Upcoming H.I.V.E. Events



H.I.V.E. Brown Bag:
Lunch/Tour of WE Cafe at Urban Ministry
Wednesday, March 20th
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1229 Cotton Ave, SW, Birmingham, AL 35211
WE Cafe is a wonderful pay-what-you-can program of Urban Ministry that provides delicious locally grown and sourced meals to the community. We will be having lunch together and then getting a tour of the facilities and garden with Community Relations Director Rebecca Wadley.

Please feel free to meet us at 11 a.m. at 304 Woodland Dr. to carpool together or meet us at Urban Ministry at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is a donation to Urban Ministry by cash or credit card. Please email us if you need more info or have any questions.



H.I.V.E. Brown Bag:
Let’s Grow BHM! Stronger Communities through Viable Transportation
Thursday, April 11th
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

304 Woodland Dr, Homewood, AL 35209

Our transit system allows:

  • Retirees access to volunteer opportunities?
  • Direct routes to local colleges?
  • Access to Sunday Church services?

The answer is no to all of the above! Birmingham and the surrounding communities are sadly behind in viable and reliable public transportation options for its citizens. Join activist and Transit Citizens Advisory Board (TCAB) member Marva V. Douglas and Alabama Arise’s Stan John as they explain the system’s challenges and the current work being done by our state legislature and groups to build our community! Click here to learn more about this issue.


Alabama the Beautiful: Taking Care of our State

Monday, April 29th
6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Homewood Library (1721 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209)

H.I.V.E., Forward Alabama and MAD? Make a Difference Alabama present Alabama the Beautiful: Taking Care of our State on Monday, April 29, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Homewood Public Library (1721 Oxmoor Rd). Hear from the amazing organizations working hard to protect, preserve and advocate locally for our waters and air, and learn how we can be good stewards of our great state’s resources. Speakers include:

H.I.V.E. Books
Saturday, April 13, 2019

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Seeds Coffee, 174 Oxmoor Rd
Join us for our next H.I.V.E. Books/Gathering for good coffee and conversation. We are reading Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet by Ashlee Piper. All are welcome (even if you don’t read the book).


Happy 2019 & Thank You!

Happy 2019!

A big thank you to ALL who donated to our holiday drives! We are constantly amazed and inspired by the heart and fabulousness of this group.

Y’all donated 152 pairs of panties to our friends at the Crisis Center and their Rape Response program.

And you showed up for our homeless neighbors being served monthly by our friends at Be a Blessing Birmingham. Your donations included:
300 hand warmers
35 socks
4 sweaters
25 winter jackets
4 winter pants
14 winter hats
2 blankets
Loads and loads of toiletries

THANK YOU! We look forward to more to come in 2019. Stay tuned!

HIVE Holiday Drive – Panties & Winter Weather Gear

We are continuing our tradition of an annual holiday drive in collecting donations for two special groups we have worked with this year:

Crisis Center Panty Drive
Our friends at the Crisis Center are looking for panty donations for their Rape Response program. Please donate a pair (or a pack) of panties in the size, style and color/pattern that you would wear so they will have a variety and be able to give clients options.

Be A Blessing Winter Weather Drive
Our friends at Be a Blessing Birmingham work tirelessly to help our homeless neighbors and are looking for winter weather gear (gloves, hats, blankets, scarves, hot hands, etc) to distribute.

Donations can be dropped off in the box on the front porch at 304 Woodland Drive, Homewood, AL 35209. Please email us if you have any questions or if you are interested in making a monetary donation towards the drive.

H.I.V.E. Brown Bag – Friday, 10/5 – The Crisis Center

brown bagPlease join us for our second brown bag on Friday, October 5th from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (speaker at 12  p.m.) at 304 Woodland Drive, Homewood, AL 35209. Meg McGlamery, the Executive Director at the Crisis Center, will be speaking of the services offered in crisis intervention and prevention, sexual assault and mental health. Learn how you, your family and neighbors may benefit from these services.

This is a relaxed event, come and go as you need.  BYOL (Bring your own lunch).  Drinks and chocolate bites will be provided! We look forward to seeing you!

Now is the Time!



61 days from now we will be back in the voting booth, excited about the possibilities and the future of our state and our nation.

I know we are posting signs in our yards, putting stickers on our car, wearing shiny candidate t-shirts, and posting on social media. But now’s the time to do more!

We are 61 days away from an historic election and there’s a slate of fantastic candidates who need your help. If we want to see a real change in this state, now is the time to step outside our comfort zones and push ourselves to get involved. These candidates need your voice, they need your time and they need you. Please make it a priority to sign up for at least two volunteer shifts for a candidate (or two or three!) before November. Read on for more info on how to jump in.

A year and a half ago we sat in a room together and talked about how upset we were with ourselves for not doing more. NOW IS THE TIME TO DO MORE. Your candidates need you and we have real opportunity to make positive change in this state. We don’t want to wake up on November 7th thinking we didn’t do enough. Join us!

H.I.V.E. Night of (Gentle!) Canvassing

We are going big on Tuesday, September 18th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. by canvassing for several candidates. We’ll meet at Red Hills Brewing (2823 Central Ave) for a brief training and then hit the streets of Homewood in pairs to visit our neighbors who can vote for both Lindsey Deckard (AL Senate, District 16) and Felicia Stewart (AL House, District 46). We will also have a card highlighting the statewide candidates.

No experience necessary. Please bring your smartphone. All are welcome and we will cheers afterwards. Join us and make a difference! Please sign up here.

H.I.V.E. Phone Banking Night

Join us on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. as we phone bank for candidate Felicia Stewart (AL House District 46). We’ll have pizza, adult beverages and more. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Please bring your laptop or tablet and phone. It’s fun. Promise! Please click here to sign up.

Wonder Women: Transforming Alabama Politics on Thursday, 8/16, 6:30 p.m.


H.I.V.E. Alabama, Emerge Alabama and MAD? Make A Difference in Alabama present Wonder Women: Transforming Alabama Politics on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Homewood Library’s Main Auditorium at 1721 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209. The evening will feature Louise Jones (wife of Senator Doug Jones), Tabitha Isner (U.S. House of Representatives, candidate for the second congressional district) and Dr. Stacie Propst (Executive Director of Emerge Alabama). The evening will also feature a question and answer session with statewide candidates Heather Milam (Secretary of State), Donna Wesson Smalley (Alabama Supreme Court, Place 4) and Cara McClure (Public Service Commission, Place 1) as well as several women candidates from local races. The event is free and open to all.

We are SUPER excited about this evening and hope you can join us.

Blue Wave Candidate Forum on Monday, 7/30 at 6 p.m.

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Walt Maddox, Tuscaloosa Mayor and candidate for Governor, will headline a “Big 10” Blue Wave Candidate Forum on Monday, July 30th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Gardendale Civic Center (857 Main St., Gardendale, AL 35071).

In addition to Mayor Maddox, speakers will include: Danner Kline (candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District); Will Boyd (candidate for Alabama Lieutenant Governor); Joe Siegelman (candidate for Alabama Attorney General); Heather Milam (candidate for Alabama Secretary of State); Veronica R. Johnson (candidate for Alabama House District 51, including Gardendale, Morris, Mt. Olive, Kimberly, Trafford, parts of Pinson and Center Point); Judge Bob Vance (candidate for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court); Cara McClure (candidate for Public Service Commission, Place 1) Kari Powell (candidate for Public Service Commission, Place 2); and Danny Carr (candidate for Jefferson County District Attorney). The event will feature talks by Maddox and other candidates with a chance for questions from the audience and personal conversations after the forum.  Please click here for more information.