January 2021 Meetings
ST. ELIZABETH MEMBER MEETING
Tuesday, January 26th 7 pm on Zoom
This is an important meeting for all St. Elizabeth Justice Ministry Network Members (and anyone else interested in learning more about our RISC Justice Ministry), to do the organizing necessary to have a strong turnout at our RISC Nehemiah Action Rally (held online).
Before 7, CLICK HERE to join on ZOOM. Enter (if prompted) Meeting ID: 958 9538 8078 and Passcode: 717612. You can also dial in by calling 301-715-8592
ISSUE COMMITTEE NIGHT
Thursday, January 28th 6:30 – 8:30 pm on Zoom
The Issue Committees are open to any and all members who want to engage more deeply with our issue campaigns around Gun Violence, or Affordable Housing. To join, CLICK HERE before the meeting starts to open up on Zoom. Enter (if prompted) Meeting ID: 991 6753 5994. You can also dial in by calling 301-715-8592.
NEHEMIAH ACTION DATE CHANGE
Tuesday, March 23rd 7 pm
RISC NEW OFFICE SPACE
RISC is now officially housed in Kingsley Hall at Virginia Union University. The move coincides with the hiring of RISC Associate Organizer, Ian Donaldson. Ian will help RISC Lead Organizer Emily Small with its operation and coordination.
You can see a complete calendar of RISC meetings and trainings at www.riscrichmond.org/calendar.
Past Meetings and their outcomes:
HOUSING CALL TO ACTION
Monday, January 11th City Council Meeting starting at 5:30 pm on Zoom
The City’s Finance Committee passed a draft Ordinance that will create a dedicated stream of revenue for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Next is putting the funding up to vote by the City Council on Monday, January 11th. Once again, we are calling on the power of the people to voice your support. City Council dedicating a stream of funding for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund is something RISC has been seeking for almost a decade! To prepare for the big meeting, RISC members will rally at 5:30 pm on Zoom. At 6 pm, we will join the City Council meeting.
You are asked to let RISC know if you can attend Monday’s meeting. Fill out this online registration form. You can learn more about Richmond’s housing crisis and watch videos of our meetings with officials on RISC’s website: www.riscrichmond.org/housing_evictions.