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Reflection on Juneteenth Commemoration from Rev. Dr. John Welch, PhD

June 18, 2021

On June 19, 1865, when federal troops entered Galveston, Texas, the emancipation of every enslaved Black American was effectively enacted. This was 2 ½ years after Lincoln’s proclamation. To say the delay was due to the late arrival of the news from federal troops would be exceedingly gracious. Instead, it speaks to the defiant attitude…

Gamaliel needs your help to make 1,000 calls to members of Congress on June 21!

June 14, 2021

In honor of Father’s Day and all undocumented fathers across the country, Gamaliel and the Civil Rights of Immigrants Coordinating Committee are holding a National Day of Phone Calls in support of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 (H.R.1177/ S.348) on June 21, 2021. Gamaliel has committed to making 1,000 calls on June 21 —…

Civil Rights of Immigrants holds Congressional Briefing (video)

May 17, 2021

Gamaliel’s Civil Rights of Immigrants Campaign and Gamaliel of California held a Congressional Briefing May 12 to advocate for Complete Inclusive Immigration Reform (CIIR). CIIR is a set of demands that the Civil Rights of Immigrants Campaign put forward in a January, 2021 letter to President Joe Biden, including a moratorium on deportations, creating a…

Save the date for the 2021 Race and Power in America Summit!

April 22, 2021

The 2021 Race and Power in America Summit will be held November 8-11 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Race and Power in America Summit is Gamaliel’s biennial conference for leaders who share Gamaliel’s commitment to racial equity. Participants can expect powerful speakers and a variety of workshops focused on leadership, organizing money, Integrated Voter Engagement, and…

Save the Date for Ntosake 2021!

April 22, 2021

Español abajo Are you a woman who has been searching for leadership training tailored to your needs, perspectives and experiences?  Join Ntosake, a women’s leadership training and development organization of the Gamaliel Network, for our 2021 national training Women Together In Power: Fearless, Determined — No Permission Required. Ntosake is for women, by women. Attendees…

Civil Rights of Immigrants Campaign to hold meeting April 29, issues petition

April 22, 2021

Please join Gamaliel’s Civil Rights of Immigrants Campaign on April 29 at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) for El Día del Niño: Niños Migrantes No Acompañados (Children’s Day: Unaccompanied Migrant Children). On the 100th day of President Biden’s term in office, we’re taking action on behalf of the Unaccompanied Migrant Children who…

Gamaliel statement on the Chauvin Trial Verdict

April 21, 2021

The Board of Directors, staff and affiliates of the Gamaliel Network join in prayer for the family of George Floyd, residents of Minneapolis and across the country, as the emotions of joy and jubilation flow in response to the historic verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. We realize that while justice is an unattainable ideal…

Mark your calendar for the next Transformational Justice in Action Meeting

April 15, 2021

Mark your calendar for our next Transformational Justice in Action meeting scheduled for April 23, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. CT (3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT). The meeting will include training and work on developing transformational narratives that contribute to the success of our campaign: 1) to pass a Justice Reinvestment Act that would…

Gamaliel statement on the police shooting death of Daunte Wright

April 14, 2021

Gamaliel stands in protest and mourning against the brutal death of Daunte Wright at the hands of police officers April 11. We stand with the Brooklyn Center, MN and Minneapolis/St. Paul communities as they cry out against this latest injustice and mourn the death of another senseless police shooting of a Black man.  It is…

Gamaliel Statement on the Act of Terrorism in Atlanta

March 18, 2021

The following is a statement from Rev. Dr. John C. Welch, Chair of Gamaliel’s Board of Directors, on the act of terrorism against the Asian population in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. In 1995, Timothy McVeigh terrorized Oklahoma City. In 1996, Eric Rudolph terrorized Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA. In 1999, Eric Harris and…