WHAT IS A COMMUNITY GROUP?
MAP Community Groups are open to anyone interested in learning more or becoming involved with anti-slavery initiatives in Michigan communities.
Community Groups meet regularly in Brighton,Canton, Fenton, Lansing, Midland, Milford, Novi, Redford, Shelby Township, The University of Michigan, and Warren . New groups are in process of forming. Attending a meeting does not mean you have to commit to volunteering. You can come to observe/learn or get involved – your choice.
WHY A COMMUNITY GROUP?
We need you and your fellow community members to help us respond to the atrocity of modern slavery that exists throughout Michigan.
“Human trafficking is a crime and a human rights abuse involving commercial sexual exploitation of a child or the use of force, coercion or fraud to compel someone into labor servitude or commercial sexual exploitation. Thousands of men, women, and children are trafficked in the United States every year. Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery. Whether you are a victim, a concerned neighbor, a police officer, a teacher, or a business owner, you can help stop human trafficking in your community”.
– U.S. Department of Homeland Security
COMMUNITY GROUP LOCATIONS
Check the MAP calendar for meeting details. The public is invited and welcome to attend these meetings.
BRIGHTON COMMUNITY GROUP (Livingston County Abolitionist Project-LCAP): Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church 9455 Hilton Road Brighton, MI 48114. Please sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders! For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANTON COMMUNITY GROUP (SHE3): Our Canton Community Group will meet on Sunday evenings, bi-monthly, at at Connection Church 3855 Sheldon Rd, Canton, MI 48188. Sign up to be on the mailing list for this group! For more information, please email email@example.com.
DETROIT COMMUNITY GROUP: (Coming Soon!)
FENTON COMMUNITY GROUP: The Fenton Community Group meets at The Rock Church 11400 Linden Road Fenton, MI 48430. This group meets the second Monday of each month. Sign up to receive information and reminders and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY GROUP:
Our Grand Rapids group launched in 2016. They meet at St. Thomas church in Grand Rapids. There is also a student group at Grand Valley State University. Sign up for updates about this group, or email them at email@example.com if you would like to get involved in starting this group.
LANSING COMMUNITY GROUP (Hope Ministry): Hope Ministry meets quarterly at Trinity Church at 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing MI 48911. Sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MID-MICHIGAN COMMUNITY GROUP (MIDLAND): The Mid-Michigan Community Group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Midland Evangelical Free Church 7221 N. Jefferson Ave. Midland, MI 48642 from 11am-1pm. Sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders. For more information, please email email@example.com .
MILFORD COMMUNITY GROUP (North Oakland Abolitionist Hub: NOAH): The Milford Community Group meets the third Monday of every other month at Milford United Methodist Church 1200 Atlantic St. Milford, MI 48381. Sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOVI STUDENT GROUP (6:8 Anti Trafficking): The Novi Student Group meets weekly 9-9:30pm at Oak Pointe Church 50200 W. 10 Mile Rd. Novi, MI 48374. Sign up to receive reminders and notifications and email email@example.com.
REDFORD COMMUNITY GROUP: The Redford Community Group meets quarterly at various locations. The Redford Group also publishes a blog, freedom127.WordPress.com. Sign up to receive reminders and notifications and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SHELBY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY GROUP (Voices for Justice): Voices for Justice Meets the second Monday of every other month in Shelby Township at 7pm at Shepherd’s Gate Church 12400 23 Mile Road in Shelby Township. Sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders. For more information, email email@example.com.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN COMMUNITY GROUP (MAPUM): The UofM Community Group meets at various times throughout the month on campus. Sign up to receive reminders and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WARREN COMMUNITY GROUP: The Warren Community Group meets the last Thursday of the month at The Woods Church Warren Campus 14300 E. 13 Mile Road Warren, MI 48088. Check the MAP calendar for meeting details. Sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders. For more information, email email@example.com.
If you are interested in starting a meeting in your area, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.