CORTNEY BROWN·SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018
Thanks again for joining us! We are excited to see some new faces and meet new friends who care about community and people. Bev Cowling, President of Medicare For All and creator of Progressive Talk https://www.facebook.com/TheProgressiveTalk/ , Cathy Miller and her husband Chuck Miller . Chuck is running for State Senate of District 9 and is dedicated and people powered to promote peace & prosperity http://chuckmillerforsenate.com/. Shehnaz Soni from the renowned BEMER Group and an amazing health coach https://ashes2sona.com/ , and can’t forget my little bro who didn’t think he had much to give today but him simply being here gave me more motivation than he knows to live my best life.
First, I want to highlight the many free healthcare clinics that are available statewide. You can find them @ https://www.freeclinics.com/sta/alabama . Please share this with anyone who may need it and remember free does not mean free. Please donate to these clinics if you can, any amount will help to relieve and dismantle classist policies in the health industry.
This was not mentioned in the meeting, but this is important for me to highlight: Stress kills. Stress weakens movements, empathy, happiness, and love. Please realize that stress management and self care is just as much a part of the movement as protest, truth seeking, and survival tactics. Good health gives us freedom, the distinction between right and wrong, and the coping skills to learn and move forward. Please take care of yourself. Is it financial burden? We have something for that. You can refer to our living wages category @ https://alabamasolutions.weebly.com/solutions/category/living-wages . Do you need mental health support? NAMI Huntsville hosts support groups @ https://www.namihuntsville.org/support-programs and Free2Be offers free mental health counseling to any victim of a hate crime @https://free2be.org/ . Check out the rest of our solutions for healthy living @ https://alabamasolutions.weebly.com/solutions/category/healthy-living .
UPDATES Meeting notes will turn into networking, so you can bring a pen and paper, any kind of material that’ll heal Alabama’s struggle. The second change is $100 will continue to go to amazing Alabama nonprofits without the poll. If you would like to nominate a great AL nonprofit or charity then please do. I will try to donate to whichever charity that needs it the most, and for each awareness month. For April, I’m giving to Kids To Love for the Woman’s Guild. So, this will start in May. Last, since this was our last theme to cover, I want to leave the table open for all of our priorities. I will call out each individual priority and take notes for those with ideas to share.
Please comment on anything I may have missed. Thank you again! And see you May 5th!
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Cortney L. Brown