Transcript of year in review:
*A year ago this week we were on a virtual Capitol Hill week with the PolicyLink Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus, a nation-wide coalition of frontline Environmental Justice leaders, where Title Track leadership is proud to serve on the federal strategy working group as well as the arts and culture working group.
*Again in the thick of Line 5 organizing all year round, participating in roundtables, meetings and events.
*Participated in the mayday MAJIC event for the Thrive Agenda
*Supported of the farm formation of anti-racism groups in Manistee, Benzie, Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties.
*Delivered closing remarks and music at the Michigan Climate and Clean Energy Summit, and have been brought on as event partners this year! (Join us on June 9 in Traverse City).
*Monthly internal equity trainings with the Truth and Titus Collective
*Development and funding trainings through Grants Republic
*Collaborating with local partners in philanthropy like Rotary Charities and the Grand Traverse Community Foundation
*Building and strengthening partnerships with partners in the nonprofit sector including the Amplify Fellowship, Grow Benzie, Crosshatch, Groundwork, SEEDS, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Blissfest, Norté, TART, E3, D.CIPHER, and Youth Arts Alliance , with whom we will be partnering on a big youth courthouse takeover in Ann Arbor next fall.
*The new season of the State of Water podcast featured interviews with multi-cultural and multi-generational organizers, activists and artists!
*We led four cohorts of Understanding Racial Justice and one cohort of Train the Trainer, training a new group of people to continue the work of Understanding Racial Justice.
*We spoke at private events with environmental leaders and public events with partners in Arts and Culture, like the Folk Alliance Regional Midwest
*Welcomed Jenny Jones on board as a third co-executive Director, marking a new era in shared leadership for a Title Track!
*Co-presented the Water is Life Festival, where we are proud annual partners
*Staff went through master classes and leadership trainings such as the Xchange approach and the Rotary Charities Leadership Coaching cohort
*Helped to create and circulate water anthems! “WATERSONG” with Amber Hasan and Monica Lewis-Patrick, and “Let the Wave”, by Samantha Cooper
*Hosted monthly alumni gatherings for Understanding Racial Justice
*Participated in the second annual nonprofit Block Party in Benton Harbor
*”Bikes, Bubbles and Bernard” youth empowerment event presented by Norté in Traverse City
*Special invitation to the North American water issues workshop
*Special invitation to the North American youth parliament on water
*Participated in a Native American heritage month and Black History Month with interviews and features
*Worked with two brilliant young women as interns: Annie Lively and Coda Mix
*Three founding of the board members finished their terms – deep thanks to Wayne Ramocan, Jack Seaman, and Sally Van Vleck!
*We are welcoming three new board members! Expect an announcement soon!