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Weekly Action | 8/8/22-8/14/22

Monday, 08/08/22 

1-5 pm: Volunteers needed at Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank  

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Contact Heiki at 319-364-8909 or email hwagner@ypniowa.org 

3:30-6 pm: Open Volunteer Hours at North Liberty Community Pantry  

Sign up to Volunteer 

5 pm: Linn-Mar Community School District School Board Meeting- Boardroom of the Learning Resource Center (2999 N 10th Street)  

Action: peak up during public commentary in support of Linn-Mar’s recently enacted policies that were put in place to protect transgender children. These policies are under attack (Parents suing Linn-Mar over gender discrimination policies – The Green Gazette (newsmemory.com)) and the district needs our support. Join MARE Voices to stay up to date. 

Agenda Link: Current Agenda & Exhibits | Linn-Mar Policy Services (linnmar.k12.ia.us)  

Tuesday, 08/09/22 

10 am-11 am: UI Human Rights Focus: Reproductive Rights  

Zoom Link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99033918169  

12-1 pm: Truth Tuesday Rally: Reproductive Rights for ALL  

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/25RkNCRA3  

1-3:30 pm: North Liberty Better Neighbors – Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training with RVAP 

Web Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4ca4ac23a5fa7-north14  

5-7:30 pm: North Liberty Better Neighbors – Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training with RVAP  

Web Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4ca4ac23a5fa7-north14 

5 pm: Equal Rights NOW! Homeless Bill of Rights Teach-in 

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/3Alhg4Wia  

Web Link: Meeting Registration – Zoom   

5 pm-Close: Shelter House Community Night at Vue Roofto

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/5z6zyyUoU  

6 pm: Iowa City Community School District School Board Meeting- Educational Services Center, Room 142A (1725 N. Dodge Street) 

Agenda Link: BoardDocs® Pro  

Wednesday, 08/10/22 

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session- Johnson County Administration Building (913 South Dubuque Street, IC)  

Agenda Link: 2022/08/10 09:00 AM Board of Supervisors Work Session – Web Outline – Johnson County, Iowa (iqm2.com)  

9-10 am: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conversations – Everybody At The Table 

Web Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diversity-equity-inclusion-conversations-everybody-at-the-table-tickets-147353742009?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch  

5-10 pm: Quinton’s Community Night with CCAN 

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/1Z1z1oYII  

Ordering Link: Quinton’s Coralville – Coralville | Delivery Menu (chomp.delivery)  

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

Web Link: https://indivisible.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArdu-vrz8rH93lduLYHXOvC0ISDDLRfy5L?timezone_id=America%2FChicago  

7-8 pm: Reproductive Freedom | Heart of Iowa Democrats Speaker Series 

Web Link: Reproductive Freedom | Heart of Iowa Democrats Speaker Series · Mobilize  

Zoom Link: Meeting Registration – Zoom 

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, 08/11/22 

2:30 pm: Changing culture, implementing trauma-sensitive services, and eliminating seclusion & restraint  

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/2iFo2iRCW  

2:30-5:30 pm: Volunteers needed at Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank  

Facebook Link: (1) Facebook  

Contact Heiki at 319-364-8909 or email hwagner@ypniowa.org 

5 pm: Music On The Plaza- Benefit & Brews  

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/1OPcvDVXN  

5:30 pm: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting 

Agenda Link: 2022/08/11 05:30 PM Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting – Web Outline – Johnson County, Iowa (iqm2.com) 

7-8 pm: Pop the Disinformation Bubble- Take control and counter the lies 

Web Link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/375540/  

Friday, 08/12/22 

10 am-12 pm: Volunteer needed to load the truck/move supplies for Families Helping Families of Iowa Back To School Rally  

Web Link: Families Helping Families: Back to School Rally 2022 (signupgenius.com)   

10 am-4 pm: Volunteers needed at Central Furniture Rescue   

Call (319) 382-2882 

10 am-4 pm: DVIP Rock-The-Chalk Volunteers Needed  

Web Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44aead2fabfece9-volunteer2  

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

Web Link: Iowa Chapter Sierra Club | Facebook  

4-6 pm: Fridays For Future Strike Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/2cmDp1ByQ

Saturday, 08/13/22 

6 am-5 pm: 18th Annual Courage Ride  

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/267ey1Pxk  

Web Link: www.CourageRide.org  

7 am-12 pm: DVIP Volunteers Needed to Table at IC Farmer’s Market  

Web Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44aead2fabfece9-volunteer2 

9 am-12 pm: Volunteers needed at Central Furniture Rescue   

Call (319) 382-2882 

9 am-2 pm: Cedar Rapids: CPR & First Aid -IN PERSON ($40) 

Web Link: Cedar Rapids: CPR & First Aid -IN PERSON – Iowa Foster and Adoption  

10:30-11:30 am: Repro Rights Coffee Chat In The Park  

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/2ovI6OLfc  

11 am-4:30 pm: Volunteers needed for Families Helping Families of Iowa Back to School Rally  

Web Link: Families Helping Families: Back to School Rally 2022 (signupgenius.com)   

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

Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire 

Sunday, 08/14/22  

12-4 pm: 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 

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

All Week  

Youth Peace Camp: https://fb.me/e/1V3TYh7C0 

 

 

Support Cedar Rapids workers striking against Ingredion, Inc. By joining them on the picket line or dropping off food/drinks/supplies at 1001 1st Street, SW; sending a letter of encouragement to strikeline organizer Jason Davis via jmdavisbctgm@gmail.com so he can share them with other workers; donating to their strike fund via Fundraiser by Ryan Hocke : BCTGM 100G membership assistance fund (gofundme.com); and/or or spreading the word by following BCTGM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share updates and following/using the hashtag #IngredionStrike 

 

Apply to serve on the Johnson County Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Policy Board, Case Management Advisory Board, Food Policy Council, or Compensation Commission via https://www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vacancies 

 

Nominate an individual, business, or organization that has “positively impacted human rights either locally or abroad” for the Iowa City Human Rights Commission’s Annual Human Rights Awards via https://www.iowa-city.org/Forms/humanrightsawards.  

 

Share your abortion story via Iowa Abortion Access Fund by filling out the interest form at tinyurl.com/abortionstoryseries. 

 

Order breakfast treats, cookies, and/or a lunch box from Horizons, A Family Service Alliance via Lunchbox Your Way! – Horizons (horizonsfamily.org) “and help a homebound senior age in place longer, healthier, and more affordably” 

 

Sign up to help The Lena Project fill their Chalk The Walk square with a response to Amanda Gorman’s Prompt for the Planet. Supplies by emailing triciawindschitl.lenaproject@gmail.com. They say “small stipend included.”  

 

 Gain “insight into Black history, white privilege and what to do to be actively anti-racist” from 1-4pm any day this week by signing up at How To Understand White Privilege and Be Actively Anti-Racist Tickets, Mon 27 Dec 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite  

 

Sign up as a virtual volunteer for Corridor Community Action Network! Help with our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebooks accounts (literally just checking and sharing other pages’ posts) or our email list, write weekly legislative updates or other posts, review city council/county board/school board agendas (even just your own town/district) for potential calls to action, 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!   

 

Buy a Repros For Iowa “Krusty Kim” shirt for $30 by messaging Crafty Babes Co.  and a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit Emma Goldman Clinic  (through August 25) 

 

*Meaningful Employment Alert* 

Agape Café is seeking a co-director for a paid ($17/hour to start) position working 30-40 hours per month to help them “not only continue serving breakfast every week, but to flourish as an organization” Email agapebreakfast@gmail for a full job description or stop in at the Agape Café, 26 E Market Street, Iowa City, 52245, on a Wednesday morning between 6:30am and 10am. Ask for Jenny Britton.  

 

Mobile Community Clothing Closet Update!

Clothing service has been a big success, with over *200* served already! We are still accepting donations, which can be dropped off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St- ring the bell) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or at the East side Iowa City drop-off lcoation (17 Goldfinch Circle- put items on the porch where they will be hidden from street view by the bushes) any time. If these options don’t work, you can also email director@corridorcan.com to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.  

 

Other ways you can help us sustain service include:  

*Volunteering to assist with events as a driver (33 foot RV) or shopping assistant (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4ca9ab2caaff2-potential). 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.  

*Buying a limited edition “DRESS PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT” #CCANClothesCruise shirt via https://www.rayguncustom.com/…/dress-people-where…  to support our free mobile clothing closet. This site will be pulled soon, so get yours while you still can! 

*Arranging to host a summer clothing drive (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.  #CCANClothesCruise #ClothingDrive   

*Volunteering as a route coordinator, volunteer 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 director@corridorcan.com.   

*Hosting a fundraiser for us! Gas, insurance, parking, and other maintenance expenses are ongoing and our windshield needs repaired. Email director@corridorcan.com 

*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 at paypal.me/CorridorCAN, or https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-fund-a-free-mobile-clothing-closet?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf%20share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR2HvFDdbNzE9xbKAAgPlkCUqeF1DfAnPd5z8jK_jjlcYA60a3fY8JWtPaA This service will involve ongoing expenses.  

* Letting us know what locations you think we should add to our popup routes!  

*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  

 

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, The Savvy Boutique, Texas Roadhouse Coralville, Fortuna Gaming Cafe; and everyone who has participated in the fundraisers we’ve held to date. We couldn’t have made it this far without you!  

Learn more about CCAN and the work we do by watching this video from the North Liberty Public Library- Corridor Community Action Network – YouTube 

 

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Weekly Action

Weekly Action | 8/3/22-8/7/22

Wednesday, 08/03 

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

Agenda Link: 2022/08/03 09:00 AM Board of Supervisors Work Session – Web Outline – Johnson County, Iowa (iqm2.com)  

5-9 pm: Community Giveback day for Shelter House Iowa City at ReUnion Brewery  

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/3yZIAuiPc  

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

Agenda Link: City of Marion – Meeting Information (civicweb.net)  

Read “Not Up for Debate: LGBTQ People Need and Deserve Tailored Sexual and Reproductive Health Care” 

Thursday, 08/04 

Call the Emma Goldman Clinic to ask if they need escorts for clinic! This starts at 7 am (319) 337-2111 

8:30 am: Suicide Prevention Webinar Series/How Collaborative Safety Planning Can Help Save Lives 

Web Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cR7pq_LYSgKODQ-Rco5DMQ?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery#/registration  

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Meeting- 2nd Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building  (913 South Dubuque Street, IC)  

Agenda Link: 2022/08/04 09:00 AM Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting – Web Outline – Johnson County, Iowa (iqm2.com)  

Dinner needed (6 adults) at Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County by 5 

Web Link: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/3g4www 

2:30-5:30 pm: Volunteers needed at Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank 

Facebook Link: (1) Facebook  

Contact Heiki at 319-364-8909 or email hwagner@ypniowa.org 

5 pm: One Volunteer is needed to attend the Johnson County REAP meeting on behalf of Iowa City Area Group of the Sierra Club. Please email jim_trepka@msn.com if you are able to attend. 

5—7:30 pm: Women United’s Power of the Purse  

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/260UO7ooT  

Web Link: secure.qgiv.com/for/uwoeci/event/850655  

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

Agenda Link: City of Marion – Meeting Type List (civicweb.net)  

6-7:30 pm: PROTECTING LGBTQ FAMILIES IN A POST-ROE WORLD 

Web Link: https://oneiowa.org/event/postroe/?emci=4fa0d33a-65fd-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&emdi=e5e5ec8f-66fd-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&ceid=3746059  

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

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cMIaaV6cTxGwOlWu2-hFHg   

Agenda Link: Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission | City of Iowa City (icgov.org)  

7 pm: Obvious Child Fundraiser for Iowa Jane Collective at Filmscene 

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/2vGRn70DK  

Web Link: tickets.icfilmscene.org/websales/pages/info.aspx 

7 pm: August Power Hour- Bird-dogging 

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/5J5XPWtQe  

Web Link: Meeting Registration – Zoom  

Friday, 08/05 

9 am-2 pm: Cedar Rapids: CPR & First Aid -IN PERSON ($40) 

Web Link: Cedar Rapids: CPR & First Aid -IN PERSON – Iowa Foster and Adoption 

10 am-4 pm: Volunteers needed at Central Furniture Rescue  

Facebook Link: Facebook  

Call (319) 382-2882 

11-5:30 pm: Coralville Public Library Book Sale  

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/ejlPRLbZx  

2-8 pm: Back To School Supply Drive at The Purpose Place in Iowa City  

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=2222296894589580&set=a.1129292560556691  

6 pm: We Demand Reproductive Freedom Rally  

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/1G34Yxlrw  

Saturday, 08/06 

9 am-12 pm: Volunteers needed at Central Furniture Rescue  

Facebook Link: Facebook  

Call (319) 382-2882 

9:30 am: Dingleberry Dash  

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/2HhSjhrEy  

10 am-3 pm: Houses Into Homes Delivery Day  

Web Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4faaac2eabf9c70-houses  

12 pm: Lunch & Learn with Iowa Chapter Sierra Club  

Facebook Link: Iowa Chapter Sierra Club | Facebook  

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: https://bit.ly/SatSchoolBLMASIowa. Allies who would like to sponsor prizes and resources for Saturday School with BLM at School-Iowa can reach out to blmatschooliowa@gmail.com or donate to their CashApp: https://cash.app/$BLMatSchoolIowa 

4-7 pm: Volunteer hours at Iowa City Catholic Worker 

Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire 

Sunday, 08/07  

12-4 pm: Volunteer hours at Iowa City Catholic Worker 

Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire 

1-3 pm: Families Helping Families of Iowa Clothing Closet Work Day  

Web Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0845afaf23a6fe3-3rdquarter1  

6:30-8 pm: CCAN’s 3rd Birthday Party Picnic/Potluck  

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/1DPSw7PpV 

All Week  

Venmo @raneemhamad to help a local parent in need purchase a car. They are currently about $700 short.  

Sign up to help The Lena Project fill their Chalk The Walk square with a response to Amanda Gorman’s Prompt for the Planet. Supplies by emailing triciawindschitl.lenaproject@gmail.com. They say “small stipend included.”  

 Gain “insight into Black history, white privilege and what to do to be actively anti-racist” from 1-4pm any day this week by signing up at How To Understand White Privilege and Be Actively Anti-Racist Tickets, Mon 27 Dec 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite  

Donate school supplies to local families by dropping them off at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Iowa City by this Friday. 

Sign up as a virtual volunteer for Corridor Community Action Network! Help with our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebooks accounts (literally just checking and sharing other pages’ posts) or our email list, write weekly legislative updates or other posts, review city council/county board/school board agendas (even just your own town/district) for potential calls to action, 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!   

Buy a Repros For Iowa “Krusty Kim” shirt for $30 by messaging Crafty Babes Co.  and a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit Emma Goldman Clinic  (through August 25) 

TELL Senators Ernst and Grassley to support passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would codify marriage equality, via the easy form from One Iowa at https://oneiowaaction.org/action-alert-protect-marriage-equality/?fbclid=IwAR3oLChimP8IGNnqprlKM4W1UKp8u-YCieXcnkjXA8YxEweCuoqJK3j2XZQ 

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 over *200* served already! We are still accepting donations, which can be dropped off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St- ring the bell) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or at the East side Iowa City drop-off lcoation (17 Goldfinch Circle- put items on the porch where they will be hidden from street view by the bushes) any time. If these options don’t work, you can also email director@corridorcan.com to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.  

Other ways you can help us sustain service include:  

*Volunteering to assist with events as a driver (33 foot RV) or shopping assistant (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4ca9ab2caaff2-potential). 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.  

*Buying a limited edition “DRESS PEOPLE WHERE THEY’RE AT” #CCANClothesCruise shirt via https://www.rayguncustom.com/…/dress-people-where…  to support our free mobile clothing closet. This site will be pulled soon, so get yours while you still can! 

*Arranging to host a summer clothing drive (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.  #CCANClothesCruise #ClothingDrive   

*Volunteering as a route coordinator, volunteer 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 director@corridorcan.com.   

*Hosting a fundraiser for us! Gas, insurance, parking, and other maintenance expenses are ongoing and our windshield needs repaired. Email director@corridorcan.com 

*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 at paypal.me/CorridorCAN, or https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-fund-a-free-mobile-clothing-closet?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf%20share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR2HvFDdbNzE9xbKAAgPlkCUqeF1DfAnPd5z8jK_jjlcYA60a3fY8JWtPaA This service will involve ongoing expenses.  

* Letting us know what locations you think we should add to our popup routes!  

*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  

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, The Savvy Boutique, Texas Roadhouse Coralville, Fortuna Gaming Cafe; 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 | 2/28/22 – 3/6/22

Tuesday, 03/01 

All Day- Young People Address the Nation

9 am-5 pm: Provost’s Global Forum “Teaching Anne Frank” Panel Discussions- Old Capitol Museum, Senate Chamber, 21 Old Capitol, the University of Iowa

9:30 am: LGBTQ Day on The Hill 2022  

12-1 pm: Truth Tuesday Protest Hinson’s Failure on Infrastructure- Corner of 8th Ave & 2nd Street SE, CR 

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

4 pm: Taco Tuesday for Critter Crusaders 
Order here –  Enter code VH49AEM 

4 pm: Marion City Council Meeting- City Hall (1225 6th Ave) 
View the agenda.  
Zoom *Viewing Only* Meeting ID#: 885 9397 6056  
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist that all future meetings be held in a hybrid format that allows for full participation via Zoom.  

5-8 pm: Community Night At Vue Rooftop- Iowa City Autism Community 

5:30 pm: Cedar Rapids CSD School Improvement Advisory Committee Meeting- Educational Leadership and Support Center Cedar D Conference Room (2500 Edgewood Rd NW)
View the agenda.

6 pm: Iowa City Council Formal Meeting– The Center Assembly Room (28 Linn St)  
Dial In: (312) 626-6799 and entering the meeting ID 853 3447 6795 
View the agenda 

6 pm: Iowa City CSD School Board Special Meeting- Educational Services Center – Room 142 A (1725 N. Dodge Street)- They will be discussing masking requirements.
View the agenda. 

6-8:30 pm: 2022 Cedar Valley Community Conservation Workshop  

7 pm: Tiffin City Council Meeting- City Hall (300 Railroad St)  
View the agenda.
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist all future meetings be held in a hybrid format that allows for participation via Zoom.   

Wednesday, 03/02 

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

11:05-11:55 am: Confronting Systemic Racism From Within- Lunch Time Reflections 

4-10 pm: Shelter House-Iowa City Community Night at Short’s Eastside  

4:30 pm: Cedar Rapids CSD Instructional Materials Reconsideration Committee Meeting- Educational Leadership and Support Center Cedar B/C Conference Rooms (2500 Edgewood Rd NW) 
View the agenda.
Action: Speak up during public commentary to tell the Board NOT to ban Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Can’t make it? Contact the school board ahead of time.  

5:30-7 pm: Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture – LET ME BE MYSELF:  Teaching Anne Frank in the 21st Century 

6 pm: Marion Civil Rights Commission Meeting- City Hall (1225 6th Ave)
View the agenda.

6-8 pm: Equality Act Phone Bank to Iowans 

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

Thursday, 03/03 

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

11:15 am-2:45 pm: Campus Recreation & Wellness Center Blood Drive-CRWC Room E145 (309 S Madison St, IC) 

Web Link:  

2:30pm: Cedar Rapids CSD Negotiation Session with Cedar Rapids Custodian and Maintenance Association – Custodians- Educational Leadership and Support Center Cedar Metro Conference Room (2500 Edgewood Rd NW)
View the agenda.   

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

5:30-7 pm: 100+ Women Who Care Q1 Giving Event 

7 pm: Progress Iowa Power Hour 

7 pm: Iowa City Truth & Reconcilation Commission Meeting- Emma Harvat Hall, City Hall (410 E. Washington St)
View the agenda.

7 pm: Igniting Change One Wall at a Time — An Obermann Conversation 

7-8:15pm: LWVJC – Are We a United States? Perpetual Tensions in Our Constitutional System

The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery releases a new Vienna style lager, named Sargey Pants and a portion of all sales will benefit Last Hope Animal Rescue.  

Friday, 03/04 

10-11 am: Understanding The Parental Rights Movement: A Conversation with Chelsea Gonzalez  

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

12 pm: Intersections/Crossroads | The Most Important Climate Action is Talking About It  

1-2 pm: Volunteers needed at Cougar Corner Food Pantry at Kennedy High School   

2:30-5 pm: Street Teams Disaster Response Training with United Way of East Central Iowa 

4 pm: FREE: Equalitea Sour Ale Tapping Party & DVIP Fundraiser  

Saturday, 03/05 

7 am-1 pm: Pancake Day for CommUnity ($7 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under-curbside pickup available!) 
Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available! Please contact Julia with interest. 

8 am-12 pm: Friends of the Library (Solon Public Library) Book Sale 

8:30-11 am: Street Teams Disaster Response Training with United Way of East Central Iowa 

11 am-1 pm: Equality Act Phone Bank to Iowans 

11 am-4 pm: Mobile Closet Volunteer Workshop Day– Seasonal Flip & Organization  

12 pm: Intersections/Crossroads | The Most Important Climate Action is Talking About It  

12-4 pm: Catherine Mcauley Center Housing Move-In volunteers needed 

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

Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire 

Sunday, 03/06  

Iowa City Catholic Worker needs a meal for about 50 people by 11 am.

10 am-2 pm: Houses Into Homes Delivery Day volunteers needed

1-3 pm for 6th-12th Grade Black youth and Black community members: Black Lives Matter at School-Iowa for Black History Saturday School, featuring a different topic and Black educator from Iowa each month

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. 

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

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

All Week  

CCAN Updates

Volunteer as a gardener or a CCAN Community Garden Ambassador

Email us with the community plots that would be most convenient for you to work. Garden Ambassadors will take a lead role at a site, coordinating volunteers and necessary tasks.

Volunteers take what they need for their households and the remainder is donated to local organizations such as Table To Table, Iowa City Mutual Aid Collective, and Corridor Community Action Network.  

Sign Up As A Virtual Volunteer

Help with our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebooks accounts (literally just checking and sharing other pages’ posts), write weekly legislative updates or other posts, review city council/county board/school board agendas (even just your own town/district) for potential calls to action, 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

Get a better understanding of 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 *191* served already! As we get ready to season-flip for spring, you can still drop items off at Iowa City Fab Lab (870 S. Capitol St- ring the bell) between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays or at the new drop off location on the East side of Iowa City (17 Goldfinch Circle- put items on the porch where they will be hidden from street view by the bushes) any time. If these options don’t work, you can also email us to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.  

Other ways you can help us sustain service include:  

  • Volunteer 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 tprior to signing up for events.  
  • 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! 
  • Host a spring clothing drive (or become a long-term drop-off location!) for the free mobile clothing closet (maybe at your place of work?) by emailing us.
  • Volunteer as a route coordinator, volunteer coordinator, and/or fundraising assistant by emailing us  
  • 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 us.   
  • Host a fundraiser for us! Gas, insurance, parking, and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing and our windshield needs repaired. Email us
  • Donate needed items by ordering from our newly updated 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
    • GoFundMe
    • This service will involve ongoing expenses, so monetary donations are crucial.  
  • 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! 
  • Sponsor #CCANClothesCruise with your business or institution and having your logo included in promotional materials and eventually on the vehicle itself. Email us. 

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!  

Categories
Weekly Action

Weekly Action | 02/23/22-02/27/22

Thursday, 02/24 

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

11:05-11:55 am: Confronting Systemic Racism from Within: Lunch Hour Reflections  

12 pm: The Only One: Black History Month presentation from the African American Museum of Iowa  

12 pm: Building Decarbonization 

2:30 pm: Cedar Rapids Community School District Negotiating Session with Local Union #497 (Food & Nutrition)- Educational Leadership and Support Center (2500 Edgewood Rd NW) Metro Conference Room 
View the agenda.

3:30-6:30 pm: Open House at Table to Table  

5:30 pm: REFORMer Virtual Townhall with Reform Alliance  

7 pm: Iowa Environmental Council’s Environment Mixology  

Friday, 02/25 

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

12-2 pm: Outreach and Engagement (In Harm Reduction Work)  

1-2 pm: Kennedy High School Food Pantry Volunteers Needed  

4 pm: Cedar Rapids Community School District Negotiation Session with Teamsters Local 238 (Bus Drivers) Educational Leadership and Support Center (2500 Edgewood Rd NW) Metro Conference Room 
View the agenda.

Saturday, 02/26 

9:30-11 am: Legislative Forum on Environmental Issues 

11 am-1 pm: Equality Act Phonebank  

12-4 pm: Catherine McCauley Center Move-In Volunteers Needed  

2 pm: Dr. Martin Luther King Youth Summit  

4 pm: Sustainability Circles with Iowa Renewable Energy Association

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

Sunday, 02/27 

10 am-2 pm: Houses Into Homes Delivery Day 

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

2 pm: CCAN-Connect, Corridor Networking Meeting  
Organization Representatives, please email for the registration link.  

7 pm: “Know it All” Trivia Night w/ Unbroken Chain 

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

9-10 pm: A Candid Conversation about Systemic Racism for ALL  

All Week 

  • Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City needs meals Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.
  • Houses Into Homes needs help 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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 
  • Shelter House- Iowa City needs help sorting books for their upcoming book sale fundraiser Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. 
  • Gain insight into Black history, white privilege and what to do to be actively anti-racist from 1-4pm any day this week. (Click “View Details”, then “Select a different date” on the right-hand side to see all options)
  • Apply to serve on the Iowa City Community Police Review Board. Board members investigate complaints filed against Iowa City Police Officers and make recommendations regarding police policy. 
  • Tell the UI Food Pantry which types of food items you would like to see added to the pantry. 
  • Get your hair cut/colored/serviced at Honeybee Hair Parlor and $1 will be donated to Shelter House- Iowa City. 
  • Contact Senator Grassley and encourage him to support passage of The Violence Against Women Act, which includes important enhancements for survivors of domestic & sexual violence. Follow Domestic Violence Intervention Program to stay up to date on its progress.  
  • Buy a Gourmet Ham & Cheese sandwich from Milio’s and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Table to Table. 
  • Buy a Shamrock Shake or OREO Shamrock McFlurry from McDonald’s and .25 from each one will benefit Ronald McDonald House. 
  • Donate Black hair care products to shelters and food banks in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor via drop-off locations at Christina’s Unity Beauty Supply or JD Beauty Supply in Iowa City or at Wilson Middle School in Cedar Rapids. You can also make a monetary donation. This drive goes through February. 
  • University of Iowa EmployeesAPPLY for a position on a Campus Charter Committee. Several have vacancies, including Campus Planning; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Family Issues; Sustainability; Safety & Security (which our Director currently chairs); and more.
  • Parents/Caregivers of youth under the age of 24 with a mental health disorder: Take Please Pass The Love’s survey to tell them how they can best “elevate and support parents, caregivers, and families.” 

CCAN Updates

Sign Up As A Virtual Volunteer

Help with our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebooks accounts (literally just checking and sharing other pages’ posts), write weekly legislative updates or other posts, review city council/county board/school board agendas (even just your own town/district) for potential calls to action, 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

Get a better understanding of 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 *180* 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) 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:  

  • Volunteer 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 tprior to signing up for events.  
  • 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! 
  • Host a winter gear/clothing drive (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, volunteer coordinator, and/or fundraising assistant by emailing us  
  • 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 us.   
  • Host a fundraiser for us! Gas, insurance, parking, and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing and our windshield needs repaired. Email us
  • 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
    • GoFundMe
    • This service will involve ongoing expenses, so monetary donations are crucial.  
  • 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! 
  • Sponsor #CCANClothesCruise with your business or institution and having your logo included in promotional materials and eventually on the vehicle itself. Email us. 

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!  

 

Categories
Weekly Action

Weekly Action | 2/14/22-2/20/22

Monday, 2/14 

7 am-5 pm: Buy Valentine’s Day succulents from Iowa Humane Alliance (6540 6th St, SW CR) and “your $10 gift purchase will share the love, helping animals through lifesaving spay and neuter programs.” 

3:30-6 pm: Open Volunteer Times at North Liberty Community Pantry  

4:30 pm: Cedar Rapids Community School District School Board Meeting/Work Session- Educational Leadership & Support Center- Board Room 
View the a
genda. 
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist future board meetings be held in a hybrid format that allows full participation over Zoom.  

Tuesday, 2/15 

12-1 pm: Truth Tuesday Protest: Protect Public Education 

12:20-2:20 pm: The Intersection of Race, Disability, Mental Health, & the School to Prison Pipeline. Email Dina to sign-up.

1 pm: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Department Heads and Elected Officials Meeting– 2nd Floor Boardroom Johnson County Administration Building (913 South Dubuque St)  
View the agenda.   

2 pm: The Self Advocacy Movement: A Civil Rights Movement for People with Disabilities   

2:30-3:30 pm: Kennedy High School Food Pantry Volunteers needed 

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

4 pm: Iowa City Community School District Education Committee Meeting- Grant Elementary School Library (1000 Centro Way, North Liberty)
View the agenda.  

4 pm: Marion City Council Work Session- City Hall (1225 6th Ave) 
View the agenda.
Zoom Meeting ID# 843 0245 2778 (Viewing only)  

5:30-7:30 pm: 13th Documentary: Virtual Watch Party

6 pm: Iowa City City Council Formal Meeting The Center – Assembly Room (28 S. Linn St)
Dial In: (312) 626-6799 and entering the meeting ID 849 0538 2040  
View the a
genda.  

7 pm: Tiffin City Council Meeting- City Hall (300 Railroad St) 
View the a
genda. 
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist future meetings be held in a hybrid format that allows full participation via Zoom.  

Wednesday, 2/16 

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session  

View the agenda. 

11:45am-12:45pm: Lunch & Learn: GuideLink Center An Innovative Approach to Mental Health and Substance Use Care   

12 pm: Human Rights & Climate Change: Evolution of Science & Policy 

3-4 pm: Constructing Civic Dialogs Series: We Keep Us Safe 

3-4:15 pm: Political Power and the Common Good: Why Climate Action is Hard 

5 pm: ‘Iowa is Better Than This’ statewide lament of Iowa’s discriminatory legislation- Iowa City 
Register for the Zoom.
Register for the in-person event

5:30 pm: Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission Monthly Meeting– Collins Conference Room, City Hall  

6-8 pm: Equality Act Phonebank to Iowans 

6:30-8 pm: SURJ Book Group with Beloved Community Initiative 
Email to receive connection information.

7-8 pm: NARAL Reproductive Freedom National Mobilization Team 1:1 Conversation Training  

7 pm: North Linn Community School District School Board Meeting- North Linn District Office (3033 Lynx Drive, Troy Mills) 
View the agenda.  
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist all future meetings be held in a hybrid format that allows full participation via Zoom.  

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

Thursday, 02/17 

9 am: Johnson County Board of Superviors Formal Meeting 
View the a
genda. 

11:05-11:55 am: Confronting Systemic Racism from Within: Join our Lunch Hour Reflections

1-1:45 pm: Blood Drive at GreenState Credit Union  in North Liberty 

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

5:30pm: Marion City Council Meeting  
View the agenda. 
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist all future meetings allow for full accessibility through Zoom.  

6-8 pm: Black History Month as African Liberation

7 pm: Iowa City Truth & Reconcilliation Committee MeetingEmma J. Harvat Hall, City Hall (410 E. Washington Street, Iowa City) 
View the agenda.   

Friday, 02/18 

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

3:30-5:30 pm: Fridays for Future Climate Strike outside the Alliant Tower in downtown CR 

Saturday, 02/19 

9 am-3 pm: LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference 2022

12-3 pm: Catherine McAuley Center Move-In Volunteers needed  

4 pm: Iowa City Mutual Aid Collective Monthly Chat

4-7 pm: Iowa City Catholic Worker Volunteer Hours 

Call (515) 729-6482 to inquire.

Sunday, 02/20  

11 am-12:30 pm: Blood Drive at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, IC

11 am-1 pm: Equality Act Phonebank to Iowans

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

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

All Week 

 Legislative Action This Week

  • Contact Senator Grassley and encourage him to support passage of The Violence Against Women Act, which includes important enhancements for survivors of domestic & sexual violence. Follow Domestic Violence Intervention Program to stay up to date on its progress.   
  • Use One Iowa Action’s easy form at to tell your Senator to vote no on SF2205, which “was recently amended to remove the well defined ‘obscenity’ standard to an undefined ‘sexually explicit’ standard. That means that books with any sexual language whatsoever may be opt in only, throwing the ability of schools to teach comprehensive sexual education into question, and preventing students from checking literary classics out of the library.”  
  • Contact the Committee members for SSB 3134 and tell them not to support such restrictions to Iowa DNR and county conservation boards. Follow Bur Oak Land Trust for more information.  
  • Contact your State Representative and tell them to vote against the trans athletics ban, HF2309. Watch last week’s subcommitee meeting for more information.

    • CONTENT NOTE: This video contains explicit transphobia and repeated misgendering

CCAN Updates

Sign Up As A Virtual Volunteer

Help with our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebooks accounts (literally just checking and sharing other pages’ posts), write weekly legislative updates or other posts, review city council/county board/school board agendas (even just your own town/district) for potential calls to action, 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

Get a better understanding of 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 *180* 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) 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:  

  • Volunteer 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 tprior to signing up for events.  
  • 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! 
  • Host a winter gear/clothing drive (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, volunteer coordinator, and/or fundraising assistant by emailing us  
  • 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 us.   
  • Host a fundraiser for us! Gas, insurance, parking, and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing and our windshield needs repaired. Email us
  • 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
    • GoFundMe
    • This service will involve ongoing expenses, so monetary donations are crucial.  
  • 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! 
  • Sponsor #CCANClothesCruise with your business or institution and having your logo included in promotional materials and eventually on the vehicle itself. Email us. 

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!  

Categories
Weekly Action

Weekly Action | 2/7/22-2/13/22

Monday, 02/07 

12 pm: MMI | Food Insecurity in Iowa  

12-2 pm: Crucial White Conversations: Ongoing Work/Practice/Accountability Group

3:30-5 pm: Iowa City Climate Action Commission Meeting- Emma J Harvat Hall (City Hall, 410 E. Washington St)  
View the a
genda. 

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

4:30 pm: Cedar Rapids Community School District Instructional Materials Reconsideration Committee meeting- Educational Leadership & Support Center (2500 Edgewood Rd NW, Metro Conference Room) 

View the agenda.    

5 pm: Linn-Marr Community School District School Board Meeting– Boardroom of the Learning Resource Center (2999 N 10th St, Marion) 
View the agenda. 
Action: Sign in upon arrival to speak up during public commentary and insist that all future meetings allow full participation via Zoom.  

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

Contact members of the subcommittee for  for HSB658, (which will meet on Tuesday, February 8, at 9:30 AM in Room 102). Demand that Iowa public schools be adequately funded at 5% growth. The House’s current bill has allocated is 2.5%, which is inadequate to meet the needs of public schools to adequately educate our public school children. Contact:

Tuesday, 02/08 

12-1 pm: Truth Tuesday: Protect Public Education Protest with Indivisible Iowa at the corner of 8th Ave & 2nd Street SE Cedar Rapids 

12 pm: Cedar Rapids City Council meeting  
View the agenda.  

12-1 pm: Question. Persuade. Refer. Suicide Prevention Training For – Ag Professionals & Producers 

1 pm: Legal Rights and Best Practices for Individuals Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis– Session 6 of the African American Conference on Disabilities  

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

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

6 pm: Iowa City Community School District School Board Meeting- Educational Services Center Room 142C 
(1725 N. Dodge Street) 
View the a
genda.

6 pm: North Liberty City Council Meeting

6-8 pm: Modern Approaches to Helping Individuals & Families Impacted by Substance Abuse Disorders 

6-9:45 pm: Blood DriveMayflower Residence Hall North & South MPR (North Dubuque Street, IC)   

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

View the agenda.

Wednesday, 02/09 

9 am: Iowa Hunger Coalition’s Online Day of Action  

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session 

10 am-12 pm: Diversity and Inclusion Conversation “Another Seat at the Table” 

11:30 am: Iowa City District-Wide Parents’ Organization February Meeting: ICCSD Online Overview 

12 pm: Facebook Live #FreeThemAll Event with American Friends Service Committee

12-1 pm: Make It Ok Presentation 

6-8 pm: Equality Act Phone Bank to Iowans  

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

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

Thursday, 02/10 

11:05-11:55 am: Confronting Systemic Racism from Within: Join our Lunch Hour Reflections  

5:30 pm: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Formal Meeting 

6:30-8:30 pm: Sacred Ground Film Based Dialogue Series with Beloved Community Initiative and Episcopal Diocese of Iowa

Friday, 02/11 

9-1 am: Make It Ok Ambassador Training 

10 am-12 pm: Harm Reduction Communication 

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

12:00-1:15 pm: Stop the Bleed training with UIHC Trauma Service  

12:30-1 pm: Blood Drive MidWestOne Bank Lower Level Summerwill Room (102 S Clinton St, IC) 

Saturday, 02/12 

10 am-2 pm: Houses Into Homes Delivery Day

11 am-1 pm: Equality Act Phone Bank to Iowans    

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

Sunday, 02/13  

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

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

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

All Week 

CCAN Updates

Want to help CCAN this week?

Sign Up As A Virtual Volunteer

Help with our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebooks accounts (literally just checking and sharing other pages’ posts), write weekly legislative updates or other posts, review city council/county board/school board agendas (even just your own town/district) for potential calls to action, 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

Get a better understanding of 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 *180* 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) 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 us to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.  

 Other ways you can help us sustain service include:  

  • Volunteer 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 tprior to signing up for events.  
  • 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! 
  • Host a winter gear/clothing drive (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. #CCANClothesCruise #WinterClothingDrive  
  • Volunteer as a route coordinator, volunteer coordinator, and/or fundraising assistant by emailing us  
  • 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 us.   
  • Host a fundraiser for us! Gas, insurance, parking, and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing and our windshield needs repaired. Email us
  • 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
    • GoFundMe
    • This service will involve ongoing expenses, so monetary donations are crucial.  
  • 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! 
  • Sponsor #CCANClothesCruise with your business or institution and having your logo included in promotional materials and eventually on the vehicle itself. Email us. 

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 | 1/31/22-2/6/22

Monday, 01/31

12-12:45pm: Moral Mondays Iowa Tax Discussion

5 pm: Nikole Hannah-Jones @ Diversity Lecture Series

6 pm: Iowa City Online City Council Listening Post

7-8 pm: Food Justice and Disability Justice

Tuesday, 02/01

10-10:30 am: Keeping it Real: Addressing Race, Gender and Disability Issues within the Deaf Community

12-1 pm: Truth Tuesday Protest with Indivisible Iowa – Corner of 8th Ave & 2nd Street SE, CR

4 pm: Marion City Council Work Session- City Hall (1225 6th Avenue)
Zoom Meeting ID# 875 7327 6178

View the agenda.
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist that future meetings return to allowing full participation via Zoom.

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

5 pm: Iowa City CSD Policy & Governance Committee Meeting
View the agenda.

5:15-9:15 pm: Hillcrest Residence Hall Riverview Lounge Blood Drive – Hillcrest Residence Hall, IC

5:30pm: Cedar Rapids CSD School Improvement Advisory Committee Meeting- Educational Leadership and Support Center Cedar, D Conference Room (2500 Edgewood Rd NW, CR)
View the agenda.

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

6-7 pm: Black Agenda Virtual Launch Event

Watch 13th (streaming on Netflix) in recognition of the anniversary of the signing of the resolution that later became the 13th amendment.

Wednesday, 02/02

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

10-11:30 am: Better Education for Boys & Young Men in Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

4-9 pm: Short’s Burgers Community Night For Inside Out Reentry Community

6 pm: Marion Civil Rights Commission Meeting – City Hall (1225 6th Avenue)
View the agenda.

6-8 pm: Equality Act Phone Bank to Iowans

7-8 pm: Reproductive Justice: An Obermann Conversation

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

Thursday, 02/03

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

10—11:30 am: Disproportionality in School Discipline (CLE)

11:05-11:55 am: Confronting Systemic Racism from Within: Join our Lunch Hour Reflections

4:00-5:45 pm: Iowa City Area Association of Realtors (ICAAR) Blood Drive – ICAAR Education Center (847 Quarry Rd Ste 110, Coralville)

5:30 pm: Marion City Council Formal Session
View the agenda
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist that future meetings return to allowing full participation via Zoom.

6-8:30 pm: Phone Bank to support LGBTQ Iowans

7 pm: Iowa City Truth & Reconciliation Committee Meeting- City Hall- (410 E. Washington Street)
View the agenda.

Friday, 02/04

12 pm: Intersections | Debunking the “Sinister Agenda”

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

12-2 pm: Trauma & Substance Use

12-3 pm: Virtual Session: Adoption 101

1-2 pm: Volunteer at the Cougar Corner Food Pantry at Kennedy High School

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

Saturday, 02/05

11 am-1 pm: Equality Act Phone Bank to Iowans

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

3 pm: Iowa City Mutual Aid Collective Gardening Meeting

Sunday, 02/06

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

All Week

CCAN Updates

Want to help CCAN this week?

Sign Up As A Virtual Volunteer

Help with our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebooks accounts (literally just checking and sharing other pages’ posts), write weekly legislative updates or other posts, review city council/county board/school board agendas (even just your own town/district) for potential calls to action, 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

Get a better understanding of 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 *180* 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 us to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements.

Other ways you can help us sustain service include:

  • Volunteer for events as a driver (33 foot RV) or shopping assistant.
    • We *really* need drivers, especially with weekend availability! Drivers need to be approved by our insurance company before their first volunteer day, so please send us your DOB, DL number, and expiration date by email prior to signing up for events.
  • 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!
  • Host a winter gear/clothing drive (or become a long-term drop-off location!) for the free mobile clothing closet (maybe at your place of work?). Email us to arrange details. 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 emailing us.
  • 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 us
  • Host a fundraiser for us! Gas, insurance, parking, and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing and our windshield needs repaired. Email us.
  • 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 @corridorcan
    • CashApp at $CorridorCAN
    • Paypal
    • GoFundMe
    • This service will involve ongoing expenses, so financial donations always help.
  • 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.

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!

 

Categories
Weekly Action

Weekly Action | 1/24/22 – 1/30/22

Monday, 01/24

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 to insist all future meetings allow public participation through Zoom.

12-12:45 pm: Moral Mondays- Underfunding and over-managing our public schools

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

2-4 pm: MAKE IT OK AMBASSADOR TRAINING

3:30-6 pm: Community Volunteer Hours at North Liberty Community Pantry

4:30 pm: Johnson County Joint Entities Meeting– Second Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administration Building (913 South Dubuque Street, IC)
Meeting ID: 843 8801 0803, Passcode: 4468
View the agenda.

5 pm: Linn-Mar Community School District school Board Meeting– boardroom of the Learning Resource Center (2999 N 10th St, Marion)
View the agenda.
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist that all future meetings allow participation through Zoom.

5-6:30pm: Centering Rehabilitation: Reevaluating Prisons and Punishment

5:30 pm: Cedar Rapids Community School District School Board Meeting- Educational Leadership & Support Center Boardroom
View the agenda.
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist that all future meetings allow participation through Zoom.

6 pm: Coralville Citizen’s Community Policing Advisory Board Meeting-  Council Chambers at City Hall (1512 7th Street)
View the agenda.

6 pm: Linn County Joint Entities Meeting- Linn County Fairgrounds, Lynn Dunn Memorial Building (201 Central City Road, Central City)
Virtual Attendance Registration.
View the agenda.

6 pm: Carbon Pipelines: Stories from Satartia

6 pm: West Branch City Council Budget Work Session– City Council Chambers (110 N. Poplar St)
View the agenda.

7 pm: SouthEast Junior Highs PSTO Meeting

Tuesday, 01/25

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

2-3 pm: #RaceAnd the Fight for Reproductive Justice

4 pm: Cedar Rapids City Council Meeting- 3rd Floor, City Hall (101 First Street SE)
View the agenda.
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist that all future meetings allow public participation through Zoom.

5 pm: Iowa City Community School District Policy & Governance Committee Meeting- Educational Services Center Room 142C (1725 N. Dodge Street)
View the agenda.
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist that all future meetings allow participation through Zoom.

5:30 pm: Iowa City Human Rights Commission Meeting- Emma J. Harvat Hall, Iowa City City Hall (410 E. Washington St)
View the agenda.
Action: Please speak up during public commentary to show support for our request for funding for the Free Mobile Clothing Closet.

6 pm: Tiffin City Council Special Meeting- City Hall (300 Railroad St)
View the agenda.
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist that all future meetings allow participation through Zoom.

6 pm: North Liberty City Council Meeting– Council Chambers (1 Quail Creek Circle)
View the agenda.
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist that all future meetings allow public participation through Zoom.

6 pm: Iowa City Community School District School Board Meeting- Educational Services Center Room 142C (1725 N. Dodge Street)
View the agenda.
Action: Speak up during public commentary to insist that all future meetings allow public participation through Zoom.

6-7:30 pm: South District Neighborhood Association Neighborhood Meeting: Parks & Recreation and Senior Center

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 insist that all future meetings allow public participation through Zoom.

Wednesday, 01/26

9 am: Johnson County Board of Supervisors Work Session- Second Floor Boardroom, Johnson County Administratio n Building (913 South Dubuque Street, IC)

View the agenda.

10:30 am-1:30 pm: Volunteer to help Iowa City Free Lunchwith Prep/Serving/Cleaning

12-5 pm: Shopping Assistant Needed For Free Mobile Clothing Closet at Iowa City Compassion (1035 Wade St, IC)

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

3-4 pm: Parenting to Promote Mental Health and Wellness in Children and Youth

 4-10 pm: Hudson’s Fundraiser for Houses Into Homes
Order here.

4:30-8:15pm: UI Student Involvement Fair Sun Porch Blood Drive

6-7:30 pm: Healing Chronicles: Reframing Race Relations in America w/Monda Raquel Webb

6:30 pm: Social Justice Parenting

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

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

Thursday, 01/27

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

11:05-11:55 am: Confronting Systemic Racism from Within: Join our Lunch Hour Reflections

11:45 am-1:45 pm: Volunteer to help Iowa City Free Lunch with Prep/Serving/Cleaning

3:30-11:00pm: Homelessness Impact Forum 2022

6:30-8:30 pm: Sacred Ground 10-week film- and readings-based dialogue series

8:30 pm: “Know it All” Trivia Night w/ Unbroken Chain

Friday, 01/28

7:30 am-5:00 pm: Sidekick Coffee & Books Giveback Day with ICPL Friends Foundation

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

12-1:15 pm: Stop the Bleed taught by Certified Instructors– Masks Required

12:00-2:00pm: Cultural Humility and Harm Reduction

Saturday, 01/29

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

6-8 pm: Viva la Resistance: EGC Choice Event 2022 ($30-60)

Sunday, 01/30

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

1-2:30pm: 1898 Reading Group: The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones

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

All Week

CCAN Updates

Want to 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 accounts (literally just checking and sharing other pages), email potential sponsors, send organizational emails, or help with grant writing. Email to 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 us 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!
  • 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?) email us for more info. We tend to get close to emptied out at each event, so this will be an ongoing need. #CCANClothesCruise #WinterClothingDrive
  • Volunteer as a route coordinator, volunteer coordinator, and/or fundraising assistant — email us for more info
  • 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 us.
  • Host a fundraiser for us! Gas, insurance, parking, and other maintenance expenses will be ongoing and our windshield needs repaired. Email us for more info.
  • Volunteer 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 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 at (1) Corridor Community Action Network Auction For Mobile Clothing Closet | Facebook 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 us for additional details.

Why Sustaining The Mobile 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.  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!

Categories
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!  

 

 

Categories
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!