2023 Year in Review

Our board and staff are made up of changemakers who are deeply rooted in communities across Michigan and beyond. This past year has found us continuing to grow and mature as an organization, both with our internal workflow and our public facing programming.

The Water Protectors Training Camp spread its wings with youth workshops and camps across northern Michigan.

Understanding Racial Justice continues to build anti-racist community and a base of alumni who engage in impactful activism and organizing in their communities.

Title Track supported artists and partner organizations with the Mondays in the Courtyard series in Ypsilanti and once again hosted several panels at Earthwork Harvest Gathering.

We amplified calls to action and lifted the voices of regional water luminaries with the State of Water podcast.

We are proud to be core members of the national Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus, consistently engaging in federal policy advocacy and narrative change work in the movement alongside front line environmental justice leaders from across the country.

We have met emergent needs in Native communities with our ongoing Indigenous Mutual Aid fund, and prepping the launch of Eminazhichiget (which translates to “person who does good things for others”), a new ongoing interview series celebrating Michigan’s Anishinaabek leaders

As we look ahead to the next year, we invite your support to help us continue to deliver on the promise of our mission and the potential of our incredible team and network of partners. Thank you so much for your support!

Title Track’s Jenny Jones with Abigail Stauffer and Jamie Register during one of our Mondays in the Courtyard events in Ypsilanti.

2023 Video Highlights

Take a look into Water Protector’s Training Camp (WPTC) with this wonderful recap video from our recent WPTC this July at the Old Art Building in Leland, facilitated by Jordan Hamilton and Holly T. Bird.

We completed 5 more cohorts of Understanding Racial Justice, with our alumni community now totaling more than 300.

Many thanks to URJ alumni Taryn Indish for sharing some powerful reflections in this viceo on their Understanding Racial Justice experience.

Our State of Water podcast continues to focus on clean water issues and their relationship to policy, equity, community and climate.

Our most recent State of Water episode features Bill Latka of Oil & Water Don’t Mix and an update on Shut Down Line 5 news and organzing efforts. Stay tuned for more episodes coming this month as well as in early 2024.