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Weekly Action

Weekly Action | 1/17/22 – 1/23/22

Monday, 01/17 

11:30 am-12:15 pm: MLK Jr Day Car Parade for Voting Rights, Iowa City 

12-2 pm: Voter Registration Tabling at Mercer Park Aquatic Center & Scanlon Gym, IC 

1-2:30 pm: DEI Workshop: Having Difficult Conversations About Race

2-4 pmCrucial White Conversations: Ongoing Work/Practice/Accountability Group

4 pm: Cedar Rapids Community School District Master Facilities Plan Oversight Committee Meeting- Educational Leadership & Support Center, Metro Conference Room (2500 Edgewood Rd NW)  
View the agenda.

7-8:30 pm: A Zoom Of Our Own: Community Well-Being & Mutual Aid 

Tuesday, 01/18 

11 am: Linn County Board of Supervisors Meeting- Formal Board Room—Jean Oxley Public Service Center (935 2nd St. SW, CR) 
View the agenda.

12 pm: Speaking of… What’s Next? Climate Action Webinar

12-1 pm: Truth Tuesday: Protect the Right to Vote

12-1 pm: Nursing Grand Rounds “Identifying and Responding to Microaggressions”  

12:30-2 pm: Understanding E-Carceration: A Book Launch 

4 pm: Iowa City Council Work Session- The Center Assembly Room (28 S. Linn St)
View the agenda.

4 pm: Marion City Council Work Session- City Hall (1225 6th Avenue)  
View the a
genda.  
Zoom *Viewing* Meeting ID# 878 6331 3041  
Email Comments: cityclerk@cityofmarion.org  

5-7 pm: Not Just Naloxone & Cultural Safety Training Session #3, Naloxone Training & OAT
Message Unbroken Chain via their Facebook with your email to register and receive the Zoom link.  

5-7 pm: Race and Disability Lecture Series- Disability & Inclusion  

6 pm: Iowa City Council Formal MeetingThe Center Assembly Room (28 S. Linn St)
Dial-in Number: (312) 626-6799,  meeting ID 849 0538 2040  
View the a
genda.

6 pm: Policy in the time of a pandemic: What happened in 2021? 

7 pm: West Branch City Council MeetingCITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS (110 N. POPLAR STREET) 
Dial in phone number 1-312-626-6799 with Meeting ID 532 252 7574 
View the a
genda.  

7 pm: Tiffin City Council Meeting- City Hall (300 Railroad St) 
View the agenda.

7-8 pm: Organizing for Change: Conversations That Break Through  

Wednesday, 01/19 

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work SessionSecond Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building (913 South Dubuque Street, IC) 
View the agenda.

12 pm: UI Human Rights Week Distinguished Lecture Disabusing Disabilities 

1:30 pm: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Budget Work SessionSecond Floor BoardroomJohnson County Administration Building (913 South Dubuque Street, IC)  
View the agenda.

3:30-5:30pm: Blood Drive at Mercer Park Aquatic Center and Scanlon Gym Mercer Procter & Gamble Room, IC 

5:00-8:00pm: Deep Canvass Phone bank and Training on climate change

5:30-6:30 pm: Girls on the Run Coach Info Session (Virtual) 

5:30-7:30pmIowa Utilities Board public informational meeting for proposed Navigator pipeline

6-7 pm: Connected to Tomorrow: Community Roundtable 

6-7 pm: The Walrus Talks at Home: Inequality

6-8 pm: Equality Acti Phonebanking 

6:30-8 pm: CCAN-Connect Monthly Networking Meeting  
Organizational representatives email director@corridorcan.com for the Zoom link to join  

7 pm: North Linn Community School District School Board Meeting (North Linn District Office, 3033 Lynx Drive, Troy Mills) 
View the agenda.

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents Online or Phone 

Thursday, 01/20 

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Formal MeetingSecond Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building (913 South Dubuque Street, IC) 
View the agenda. 

Followed by Johnson County Board of Supervisors Budget Work Session
View the agenda.   

11:05-11:55 am: Confronting Systemic Racism from Within

12-1 pm: ACT on DEI: A 3-Part Serieswith Drs. Liliane Rocha and Jonathan Kaplan 

2-3:30 pm: Growing as a Community: Racism as a Public Health Crisis 

3-4:15 pm: Culture and Caste: Unpacking the Roots of Racism in America.

4-5:30 pm: Let’s Talk… Conversations on Race, Equity, & Belonging 

4:30-6 pm: Pain. Power. Possibilities. Lessons from the Poor People’s Campaign 

5:30 pm: Marion City Council Formal Meeting- City Hall (1225 6th Avenue)  
View the agenda.  

5:30 pm: Solon Community School District School Board Meeting 
View the agenda. 

5:30-7 pm: Fiction or Reality: The Future of Reproductive Justice 

6-7 pm: Question. Pursuade. Refer. Suicide Prevention Virtual Training 

6-7:30 pm: Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups, Workshop 4: Bringing New People In 

6-8:30 pm: Phone Bank to end the LGBTQ Panic Defense

6:30 pm: UI Health Care Family Forum 

7-8 pm: Mental Health Impacts of Our Changing Climate  

7-8:15 pm: White Evangelical Racism: A Conversation with Anthea Butler, PhD 

Friday, 01/21 

9-10 am: Make It Ok Presentation 

12 pm: Iowa Chapter Sierra Club Lunch & Learn on Facebook Live  

12-2 pm: Foundations of Harm Reduction 

12:45-1:45 pm: MLK’s Dream, Living Our Values  

2:00-3:15pm: Legislative Forum  

6 pm: Know Your Rights When Dealing with Police  

6:30-9 pm: Woodworking for Wildlife: Solitary Bee Hotels ($20)

7:30pm: Know Your Rights: Train The Trainer 

Saturday, 01/22 

9:30-11:30 am: LWVJC – Legislative Forum – VIRTUAL Meeting  

11 am-1 pm: Equality Act Phonebanking 

11 am-2 pm: Carver College of Medicine DEI Volunteer Day with Houses Into Homes 

12:45-4:45 pm: Remembering Roe: Celebrating 49 Years Virtual Celebration & No-Contact Bakesale Fundraiser for Emma Goldman Clinic  

1-3 pm: Iowa Unity Coalition Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

4-7 pm: Iowa City Catholic Worker Volunteer Hours 
Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire 

Sunday, 01/23  

10 am-3 pm: Carver College of Medicine DEI Volunteer Day with Houses Into Homes

12-4 pm: Iowa City Catholic Worker Volunteer Hours 
Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire  

3 pm: Iowa City Mutal Aid Monthly Chat 

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone 

All Week 

Help CCAN This Week

  • Sign up as a virtual volunteer for Corridor Community Action Network! Write weekly legislative updates or other posts, review city council/county board/school board agendas for potential calls to action, help with our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebooks account, email potential sponsors, send organizational emails, or help with grant writing. Email director@corridorcan.com and tell us how you would like to get involved! 
  • Learn more about CCAN and the work we do by watching this video from the North Liberty Public Library.

Mobile Community Clothing Closet Update!

Clothing service has been a big success, with over 150 served already!  However, some items go fast and we could really use some help restocking, especially winter coats (particularly men’s size L and 3XL for current requests) and other heavy outerwear, men’s size 15 shoes, socks, gloves, and long underwear! You can drop items off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or email director@corridorcan.com to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.  

Other ways you can help us sustain service include:  

  • Get a Sam’s Club membership. We will receive 25% of your membership cost if you use our link! 
  • Buy a limited edition “DRESS PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT” #CCANClothesCruise shirt to support our free mobile clothing closet. This site will be pulled soon, so get yours while you still can! 
  • Arrange to host a winter gear/clothing drive or (or become a long-term drop-off location!) for the free mobile clothing closet (maybe at your place of work?) by emailing us. We tend to get close to emptied out at each event, so this will be an ongoing need.
  • Volunteer as a route coordinator, volunteer coordinator, and/or fundraising assistant by email.  
  • Donate your extra hooks, racks, hangers, bins, and other improvement/organizational supplies by dropping them off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St, IC) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or emailing director@corridorcan.com.   
  • Host a fundraiser for us by email! Gas, insurance, parking, and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing and our windshield needs repaired.
  • Volunteer to help sort and stock donations prior to upcoming events or to assist with events as a driver (33 foot RV) or shopping assistant.
    • We *really* need drivers, especially with weekend availability!!  Drivers do need to be approved by our insurance company before their first volunteer day, so please email us your DOB, DL number, and expiration date prior to signing up for events.  
  • Donate needed items by ordering from our Amazon Wishlist.  We quickly run out of new socks, gloves, and ponchos and are always low on snow boots (all sizes) and large/extra large coats.  
  • Send financial contributions to Corridor Community Action Network, C/O Iowa City Fab Lab, 870 S. Capitol St, Iowa City, IA 52240, Venmo at corridorcan, CashApp at $CorridorCAN, Paypal, or GoFundMe This service will involve ongoing expenses.  
  • Let us know what locations you think we should add to our popup routes!  
  • Join our Auction Group for the chance to win some great items from local businesses and support our efforts to establish this service in the Corridor! Watch for clothing, tea items, and gift cards to be posted this week! 
  • Get your business or institution to sponsor #CCANClothesCruise and having your logo included in promotional materials and eventually on the vehicle itself. Email us for info.

The Mobile Clothing Closet simultaneously addresses an unmet need for free clothing resources in the corridor and the high volume of textiles that enter our landfill every year, much of which we can re-route to those in need. Find more info on #CCANClothesCruise.

We would like to give a huge thank you to our individual donors, our sponsors GreenState Credit Union, North Liberty City Government, MidWestOne Bank, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Veridian Credit Union, Town Square Family Foot Care, Thompson & Co Salon Parlor, ReUnion Brewery, and The Accell Foundation; our supporters Sidekick Coffee & Books, Airport National Golf Course, Maestro Empanadas, RAYGUNshirts, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, Aroma Artisan Pizza, Textiles, Renee’s Ceramic Cafe, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Hudson’s, Big Grove Brewery, The Map Room, Speedeezz Indoor Karting, Kae Apothecary Brass Ring Coffee, Monica’s, Shop Iowa, Molly’s Cupcakes Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, Players, Andrew’s Bar Exam, The Chocolate Haus, Prairie Kitchen StoreVue Rooftop, WOOFABLES, AOK Photography, Cedar Ridge Wine & Distillary, Quinton’s Bar & Deli Coralville, CHOMP Delivery, Tru Salon, Short’s Marion, Iowa City Fab Lab, Cielo Goods, Collins Community Credit Union; and everyone who has participated in the fundraisers we’ve held to date. We couldn’t have made it this far without you!  

 

 

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Weekly Action

Weekly Action | 1/10/22 – 1/16/22

Tuesday, 01/11 

8:15-9 am: Breaking the Boundaries: Gender Myths and Stereotypes   

12-1 pm: Truth Tuesday Protest to Protect The Right To Vote with Indivisible IowaCorner of 8th Ave & 2nd Street SE, CR 

1:30 pm: Johnson County Board of Supervisors budget work session– Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St, IC)  

12 pm: Cedar Rapids City Council Meeting- Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall (101 First Street SE, CR) 
View the agenda. 
ActionSpeak up during public commentary to urge the council to hold all future meetings in a hybrid format that allows public participation over Zoom.  

5 pm: Iowa City Community School District School Board Work Session- Educational Services Center Room 142C (1725 N. Dodge Street) 
View the agenda.

5 pm: UE Local 896/COGS Emergency Covid-19 Member Meeting  

5:30 pm: Iowa City Community Police Review Board Meeting- Emma J Harvat Hall- City Hall (410 E. Washington St) 
View the agenda.   

5:30 pm: Tiffin City Council Special Meeting- City Hall (300 Railroad St) 
View the agenda.  
Action: Speak up during public commentary to urge the council to hold all future meetings in a hybrid format that allows public participation over Zoom.  

5:30-6 pm: Girls on the Run Coach Info Session (Virtual)

6 pm: Iowa City Community School District School Board Meeting- Educational Services Center Room 142C (1725 N. Dodge Street) 
View the agenda.
ActionSpeak up during public commentary to urge the board to hold all future meetings in a hybrid format that allows public participation over Zoom.   

6 pm: Excited Delirium: How a Controversial Diagnosis is Being Used to Justify Police Violence    

6:30 pm: Coralville City Council Meeting– Council Chambers at City Hall (1512 7th St) 
View the agenda.
Action: Speak up during public commentary to urge the council to hold all future meetings in a hybrid format that allows public participation over Zoom. 

6:30 pm: North Liberty City Council MeetingCouncil Chambers (1 Quail Creek Circle) 
View the agenda.   
Action: Speak up during public commentary to urge the council to hold all future meetings in a hybrid format that allows public participation over Zoom. 

Wednesday, 01/12 

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session- Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St, IC) 
View the agenda

11:30 am: January Meeting: Current ISEA Lobbying 

12 pm: Hills Community Blood Drive  

12 pm: Racial Perspectives on the Institution of Medicine – Dr. Jenice Baker  

1:30pm: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Budget Work Session– Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St, IC) 
View the agenda. 

12-2 pm: Turning Awareness into Action

3-4 pm: Exploring Education Justice 

3-4:30 pm: A Call to Repair: From Here to Equality

5:30 pm: Legislative Session Kick Off & LTE Training with One Iowa Action 

5:30 pm: Truth Brigade Campaign Launch Calls & Office Hourswith Indivisible  

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone 

Thursday, 01/13 

9 am-4:30 pm: The 2022 Virtual Beloved Community Global Summit

12-1 pm: The craft of board work: an integrative perspective

12:30-1pm: Girls on the Run Coach Info Session (Virtual)   

5-6:15 pm: Anti-Racist Learning Space for White Co-Conspirators

5:30 pm: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Formal MeetingJohnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St, IC) 

View the agenda.

7-8 pm: Climate Justice Meeting with CCI Action Fund 
Email with any questions.  

7-8:30 pm: The Economic Rights Movement(ERM) : A Conversation with Richelle Delia, PhD

7:30-8:30 pm: A Candid Conversation about Systemic Racism for ALL

All Weekend

Humanize My Hoodie Ally Workshop (Virtual ), Various times ($100)  

Friday, 01/14 

6:15-6:45 am: The Business of Race: How to Create & Sustain an Antiracist Workplace

7:30 am-5 pm: Sidekick Coffee & Books Give Back Day with Horn Elementary PTO

9 am-4:30 pm: The 2022 Virtual Beloved Community Global Summit

10-11:30 am: Racial & Gendered Politics of Islamophobia

11 am-12:30 pm: Crucial Conversations: Recognizing and Overcoming Racial Injustice & Bias

12 pm: Lunch & Learn with Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club 

2-3:30 pm: Code Red for Humanity: What Municipalities Can Do

4-4:45 pm: Stereotypes and Microaggressions Impacting on individuals and the Workforce

Saturday, 01/15 

9 am-12 pm: Sleep In Heavenly Peace Delivery Day Volunteers Needed 

1-2:20 pm: DEI Workshop: Having Difficult Conversations About Race  

2-5 pm: Dr Martin Luther King Youth Summit **Masks required** 

4-7 pm: Open volunteer hours at Iowa City Catholic Worker 
Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire 

Sunday, 01/16  

12-4 pm: Open volunteer hours at Iowa City Catholic Worker 
Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire 

1-2:30 pm: DEI Workshop: Having Difficult Conversations About Race

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone 

All Week 

Help CCAN This Week

  • Sign up as a virtual volunteer for Corridor Community Action Network! Write weekly legislative updates or other posts, review city council/county board/school board agendas for potential calls to action, help with our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebooks account, email potential sponsors, send organizational emails, or help with grant writing. Email us and tell us how you would like to get involved!  
  • Learn more about CCAN and the work we do by watching this video from the North Liberty Public Library- Corridor Community Action Network – YouTube 

Mobile Community Clothing Closet Update!

Clothing service has been a big success, with 141 individuals and 12 families served already!  However, some items go fast and we could really use some help restocking, especially winter coats (particularly men’s size L and 3XL for current requests) and other heavy outerwear, men’s size 15 shoes, socks, gloves, and long underwear! You can drop items off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or email director@corridorcan.com to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.  

Other ways you can help us sustain service include:  

  • Get a Sam’s Club membership & we will receive 25% of your membership cost! 
  • Buy a limited edition “DRESS PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT” #CCANClothesCruise shirt to support our free mobile clothing closet. This site will be pulled soon, so get yours while you still can! 
  • Arrange to host a winter gear/clothing drive or (or become a long-term drop-off location!) for the free mobile clothing closet (maybe at your place of work?) by emailing director@corridorcan.com. We tend to get close to emptied out at each event, so this will be an ongoing need.
  • Volunteer as a route coordinator and/or fundraising assistant by emailing director@corridorcan.com   
  • Donate your extra hooks, racks, hangers, bins, and other improvement/organizational supplies by dropping them off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St, IC) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or emailing director@corridorcan.com.   
  • Host a fundraiser for us! Gas, insurance, parking, and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing and our windshield needs repaired.
  • Volunteer to help sort and stock donations prior to upcoming events or to assist with events as a driver (33 foot RV) or shopping assistant. We *really* need drivers, especially with weekend availability!!  Drivers do need to be approved by our insurance company before their first volunteer day, so please send us your DOB, DL number, and expiration date to director@corridorcan.com prior to signing up for events.  
  • Donate needed items by ordering from our Amazon Wishlist.  We quickly run out of new socks, gloves, and ponchos and are always low on snow boots (all sizes) and large/extra large coats.  
  • Send financial contributions to Corridor Community Action Network, C/O Iowa City Fab Lab, 870 S. Capitol St, Iowa City, IA 52240, Venmo at corridorcan, CashApp at $CorridorCAN, Paypal, or via our GoFundMe. This service will involve ongoing expenses.  
  • Let us know what locations you think we should add to our popup routes!  
  • Join our Auction Group for the chance to win some great items from local businesses and support our efforts to establish this service in the Corridor! Watch for clothing, tea items, and gift cards to be posted this week! 
  • Get your business or institution to sponsor #CCANClothesCruise and having your logo included in promotional materials and eventually on the vehicle itself. Email us to get details. 

 

The Mobile Clothing Closet simultaneously addresses an unmet need for free clothing resources in the corridor and the high volume of textiles that enter our landfill every year, much of which we can re-route to those in need.  For more info on #CCANClothesCruise, check out  

We would like to give a huge thank you to our individual donors, our sponsors GreenState Credit Union, North Liberty City Government, MidWestOne Bank, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Veridian Credit Union, Town Square Family Foot Care, Thompson & Co Salon Parlor, ReUnion Brewery, and The Accell Foundation; our supporters Sidekick Coffee & Books, Airport National Golf Course, Maestro Empanadas, RAYGUNshirts, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, Aroma Artisan Pizza, Textiles, Renee’s Ceramic Cafe, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Hudson’s, Big Grove Brewery, The Map Room, Speedeezz Indoor Karting, Kae Apothecary Brass Ring Coffee, Monica’s, Shop Iowa, Molly’s Cupcakes Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, Players, Andrew’s Bar Exam, The Chocolate Haus, Prairie Kitchen StoreVue Rooftop, WOOFABLES, AOK Photography, Cedar Ridge Wine & Distillary, Quinton’s Bar & Deli Coralville, CHOMP Delivery, Tru Salon, Short’s Marion, Iowa City Fab Lab, Cielo Goods, Collins Community Credit Union; and everyone who has participated in the fundraisers we’ve held to date. We couldn’t have made it this far without you!  

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Weekly Action

Weekly Action | 1/3/21-1/9/21

Monday, 01/03 

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Formal Organizational Meeting- 2nd Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St, IC) 
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84388010803?pwd=ewdruutsbkdkqitmbgv1vc9yogc0zz09  
Viewing Link: http://bit.ly/jocomeeting  
Agenda Link: Board of Supervisors – Formal Organizational – Jan 3, 2022 9:00 AM (iqm2.com)  

7 pm: West Branch City Council Meeting- City Council Chambers (110 N. Poplar St)
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/5322527574  
Dial in phone number: 1-312-626-6799 with Meeting ID 532 252 7574.  
Agenda Link: https://westbranchiowa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/1_Agenda_22_01_03.pdf  

Tuesday, 01/04 

11 am: Linn County Board of Supervisors Meeting  
Agenda Link: _01042022-2949 (linncountyiowa.gov)  

1:30pm: Johnson County Supervisors Budget Work Session- 2nd Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St, IC) 
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84388010803?pwd=ewdruutsbkdkqitmbgv1vc9yogc0zz09  
Viewing Link: http://bit.ly/jocomeeting 
Agenda Link: Board of Supervisors – Work Session – Budget – Jan 4, 2022 1:30 PM (iqm2.com)  

2-3 pm: Managing Implicit Bias in the Workplace 
Web Link: Managing Implicit Bias in the Workplace (Bias MCLE) Tickets, Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite  

4 pm: Iowa City Council Work Session- The Center Assembly Room (28 S. Linn St) 
Agenda Link: https://iowacity.novusagenda.com/AgendaPublic/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=1414&MinutesMeetingID=-1&doctype=Agenda  

4 pm: Marion City Council Work Session- City Hall (1225 6th Avenue)  
Zoom Meeting ID#: 822 2901 7336- Viewing Only  
Agenda Link: City of Marion – Meeting Information (civicweb.net)  

5-8 pm: Community Night at Vue Rooftop: Tanager Place 
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/577176820042532?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22group%22%7D]%7D  

5:30 pm: Cedar Rapids Community School District School Improvement Advisory Committee Meeting – Educational Leadership and Support Center Cedar D Conference Room (2500 Edgewood Rd NW) 
Agenda Link: https://crschools.us/app/uploads/2021/12/SIAC-01.04.21.pdf  

6 pm: Iowa City Council Formal Meeting The Center Assembly Room (28 S. Linn St)  
Agenda Link: https://iowacity.novusagenda.com/AgendaPublic/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=1413&MinutesMeetingID=-1&doctype=Agenda  
Action: Ask City Council what they’re contingency plan is this year to provide winter shelter for unhoused individuals. As of now, there seem to be no plans.  

7:00pm: Tiffin City Council Meeting- City Hall (300 Railroid St)  
Agenda Link: https://tiffin-iowa.org/city-government/   
Dial in phone number: 319-545-2572  

7:00-8:15pm: Building Antiracist White Educators Monthly Meeting 
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86464481114?pwd=OWlUaVA0N2xHSGU3aVVCS0QwWkwvQT09 
Meeting ID: 864 6448 1114 
Passcode: BARWE 

Wednesday, 01/05  

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session-2nd Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St, IC) 
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84388010803?pwd=ewdruutsbkdkqitmbgv1vc9yogc0zz09  
Viewing Link: http://bit.ly/jocomeeting 
Agenda Link: Board of Supervisors – Work Session – Jan 5, 2022 9:00 AM (iqm2.com) 

12-1 pm: Woke Isn’t Enough: Setting Your Anti-Racism Goals & Vision for 2022 
Web Link: Woke Isn’t Enough: Setting Your Anti-Racism Goals & Vision for 2022 Tickets, Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite   

2:15-6 pm: Blood Drive- Old Capitol Mall 2nd Floor University Capitol Centre (UCC Conference Center Room 2520, 201 S Clinton St, IC) 
Web Link: Make an Appointment – DeGowin Blood Center (uidegowinbloodcenter.org) 

6 pm: Marion Civil Rights Commission Meeting 
Web Link: City of Marion – Meeting Type List (civicweb.net)  

6-7 pm: A Year of Black History: Mass Incarceration 
Web Link: A Year of Black History: Mass Incarceration Tickets, Wed, Jan 5, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite  

 8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone 

Web Link: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone – Iowa Foster and Adoption  

Thursday, 10/06 

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting-2nd Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St, IC) 
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84388010803?pwd=ewdruutsbkdkqitmbgv1vc9yogc0zz09  
Viewing Link: http://bit.ly/jocomeeting 
Agenda Link: Board of Supervisors – Formal Meeting – Jan 6, 2022 9:00 AM (iqm2.com)  

10 am-2:30 pm: Blood Drive- Old Capitol Mall 2nd Floor University Capitol Centre (UCC Conference Center Room 2520, 201 S Clinton St, IC)  
Web Link: Make an Appointment – DeGowin Blood Center (uidegowinbloodcenter.org)

12-1 pm: ACT on DEI: A 3-Part Series with Drs. Liliane Rocha and Jonathan Kaplan 
Web Link: ACT on DEI: A 3-Part Series with Drs. Liliane Rocha and Jonathan Kaplan Tickets, Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite  

12-1 pm: Honest Conversations: Disability Inclusive Language – why does it matter?  
Web Link: Honest Conversations: Disability Inclusive Language – why does it matter? Tickets, Thu, 6 Jan 2022 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite  

5:30pm: Marion City Council Meeting  
Agenda Link: City of Marion – Meeting Type List (civicweb.net)  

6 pm: LGBTQ Legislative Session Preview 2022
Preview: https://oneiowa.org/event/legislative-session-preview-2022/  

Saturday, 01/08 

10:30 am-12: pm: Legislative Session Preview with Iowa CCI Action on Zoom
Web Link: 1.8.22 Legislative Session Preview | Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement PowerBase (ourpowerbase.net)  

11 am-12 pm: The World Without Racism- Shifting the Narrative: The Work and Organizing 
Web Link: Shifting the Narrative: Work and Organizing Tickets, Sat, Jan 8, 2022 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite  

11 am-2 pm: Five Questions for the Left: Developing Assessments for Transformation 
Web Link: Five Questions for the Left: Developing Assessments for Transformation Tickets, Sat, Jan 8, 2022 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite    

12:30-2 pm: Lobby Training with Iowa CCI Action  

Web Link: 01.08.22 Lobby Training | Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement PowerBase (ourpowerbase.net) 

4-7 pm: Iowa City Catholic Worker Open Volunteer Hours 
Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire 

Sunday, 01/09 

10 am-3 pm: Houses Into Homes Delivery Day- Volunteers Needed  
Web Link: HiH Delivery Day Volunteers: Houses into Homes Delivery Day Volunteer (signupgenius.com)  

12-4 pm: Iowa City Catholic Worker Open Volunteer Hours 
Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire  

3-5 pm: Embodying Antiracist Allyship: A Workshop for Non-Black Allies 
Web Link: Embodying Antiracist Allyship: A Workshop for Non-Black Allies Tickets, Sun, Jan 9, 2022 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite  

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone 
Web Link: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone – Iowa Foster and Adoption  

All Week 

Help CCAN This Week

Mobile Community Clothing Closet Update!

Clothing service has been a big success, with 141 individuals and 12 families served already!  However, some items go fast and we could really use some help restocking, especially winter coats (particularly men’s size L and 3XL for current requests) and other heavy outerwear, men’s size 15 shoes, socks, gloves, and long underwear! You can drop items off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or email director@corridorcan.com to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.  

Other ways you can help us sustain service include:  

The Mobile Clothing Closet simultaneously addresses an unmet need for free clothing resources in the corridor and the high volume of textiles that enter our landfill every year, much of which we can re-route to those in need.  For more info on #CCANClothesCruise, check out  

We would like to give a huge thank you to our individual donors, our sponsors GreenState Credit Union, North Liberty City Government, MidWestOne Bank, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Veridian Credit Union, Town Square Family Foot Care, Thompson & Co Salon Parlor, ReUnion Brewery, and The Accell Foundation; our supporters Sidekick Coffee & Books, Airport National Golf Course, Maestro Empanadas, RAYGUNshirts, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, Aroma Artisan Pizza, Textiles, Renee’s Ceramic Cafe, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Hudson’s, Big Grove Brewery, The Map Room, Speedeezz Indoor Karting, Kae Apothecary Brass Ring Coffee, Monica’s, Shop Iowa, Molly’s Cupcakes Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, Players, Andrew’s Bar Exam, The Chocolate Haus, Prairie Kitchen StoreVue Rooftop, WOOFABLES, AOK Photography, Cedar Ridge Wine & Distillary, Quinton’s Bar & Deli Coralville, CHOMP Delivery, Tru Salon, Short’s Marion, Iowa City Fab Lab, Cielo Goods, Collins Community Credit Union; and everyone who has participated in the fundraisers we’ve held to date. We couldn’t have made it this far without you!  

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Weekly Action

Weekly Action | 12/27/21-1/2/21

Monday, 12/27 

Volunteer at the CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank’s Pepperwood Plaza location from 2-5 pm.
 
VOLUNTEER to help Together-We-Achieve in the warehouse or resource center from 4-7pm.
 
Petition for the removal of Sioux City police officer Thad Boyer, who assaulted Nic Korleski back in *2004*, was rehired in 2019, and then publicly assaulted *another* Black man this May. *CW*- the petition contains a graphic image of the results of police brutality and assault from 2004
 
Donate to Bridge Under the Bridge via Venmo @BridgeUnderTheBridge380 to help feed our community.
 
Sign up to volunteer with United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties or United Way of East Central Iowa
FOSTER an animal- The Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center, Last Hope Animal Rescue, and Cedar Valley Pit Bull Rescue are all in need of emergency foster homes.
 
Donate needed items to local orgs by checking out the community wishlist

Tuesday, 12/28  

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session– 2nd Floor Boardroom Johnson County Administration Building (913 South Dubuque Street, IC) 
View the agenda. 

10 am-4 pm: Houses Into Homes volunteers needed 

12-1 pm: Truth Tuesday protest with Indivisble Iowa – Corner of 8th Ave and 2nd St SE, CR  

6:30 pm: Indivisible National POC Monthly Call 

Wednesday, 12/29 

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting– 2nd Floor Boardroom Johnson County Administration Building (913 South Dubuque Street, IC) 
View the agenda.

12-3:45 pm: UIHC Blood Drive East Room (UIHC, Elevator F, Level 8)   

7:15-8:45 pm: Anti-Racism Every Day: Freedom Dreaming into the New Year 

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone

Thursday, 12/30 

Cook a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City 

10 am-4 pm: Houses Into Homes volunteers needed 

Friday, 12/31 

2-3:30 pm: Make Reparations Your New Year’s Resolution 

Saturday, 01/01 

Cook a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City 

1-3 pm: 6th-12th Grade Black youth and Black community members: Black Lives Matter at School-Iowa Black History Saturday School  

Allies who would like to sponsor prizes and resources for Saturday School with BLM at School-Iowa can reach out or donate to their CashApp.

4-7 pm: Open Volunteer Hours at Iowa City Catholic Worker 

Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire  

Sunday, 01/02 

Cook a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City 

12-4 pm: Open Volunteer Hours at Iowa City Catholic Worker. Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire  

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone 

All Week 

  • Together We Achieve: in Cedar Rapids need volunteers at the resource center Monday through Thursday  

Help CCAN This Week

Mobile Community Clothing Closet Update!

Starting service has been a big success, with 141 individuals and 12 families served already!  However, some items go fast and we could really use some help restocking, especially winter coats (particularly men’s size L and 3XL for current requests) and other heavy outerwear, men’s size 15 shoes, socks, gloves, and long underwear!

You can drop items off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or email to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.  

Other ways you can help us sustain service include:  

  • Buy a limited edition “DRESS PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT” #CCANClothesCruise shirt to support our free mobile clothing closet. This site will be pulled soon, so get yours while you still can! 
  • Arranging to host a winter gear/clothing drive or (or become a long-term drop-off location!) for the free mobile clothing closet (maybe at your place of work?) by email. We tend to get close to emptied out at each event, so this will be an ongoing need.
  • Volunteer as a route coordinator and/or fundraising assistant by email. 
  • Donate your extra hooks, racks, hangers, bins, and other improvement/organizational supplies by dropping them off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St, IC) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or email.   
  • Host a fundraiser for us! Gas and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing. Email us to arrange.
  • Volunteer to help sort and stock donations prior to upcoming events or to assist with events as a driver (33 foot RV) or shopping assistant. We *really* need drivers, especially with weekend availability!!  Drivers do need to be approved by our insurance company before their first volunteer day, so please send us your DOB, DL number, and expiration date to director@corridorcan.com prior to signing up for events.  
  • Donate needed items by ordering from our Amazon Wishlist. We quickly run out of new socks, gloves, and ponchos and are always low on snow boots (all sizes) and large/extra large coats.  
  • This service will involve ongoing expenses. Send financial contributions to:
    • Corridor Community Action Network, C/O Iowa City Fab Lab, 870 S. Capitol St, Iowa City, IA 52240
    • Venmo at corridorcan,
    • CashApp at $CorridorCAN,
    • Paypal 
    • GoFundMe
  • Let us know what locations you think we should add to our popup routes!  
  • Join our Auction Group for the chance to win some great items from local businesses and support our efforts to establish this service in the Corridor! Watch for clothing, tea items, and gift cards to be posted this week! 
  • Get your business or institution to sponsor #CCANClothesCruise and having your logo included in promotional materials and eventually on the vehicle itself. Email us. 

Why The Mobile Closet Matters

The Mobile Clothing Closet simultaneously addresses an unmet need for free clothing resources in the corridor and the high volume of textiles that enter our landfill every year, much of which we can re-route to those in need.  For more info on #CCANClothesCruise, check out  

Thanks To All Our Sponsors!

We would like to give a huge thank you to our individual donors, our sponsors:

GreenState Credit Union, North Liberty City Government, MidWestOne Bank, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Veridian Credit Union, Town Square Family Foot Care, Thompson & Co Salon Parlor, ReUnion Brewery, and The Accell Foundation; our supporters Sidekick Coffee & Books, Airport National Golf Course, Maestro Empanadas, RAYGUNshirts, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, Aroma Artisan Pizza, Textiles, Renee’s Ceramic Cafe, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Hudson’s, Big Grove Brewery, The Map Room, Speedeezz Indoor Karting, Kae Apothecary Brass Ring Coffee, Monica’s, Shop Iowa, Molly’s Cupcakes Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, Players, Andrew’s Bar Exam, The Chocolate Haus, Prairie Kitchen StoreVue Rooftop, WOOFABLES, AOK Photography, Cedar Ridge Wine & Distillary, Quinton’s Bar & Deli Coralville, CHOMP Delivery, Tru Salon, Short’s Marion, Iowa City Fab Lab, Cielo Goods, Collins Community Credit Union; and everyone who has participated in the fundraisers we’ve held to date.

We couldn’t have made it this far without you!  

Categories
Weekly Action

Weekly Action | 12/20/21-12/26/21

Monday, 12/20 

11 am: Linn County Board of Supervisors Meeting-Formal Board Room—Jean Oxley Public Service Center (935 2nd St. SW, CR) 
View the agenda. 
Action: Speak up during public commentary and urge the Board to conduct all future meetings in a hybrid format and allow public commentary over Zoom. Accessibility needs to be a priority at all times.

12 pm: Cedar Rapids Community School District School Board Meeting-Educational Leadership & Support Center Board Room (2500 Edgewood Rd NW) 
View the agenda.

1:45-5:45 pm: Blood Drive at Solon Community Center Classrooms (South Entrance, 313 S Iowa St) 

4 pm: Cedar Rapids Community School District & Cedar Rapids Education Agency Teacher Quality Committee Meeting- Educational Leadership & Support Center, Metro Conference Room (2500 Edgewood Rd NW) 

View the agenda.

7 pm: West Branch City Council Meeting- City Council Chambers (110 N. Poplar St) 

View the agenda. 

Tuesday, 12/21 

7:45 am: North Linn Community School District School Board Special Meeting- (3033 Lynx Drive, Troy Mills) 
View the a
genda.   

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting– 2nd Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St, IC)  

View the agenda. 

Immediately followed by: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session– 2nd Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St, IC) 

View the agenda 

10 am-4 pm: Volunteers needed to help Houses into Homes with projects such as sorting and laundering linens, creating kitchen bundles (silverware, tableware, bakeware/pots and pans), helping organize incoming donations, and refurbishing furniture  

11:30 am-3:15 pm: Blood Drive Solon Community Center Classrooms (South Entrance, 313 S Iowa St.)

12-1 pm: Truth Tuesday Protest with Indivisible Iowa- Rally to pass the Voting Rights Act. Corner of 8th Ave and 2nd St SE, Cedar Rapids Iowa 

1 pm: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Department Heads and Elected Officials Meeting2nd Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St, IC) 

View the agenda.  

4 pm: Cedar Rapids City Council Meeting- Council Chambers (3rd Floor, City Hall, 101 First Street SE) 

View the agenda.

Action: Speak up during public commentary and urge the council to conduct all future meetings in a hybrid format and return to allowing public commentary over Zoom. It is unacceptable to provide accessible options only when able-bodied people face barriers. Accessibility for everyone needs to be a priority at all times.  

4 pm: Marion City Council Meeting- City Hall (1225 6th Avenue) 

Zoom Meeting ID# 812 0319 6937 Viewing Only  

View the agenda.

Action: Speak up during public commentary and urge the council to return to allowing public commentary over Zoom. It is unacceptable to provide accessible options only when able-bodied people face barriers. Accessibility for everyone needs to be a priority at all times.  

6-7:30 pm: Black Anarchism and Abolition 

6:30 pm: Coralville City Council Special MeetingCouncil Chambers at City Hall (1512 7th Street) 

View the agenda.

Action: Speak up during public commentary and urge the council to conduct all future meetings in a hybrid format and return to allowing public commentary over Zoom. It is unacceptable to provide accessible options only when able-bodied people face barriers. Accessibility for everyone needs to be a priority at all times.  

6 pm: Race and Disability Lecture 

7 pm: Tiffin City Council Meeting- City Hall (300 Railroad St)  

View the agenda. 

Action: Speak up during public commentary and urge the council to conduct all future meetings in a hybrid format and to allow public commentary over Zoom.  Accessibility needs to be a priority at all times. 

Wednesday, 12/22 

9:00am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting– 2nd Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St, IC) 

View the agenda 

Cook and deliver a meal for 25 people to StJohn of the Cross Catholic Worker House in Cedar Rapids between 7 am and 5 pm. Please call Larissa at 319-362-9041 with any questions.

11 am-2 pm: Volunteers needed to help Houses into Homes with projects such as sorting and laundering linens, creating kitchen bundles (silverware, tableware, bakeware/pots and pans), helping organize incoming donations, and refurbishing furniture 

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone 

Friday, 12/24 

Cook and deliver a meal for 25 people to StJohn of the Cross Catholic Worker House in Cedar Rapids between 7 am and 5 pm. Please call Larissa at 319-362-9041 with any questions.

Help provide a hot holiday meal and gift to seniors in the Meals on Wheels of Johnson County program. Contact Dorene Nott at 319-338-0515 or dnott@horizonsfamily.org if interested or visit their website for more information!  

Saturday, 12/25 

4-7 pm: Iowa City Catholic Worker Open Volunteer Hours  

Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire 

Sunday, 12/26  

Cook and deliver a meal for 25 people to StJohn of the Cross Catholic Worker House in Cedar Rapids between 7 am and 5 pm. Please call Larissa at 319-362-9041 with any questions.

12-4 pm: Iowa City Catholic Worker Open Volunteer Hours  

Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire  

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone

All Week 

  • Together We Achieve in Cedar Rapids need volunteers at the resource center Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdsay and with food box packing on Monday or Tuesday
  • CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank in Iowa City needs help in the food bank Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  
  • Cook a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City. They need meals Monday through Wednesday and Sunday.
  • Sign up for weekly notifications about a new spreadsheet that’s being shared around right now that will help you engage in local issues. Check out the spreadsheet now.
  • Volunteer for Red Cross virtually

  • Email your City Council and school board urging them to conduct all meetings in a hybrid format and return to allowing public commentary over Zoom. It is unacceptable to provide accessible options only when able-bodied people face barriers. Accessibility for everyone needs to be a priority at all times.  

  • Apply to serve on the Johnson County Board of Health, Conservation Board, Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Policy, or other Board. 

  • Petition Iowa lawmakers to repeal sections of Senate Files 413 and 568, which were signed into law in 2021. 

  • Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City is looking for individuals or groups (up to 5 people) who can spend 1-3 hours to help them put donations away. They will need additional help now through Christmas as their college student volunteer pool goes home for the winter break, Contact their Volunteer Coordinator at volunteercoordinator@rmhc-eiwi.org, call 319-356-3939 or send a message on Facebook! 

  • Sign up as a virtual volunteer for Corridor Community Action Network! Help with our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebooks account, email potential sponsors, send organizational emails, or help with grant writing. Email director@corridorcan.com  

  • Support the Cedar Rapids Snow Buddies Pilot Program – become a Snow Hero for older adults and adults with disabilities.

  • Volunteer to shovel snow for Iowa City neighbors in need.

Holiday Shopping This Week!  

Order gift cards to Marcus Theater (that never expire!) to support our free mobile clothing closet.  

Use code HMHGRATEFUL during check out for 20% off shirts, hoodies, coffee & mugs, posters, bags, or more from Humanize My Hoodie.  Limited Time Offer!!!   

Buy a limited edition “DRESS PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT” #CCANClothesCruise shirt to support our free mobile clothing closet. This site will be pulled soon, so get yours while you still can! 

Buy gift cards from Short’s Eastside, Short’s Burgers & Shine, Hudson’s IC, or Stella, and they will donate 15% to Table To Table, Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County, and the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation. 

BUY a shirt from Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County through . 

Buy shirts, hats, and/or other clothing/accessories from 100% Over Racism. Use code: HOLIDAY for 20% off through December 25th.  

Order a limited edition shirt from Willis Dady Homeless Services.

Show your support for people who are involved in the criminal legal system with the purchase of one of Inside Out’s new tote bags. 

Buy a shirt from Claiming Disability. We love their new “Ablism is Prehistoric” Robo T-Rex print!  

Purchase a gift card to Bistro 319! They will donate 10% of every $100 in gift cards sold to the The Churches of Marion Food Pantry 

Buy a Friends of Hickory Hill Park Calendar from New Pioneer In Iowa City, North Dodge Ace Hardware, or Prairie Lights. Friends of Hickory Hill says “Also, check out the card rack at New Pi for our lovely winter greeting cards. All sales support our restoration efforts in the park.” 

Help CCAN This Week

Mobile Community Clothing Closet Update

Starting service has been a big success, with 126 individuals and 12 families served during our first three distribution events!  We have another planned for Wednesday. Some items go fast and we could really use some help restocking, especially winter coats and other heavy outerwear, socks, gloves, and long underwear! You can drop items off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or email director@corridorcan.com to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.  

Other ways you can help us sustain service include:  

 

The Mobile Clothing Closet simultaneously addresses an unmet need for free clothing resources in the corridor and the high volume of textiles that enter our landfill every year, much of which we can re-route to those in need.  For more info on #CCANClothesCruise, check out  

We would like to give a huge thank you to our individual donors, our sponsors GreenState Credit Union, North Liberty City Government, MidWestOne Bank, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Veridian Credit Union, Town Square Family Foot Care, Thompson & Co Salon Parlor, ReUnion Brewery, and The Accell Foundation; our supporters Sidekick Coffee & Books, Airport National Golf Course, Maestro Empanadas, RAYGUNshirts, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, Aroma Artisan Pizza, Textiles, Renee’s Ceramic Cafe, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Hudson’s, Big Grove Brewery, The Map Room, Speedeezz Indoor Karting, Kae Apothecary Brass Ring Coffee, Monica’s, Shop Iowa, Molly’s Cupcakes Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, Players, Andrew’s Bar Exam, The Chocolate Haus, Prairie Kitchen StoreVue Rooftop, WOOFABLES, AOK Photography, Cedar Ridge Wine & Distillary, Quinton’s Bar & Deli Coralville, CHOMP Delivery, Tru Salon, Short’s Marion, Iowa City Fab Lab, Cielo Goods, Collins Community Credit Union; and everyone who has participated in the fundraisers we’ve held to date. We couldn’t have made it this far without you!  

 

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Weekly Action

Weekly Action | 12/6/21-12/12/21

Monday, 12/06 

Cook and deliver a meal for 25 people to StJohn of the Cross Catholicworkerhouse in Cedar Rapids between 7 am and 5 pm. Please call Larissa at 319-362-9041 with any questions.

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session– Budget- 2nd Floor Board Room, Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St)- IC  

View the agenda. 

Action: Speak out against the purchase of a Lenco Bearcat, which Sherrif Brad Kunkel is asking the Supervisors to approve an “extra” $250,000+ allocation for. If you attend via Zoom, please change your Zoom profile picture to the “NO MRAP” avatar before joining the call. Read a Medium post about it and sign the petition.

11 am: Linn County Board of Supervisors Work Session and Budget Review- Formal Board Room—Jean Oxley Public Service Center (935 2nd St. SW)- CR  

View the agenda.  

Action: Speak up during public commentary and urge the Board to hold all future meetings in a hybrid format and return to allowing public commentary over Zoom. It is unacceptable to provide accessible options only when able-bodied people face barriers. Accessibility for everyone needs to be a priority at all times. 

Cook a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City. Sign up at Ronald McDonald House Iowa City – RMHC-EIWI  IC  

 12:30-2:30 pm: Johnson County Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting-IC  

Board meetings are virtual, but still open to the public. Please call (319) 337-2322 ext. 3, or email if you would like to attend, to request the Zoom link be sent to you.  

3:30 pm: Iowa City Climate Action Commission Meeting- Emma J Harvat Hall-City Hall (410 E. Washington St)- IC  

View the agenda.

7 pm: West Branch City Council Meeting- WB 

View the agenda.

Tuesday, 12/07 

8 am: Iowa City Council Work Session (The Center-Assembly Room- 28 S. Linn St)- IC 

View the agenda.

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session- Budget- 2nd Floor Board Room, Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St)- IC 

View the agenda.

12-1 pm: Truth Tuesday with Indivisible Iowa– CR  

12 pm: Cedar Rapids City Council Meeting- CR  

View the agenda.

COOK a meal for guests, families, and caregivers at The Bird House – Hospice Home of Johnson County (6 adults). Deliver to 8 Lime Kiln Lane in Iowa City, preferably by 5 pm.  Call 319-499-1882 when you arrive, and they will come out to get it.  If you want to cook but cannot deliver, please email us. We can probably arrange pick up and drop off if needed. 

Cook a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.

1-2 pm: Family Workshop: Talking about Race and Racism with My Child 

2-3:30 pm: Addressing Structural and Systemic Change to Advance Health Equity.

4 pm: Marion City Council Work Session- City Hall (1225 6th Avenue)-Marion 

View an agenda.

5:30 pm: Cedar Rapids Community School District School Improvement Advisory Committee Meeting (Educational Leadership and Support Center Cedar D Conference Room 2500 Edgewood Rd NW)- CR  

View the agenda.

5:30-7:30pm: Building Racial Justice through Allyship/Accompliceship: Towards Accompliceship- Online  

6-7 pm: Iowa Humane Alliance Volunteer Orientation  

6 pm: Iowa City City Council Formal Meeting-IC  

View the agenda.

 7 pm: Tiffin City Council Meeting- City Hall (300 Railroad St)- Tiffin  

View the agneda.

7-8:30 pm: Advance Anti-Racism By Challenging Our White Saviorism-Online  

Wednesday, 12/08 

8-10 am: Trauma 101: Trauma Informed Approach in a Youth Setting-Online 

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session- 2nd Floor Board Room, Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St)- IC 

View the agenda.

10 am-11 am: Diversity and Inclusion Conversation “Another Seat at the Table”– Online   

12-1 pm: MAKE IT OK – LINN COUNTY WALK ALONGSIDE YOUHealth Equity and Mental Illness- Online  

5-9 pm: Short’s Eastside fundraiser for Little Hawk Travelers’ 2023 trip to Washington DC- IC 

5:30 pm: Indivisible Truth Brigade Campaign Launch Calls & Office Hours-Online  

6-7 pm: Supporting All of Us: Teaching against Hate, Bias, and Injustice-Online  

7 pm: “The Trouble with White Women: A Counterhistory of Feminism”

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone

Thursday, 12/09 

10-11 am: Digital Ability Expectations and Marginalization in Automated Societies

12:00-1:00pm: A New Model for Decolonising Climate Responsive Design -Online  

1-2:30 pm: The Prejudice Racism Spectrum-Online   

5 pm: Marion Community Equity Task Force Meeting  

View the agenda.

5:30 pm: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting- 2nd Floor Board Room, Johnson County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St)- IC 

View the agenda.

5:30 pm: Marion City Council Formal Meeting- Marion  

View the agenda.

6-7:30 pm: Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups, Workshop 3: Abolitionist Practice  

6-8 pm: Donation Drive-Thru Event for Last Hope Animal Rescue 

7-8 pm: Real Talk: Unlock Your Political Power– Online 

7-8 pm: Inclusive Spaces: Crippling educational spaces 

Friday, 12/10- Human Rights Day  

10 am-2:30 pm: Blood DriveUI Hospitals & Clinics Radiation Oncology Melrose Conference Room (Elevator L, Level 5)- IC 

10 am-6 pm: Volunteers needed for Families Helping Families of Iowa Winter Wonderland Celebration-CR  

11 am-12 pm: How To Use Inclucive Language– Online

12 pm: Lunch & Learn with Iowa Chapter Sierra Club -Online  

Cook a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.

12-3:30 pm: Harm Reduction 101: Introduction to Care Model-Online  

1 pm: International Human Rights Day Lecture – Online  

1-4npm: RVAP Resourceful Fair Fundraiser -IC 

5-7 pm: UAY Winter Art Show – Support Local Youth Artists -IC 

6-8 pm: Donation Drive-Thru Event for Last Hope Animal Rescue 

Saturday, 12/11 

9 am: Deliveries Across America – Bed Delivery Event  

10 am-2 pm: RVAP Resourceful Fair Fundraiser 

11 am-12 pm: The World Without Racism Shifting the Narrative: Work and Organizing – Online  

11 am-2 pm: Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center Festive Felines and Holiday Hounds Donation Drive-IC  

11:30 am-5 pm: Volunteers needed for Families Helping Families of Iowa Winter Wonderland Celebration- CR 

12-1 pm: Organizing for Change Workshop: Facebook Activist to Change Maker-Online  

3-5 pm: Embodying Antiracist Allyship: A Workshop for Non-Black Allies– Online  

4-7 pm: Open Volunteer Hours at Iowa City Catholic Worker – IC  

Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire 

6-8 pm: Donation Drive-Thru Event for Last Hope Animal Rescue 

Sunday, 12/12  

12-4 pm: Open Volunteer Hours at Iowa City Catholic Worker -IC 

Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire   

Cook a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone-Online 

All Week 

Holiday Shopping This Week!  

  • Use code HMHGRATEFUL during check out for 20% off shirts, hoodies, coffee & mugs, posters, bags, or more from Humanize My Hoodie.  Limited Time Offer!!!   
  • Buy a limited edition “DRESS PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT” #CCANClothesCruise shirt to support our free mobile clothing closet. This site will be pulled soon, so get yours while you still can! 
  • Buy gift cards from Short’s Eastside, Short’s Burgers & Shine, Hudson’s IC, or Stella, and they will donate 15% to Table To Table, Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County, and the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.
  • BUY a shirt from Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County.
  • Buy shirts, hats, and/or other clothing/accessories from 100% Over Racism. Use code: HOLIDAY for 20% off through December 25th. 

Help CCAN This Week

Mobile Community Clothing Closet Update

Service has started and it’s been a huge success, with 126 individuals and 12 families served during our first three distribution events!  Once again, we’ve been cleared out and need to refill the RV.

We have distributions scheduled for Thursday (with Dream City & UI Mobile Clinic) and Saturday (with Open Heartland & Antelope Lending Library), so we really need to restock on all winter clothing, in all sizes, especially heavy outerwear, socks, and gloves!

You can drop items off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or email us to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.  

Other ways you can help us sustain service include:  

  • Volunteering to help sort and stock donations prior to upcoming events or to assist with events as a driver (33 foot RV) or shopping assistant. We really need drivers, especially with weekend availability!!  Drivers do need to be approved by our insurance company before their first volunteer day, so please send us your DOB, DL number, and expiration date. This is an urgent need, as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County is requesting our presence at an event on the 18th and none of our drivers are available that day.  
  • Arranging to host a winter gear/clothing drive or giving tree (or become a long-term drop-off location!) for the free mobile clothing closet (maybe at your place of work?) by emailing director@corridorcan.com. We have served 126 individuals and 12 families in our first two weeks and have been emptied out at each event, so this will be an ongoing need.
  • Volunteering as a route coordinator and/or fundraising assistant by emailing director@corridorcan.com  
  • Donating your extra hooks, racks, hangers, bins, and other improvement/organizational supplies by dropping them off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St, IC) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or emailing us.  
  • Creating an informational pamphlet to inform people about this new service. Email director@corridorcan.com for more info.  
  • Hosting a fundraiser for us! Gas and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing. Email director@corridorcan.com 
  • Donating needed items by ordering from our Amazon Wishlist.  We quickly run out of new socks, gloves, and ponchos and are always low on snow boots (all sizes) and large/extra large coats.  
  • *Sending financial contributions to Corridor Community Action Network, C/O Iowa City Fab Lab, 870 S. Capitol St, Iowa City, IA 52240, Venmo at corridorcan, CashApp at $CorridorCAN, Paypal, or via our GoFundMe. This service will involve ongoing expenses.
  • Letting us know what locations you think we should add to our popup routes!
  • Joining our Auction Group for the chance to win some great items from local businesses and support our efforts to establish this service in the Corridor! Watch for clothing, tea items, and gift cards to be posted this week! 
  • Getting your business or institution to sponsor #CCANClothesCruise and having your logo included in promotional materials and eventually on the vehicle itself. Email director@corridorcan.com  

Why The Clothing Closet Matters

The Mobile Clothing Closet simultaneously addresses an unmet need for free clothing resources in the corridor and the high volume of textiles that enter our landfill every year, much of which we can re-route to those in need. Find more info on #CCANClothesCruise.

We would like to give a huge thank you to our individual donors, our sponsors GreenState Credit Union, North Liberty City Government, MidWestOne Bank, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Veridian Credit Union, Town Square Family Foot Care, Thompson & Co Salon Parlor, ReUnion Brewery, and The Accell Foundation; our supporters Sidekick Coffee & Books, Airport National Golf Course, Maestro Empanadas, RAYGUNshirts, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, Aroma Artisan Pizza, Textiles, Renee’s Ceramic Cafe, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Hudson’s, Big Grove Brewery, The Map Room, Speedeezz Indoor Karting, Kae Apothecary Brass Ring Coffee, Monica’s, Shop Iowa, Molly’s Cupcakes Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, Players, Andrew’s Bar Exam, The Chocolate Haus, Prairie Kitchen StoreVue Rooftop, WOOFABLES, AOK Photography, Cedar Ridge Wine & Distillary, Quinton’s Bar & Deli Coralville, CHOMP Delivery, Tru Salon, Short’s Marion, Iowa City Fab Lab, Cielo Goods, Collins Community Credit Union; and everyone who has participated in the fundraisers we’ve held to date.

We couldn’t have made it this far without you!  

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Weekly Action

Weekly Action | 11/29/21-12/5/21

Monday, 11/29

All Day: Panda Express Fundraiser for #CCANClothesCruise Free Mobile Closet- *Anywhere*

Apply code 904552 in the Fundraiser Code box during online checkout

Tuesday, 11/30

Cook and deliver a meal for 25 people to St. John of the Cross Catholic Worker House in Cedar Rapids between 7 am and 5 pm. Please call Larissa at 319-362-9041 with any questions.

8:30-9:30 am: November Coffee Chat with One Iowa Web Link: November Virtual Coffee Chat – One Iowa

11 am-3 pm: College of Law Blood Drive (Boyd Law Building: 4th Floor Student Lounge, 130 Byington Road)- IC

11:30 am-1 pm: Family Voices: A Conversation with Iowa Families About the Future of Special Education Part B (ages 3-21)- Online

12-1 pm: Truth Tuesday with Indivisible Iowa-CR

4:00pm: Iowa City Council Work Session (The Center, Assembly Room, 28 S. Linn St)- IC
View the agenda

5:30-7:30 pm: Talking To White Kids About Racism 

6 pm: Iowa City Council Special Formal Meeting Iowa City Council Work Session (The Center, Assembly Room, 28 S. Linn St)- IC
View the agenda.

Actions: Speak up in support of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission during public commentary.

Wednesday, 12/01

Cook and deliver a meal for 25 people to St. John of the Cross Catholic Worker House in Cedar Rapids between 7 am and 5 pm. Please call Larissa at 319-362-9041 with any questions.

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session (The Center, Assembly Room, 28 S. Linn St)- IC
View the agenda. 

11 am-12 pm: On Race, Power + Philanthropy: Dr. Maribel Morey with Dr. Grieve Chelwa-Online

3:30-5:30 pm: Volunteer as a shopping assistant during our mobile closet distribution with Easter Iowa Diaper Bank in Cedar Rapids.

6-7 pm: Upholding Reproductive Freedom with ACLU of Iowa- Online

6 pm: City of Marion Civil Rights Commission Meeting– City Hall (1225 6th Avenue)- Marion

6:30-7:30 pm: Anti-Racist Educators Collaborative Group Meeting-Online

6-7:30 pm: Study & Struggle Critical Conversation #4: Abolition Must Be International

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone

Thurday, 12/02

5:30-5:50 am: The Business of Race: How to Create & Sustain an Antiracist Workplace

9:00am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Meeting (The Center, Assembly Room, 28 S. Linn St)- IC
View the agenda.

12-1 pm: Virtual Session: Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR Suicide Prevention Training)-Online

12-4 pm: Blood Drive (IMU – Big 10 Lobby & Room 337, 125 N Madison St)

7: pm: Iowa City Truth & Reconciliation Commission Meeting (Emma Harvat Hall, City Hall, 410 E. Washington St.)-IC

Friday, 12/03

12-1 pm: “Intersections and Crossroads Too-Immigration in Iowa” with Interfaith Alliance of Iowa and Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice- Online

Saturday, 12/04

9 am-1 pm: Nature’s Noel Annual Fundraiser For Indian Creek Nature Center- CR

9 am-5 pm: Dog Forever 10th Annual Holidog Bazaar– CR

12 pm: Show Up For Roe Rally at the Pentacrest

12-1 pm: Organizing for Change Workshop: Handling Difficult Conversations

1-3 pm: 6th-12th Grade Black youth and Black community members: JOIN Black Lives Matter at School-Iowa for Black History Saturday School every First Saturday of the month. Each month will feature a different topic and Black educator from Iowa. Registration is free. Allies who would like to sponsor prizes and resources for Saturday School with BLM at School-Iowa can reach out or donate to their CashApp.

4-7 pm: Iowa City Catholic Worker Open Volunteer Hours- IC

Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire

Sunday, 12/05

Cook a meal for guests, families, and caregivers at The Bird House – Hospice Home of Johnson County (6 adults). Sign up and deliver to 8 Lime Kiln Lane in Iowa City, preferably by 5pm. Call 319-499-1882 when you arrive, and they will come out to get it. If you want to cook but cannot deliver, please email us. We can probably arrange pick up and drop off if needed.- IC

10 am-3 pm: Houses Into Homes Delivery Day– Coralville

12-4 pm: Cedar Valley Humane Society Holiday Open House– CR

12-4 pm: Iowa City Catholic Worker Open Volunteer Hours- IC

Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire

7-8:15 pm: How to Start Conversations with Children about Race– Online

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone 

All Week

  • Together We Achieve in Cedar Rapids need volunteers at the resource center Monday through Wednesday.
  • CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank in Iowa City needs help Monday through Saturday.
  • Houses Into Homes needs help with with projects such as sorting and laundering linens, creating kitchen bundles (silverware, tableware, bakeware/pots and pans), helping organize incoming donations, and refurbishing furniture Monday through Friday.
  • Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City needs meals cooked for families staying there on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Help an unhoused neighbor get his clutch fixed by venmoing @fjpieper.
  • Tell Iowa Migrant Movement For Justice what your legislative priorities are and help them craft their 2021 legislative agenda:
  • Take your empty cans to Can Shed and request that the funds be added to the Last Hope Animal Rescue account. Las Hope will also take securely bagged, clean cans and bottles during regular business hours. Have a bunch of bags to donate? Make pick up arrangements in the CR/Iowa City corridor area (including Solon). This is a great way to donate to Last Hope AND get rid of those empties that have been taking up space!
  • Catherine Mcauley Center is seeking volunteers with dual fluency in English and at least one of the listed languages for a new volunteer role. Please email Volunteer@cmc-cr.org with questions or to express interest.
  • Sign up to volunteer to assist with food preparation in the Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids on a regular basis. Volunteers need to onboard through Volunteer Services at St. Luke’s Hospital and make a commitment to volunteer for the same weekly shift for a period of at least six months. Have a few hours to spare on Monday or Friday mornings? If so, please contact their Family Room Coordinator, Lynn Butterbrodt, at 319-369-5192.

Holiday Shopping This Week!

Help CCAN This Week

Mobile Community Clothing Closet Update

Starting service has been a big success, with 126 people served during our first two distribution events! However, we’ve been cleared out and need to refill the RV. We have a distribution scheduled on Wednesday in coordination with Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank, so while we need all gear, in all sizes, we especially need to collect as much infant, toddler, and children’s clothing/gear as possible by this Wednesday! You can drop items off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or email director@corridorcan.com to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.

Other ways you can help us sustain service include:

  • Volunteering as a shopping assistant or driver! Subscribe to our Clothing Closet Volunteer email list by emailing director@corridorcan.com to make sure you don’t miss any. Drivers do need to be approved by our insurance company before their first volunteer day. We could also use a route coordinator and a fundraising assistant, so please let us know if you are interested in those positions as well!
  • Donating your extra hooks, racks, hangers, bins, and other improvement/organizational supplies by emailing director@corridorcan.com
  • Hosting a clothing/winter gear drive or having your place of work serve as a drop-off location. Email director@corridorcan.com
  • Creating an informational pamphlet to inform people about this new service. Email director@corridorcan.com for more info.
  • Hosting a fundraiser for us! Gas and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing. Email director@corridorcan.com
  • Donating needed items by ordering from our Amazon Wishlist …. We quickly run out of new socks, gloves, and ponchos and are always low on snow boots (all sizes) and large/extra large coats.
  • Sending financial contributions to Corridor Community Action Network, C/O Iowa City Fab Lab, 870 S. Capitol St, Iowa City, IA 52240, Venmo at corridorcan, CashApp at $CorridorCAN, Paypal, or via our GoFundMe. This service will involve ongoing expenses.
  • Letting us know what locations you think we should add to our popup routes!
  • Joining our Auction Group for the chance to win some great items from local businesses and support our efforts to establish this service in the Corridor! Watch for clothing, tea items, and gift cards to be posted this week!
  • Buying a limited edition “DRESS PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT” #CCANClothesCruise shirt. This site will be pulled soon, so get yours while you still can!
  • Getting your business or institution to sponsor #CCANClothesCruise and having your logo included in promotional materials and eventually on the vehicle itself. Email us for more details.

The Mobile Clothing Closet simultaneously addresses an unmet need for free clothing resources in the corridor and the high volume of textiles that enter our landfill every year, much of which we can re-route to those in need. Find more info on #CCANClothesCruise.

We would like to give a huge thank you to our individual donors, our sponsors GreenState Credit Union, North Liberty City Government, MidWestOne Bank, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Veridian Credit Union, Town Square Family Foot Care, Thompson & Co Salon Parlor, ReUnion Brewery, and The Accell Foundation; our supporters Sidekick Coffee & Books, Airport National Golf Course, Maestro Empanadas, RAYGUNshirts, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, Aroma Artisan Pizza, Textiles, Renee’s Ceramic Cafe, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Hudson’s, Big Grove Brewery, The Map Room, Speedeezz Indoor Karting, Kae Apothecary Brass Ring Coffee, Monica’s, Shop Iowa, Molly’s Cupcakes Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, Players, Andrew’s Bar Exam, The Chocolate Haus, Prairie Kitchen Store, Vue Rooftop, WOOFABLES, AOK Photography, Cedar Ridge Wine & Distillary, Quinton’s Bar & Deli Coralville, CHOMP Delivery, Tru Salon, Short’s Marion, Iowa City Fab Lab, Cielo Goods, Collins Community Credit Union; and everyone who has participated in the fundraisers we’ve held to date. We couldn’t have made it this far without you!

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Weekly Action | 11/22/21-11/28/21

Tuesday, 11/23

8 am: Linn County Board of Supervisors Elected Officials & Department Head Meeting (Formal Board Room—Jean Oxley Public Service Center 935 2nd St. SW)
Read the agenda.

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting immediately followed by Work Session (Second Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building, 913 South Dubuque Street)
Read the agenda.

COOK a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.

10 am-1:30 pm: UIHC Rehab Therapies Blood Drive (UIHC Activities Gym (Elevator I, Level 1) 200 Hawkins Drive)

10 am-4 pm: Houses into Homes project volunteers needed.

12-1 pm: Truth Tuesday with Indivisible Iowa, CR

4 pm: Cedar Rapids City Council Meeting (3rd Floor, City Hall, 101 First Street SE) CR
View the agenda.

5 pm: ICCSD Policy & Governance Committee Meeting (Educational Services Center Room 142C, 1725 N. Dodge Street) IC
View the agenda.

5:30 pm: Iowa City Human Rights Commission Meeting (Emma J. Harvat Hall, City Hall, 410 E. Washington St)-IC
View the agenda.

6 pm: North Liberty City Council Meeting (Council Chambers, 1 Quail Creek Circle)-NL
View the agenda.

6 pm: ICCSD School Board Meeting (Educational Services Center Room 142C, 1725 N. Dodge Street)-IC
View the agenda.

6:30 pm: CCAN-Connect Corridor Organizational Networking Meeting on Facebook Live. Organizational representatives can email us for the registration link.

6:30 pm: Coralville City Council Meeting (Council Chambers at City Hall, 1512 7th St)-CV
View the agenda

6:30 pm: “They Drew a Line” – L.D. Kidd & 100% Over Racism – Online

7:30 pm: Indivisible National POC Monthly Call

Wednesday, 11/24

Cook and deliver a meal for 25 people to St John of the Cross Catholic Worker House in Cedar Rapids between 7 am and 5 pm. Please call Larissa at 319-362-9041 with any questions.

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone

Thursday, 11/25

12 pm: Truthsgiving Video Presentation with the UI Native American Student Association – Online

Friday, 11/26

Cook and deliver a meal for 25 people to St John of the Cross Catholic Worker House in Cedar Rapids between 7 am and 5 pm. Please call Larissa at 319-362-9041 with any questions. Sign up at

COOK a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.

12 pm: Lunch & Learn with Iowa Chapter Sierra Club

3:30-4:30 pm: Rally for Peace with Veterans For Peace Iowa and Peace Iowa-East Side of the Pentacrest- IC

Bring a sign, a lawn chair, and an umbrella if you wish. Signs and handouts will be available. PLEASE WEAR A MASK.

Iowa City Mutual Aid/DSA Community Meal.

Saturday, 11/27

COOK a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.

4-7 pm: Iowa City Catholic Worker Volunteer Hours- IC
Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire

8:30 pm: The OG Truthsgiving – IC

Sunday, 11/28

Cook and deliver a meal for 25 people to St John of the Cross Catholic Worker House in Cedar Rapids between 7 am and 5 pm. Please call Larissa at 319-362-9041 with any questions.

COOK a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.

12-4 pm: S.A.I.N.T. Rescue Bake Sale – CR

12-4 pm: Iowa City Catholic Worker Volunteer Hours- IC
Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone

All Week

  • Together We Achieve in Cedar Rapids need volunteers at the resource center Monday through Wednesday (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4caaa729a6fec52-iowa) and with special events Wed, Thur, and Sun (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4caaa729a6fec52-together)
  • – CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank in Iowa City needs help Monday through Wednesday. Pantry- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a45afa922a6fd0-1045 (M-W) – Driver- Food Bank Volunteers: Mobile Pantry Grocery Delivery (signupgenius.com) (Tue)
  • Bake or buy some goodies (cookies, brownies, et) and them drop off to Iowa City Mutual Aid Collective at 850 Page St in Iowa City any day this week. The treats will be included in lunches for individuals who are unhoused, as many services have reduced hours this week. ICMA would also like cups and carriers for hot cocoa.
  • Donate $25 to provide a holiday meal to a Johnson County family via builtbycommunity.org/donate-project-holiday/
  • Tell the Iowa Department of Education what you think of Special Education Services in the state at Family Voices: A Conversation with Iowa Families about the Future of Special Edu (constantcontact.com).
  • Apply to serve on the Johnson County Conservation Board, Board of Health, Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Policy Board, or other coummunity board via Boards, Commissions and Committee Openings (johnsoncountyiowa.gov).
  • Donate to Together We Achieve’s holiday meal effort. “$25 provides a box for a family of 4. Visit bit.ly/TWAHoliday to donate or: Venmo: @togetherweachieve; PayPal: office@togetherweachieve.org; CashApp: $togetherweachieve; Checks: written to Together We Achieve – 1150 27th Ave SW Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404 “

Holiday Shopping This Week!

Help CCAN This Week

Mobile Community Clothing Closet Update!

Our first day of service was a big success, with 40 people served! You can help us keep going and sustain service by:

  • Donating your gently-used/new winter gear. We need all gear, in all sizes, as we have multiple distributions planned! One of our upcoming service dates is with the Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank, so we especially need to stock up on infant/toddler cold weather items. Email us to make pickup/drop off arrangements.
  • Volunteering as a shopping assistant or driver! Sign up now and email to subscribe to our Clothing Closet Volunteer email list to make sure you don’t miss any. Drivers do need to be approved by our insurance company before their first volunteer day. We could also use a route coordinator, so please let us know if you are interested in that position as well!
  • Donating your extra hooks, racks, hangers, bins, and other improvement/organizational supplies by emailing director@corridorcan.com
  • Hosting a clothing/winter gear drive or having your place of work serve as a drop-off location. Email director@corridorcan.com
  • Creating an informational pamphlet to inform people about this new service. Email director@corridorcan.com for more info.
  • Hosting a fundraiser for us! Gas and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing. Email director@corridorcan.com
  • Donating needed items by ordering from our Amazon Wishlist. We ran out of new socks, gloves, and ponchos on our first day of service and are low on snow boots (all sizes) and large/extra large coats.
  • Sending financial contributions to Corridor Community Action Network, C/O Iowa City Fab Lab, 870 S. Capitol St, Iowa City, IA 52240, Venmo at corridorcan, CashApp at $CorridorCAN, Paypal at paypal.me/CorridorCAN or via our GoFundMe. This service will involve ongoing expenses.
  • Letting us know what locations you think we should add to our popup routes!
  • Joining our Auction Group for the chance to win some great items from local businesses and support our efforts to establish this service in the Corridor! Watch for clothing, tea items, and gift cards to be posted this week!
  • Buying a limited edition “DRESS PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT” #CCANClothesCruise shirt. This site will be pulled soon, so get yours while you still can!
  • Getting your business or institution to sponsor #CCANClothesCruise and having your logo included in promotional materials and eventually on the vehicle itself. Email us for more details.

The Mobile Clothing Closet simultaneously addresses an unmet need for free clothing resources in the corridor and the high volume of textiles that enter our landfill every year, much of which we can re-route to those in need. Find more info on #CCANClothesCruise.

We would like to give a huge thank you to our individual donors, our sponsors GreenState Credit Union, North Liberty City Government, MidWestOne Bank, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Veridian Credit Union, Town Square Family Foot Care, Thompson & Co Salon Parlor, ReUnion Brewery, and The Accell Foundation; our supporters Sidekick Coffee & Books, Airport National Golf Course, Maestro Empanadas, RAYGUNshirts, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, Aroma Artisan Pizza, Textiles, Renee’s Ceramic Cafe, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Hudson’s, Big Grove Brewery, The Map Room, Speedeezz Indoor Karting, Kae Apothecary Brass Ring Coffee, Monica’s, Shop Iowa, Molly’s Cupcakes Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, Players, Andrew’s Bar Exam, The Chocolate Haus, Prairie Kitchen Store, Vue Rooftop, WOOFABLES, AOK Photography, Cedar Ridge Wine & Distillary, Quinton’s Bar & Deli Coralville, CHOMP Delivery, Tru Salon, Short’s Marion, Iowa City Fab Lab, Cielo Goods; and everyone who has participated in the fundraisers we’ve held to date. We couldn’t have made it this far without you!

 

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Weekly Action | 11/15/21-11/21/21

Monday, 11/15

Keep an eye out for the return of our weekly meaningful employment roundup, including a position that closes applications 11/15!

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Budget Work Session– 2nd Floor Boardroom 913 S. Dubuque St.
View the agenda.

9 am-3 pm: 5th Annual Trans Education Summit

Cook a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City

11 am-1 pm: Soup Luncheon & Sock Drive

12 pm: Speaking of Food Waste

7 pm: West Branch City Council Meeting– City Council Chambers (110 N. Poplar St)
Dial in phone number 1-312-626-6799 with Meeting ID 532 252 7574
View the agenda.

Tuesday, 11/16

4 pm: Iowa City Council Work Session-Joint Meeting with Johnson County Board of Supervisors – Assembly Room at the Iowa City Senior Center (28 S. Linn Street)
View the agenda

4 pm: Marion City Council Work Session- City Hall (1225 6th Avenue)
View the agenda.

5-7 pm: Race and Disability Lecture Series: Cross-cultural Relationship Building

6 pm: Iowa City Council Meeting – Assembly Room at the Iowa City Senior Center (28 S. Linn Street)
View the agenda.

6-8 pm: Institute For Aspiring Abolitionists Kickoff Event– Big Grove, IC

7 pm: Tiffin City Council Meeting- City Hall (300 Railroad St)
View the agenda.

7 pm: North Linn Community School District School Board Annual Meeting- North Linn District Office (3033 Lynx Drive, Troy Mills)
View the agenda.

7-8:30 pm: Beyond Glasgow – Our Climate Future

Wednesday, 11/17

9 am: Board of Supervisors Work Session- Second Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building 913 South Dubuque Street
View the agenda.

11 am-8 pm: Foodies Fighting Homelessness

12 pm: Iowa in the World Community: Transgender Rights

12-1 pm: Protecting Transgender Rights: Training with ACLU of Iowa

12 pm: Making An Impact with Your Giving: A Year-End Giving Webinar | Community Foundation of Johnson County

1-3 pm: Prairie Seed Harvest

5 pm: Marion Community Equity Task Force Meeting- City Hall -1225 6th Ave)
View the agenda.

6:30-7:30 pm: Anti-Racist Educators Collaborative Group Meeting

6:30-8 pm: SURJ Book Club with Beloved Community Initiative- Ch. 5 of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee. To receive connection information, send them an email.

7 pm: The University of Iowa Lecture Committee Presents: Michelle Alexander, best selling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone.

Thursday, 11/18

8 am-5 pm: Youth Mental Health First Aid ($75-Free for adults who work with or have rural/farm youth. Use the code “YOUTHPRO” at checkout.)

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting- Second Floor Boardroom
Johnson County Administration Building (913 South Dubuque Street, IC)
View the agenda.

11-2 pm: Community Connections Day– We will be there with the mobile clothing closet for our first day of service!!

11 am-3 pm: Blood Drive at Boulware Community MERF Atrium (375 Newton Road, IC)

12 pm: Iowa Stories: ”Coming Back: Food Sovereignty and Healing Trauma” with Stephanie Bad Soldier Snow

1 pm: Show Us The Money Youth Panel

4-5:30 pm: Let’s Talk… Conversations on Race, Equity, & Belonging

4-7 pm: United Way Night at The Funky Zebras

5-6 pm: Socktober Open House & Winter Gear Drive for Willis Dady Homeless Services

5:30 pm: Marion City Council Meeting
View the agenda.

5:30-7 pm: 100+ Women Who Care Q4 Giving Event

7 pm: Iowa City Truth & Reconciliation Commission Meeting
View the agenda
Action: Show up in support of the TRC. Learn more about the latest disruption after a meeting.

All Weekend:

2021 Children’s Mental Health Conference

Friday, 11/19

9 am-11 am: Make it Ok Ambassador Training

Cook a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City

12-1 pm: Trans Day of Remembrance Educational Event

12 pm: Lunch & Learn with Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club on Facebook Live

3:30-4:30pm: Rally for Peace on the East Side of the Pentracrest in Iowa City with Peace Iowa and Veterans for Peace Iowa.
Bring a sign, a lawn chair, and an umbrella if you wish. Signs and handouts will be available. PLEASE WEAR A MASK.

Saturday, 11/20

7 am: The Great American Epilepsy Walk

7:30-11 am: Racism and Active Accountability

9-11 am: Virtual Session: Modern Approaches to Helping Individuals and Families Impacted by Substance Abuse Disorders

Cook a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City

10 am-5 pm: Hercules Haven’s Holiday Bake Sale and Bazaar

4-7 pm: Open volunteer hours at Iowa City Catholic Worker
Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire

7-8:30 pm: Liberation + Libations Multimedia Virtual Gala & Silent Auction Fundraiser with National Harm Reduction Coalition

Sunday, 11/21

Cook and deliver a meal for 25 people to StJohn of the Cross Catholic Worker House in Cedar Rapids between 7 am and 5 pm. Please call Larissa at 319-362-9041 with any questions.

12-4 pm: Open volunteer hours at Iowa City Catholic Worker
Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire

1-2:30 pm: Anti-Racism/Racial Literacy Dialogue Sessions

3 pm: Snow Removal Planning Meeting with Iowa City Mutual Aid Collective


8-9 pm: Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: ONLINE or phone

All Week

Holiday Shopping This Week!

Help CCAN This Week

Mobile Community Clothing Closet Update!

We are spending the early part of the week customizing our motorhome so we can begin providing service this Thursday! You can help us get going and sustain service by:

  • Joining us for volunteer workshop days!
    • Subscribe to our Clothing Closet Volunteer email list by emailing director@corridorcan.com to make sure you don’t miss any.
    • We will also need drivers, organizers, a route coordinator, and shopping assistants, so please let us know if you are interested in those positions as well!
  • Donating your extra hooks, racks, hangers, bins, and other improvement/organizational supplies by dropping them off at Iowa City Fab Lab or emailing us.
  • Creating an informational pamphlet to inform people about this new service. Email us for more info.
  • Hosting a fundraiser for us! Gas and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing. Email director@corridorcan.com
  • Donating needed items by ordering from our Amazon Wishlist 
  • Sending financial contributions to Corridor Community Action Network, C/O Iowa City Fab Lab, 870 S. Capitol St, Iowa City, IA 52240, Venmo at corridorcan, CashApp at $CorridorCAN, Paypal at paypal.me/CorridorCAN or via our GoFundMe. This service will involve ongoing expenses.
  • Letting us know what locations you think we should add to our popup routes!
  • Joining our Auction Group for the chance to win some great items from local businesses and support our efforts to establish this service in the Corridor! Watch for clothing, tea items, and gift cards to be posted this week!
  • Buying a limited edition “DRESS PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT” #CCANClothesCruise shirt. This site will be pulled soon, so get yours while you still can!
  • Getting your business or institution to sponsor #CCANClothesCruise and having your logo included in promotional materials and eventually on the vehicle itself. Email us for more details.

The Mobile Clothing Closet will simultaneously address an unmet need for free clothing resources in the corridor and the high volume of textiles that enter our landfill every year, much of which we will be able to re-route to those in need. We already have two storage sheds full of donated clothing and the vehicle! We just need to cover customization and operating expenses now. For more info on #CCANClothesCruise, check out Free mobile clothing closet coming to the corridor (msn.com)

We would like to give a huge thank you to our individual donors, our sponsors GreenState Credit Union, North Liberty City Government, MidWestOne Bank, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Veridian Credit Union, Town Square Family Foot Care, Thompson & Co Salon Parlor, ReUnion Brewery, and The Accell Foundation; our supporters Sidekick Coffee & Books, Airport National Golf Course, Maestro Empanadas, RAYGUNshirts, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, Aroma Artisan Pizza, Textiles, Renee’s Ceramic Cafe, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Hudson’s, Big Grove Brewery, The Map Room, Speedeezz Indoor Karting, Kae Apothecary Brass Ring Coffee, Monica’s, Shop Iowa, Molly’s Cupcakes Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, Players, Andrew’s Bar Exam, The Chocolate Haus, Prairie Kitchen Store, Vue Rooftop, WOOFABLES, AOK Photography, Quinton’s Bar & Deli Coralville, CHOMP Delivery, Tru Salon, Short’s Marion, Iowa City Fab Lab, Cielo Goods; and everyone who has participated in the fundraisers we’ve held to date. We couldn’t have made it this far without you!

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Weekly Action | 11/1/21 – 11/7/21

Monday, 11/1

Cook and deliver a meal for 25 people to St John of the Cross Catholic Worker House in Cedar Rapids between 7 am and 5 pm. Please call Larissa at 319-362-9041 with any questions.

11 am: Linn County Board of Supervisors Work Session Formal Board Room—Jean Oxley Public Service Center 935 2nd St. SW, CR
View the agenda.

12 pm: What’s Happening | Worker rights on the (picket) line

3:30 pm: Iowa City Climate Action Commission Meeting Emma J Harvat Hall, City Hall, 410 E. Washington St.
View the agenda.

4-6 pm:DHS Community Integration Town Hall, Hosted by #UpgradeMedicaid

46 pm: Volunteer with Feed Iowa First at the shop (1506 10th St SE, CR)

45:30 pm: Collins Aerospace Garden Volunteer Night

6:307 pm: Faithful Conversations about The 1619 Project

6:307:30 pm: Organizing for Change Workshop: Handling Difficult Conversations

7 pm: West Branch City Council Meeting 110 N. Poplar St

View the agenda.

Tuesday, 11/2

Cook a meal for guests, families, and caregivers at The Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County (6 adults). Deliver to 8 Lime Kiln Lane in Iowa City, preferably by 5pm. Call 3194991882 when you arrive, and they will
come out to get it. If you want to cook but cannot deliver, please reply to this email. We can probably arrange pick up and drop off, if needed.

COOK a meal for families staying at Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.

11 am3 pm: College of Public Health Blood Drive

12:303:15 pm: Linn County Food Bank Volunteers needed

4 pm: Marion City Council Work Session City Hall, 1225 6th Avenue
View the agenda.
Zoom Viewing Meeting ID# 827 0679 6061

4 pm: Iowa City Council Work Session Iowa City Senior Center (28 S. Linn Street). Use the Washington Street entrance to access it.
View the agenda.

5:30 pm: Humans For Racial Justice Gathering. Contact jstax@jonnystax.com for information.

6 pm: Iowa City Council Meeting Iowa City Senior Center (28 S. Linn Street). Use the Washington Street entrance to access it.
View the agenda.


7 pm: Tiffin City Council Meeting 300 Railroad St.
View the agenda.

Wednesday, 11/3

9:00am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session
Second Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building, 913 South Dubuque Street, IC
View the agenda.

Cook and deliver a meal for 25 people to St John of the Cross Catholic Worker House in Cedar Rapids between 7 am and 5 pm. Please call Larissa at 3193629041 with any questions.

11 am2 pm: Caribbean Kitchen Food Truck Fundraiser for DVIP and Shelter House at Carver College of Medicine (451 Newton Rd., IC)

6 pm: Marion Civil Rights Commission Meeting
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6:307:30 pm: Anti-Racist Educators Collaborative Group meeting

8-9 pm Orientation for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents: online or by phone

Thursday,11/4

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting Johnson County Administration Building, 913 South Dubuque Street, IC
View the agenda.

10:30 am-2 pm: Volunteers needed to help Iowa City Free Lunch with meal prep, service, and cleaning

COOK a meal for families staying at Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.

12:30-3:15 pm: Linn County Food Bank Volunteers needed.

2 pm: Harm Reduction and Racial Justice: Discussing the Intersections to Create Avenues to Equitable Syringe Services Programs

5-7 pm: Group Volunteer Hours with Houses Into Homes

5:30 pm: Marion City Council Meeting
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7 pm: Iowa City Ad Hoc Truth & Reconciliation Commission meeting
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Friday, 11/5

COOK a meal for families staying at Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.

121 pm: Intersections | Mental Health Access Center: How we got here and what we’re doing

121 pm: Lunch & Learn with Iowa Chapter Sierra Club on Facebook Live

12:001:00pm: 1st Fridays with Iowa MMJ: Polk County Community ID

12:303:15 pm: Linn County Food Bank Volunteers needed

12:303:30 pm: Adventure Prairie Seed Harvest Event with Johnson County Conservation Society

3:304:30 pm: Rally for Peace on the East side of the Pentacrest with Iowa Veterans for Peace & Peace Iowa
Bring a sign, a lawn chair, and an umbrella if you wish. Signs and handouts will be available.
PLEASE WEAR A MASK.

Saturday, 11/6

10:30am: Protest with Poetry Workshop with Caleb ‘The Negro Artist’ Rainey

1 pm: Iowa Humane Alliance Volunteer Orientation

13 pm: 6th12th Grade Black youth and Black community members: Join Black Lives Matter at SchoolIowa for Black History Saturday School every First Saturday of the month. Each month will feature a different topic and Black educator from Iowa. Registration is free. Allies who would like to sponsor prizes and resources for Saturday School with BLM at SchoolIowa can reach out to blmatschooliowa@gmail.com or donate to their CashApp.

47 pm: Open Volunteer Hours with Iowa City Catholic Worker. Call (515) 7296482 to inquire

Sunday, 11/7

9 am12 pm: Prairie Seed Harvest with Johnson County Conservation Society 

COOK a meal for families staying at Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.

124 pm: InfoSec Skillshare with Iowa City Mutual Aid Collective IC Public Library Room E

124 pm: Open Volunteer Hours with Iowa City Catholic Worker. Call (515) 7296482 to inquire

3 pm: October Peace Walk: Cultivating Peace For The Long Haul

All Week

  • Volunteer to help us get the motorhome ready to serve as a Free Mobile Clothing Closet!  (Tue-Sun)
  • Together We Achieve in Cedar Rapids need volunteers at the resource center Monday through Saturday
  • CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank in Iowa City needs help Monday through Saturday.
  • Houses into Homes needs volunteers Monday through Friday.
  • Petition the Iowa legislature to repeal anti-voter sections of Senate Files 413 and 568, which were signed into law in 2021. Sign the League of Women Voters of Iowa’s petition.
  • Sign up to volunteer to provide support to incoming refugee and Afghan families by filling out Catherine McAuley Center’s interest survey.
  • Apply to volunteer with Domestic Violence Intervention Program.
  • Donate to The Institute of Aspiring Abolitionists, a new project created by the cofounder of the Humanize My Hoodie Movement, that will “provide political education for community members and practitioners to learn effective ways to improve relationships and reduce harm through courses, workshops, trainings, and coaching.” Learn more and back the Kickstarter.
  • Call Governor Reynolds at 515-281-5211, email her, and tell her that Iowa needs $20 million of ARP money to be diverted to victim
    services. Mention the following facts:
    • Violent crimes in Iowa have skyrocketed and gun related homicides are rising consistently in Iowa.
    • In the next two years, 28,000 fewer crime victims will receive services in Iowa.
    • Covid-19 pandemic increased need for services yet victim services are experiencing a 37% cut in federal funding.
    • See the following scripts from Iowa Domestic Violence Coalition, which can be adjusted for individuals as
      needed.
      • SAMPLE PHONE CALL TO GOVERNOR
        (it’s okay and encouraged to leave a voice message!)
        I am [name, organization, where you are from]. Our program provides support and services to crime victims in
        [city/area of the state your program serves]. Due to budget cuts, fewer crime victims in Iowa are being served
        by programs like mine even as the number of victims needing help continue to surge. Crime victims need
        support and there is money available to support them. I’m calling today to ask Gov. Reynolds to immediately
        allocate $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Fiscal Recovery funds to Iowa’s Crime
        Victim Assistance Division (CVAD) to support agencies providing vital services to crime victims. Gov. Reynolds
        must seize the rare opportunity ARPA funds provide to address this crisis for victims. I can be reached at [work
        phone number or email, if applicable] should Gov. Reynolds or her staff have any questions.
      • SAMPLE EMAIL TO GOVERNOR
        I am [name, organization, where you are from]. Our program provides support and services to individuals,
        families, and communities impacted by violent crime [where]. Please allocate $20 million in American Rescue
        Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Recovery Funds to support crime victim service provider agencies like mine
        assisting families impacted by homicide; survivors of domestic and sexual violence; and survivors of human
        trafficking.
      • This year, a catastrophic cut in federal funds to Iowa for crime victim services hit at the same time our budgets
        were depleted from the increased costs of providing services during the pandemic, and now, demand for
        services is surging. Budget cuts mean fewer staff. We cannot absorb this loss in funds and continue to meet
        the needs of our community.
      • [personalize w specific impact, e.g, what is impact on your job, or on victims (or story of one you serve), or your
        program, i.e. fewer victims served, disproportionate impact in your area (rural, underserved) or reduction in
        certain services, (housing, transportation, court advocacy, etc.]

Help CCAN This Week

Mobile Community Clothing Closet Update!

Mobile Community Clothing Closet Update! We are in the process of customizing our
motorhome so we can begin providing service! You can help us get going over the next couple of weeks by:

  • Joining us for volunteer workshop days!
  • Subscribe to our Clothing Closet Volunteer email list by emailing director@corridorcan.comto make sure you don’t miss any.
  • We will need drivers, organizers, a route coordinator, and shopping assistants once service starts, reply to let us know if you are interested in those positions!
  • Donating your extra hooks, racks, hangers, bins, and other improvement/organizational supplies by dropping them off at Iowa City Fab Lab or emailing director@corridorcan.com
  • Creating an informational pamphlet. Email director@corridorcan.comfor more info.
  • Hosting a fundraiser for us! Email director@corridorcan.com
  • Emailing director@corridorcan.comif you have any special skills or services to offer that could help us get the mobile closet on the road.
  • Donating needed items by ordering from our Amazon Wishlist at
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/B8MQROFR18WR….
  • Sending financial contributions to Corridor Community Action Network, C/O Iowa City Fab Lab, 870 S. Capitol St, Iowa City, IA 52240, Venmo at corridorcan, CashApp at $CorridorCAN, Paypal, or our GoFundMe.We still need to cover insurance and gas!
  • Letting us know what locations you think we should add to our popup routes!
  • Joining our Auction Groupfor the chance to win some great items from local businesses and support our efforts to bring a Free Mobile Clothing Closet to The Corridor! Watch for clothing,
    tea items, and gift cards to be posted this week!
  • Buying a limited edition “DRESS PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT” #CCANClothesCruise shirt. This site will be pulled soon, so get
    yours while you still can!
  • Getting your business or institution to sponsor #CCANClothesCruise and having your logo included in promotional materials and eventually on the vehicle itself. Email director@corridorcan.com

Why The Mobile Clothing Closet Matters

The Mobile Clothing Closet will simultaneously address an unmet need for free clothing
resources in the corridor and the high volume of textiles that enter our landfill every year, much of which we will be able to reroute to those in need. We already have two storage sheds full of donated clothing and the vehicle! We just need to cover customization and operating expenses now. For more info on #CCANClothesCruise, check out this article

We would like to give a huge thank you to our individual donors, our sponsors GreenState Credit Union, North Liberty City Government, MidWestOne Bank, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Veridian Credit Union, Town Square Family Foot Care, Thompson & Co Salon Parlor, ReUnion Brewery, and The Accell Foundation; our supporters Sidekick Coffee & Books, Airport National Golf Course, Maestro Empanadas, RAYGUNshirts, Applebee’s Grill + Bar, Aroma Artisan Pizza,
Textiles
, Renee’s Ceramic Cafe, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Hudson’s, Big Grove Brewery, The Map Room, Speedeezz Indoor Karting, Kae Apothecary Brass Ring Coffee, Monica’s, Shop Iowa, Molly’s Cupcakes Iowa City, Iowa City Downtown District, Players, Andrew’s Bar Exam, The Chocolate Haus, Prairie Kitchen Store, Kae Apothecary, Vue Rooftop, WOOFABLES, AOK Photography, Quinton’s Bar & Deli Coralville, CHOMP Delivery, Tru Salon, Iowa City Fab Lab; and everyone who has participated in the fundraisers we’ve held to date. We couldn’t have made it this far without you!