Citywide Meeting at Keystone Church, first Thursday of each month, 7-9



Welcome to Communities Rising!

Please join us at our next CR! Event, held at the Keystone Church, first Thursday each month, 7:00 to 9:00  (Please note: March event will be 2nd Tuesday, the 8th.)


We hope to see you at our next CR! EVENT, on Thursday, March 8th, 7 - 9 pm, at Keystone Church: Direct Action Training 

Do you remember when all the people showed up at the airports across the nation when the travel ban was announced last year?  That was an example of effective direct action.  If you are you thinking about the possibility of you or someone close to you taking direct action, you should come to this workshop, presented by our local Neighborhood Action Coalition (NAC).

Doors open at 6:30, if you would like to join us for networking, conversation, and community-building.

We will learn: What is direct action, why is it necessary, and how can each of us effectively engage in it? Direct action is the strategic use of immediately effective acts to achieve a social or political end and challenge an unjust power dynamic. This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about direct action in order to be ready to engage in it when moved to do so--and to support others choosing direct action, when circumstances demand it.


CR is hosting a Lecture Discussion from the on Thursday, Feb 22, 7 - 8:30 pm.  The lecture is "Values-Based Communication in Political Advocacy" by the historian Timothy McCarthy.  View the lecture at:   To sign-up for the discussion, RSVP:  We'll mail you details of the event.  

Our mission is to bring people together in a caring community to strengthen civic engagement and shape public policies to benefit people and the planet. Here’s how we support our mission:

  • Hold monthly Citywide Meetings and promote CR! events and other organizations – See the Events page
  • Publicize ways for each of us find ways  to plug into the issues and causes that “light our fire” – See the Get Involved page
  • Facilitate Neighborhood Groups so neighbors can work on what’s important to them – See the Neighborhoods page
  • Provide information vetted by one of our members on a multitude of subjects – Use our searchable Explore Issues page

Together and in community, as actively engaged citizens, may we continue to find ways to create a world and a future that works for all!