 13-25 during June-August 2020!
October 22-24 will be the annual Youth Summit for youth in Michigan, focused on heritage. Join us for this virtual field trip! Youth will learn about the history of organizing and voting, develop skills for civic engagement and leadership, and take action for change in their communities.
Contact for more information about participating in the summit or if you are interested in sponsoring.
Promoting the census and voting
We face increasing barriers to promoting census and voting engagement, and we are creatively reorganizing to reach people virtually.
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
Support Advocacy and Policy Response - here are a few that we are supporting:
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.
Racial healing practitioners in Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation of Metro Lansing are holding virtual healing circles at this time. We are also welcoming requests from organizations and group who are interested in racial healing circles for their teams or group members. Please contact to request more information about joining a healing circle cohort or inquiring about healing circles for your group.
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."