Intro to Community Organizing for New Member Congregations

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Intro to Community Organizing for New Member Congregations

  1. 1. CCISCO EXPLORATORY TRAINING Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization
  2. 2. Welcome
  3. 3. Spiritual Reflection
  4. 4. CCISCO RICHMON D PINOLE SAN PABLO ORINDA LAFAYET TE CONCOR D PITTSBUR G ANTIOCH OAKLEY BRENTWOO D Contra Costa County
  5. 5. CCISCO Leadership Summit Structure El Cerrito Lafayette/ Orinda Pinole/ Hercules Richmond Countywide Leadership Summit Leadership Summit WestLeadership Summit East Antioch Brentwood Concord Oakley Pittsburg Structures channel power.
  6. 6. PICO National
  7. 7. Selected PICO collective victories
  8. 8. GROUND RULES & GUIDELINES • Respect yourself and one another • Practice self-focus • Difference between impact and intent • Step up, step back • Try on: take risks • Maintain confidentiality
  9. 9. I. Why Organize?
  10. 10. I. Why Organize? Love without power is sentimentality. Power without love is despotism. Paul Tillich Justice is what love sounds like when it is spoken in public. Michael Eric Dyson
  11. 11. I. Why Organize? HOPE WITHIN HISTORY: STAGES OF FAITH DEVELOPMENT
  12. 12. Contra Costa
  13. 13. Contra Costa
  14. 14. Children in Contra
  15. 15. Foreclosure Filings 2005-10
  16. 16. Map of Foreclosures in Richmond
  17. 17. Bank profits are up, while the economy is down
  18. 18. Polluters
  19. 19. Example: Foreclosure Crisis …to Reverse Redlining A Geography of Credit… From Redlining…
  20. 20. COMMUNITY ORGANIZING: POWER FOR
  21. 21. COMMUNITY A NEW STORY
  22. 22. OUR RESPONSE:
  23. 23. COMMUNITY
  24. 24. COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP
  25. 25. Preparation Action Reflection
  26. 26. Next Steps  Next Session: Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00pm at Temple Baptist  Review Robert Linthicum article on “Systems As God Intends and Humanity Corrupts”  Have a one-to-one conversation with one member of your congregation about their vision/
  27. 27. Social Inequities Health Inequities Segregation Income & Employment Education Housing Transportation Air Quality Food Access & Liquor Stores Physical Activity & Neighborhood Conditions Criminal Justice Access to Healthcare Social Relationships & Community Capacity Social Inequities
  28. 28. When the external becomes internal: How we internalize our environment Allostatic Load Inadequate Transportation Long Commutes Housing Lack of social capital High Demand- Low Control Jobs Lack of access to stores, jobs, services Crime Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress Stress
  29. 29. CRH AFFECTS MULTIPLE ORGANS & SYSTEMS STRESSOR CORTISOL Hypothalamus Pituitary Gland Adrenal Glands ACTH Stress pathway from brain to body Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of CA, San Francisco
  30. 30. 50 63 75 88 100 0% 15% 30% 45% 60% BARHII Life Expectancy and Poverty by Tract LifeExpectancy(Years) Poverty Rate Bay Area Poverty vs. Life Expectancy
  31. 31. Race and Racism Matters: Health Inequities by Race/Ethnicity 2.3 years 4.9 years 7.8 years
  32. 32. Cost of Poverty in San Francisco Bay Area • Every additional $12,500 in household income buys one year of life expectancy • (Benefit appears to plateau at household incomes above $150,000) • Similar gradients in Baltimore, NYC, Philadelphia, Hennepin County (Minneapolis-St. Paul), Colorado, California, AND Cuyahoga County ($6304/year of life)

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