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.


MEETINGS
The Freedom Team will meet together with the Thriving Team for the final part of our Direct Action Summer arc on August 4th at 6:30pm. RSVP here if interested!


LIAISON UPDATES (last updated: 716/2021)

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

Immigration Justice:

  • 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!
  • Cosecha is having regular meetings at Clark Park that include informational sessions and canvassing events. Visit their Facebook page to learn more!
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 Pointe 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!
  • In June, the Wayne County Core team met to discuss what candidates to endorse. 

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 them in their role!  Interested in being an LGBTQ/Reproductive Justice Liaison? Email at at [email protected].

Shelby 5 Update: Check out this slide show if you're looking for an introduction to why the charges against the Shelby 5 need to be dropped!

Want to connect with the DJJ Freedom Team Chairs? Reach out to 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