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 (At these meetings we strive to be mindful, caring, and of course, civil!)


We hope to see you at our next CR! EVENT, on Thursday, May 3rd, 7 - 9 pm, at Keystone Church: "Beyond $15: The Poor People’s Campaign, Direct Action, and Building a Lasting Movement" - Jonathan Rosenblum

On this evening, Jonathan will be talking about power inequality under capitalism -- the yawning gap in political, economic, and cultural authority and control maintained by big business and finance elites at the expense of the rest of us. With 34 years of leadership in union and community organizing (including being campaign director of the first successful $15 fight in the country, the historic SeaTac Airport workers campaign), Jonathan is nationally-recognized for his work in breakthrough campaigns to build power for working people. Following his talk, he will lead a training/discussion using "Letter from Birmingham Jail" as a foundation for Direct Action and building a political movement with stamina.  

As an integral part of the evening, we will meet in small groups, as we often do, to listen and be heard. Doors open at 6:30; we hope you will come early to meet, share stories, and network!


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 Events and promote other 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!