Faith and Labor Alliance to Hold Forum on Mental Health, Education and Quality of Life Issues

YPSILANTI – This Sunday, Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition (WeROC), an alliance of numerous congregations, labor, community and neighborhood organizations, will host its annual Public Meeting on mental health, criminal justice, and education issues. The event will take place at Ekklesia Fellowship Ministries.

What: Community forum being hosted by faith and labor alliance to discuss and take action on mental health equity, education and criminal justice

Where: Ekklesia Fellowship Ministries, 123 North Adams Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

When: Sunday, May 20th @ 3 p.m.

Who: Community members, faith leaders, labor leaders, advocates, Jeremy Waechter (Lead Community Organizer for WeROC and MOSES), Pastor Victoria James (Member of WeROC and Pastor at Ekklesia Fellowship Ministries)

The forum will touch on many issues impacting residents, including mental health equity, education, and criminal justice. This will include a dive deep into their proposed Moral Agenda, which includes support for more diversion programs instead of jail, additional mental health stabilizing services for people in mental health crisis and equity in pay for mental health workers. In addition, the group will discuss the relationship of the mental health and education systems. Specifically calling for increased mental health assistance for K-12 school children who have experienced trauma in order to help them address some of the behaviors that lead to suspensions and expulsions.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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