Jan
12
12:30 PM12:30

Prophetic Organizing - Leadership Training for Faith in Texas Clergy

Clergy who are leading Covenant Partner congregations (or Covenant Partners-in-process) are invited to attend this training event featuring several PICO National leaders. The event will focus on determining and developing our own prophetic witness (our "why") as clergy leaders for justice; understanding FiT's voter engagement goals for 2018 and developing a clergy leadership plan for voter engagement in your congregation and community; and the unveiling of our Clergy Table Action Plan for 2018. Following the training, stay for dinner and worship with Rev. Dr. William Barber preaching. You won't want to miss this opportunity to be inspired and equipped for engaging in justice ministry in 2018!

 

12:30-4:30 - Training with PICO National Staff and Leaders, including: Rev. Michael-Ray Matthews, PICO National Clergy Director; Andrea Marta, PICO Action Executive Director; Rev. Troy Jackson, Executive Director of Amos Project

5:00-6:00pm - Dinner with FiT Clergy, Staff, and PICO National Leaders

6:15-8:00pm - Temple Worship, with Rev. Dr. William Barber preaching, reception following

8:30pm - Debrief with FiT Staff and Leaders: Moving into ACTION and inviting others to join the FiT movement for racial and economic justice (open to ALL clergy who attend worship event)

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

December Northwest Suburbs Cluster Meeting

  • Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church (map)
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Join us for our Northwest Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for Lewisville, Carrolton, Irving, and other suburbs northwest of Dallas. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Northeast Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our next meeting of the Faith in Texas Northeast Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for Plano, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, and other suburbs northeast of Dallas. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Voter Deputy Registrar Training

  • Christ Foundry United Methodist Church (map)
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Are you tired of sitting at tables for hours, to get just a handful of people to register to vote? Come and learn how to register TWICE as many people to vote. 

* How to engage more people to register

* How to collect additional information to follow up with voters

* Technology to help you register voters and make sure they turn out on Election Day!

This training is for people who are already Volunteer Deputy Registrars or who plan to become one soon.

"I've already been trained by the Elections Office. Why go to another training on voter registration?" If you don't follow up with the people you register, most of them will NEVER cast a vote. But Texas law does not permit you to track contact information from the voter registration card. This training will teach you best practices that have been vetted by attorneys at the Texas Civil Rights Project! These best practices will help you register more voters and follow up to make sure that more of them become faithful voters!

This training is for leaders active in the following organizations: Faith in Texas, Workers Defense Project, Texas Organizing Project, Mi Familia Vota, JOLT

Are you registering voters as part of another organization, or on your own? You are very welcome to attend, if you are willing to partner with one of these groups to record your voters voters. When you register, please choose which of these groups you prefer to partner with. You'll be asked to sign a pledge to follow our internal policies and Texas law related to voter registration.

Please bring a laptop computer. If you do not have a laptop computer, please contact jaziz@faithintx.org or your organization for assistance.

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Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Tarrant County Cluster Meeting

Join us for the Faith in Texas Tarrant County Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for cities in Tarrant County. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Dallas Cluster Meeting

Join us for the Faith in Texas Dallas Organizing Cluster. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Northwest Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our Northwest Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for Lewisville, Carrolton, Irving, and other suburbs northwest of Dallas. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Healthy Food Access Training

Join Faith in Texas and the American Heart Association for an advocacy training on how healthy food access affects our community, and the policy solutions that can help. You’ll also learn effective ways to communicate this important message to your elected officials, and drive local change. If you want to increase access to healthy food in Dallas, this training is for you!

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Northeast Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our next meeting of the Faith in Texas Northeast Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for Plano, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, and other suburbs northeast of Dallas. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Dallas Cluster Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Dallas Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for the city of Dallas. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Tarrant County Cluster Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Tarrant County Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for cities in Tarrant County. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Northwest Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Northwest Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Organizing Cluster for Lewisville, Carrolton, Irving, and other suburbs northwest of Dallas. Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Northeast Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Northeast Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Local Organizing Cluster for Plano, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, and other suburbs northeast of Dallas. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. 

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Moolah Mingle benefiting Faith in Texas
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Moolah Mingle benefiting Faith in Texas

September 14 is North Texas Giving Day, the nation's largest single day of giving and Millennials of Faith in Texas invite young adults for socializing and camaraderie around North Texas social justice. Bring proof of your North Texas Giving Day $20+ donation to Faith in Texas for a complimentary margarita & food. Faith in Texas welcomes college students, young adult ministries, young professionals and supporters to join them for a fun evening while raising funds to train more leaders in the movement. 

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Sep
1
10:30 AM10:30

Beloved Communities Press Conference

  • Lee Park, In Front of Robert E. Lee Statue (map)
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Join Faith in Texas to declare that, as people of faith, we are stepping out from the shadows of our history - a history of fear, hate, and division - to declare the Beloved Community. We are calling on all people of faith to join us in a month of Prophetic Action to create Beloved Communities based on our faith values of love, equity, redemption, and reconciliation, and stand up against policies and politics that are rooted in fear and oppression, like the detention and deportation machine terrorizing our immigrant brothers and sisters and profiting off their suffering. 

WEAR ORANGE! 

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Dallas LOC Meeting
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Dallas LOC Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Dallas Organizing Cluster, the Local Organizing Cluster for the city of Dallas. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. At our first meeting, we will begin building relationships with one another, develop and agree to a team commitment, identify key roles for team members, and discuss our vision for our cities.

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Northwest Suburbs Cluster Meeting
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Northwest Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Northwest Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Local Organizing Cluster for Lewisville, Carrollton, Irving, Addison, and other cities West of the Dallas North Tollway. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. At our first meeting, we will begin building relationships with one another, develop and agree to a team commitment, identify key roles for team members, and discuss our vision for our cities.

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Prophetic Action: Creating Powerful Campaigns
Aug
20
3:00 PM15:00

Prophetic Action: Creating Powerful Campaigns

Change does not happen spontaneously; it happens through powerful, strategic, communitydriven campaigns. In Prophetic Action, we will learn how we can faithfully build power to make our dreams a reality through strategic public campaigns that change hearts, win people over, and build leverage with decision makers through public action.

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Tarrant County LOC Meeting
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Tarrant County LOC Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Tarrant County Organizing Cluster, the Local Organizing Cluster for all cities in Tarrant County. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. At our first meeting, we will begin building relationships with one another, develop and agree to a team commitment, identify key roles for team members, and discuss our vision for our cities.

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Our Community, Our Schools TRE Community Coversation
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Our Community, Our Schools TRE Community Coversation

President Trump and Betsy Devos are proposing $14 million in cuts to Dallas ISD schools, on top of the $60 million the district was forced to cut already for next school year. Our children deserve FULL AND EQUITABLE FUNDING FOR OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS! The DISD School Board has the opportunity to allow voters to decide whether to pitch in a bit more to raise the money our schools need to be successful through a Tax Ratification Election. Come join us to learn more and make your voice heard.

Our Community Our Schools (OCOS) is hosting a Community Conversation at the Alliance AFT Building (334 Centre St., 75208). School board members Joyce Foreman, Bernadette Nutall, Audrey Pinkerton, and Lew Blackburn have been invited to attend to hear from their constituents. 

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Northeast Suburbs Cluster Meeting
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Northeast Suburbs Cluster Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the Faith in Texas Northeast Suburbs Organizing Cluster, the Local Organizing Cluster for Plano, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, and other suburbs northeast of Dallas. Local Organizing Clusters organize cities by developing relationships with elected officials and creating faithful policy campaigns to improve our community. Whether it is combatting predatory lending practices that prey on the poor, implementing best practices to help formerly incarcerated men and women reenter society, or improving education systems, Local Organizing Clusters show the power of faithful people to make their communities more just. At our first meeting, we will begin building relationships with one another, develop and agree to a team commitment, identify key roles for team members, and discuss our vision for our cities.

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Building a Movement: Creating Strong Teams
Jul
23
3:00 PM15:00

Building a Movement: Creating Strong Teams

Real, long-term change requires many people working together towards our dreams with strength, endurance, and strategy. In Building a Movement, we will learn how we can bind moments of relationship building and community action into a powerful, multi-generational movement capable of shaping our communities for years to come.

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Imagining Just Communities: Introduction to Faith-Rooted Organizing
Jun
25
3:00 PM15:00

Imagining Just Communities: Introduction to Faith-Rooted Organizing

We all dream of handing down a stronger, healthier, more unified community to the next generation, but sometimes it just seems out of reach - the injustice is too great, and the divides too deep. In Imagining Just Communities, we will learn how we can organize together as a powerful multi-faith movement to make our common dreams for our communities a reality.

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