Freedom Team

We envision system transformation and co-liberation with our marginalized neighbors.

We organize to alter relations of power around issues like White Supremacy, Antisemitism, Islamophobia, Police Accountability, Criminal Justice and Immigration.

The Freedom Team meets on the first Monday of every month, minus every third month which will hold a DJJ General Meeting and a New Leader Orientation.

Currently, we're engaging in a three-part education arc. In our February, March and April meetings, we are working to improve our workshop facilitation skills by designing educational workshops in small groups. We will learn about how to identify a topic and conduct research on it, how to effectively facilitate a workshop, and how to design a workshop's agenda and activities. Ultimately, we will present the results and hold individual workshops at our next general meeting on May 18th.

Did you miss the last meeting?  That's ok! All Freedom Team members are welcome to plug in where ever we are in the process.  We ask that if you plan to come to our April team meeting that you make space on your calendar for the May General meeting.

Join our next meeting on Monday, April 5th (RSVP here).

LIAISON UPDATES (last updated: 3/4/2021)

Have you ever asked yourself: What's a 1:1? Well, check out this resource for some tips!

Immigration Justice:

  • The stimulus package denies undocumented folks stimulus money, even though they pay taxes and many of them are essential workers. Michigan Senators Peters & Stabenow voted for this! Thus, there’s going to be a protest at Sen. Stabenow's Detroit office on Wednesday March 10th at 4 PM -- E-Mail Allie ([email protected]) for details. 
  • Drive MI Forward is a statewide coalition committed to restoring driver’s licenses for all Michigan’s undocumented immigrants, and especially critical now through the pandemic. Take action below to support their current legislative initiatives!

LGBTQ/Reproductive Justice:

  • We met with some folks from LGBT Detroit recently, Detroit's biggest Black-led queer organization.  We're currently working with them to plan a couple events for DJJ folks to plug into their re-districting efforts, so stay tuned!
  • Anne is seeking a partner in crime to help her in her role!  Interested in being an LGBTQ/Reproductive Justice Liaison? Email at at [email protected].
Police Accountability:
  • Some DJJ folks attended a small workshop about CLEMIS, a police accountability measure that is being rolled out in some surrounding counties.
  • Some DJJ folks also attended a protest in Grosse Point Park, where a neighbor was hanging a KKK flag in their house facing their black neighbor’s home. Michigan Liberation provided essential support, which allowed the event to be a success. There might be some momentum for future action, so stay tuned!


Want to connect with the DJJ Freedom Team Chairs? Reach out to Caryn Noveck [email protected], Devin Samuels [email protected], or Eleanor Gamalski [email protected].

Come back to this Freedom Team page for all your Freedom Team updates!

DO YOU SEE SOMETHING MISSING? Do you want to join an action but don't know how? Email Konrat at [email protected]

Saturday, October 3, 2020- A Sukkah of Solidarity: March Against Racism 

Rabbi Alana addresses participants at the March Against Racism 

DJJniks in action at the March Against Racism!

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  • Blythe Kim
    published this page in How We Organize 2020-09-25 11:24:37 -0400