Weekly Action

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

Find opportunities to help in the Iowa Corridor!

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

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5 pm: Linn-Marr Community School District School Board Meeting– Boardroom of the Learning Resource Center (2999 N 10th St, Marion) 
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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) 
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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  
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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) 
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5:30pm: Iowa City Community Police Review Board meeting- Emma J Harvat Hall (City Hall, 410 E. Washington St) 
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6 pm: Iowa City Community School District School Board Meeting- Educational Services Center Room 142C 
(1725 N. Dodge Street) 
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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) 

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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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