City Code Stops Churches from Housing the Homeless
Watch this video from Channel 5 News to learn more.
- Please take a moment now to email city officials
in support of Room in the Inn
- Attend a town hall meeting on Sunday, Nov. 17,
at 1:00 pm in the Trinity Education Building at
Trinity United Methodist Church invites you to a Town Hall Meeting about Room in the Inn-Memphis on Sunday, November 17, at 1 p.m.in the Trinity Education Building at the corner of Evergreen and Galloway.
City Councilman Jim Strickland will be present as well as the Rev. Lisa Anderson, director of Room in the Inn-Memphis, and Trinity representatives. Our hope is to give our neighbors an overview of this program and discuss any concerns they might have about how the program will work at Trinity UMC. It would be helpful for us to have Room in the Inn-Memphis supporters at this meeting to help counter any negative opinions.
The City Planning Office is helping Trinity UMC to craft language to change the size of the property requirement in the code. It will go to the Land Use Board and then to the City Council and County Commission for three readings each, giving the public chances to object. However, this process begins in December and will last at least a couple of months. Our immediate need is to get started in November without the fear of a church being cited for this violation. This code is ignored for all other groups, the only reason it is coming up for Trinity now is the prejudice against the guests being homeless.
Please take a moment now to email city officials in support of Room in the Inn
Reid.Hedgepeth@memphistn.gov; Shea.Flinn@memphistn.gov; Kemp.Conrad@memphistn.gov; Myron.Lowery@memphistn.gov;Janis.Fullilove@memphistn.gov; Joe.Brown@memphistn.gov; Jim.Strickland@memphistn.gov; Wanda.Halbert@memphistn.gov;Harold.Collins@memphistn.gov; Bill.Boyd@memphistn.gov; Bill.Morrison@memphistn.gov; Edmund.Fordjr@memphistn.gov;
Bands not Bombs: A benefit featuring Hope Clayburn’s Soul Scrimmage
A benefit for the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center
Join us for an evening of dancing, friends and fun!
Saturday, April 5 :: 9:00pm
Young Avenue Deli
Featuring Hope Clayburn’s Soul Scrimmage and special guests Jason “Hex” Freeman and Lurrell Low.
$10 to get in. 100% of proceeds go to support important work in the community.
Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or online HERE. Consider purchasing a ticket for one to donate to someone that can’t afford to be there
Help us get the word out by inviting your friends to our event on Facebook!
Community-Police Relations Forum To Be Held in Frayser
Please join us on Saturday, July 27th
Noon – 2:00 pm. (sign in at 11:30 am)
Union Grove Church, 2285 Frayser Blvd.
Hosted by Rangeline CDC, Charlie Caswell.
This forum will give you the opportunity to share your story and vision for Community-Police Relations. The experience shared will be used to develop and implement concrete changes toward a safer community. Be a part of the conversation as the community sets the vision of how we will deal with crime and violence in our city as we work to build a better relationship with community and law enforcement. Be a part of the solution.
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The CPR project is a groundbreaking partnership between citizens and law enforcement officers that is challenging both groups to overcome their differences and distrust to work together on the deepest problems of our community.