Past Events

We want to hear from you! Alabama Arise’s members are our lifeblood, ensuring we remain an authentic movement for change driven by everyday people across our state. Check out one of our upcoming events near you. Don’t see one? Contact your local Arise organizer to set up a meeting in your community!

Region
North Alabama (including Anniston, Gadsden and Huntsville) Debbie Smith
North Alabama (including Birmingham, Florence and Tuscaloosa) Stan Johnson
Southeast Alabama (including Auburn, Dothan and Montgomery) Mike Nicholson
Southwest Alabama (including Mobile and Selma) Presdelane Harris

Arise membership meeting in Mobile

We want to hear from you! Join us in Mobile for an Arise membership meeting to discuss our 2020 issue priorities and our plans to move Alabama forward. We will meet in Quinlan Hall - Room 235. The event will be at Spring Hill College in [...]

Date
September 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Spring Hill College
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Arise membership meeting in Fairhope

We want to hear from you! Join us in Fairhope for an Arise membership meeting to discuss our 2020 issue priorities and our plans to move Alabama forward. We will meet in the Classroom Complex - Room 11. The event will be at the University of [...]

Date
September 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
University of South Alabama’s Baldwin County Classroom Complex
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2019 Arise annual meeting

Registration is open for the 2019 Arise annual meeting on Saturday, Sept. 7! Members and member groups of Alabama Arise will vote for the priority issues for 2020. Please RSVP by Aug. 30, 2019, by clicking here or by calling the Arise office at 334-832-9060. The [...]

Date
September 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Venue
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
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Arise listening session in Jacksonville

Arise is listening, and your input can help shape our 2020 agenda. Join us for a listening session in Jacksonville on Aug. 20 to share what you have to say about our issues and strategies for the next year. These discussions help inform the issue priorities [...]

Date
August 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Venue
Episcopal Campus Ministry Center
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Mobile County membership meeting

Arise members from Mobile County meet monthly to discuss how to build a better Alabama for all. Your ideas and suggestions are important, so come join us!

Date
August 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
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Baldwin County membership meeting

Arise members from Baldwin County meet monthly to discuss how to build a better Alabama for all. Your ideas and suggestions are important, so come join us!

Date
August 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Fairhope Friends Meeting House
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Arise listening session in Andalusia

Arise is listening, and your input can help shape our 2020 agenda. Join us for a listening session in Andalusia on Aug. 8 to share what you have to say about our issues and strategies for the next year. These discussions help inform the issue priorities [...]

Date
August 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Andalusia City Hall
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Arise listening session in Auburn

Arise is listening, and your input can help shape our 2020 agenda. Join us for a listening session in Auburn on July 11 to share what you have to say about our issues and strategies for the next year. These discussions help inform the issue priorities [...]

Date
July 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
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Arise listening session in Montgomery

Arise is listening, and your input can help shape our 2020 agenda. Join us for a listening session in Montgomery on July 10 to share what you have to say about our issues and strategies for the next year. These discussions help inform the issue priorities [...]

Date
July 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venue
Providence Presbyterian Church
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Arise listening session in Decatur

Arise is listening, and your input can help shape our 2020 agenda. Join us for a listening session in Decatur on June 25 to share what you have to say about our issues and strategies for the next year. These discussions help inform the issue priorities [...]

Date
June 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
St. John’s Episcopal Church
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Arise listening session in Huntsville

Arise is listening, and your input can help shape our 2020 agenda. Join us for a listening session in Huntsville on June 20 to share what you have to say about our issues and strategies for the next year. These discussions help inform the issue priorities [...]

Date
June 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Trinity United Methodist Church
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Arise listening session in Tuscaloosa

Arise is listening, and your input can help shape our 2020 agenda. Join us for a listening session in Tuscaloosa on June 20 to share what you have to say about our issues and strategies for the next year. These discussions help inform the issue priorities [...]

Date
June 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Venue
Grace Presbyterian Church
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Arise listening session in Florence

Arise is listening, and your input can help shape our 2020 agenda. Join us for a listening session in Florence on June 20 to share what you have to say about our issues and strategies for the next year. These discussions help inform the issue priorities [...]

Date
June 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Venue
Royal Avenue Recreation Center
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Arise listening session in Anniston

Arise is listening, and your input can help shape our 2020 agenda. Join us for a listening session in Anniston on June 11 to share what you have to say about our issues and strategies for the next year. These discussions help inform the issue priorities [...]

Date
June 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Venue
Community Enabler Developer
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Arise listening session in Birmingham

Arise is listening, and your input can help shape our 2020 agenda. Join us for a listening session in Birmingham on June 9 to share what you have to say about our issues and strategies for the next year. These discussions help inform the issue priorities [...]

Date
June 9, 2019 @ 11:45 am
Venue
Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham
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Arise listening session in Birmingham

Arise is listening, and your input can help shape our 2020 agenda. Join us for a listening session in Birmingham on June 6 to share what you have to say about our issues and strategies for the next year. These discussions help inform the issue priorities [...]

Date
June 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Venue
Greater Birmingham Ministries
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Arise listening session in Tuscaloosa

Arise is listening, and your input can help shape our 2020 agenda. Join us for a listening session in Tuscaloosa on June 2 to share what you have to say about our issues and strategies for the next year. These discussions help inform the issue priorities [...]

Date
June 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am
Venue
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa
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Mobile County membership meeting

Arise members from Mobile County meet monthly to discuss how to build a better Alabama for all. Your ideas and suggestions are important, so come join us!

Date
May 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
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Baldwin County membership meeting

Arise members from Baldwin County meet monthly to discuss how to build a better Alabama for all. Your ideas and suggestions are important, so come join us!

Date
May 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Fairhope Friends Meeting House
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Mobile County membership meeting

Arise members from Mobile County meet monthly to discuss how to build a better Alabama for all. Your ideas and suggestions are important, so come join us!

Date
April 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
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Baldwin County membership meeting

Arise members from Baldwin County meet monthly to discuss how to build a better Alabama for all. Your ideas and suggestions are important, so come join us!

Date
April 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Fairhope Friends Meeting House
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Medicaid listening session in Fort Payne

Changes are coming to Alabama Medicaid, and Arise wants to hear from you! So please share your health care experiences, concerns and suggestions as Medicaid plans new ways to improve health in our state. This event is free to attend. A light lunch will be served. [...]

Date
April 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Venue
Fort Payne Pediatrics
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Brewton community forum on Medicaid expansion

Join us for a conversation about how Medicaid expansion would help Escambia County and communities across Alabama. Featured speakers will include: Dr. David Becker, an associate professor in the UAB School of Public Health and author of the study “Medicaid Expansion in Alabama: Revisiting the Economic [...]

Date
April 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital
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League of Women Voters of Montgomery: March 2019 meeting

Medicaid expansion, payday lending reform and voting rights are key items on Alabama Arise's 2019 agenda for change. Arise executive director Robyn Hyden will talk to the League of Women Voters of Montgomery about these and other issues. Come learn how you can make a difference!

Date
March 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Venue
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Montgomery
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Arise Legislative Day 2019

Your voice matters! Make plans now to speak up for a better Alabama for all. Join us at Arise's 2019 Legislative Day on Tuesday, March 19, in Montgomery. Click here to RSVP today!

Date
March 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Venue
Alabama State House
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Phenix City community forum on payday lending reform

Payday loans trap tens of thousands of Alabamians in deep debt every year. Join us to hear how payday lending affects people in Phenix City and across the state. Then learn how you can help make a difference. Alabama Arise is co-hosting this event with Alabama [...]

Date
March 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church
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Mobile County membership meeting

Arise members from Mobile County meet monthly to discuss how to build a better Alabama for all. Your ideas and suggestions are important, so come join us!

Date
March 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
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Baldwin County membership meeting

Arise members from Baldwin County meet monthly to discuss how to build a better Alabama for all. Your ideas and suggestions are important, so come join us!

Date
March 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Fairhope Friends Meeting House
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Jacksonville issue preview 2019

Arise members from the Jacksonville area will discuss 2019 issue priorities like Medicaid expansion, public transportation and voting rights. Your ideas and suggestions are important, so come join us! We will meet at Jacksonville State University in the Houston Cole Library - Room 1103C.

Date
February 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Venue
Jacksonville State University
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Andalusia town hall on payday lending reform

Payday loans trap tens of thousands of Alabamians in deep debt every year. Join us to hear how payday lending affects people in Andalusia and across the state. Then learn how you can help make a difference. Alabama Arise and Alabama Appleseed are co-hosting this event.

Date
February 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Andalusia City Hall
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Huntsville meet and greet February 2019

Join Arise executive director Robyn Hyden and organizer Debbie Smith for a Huntsville-area meet and greet! This event is just a few blocks away from the Madison County Legislative Forum starting at 7 p.m. So join us for a drink, or simply stop by to chat about Arise. [...]

Date
February 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Venue
Old Town Beer Exchange
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Baldwin County legislative meet and greet 2019

The Alabama Legislature’s 2019 regular session begins March 5. Our legislators play a key role in shaping policies that can make our communities and state better. This is a chance to hear from them and have them hear from us. The meeting is in Room 11. [...]

Date
February 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
University of South Alabama’s Baldwin County Classroom Complex
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Medicaid listening session in Uniontown

Health care access is a major challenge for many Alabamians in the Black Belt and other rural areas. Join Arise for a Medicaid listening session and learn how Medicaid expansion would protect rural hospitals and strengthen communities.

Date
February 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Venue
Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
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Madison community forum on payday lending reform

Payday loans trap tens of thousands of Alabamians in deep debt every year. Join us to hear how payday lending affects people in Andalusia and across the state. Then learn how you can help make a difference. Alabama Arise is co-hosting this event with Alabama Appleseed [...]

Date
February 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venue
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
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Mobile County legislative meet and greet 2019

The Alabama Legislature's 2019 regular session begins March 5. Our legislators play a key role in shaping policies that can make our communities and state better. This is a chance to hear from them and have them hear from us. Please join us!

Date
February 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
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Baldwin County membership meeting

Arise members from Baldwin County meet monthly to discuss how to build a better Alabama for all. Your ideas and suggestions are important, so come join us!

Date
February 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Fairhope Friends Meeting House
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Tuscaloosa issue preview 2019

Arise members from the Tuscaloosa area will discuss 2019 issue priorities like Medicaid expansion, public transportation and voting rights. Your ideas and suggestions are important, so come join us!

Date
February 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa
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Birmingham issue preview 2019

Date
January 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Venue
Greater Birmingham Ministries
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Mobile County membership meeting

Date
January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
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Baldwin County membership meeting

Date
January 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue
Fairhope Friends Meeting House
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2015 Arise Policy Conference

Share the Vision: Creating A Path Forward Join with hundreds of people working toward a better Alabama at the 2015 Arise Policy Conference on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Birmingham-Southern College! Learn about the policy challenges facing our state and how your advocacy can help make Alabama a [...]

Date
February 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Venue
Norton Center, BirminghamSouthern College
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Moving Alabama Forward: ACPP Policy Conference

Share the Vision: Moving Alabama Forward, You won't want to miss "Moving Alabama Forward," the 2013 ACPP Policy Conference, Fri., Feb. 8, at Auburn University Montgomery. This year's event comes at a particularly urgent and promising time for improving public policies that affect our most vulnerable neighbors. During [...]

Date
February 8, 2013 @ 12:00 am
Venue
Taylor Center, Auburn University Montgomery
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2009 Health Care Access Conference

Knowledge, strategies & hope for a healthier Alabama A statewide conference presented by Arise Citizens' Policy Project, Alabama Appleseed and the Birmingham-Southern chapter of Alabama Arise and made possible by a generous grant from the Public Welfare Foundation. The 2009 conference brochure describes the 20 breakout workshops, [...]

Date
February 10, 2009 @ 12:00 am
Venue
Norton Center, BirminghamSouthern College
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2007 Poverty & Policy Conference

Let Justice Roll It's inspiring to know that nearly 400 Alabamians are willing to brave icy winds to spend a day envisioning a fairer Alabama! On Feb. 15, 2007, the second Poverty & Policy Conference filled Birmingham-Southern's Norton Campus Center with civic and church leaders, community advocates, [...]

Date
February 15, 2007 @ 12:00 am
Venue
Norton Center, BirminghamSouthern College
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2005 Poverty & Policy Conference

ACPP's first-ever statewide Poverty & Policy Conference drew more than 480 participants to Birmingham-Southern College on Feb. 15, 2005. The all-day event brought together community activists, church leaders, state agency personnel, nationally recognized scholars and policy experts, and 160 college and university students from around the state. [...]

Date
February 15, 2005 @ 12:00 am
Venue
Norton Center, BirminghamSouthern College
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