April 21-24, 2022
Join Gamaliel leaders, organizers, and friends in Memphis for a weekend of Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) training and action, April 21-24, 2022. The weekend event, titled “Our Power, Our Vote, Our City: Gamaliel in Memphis and Beyond!”, is an important opportunity for us to show up as a Network and provide powerful support to our affiliate in Memphis—MICAH—in their fight for a just legal system in Shelby County and robust turnout in the upcoming primary and general elections.
As many of you know, MICAH has made the case for addressing the outsized control and impact exercised by the county’s District Attorney. With that office on the ballot in the upcoming election, now is the time to engage voters in a conversation about the power of the prosecutor.
Here is what you can expect if you choose to travel to Memphis and join local leaders in the fight:
Grounding in the civil rights history of Memphis, making the connection between this fight and Gamaliel’s Transformational Justice and Civil Rights for Immi
Deep canvassing in key locations around Memphis
Wrap-up and reflection on weekend/adjourn at noon
In addition, there will be opportunities to enjoy Memphis barbeque, experience the local culture, and deepen relationships with colleagues in Memphis and from across the Network.
I am registering as a leader from another part of the Gamaliel Network (not a resident of the Memphis area) for the Our Power, Our Vote, Our City event.
I am registering as leader from the Memphis area for the entire Our Power, Our Vote, Our City event.
For folks traveling in from outside the Memphis region, the cost for the weekend is $425 double occupancy, includes training, housing for 3 nights, and meals. $525 single occupancy, includes training, housing for 3 nights, and meals. If you will only be staying 2 nights the cost for training, housing, and meals is $325 double occupancy and $425 single occupancy. The cost for folks participating for the weekend from the Memphis area is $50. You will need proof of vaccination when you register. The deadline for registration is April 1, 2022.
For those traveling and staying at a hotel, you will make your own hotel reservations and, therefore, may select any hotel you wish. MICAH has secured a block of rooms at LA QUINTA INN & SUITES BY WYNDHAM, 310 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103. The hotel is located downtown and will serve as the site for our training and meetings. The cost is $195.86 per night and includes breakfast, as well as other hotel amenities. If you wish to stay at LaQuinta, call the hotel at 901-522-2383 and tell them you are with the MICAH Memphis group.
Regardless of where you stay, you will need to pay the registration fee of $125.00. This covers lunch on Friday and Saturday, dinner on Saturday, transportation costs to and from venues, entrance to the Civil Rights Museum on Friday, and materials. The new registration deadline is Friday, April 8.
Following the April 8 deadline you will receive a detailed agenda.