Action and supportive resources during covid-19
Plant Seeds, Grow Possibilities
Last updated 5/14/20. Original post 3/26/20.
Amid great change, 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.
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.
Promoting the census and voting
We face increasing barriers to promoting census and voting engagement, and we are creatively reorganizing to reach people virtually.
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.
We are mapping Michigan map of news stories and actions that illuminate the various manifestations of structural oppression playing out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use the map below to learn about what is happening across the state (red megaphones) and action opportunities (green arrows).
Support Advocacy and Policy Response - here are a few that we are supporting:
Tweet at your city and the Governor to Restore Water Service using #TurnWaterOn (includes script and easy form).
Preserve family contact by sending this template letter to send to local county sheriffs/jail wardens
Push for testing in Macomb Correctional Facility with this phone zap
Tell Congress to eliminate student debt to stimulate the economy
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."