One World One Family

Committed to Justice and Equity for All

One-World-One-Family

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Mission

One World One Family is committed to justice and equity for all. We work to be anti-racist and to oppose discrimination in any form. We engage and empower people to have an impact and change systems to ensure everyone can participate fully in a diverse society.

Our History, Mission, and Governance

What is Disability Pride Month?

July is Disability Pride month!

Great day for the UNITY Walk - for the Dispute Resolution Center. OWOF supports conflict management and restorative justice. This was a great way to support the organization that brings this to our court system.

Both the City of Chelsea and the State of Michigan have designated June 7 as Gun Violence Awareness Day to stop the needless deaths by guns. Here is recent legislation that is going into effect:

Great Pride event in Chelsea!

Happy Pride Month Chelsea!

🏘 Interested in affordable housing policy? Want to know more about what's going on in housing in our area? Check out the Western Washtenaw Regional Advisory Group meetings linked here. 📅 Next Meeting: May 2 🏘 "Most meetings are held at the WAVE offices located at 12172 Jackson Road, Dexter, MI 48130."

Happy Earth Day! #EarthDay #EarthDay2024

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services team is available 24/7 for those who have experienced sexual assault or abuse, as well as friends and family members of survivors. For anonymous support from trained counselors, contact MDHHS at 855-864-2374 (855-VOICES4) or send a text to 866-238-1454.

Thanks everyone for another great Chelsea Expo. We had a chance to connect with many new and old friends.

Chelsea Expo is tomorrow, Saturday April 13 from 10am-2pm! There will be lots of great information!

Our Own Thing Choral was started in the 70's by Dr. Willis Patterson. They have been a mainstay in the Ann Arbor black community ever since. This is a great opportunity. All events will be streamed. Go to www.ourownthing.org In person at First Congregational Church, 608 E. William, A2

OWOF brought Jazzistry to Chelsea in one of our early MLKJr. Day activities. They are still going and this is a fun way to help them continue. Join the fun at this annual legendary dance party! We are celebrateing Vincent & JAZZistry’s 30th year educating about the historical significance of jazz. Our 21st Annual Rent Party will 'Celebrate Detroit: More than Motown'. Boogie to the D’s best dance band: The Sun Messengers, while enjoying tasty treats, cash bar and silent auction, all in support of JAZZistry’s unique live, educational programs that are growing the next generation of jazz lovers… and players.

This is an important topic. Any meaningful projects around mental health, particularly for youth, will need this millage. It also is part of community policing - will some responses be by a trained mental health professional?? Join us at WSEC for this important town hall to hear more about the county wide Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation millage -what it supports now and what it might look like in the future. It is up for renewal this year - 2024!

The Human Rights Commission would like to remind you: – bring a quote from Dr. King to the Kick-Off Event at 5.30 today – the free yoga classes today require registration – the Affordable Housing Panel Discussion tomorrow night will also be available by zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88234562761?pwd=OUI5ZVd6MXNHUERPNGtkTkc2bGdMUT09 Passcode: 065896 https://chelseaupdate.com/jan-15-mlk-day-celebrations-in-chelsea/

MLK Jr. Day activities in Chelsea! MLK Jr. Celebration Kick Off. Please join us. Participants are asked to bring their favorite quotes from Dr. King, printed out if possible. Council Chambers. 5:30 -6:30 pm.

Excellent opportunity from our neighbors in Saline!

Trans & Nonbinary Passport Name Change/ Gender Marker Clinic This Friday, Nov 17 from 12-3pm 500 Church St, Ann Arbor Community members and U-M students will receive help to apply for/renew a passport, request a name change, and/or update their gender marker with the Washtenaw County Clerk's office. For detailed information and to RSVP please visit this website. https://ssw.umich.edu/assets/rsvp-request/index.php?page=register&id=W621

🗳️It's Voting Day! Chelsea Residents can look here for more information: https://chelseaupdate.com/nov-7-election-day-in-chelsea/ For other locations check here to see what's on your ballot: https://www.vote411.org/

General meeting for One World One Family this Sunday, November 5 at 3pm in the Board Room at WSEC, 500 E. Washington. Let’s all get together to discuss current issues affecting the community, suggestions for OWOF involvement and take a minute to relax with like-minded activists. See you then!

November is Civility Month. Many activities to choose from. More details here: https://chelseaupdate.com/november-civility-month-events-in-chelsea/

Join us on Wednesday Nov 15 at 5:30pm for a workshop on Restorative Justice and Conflict Management presented by The Dispute Resolution Center

Tomorrow night! Tues Oct 24, 7 - 8:30pm Heather Bruegl will speak about contemporary issues in Indian Country today including the #MMIW epidemic, the fight to protect our Earth, and the continued fight for sovereignty. Register at https://www.serendipity-books.com/events/20231024

This is from a post from the new social action group in town Equality Chelsea. OWOF supports their efforts! Here is disturbing news. On the night of October 14, hateful, anti-semitic, anti-LGBTQ, anti-feminist propaganda was left in people's driveways and yards in the Lanewood neighborhood of Chelsea. The affected neighborhood has been encouraged by the Chelsea Police Department to report the receipt of these flyers to the CPD. Reverend Eric Stricklin (St. Paul’s UCC) alerted the wider community to this “alarming and unacceptable” event. Eric drafted a supportive response in writing. Thank you, Eric! This is forthcoming as a joint press release approved by Equality Chelsea, One World One Family and our local faith communities. Stay tuned!

Equality Chelsea is hosting a three part Story Series this Fall in Chelsea! Please attend and support these important free, public events in our community. (Able to donate? See below.) Part 1 (Sept) - Story Collector Training with Laura O'Connor Part 2 (Oct 10) - How to Tell Your Story with Joanna Whaley Part 3 (Nov 14) - StorySlam Performance at Serendipity Books OWOF will be collecting donations, on behalf of Equality Chelsea, from October 1 through November 15, to help pay for honorariums for program speakers. If you are interested in helping support these programs you can paypal @owofchelsea or send a check to OWOF PO Box 31 Chelsea, MI 48118 Thanks!

Mark your calendars! Oct 24, 7 - 8:30pm Register at https://www.serendipity-books.com/events/20231024

Check out these events happening locally for Hispanic Heritage Month: https://mesa.umich.edu/latinx-heritage-month #HispanicHeritage #latineheritagemonth #LatinxHeritageMonth #aquiestamos

Check out this event coming up in October tailored to the Latine/x community: "Anti-Racism Teach-In This MESA Anti-Racism Teach-in is tailored to the Latinx community and offers a space for attendees to communicate with each other, discuss their own perceptions and worldviews about race and privilege, and engage in productive dialogue that will create more equitable and accessible spaces. Our hope is to raise critical consciousness and understand opportunities for action."

Information about local elections and more in the recent Chelsea City newsletter.

This Labor Day we remember the sacrifices and achievements of American workers past and present. #historymatters #LaborDay

These are going up in stores around town in time for all our out-of-town visitors. If you see one in a window, thank the business owner!!

Be aware -- Slashing this banner represents a significant escalation in the attacks on our LGBTQ citizens. A church has not been vandalized before. This was not a spur-of-the-moment prank -- the banner is higher than standing height. Please read the church's response: https://chelseaupdate.com/letter-to-the-editor-st-paul-ucc-rainbow-banner-slashed/

Did you know that transgender youth and adults are 4 times more likely to experience violence because of who they are? Support trans people by educating yourself and making wherever you are an inclusive environment. https://www.vox.com/identities/2016/5/13/17938088/transgender-people-rights-myths #pridemonth #pride2023🌈 #Pride

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