MICAH

Click here for the MICAH events sign up page for GSL.
Click here for a calendar of all upcoming larger MICAH meetings and events.

Election Project info below.

Continue reading below for more information and details.

MEMPHIS INTERFAITH COALITION FOR ACTION AND HOPE (MICAH)

Micah 6:8 What does the Lord require of you? Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God. 

The current MICAH platform operates under three pillars, Education Equity, Economic Equity, and Immigration and Intercultural Equity. Within each of these headings the real work is done by those interested in one or more of these particular problem areas, which are often straightforward, but extensive in the depth of long unaddressed obstacles to reform social injustices. Each of the three groups or pillars meets once a month; additionally, there is a monthly meeting for Memphis youth and an issues meeting held monthly open to all who are interested in the detailed task force strategies for change. Before COVID-19, meetings were held around town in different venues. Today, meetings are held virtually on Zoom or by phone. 

Click here to learn everything about MICAH: www.micahmemphis.org

GSL LEADERSHIP

GSL Lay Delegates: Barb Frazer, Paula Barnes, and Becky Mercer. The delegates can be contacted through Realm.

GSL Clergy Head: The Rev. Laura F. Gettys (lgettys@gracestlukes.org, 901-252-6329)

GSL CORE GROUP MEETINGS

GSL MICAH Core Group meetings will resume this fall after a summer break. Be on the lookout for occassional events this summer.

Contact any of the GSL lay delegates - Barb Frazer, Paula Barnes, and Becky Mercer (contact information in Realm) - for more information.

GSL MICAH Core Group meetings will occur the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. unless otherwise advertised. 

LARGER MICAH EVENTS

  • The May Issues Night is Monday, May 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. Sign up with MICAH here and with GSL here so we know who is attending. 

For all upcoming MICAH meetings and events, visit https://www.micahmemphis.org/calendar.

For information about ongoing public square actions, rallies, protests, and writing campaigns, connect with the GSL MICAH Core Group on Realm.

GSL, Get Out the Vote, April 3 Following 10:30 Service.

 Before and during the Early Voting period, GSL MICAH will help Get Out the Vote (aka GSL GOTV). On April 3rd we will host a Post Card Writing Party in Trezevant Hall. We plan to gather after the 10:30 Service to work together writing old school hand written postcards reminding voters of the upcoming election dates, how to check on current voter registration, and how to find a polling location. We will enjoy a catered lunch. It will be a real party with food and fellowship, and how we have missed that! So please plan on joining us for some good work, and good fun on Sunday, April 3, immediately following the 10:30 service. RSVP HERE.

To bring into sharp focus as to why we choose to join this vital effort, here are some lamentable statistics about the MEMPHIS and TENNESSEE voter record:

  • 46th State in voter turn out
  • 48th State for voter disenfranchisement
  • 28% voter turn out in Shelby County in 2020 County elections
  • 65% voter turn out in Shelby County in 2020 National elections

Please join us as we begin this important election work. Additionally, we meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Next meeting is Wednesday, April 13, at 6 p.m. in the church Lounge.
Questions? Contact one of the team delegates: Barb Frazer, Paula Barnes, or Becky Mercer via Realm Connect.
Important Election Dates:

  • Voter Registration deadline Monday 4/4/22
  • First day of Early Voting Wednesday 4/13/22
  • Last day for Absentee ballot requests 4/26/22
  • Last day of Early Voting Thursday 4/28/22
  • Election Day Tuesday 5/3/22

INTERVIEW WITH AYANNA WATKINS

Listen below to an interview with Ayanna Watkins, Lead Organizer of MICAH, with the Rev. Laura F. Gettys.