SPECIAL EVENTS

Time to Thrive

The premier, national convening to build the awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices, and gather resources from leading experts and national organizations in the field.

Out Loud Chorus Cabaret Fundraiser

Help us raise the money we need to perform at GALA LGBTQ+ Choral Festival on July 2020.  Have an amazing evening with us that’s *VERY* adult (21 and over only).   VIP tickets get you a meet-n-greet with Mayor Beth Bashert of Ypsilanti, the singers and a very special performance!  $75 or $125 for VIP.

ONGOING EVENTS

Springmatter.org Partners with Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute at Stanford University

We are pleased to announce a partnership between the Stanford Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute and Springmatter.org. The partnership will result in educational materials, workshops, and resources to expand the scope of the Liberation Curriculum. Plans are being made to formally launch this partnership on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, April 4th, 2018.

“Preparing our youth to live in today’s world and to solve societies complex problems requires intentional teaching on diversity at very young ages. In fact, no age is too young to begin explaining and emphasizing the value of diverse backgrounds,” said Peter Tchoryk, Jr., Fund Advisor for Springmatter.org. “Central to the teaching of diversity are the ideals for which Dr. King gave his life and we’re honored to partner with Dr. Clayborne Carson (Founder and Director of the Stanford MLK Institute), to create educational materials that promote diversity in the context of Dr. King’s vision.”

Dr. Carson emphasized, “The success of democracy itself depends on the ability of the populace to understand and make decisions that have life and death implications, not just in one country, but the world over. Democracy and diversity are still a work in progress.”

“Our society needs to embrace the moral and social obligations that come with democratic process,” said Mr. Tchoryk. “In particular, the self-evident truth from our Declaration of Independence, ‘that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

“Dr. King was an advocate for human rights, not just civil rights, and firmly believed we all have a moral obligation to stand up for social justice,” said Dr. Carson. “I’m thrilled to partner with Springmatter and expand our efforts to teach the world about Dr. King’s philosophies.”

Riot Youth

Riot Youth meets Fridays 4-6 pm: Riot Youth is a safe and supportive space for teens to build community for teens to build community and connect through social activism.

Comprehensive Gender Services

Parents of Gender-Nonconforming People: A support group for parents and guardians of transgender and gender questioning individuals. Partners of Gender-Nonconforming People: A support group for partners of transgender and gender questioning individuals.

Supporting Trans Youth & Families

If you’re a parent of a transgender individual, or identify as transgender* and are between the ages of 12–22, we have support groups in 7 southeast Michigan Counties.

Pride Zone

Pride Zone Social and support group for LGBTQ people ages 13-20 to socialize, build supports, and access community resources. Meets Wednesdays 6-8pm.

Turning Point Documentary Film Fundraiser

My name is Shelly Kapadia and I am a filmmaker with Below the Knee Films based in Richmond Virginia. We focus on films of global human importance, typically involving subject matter that takes on challenging social issues. Our current project is a feature length documentary about transgender people and their families called Turning Point.

I was very fortunate to grow up in a loving and open environment that allowed me to be whoever I wanted to be. The LGBT community wasn’t as visible in my childhood as it is now, but it was still there. Having a transgender son has lit the fire under me to make this film. The goal of the film is to showcase the experiences of transgender people and help the audience to reflect on what kind of relationship they would like to have with their transgender family member and friends.

SPRINGMATTER.ORG SUPPORTS

The Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (SEMIS Coalition) nurtures partnerships between schools and innovative thinkers in the community.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.

Leslie Science & Nature Center creates moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration and respect for STEM and the natural world.

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum specializes in interactive exhibits to help children and adults discover the scientist within them by promoting science literacy through experimentation, exploration, and education.

Our mission to foster worth and dignity by promtoing social justice. Our vision is Michigan faith communties connected and empowered to create a more just and caring world.

Brighton Area Schools, together with our community, will engage every student in a quality learning experience, empowering each student to become a thoughtful, life-long learner in an environment of mutual trust and respect.

The Dexter Community School District is in southeastern Michigan on the Huron River, just five miles northwest of Ann Arbor.  DCS include the City of Dexter and portions of 8 townships.

Trans Stellar Film Festival was first conceived of in 2016 as a community-based non-profit that would provide exhibition opportunities for queer filmmakers.

Springmatter.org is proud to be the home of the Dexter Dreadbots, 2018 winnners in the FIRST Robotics Competiton. Go Dreadbots!!! For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology .

EMU enriches lives in a supportive, intellectually dynamic and diverse community.

Michigan Engineering provides scientific and technological leadership to the people of the world.