Activate! 313 Progressive Community Calendar

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Nov
19
2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9am through Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3pm
9am through Sunday, November 19 at 3pm
UNITE TO FIGHT WHITE SUPREMACY AND CAPITALISM! FIGHT FOR SOCIALISM! Workers World Party National Conference Sat. & Sun. Nov. 18-19, 2017 New York City Venue TBA Plenaries, discussion groups and workshops will take up: - Commemorating the centennial of Russian Revolution and its lessons for today’s struggles - Building a united movement against all forms of white supremacy, led by the Trump regime - Connecting the struggle against racism to all class issues, including Hurricane Harvey - The fight against imperialism and occupation continues - And more! Go to workers.org/wwp for updates, including program, logistics such as housing, childcare, registration and more. https://www.facebook.com/events/282671858882065/
Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
** Registration is required for this event. For the purpose of getting the most out of this training we are limiting the participants for a more intimate setting. See contact info down below. ** Today, our culture and communities are more polarized and divided than at any time since the late 1960’s. How can we find a way to communicate across differences? Condemnation, while tempting, is usually counterproductive. When a person or group holds deeply rooted beliefs or conditioning, speaking forcefully in opposition usually encourages those being opposed to dig in deeper and more stridently maintain their viewpoints. Why is that? These conflicts unresolved are the source of dissonance and disruption in our communities and can affect, disrupt and destroy our close personal relationship, such as family, friends, and co-workers. Bridging The Divide A Communication Skills Training Workshop Purpose: This workshop will help participants communicate more effectively with people of opposing viewpoints and will help individuals and activists gain the skills and knowledge to be more effective in sparking productive conversations across the divides of difference. ~ With these skills, individuals and activists can move beyond the cycle of difference and disagreements into more meaningful, healthy, caring and creative conversations. In this workshop, you will learn: ~ What are the social and psychological causes of divisiveness? ~ Specific skills that transcend differences and build relationships; ~ Techniques to illuminate the hearts and minds of people, instead of their stances and opinions; ~ How to recognize and understand the root causes of bias, judgement and bigotry; ~ How to break down barriers of ideology. ~ How to to empathize with, and understand the motivations of those who experience the world differently than you do; ~ How to use the relationships and connections you already have to build community and to dismantle the partisanship and divisiveness. Sarah Eisenberg, LMSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, educated at University of Michigan, with over 10 years experience guiding positive goals strategies, effective communication and healthy relationships. She currently is in private practice, in association with Solutions-Based Counseling, serving outpatient mental health for individuals, couples, and families. She is a Director and Strategist with Women’s March Michigan and was the lead organizer for the Women’s March on Lansing statewide event. She brings together two personal passions - psychology and progressive activism. Sarah, in collaboration with Aimee Cisler, and in partnership with Women’s March Michigan created the communication skills training workshop, Bridging The Divide. If you would like more information or to register contact Cass Charrette at casscharrette@gmail.com, 248 980 1191 or visit our facebook event page at http://facebook.com/DemCircBOS https://www.facebook.com/events/234049240461306/
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4pm
4pm
Hear Nancy MacLean talk about her book, DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 4PM Source Booksellers 4240 Cass Avenue, Detroit Booklist calls Democracy in Chains “perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government.” The Guardian said: “It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century.” It is a finalist for the National Book Award. In Democracy in Chains, MacLean traces the history of the radical right’s thought in the United States, outlining their campaigns to privatize everything from public education to Social Security. She begins her story in the 1950s, as the civil rights movement is fighting to desegregate the public schools, and follows the career of political economist James McGill Buchanan as he hooks up with various wealthy libertarians, most particularly Charles Koch. For this reason, her book and scholarship has come under attack by the radical right. MacLean is the immediate past president of the Labor and Working Class History Association and author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan and Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace. Following her talk, Nancy MacLean will sign copies of Democracy in Chains, available at Source Booksellers.
Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
In 1987, Blue Cross tried to force a contract on its unionized workforce that would have frozen wages, cut sick time, cut other benefits. 4,300 workers went out on strike. They demonstrated, they picketed, they went to other workplaces and showed up all over town. But above all, they led their own strike. They discussed together, they decided what to do. And that gave them the force they needed to win. What they proved in 1987 is still valid today: We can fight for ourselves, we can push back. We can determine our own future.
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Nov
20
2017
Monday, November 20, 2017 from 4:15-5:15pm
4:15-5:15pm
Peace vigil on southwest corner. Signs provided or bring your own.
Monday, November 20, 2017 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Find out latest updates on human rights conditions all over the world; write for prisoners of conscience; plan events. Light refreshments. Everyone very welcome.
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Nov
21
2017
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22
2017
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Nov
23
2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017 at midnight through Saturday, November 25, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Saturday, November 25 at midnight
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Nov
24
2017
Friday, November 24, 2017 from 3:45-4:45pm
3:45-4:45pm
Weekly solidarity vigil in Clark Park. The vigil is being organized by the Sisters of Mercy, the IHM Sisters, the Congregation of St. Joseph, and Pax Christi Michigan. We have made several signs but feel free to bring your own sign expressing solidarity. "We stand with our neighbors - No human is illegal." No photos or filming please.
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25
2017
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Nov
26
2017
Monday
Nov
27
2017
Monday, November 27, 2017 from 4:15-5:15pm
4:15-5:15pm
Peace vigil on southwest corner. Signs provided or bring your own.
Tuesday
Nov
28
2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
This month’s theme is energy justice. As DTE Energy prepares to raise ALL our rates and build a natural gas plant, we’re planning to make sure environmental justice and communities of color are heard in the process. These communities often spend more on their energy bills than others and will bear the most impacts of climate change. Renewable energy is the only path forward to ensure long-term success and affordability. Also on the agenda: meeting with our local representatives, updates on cities moving to 100% renewable energy (including an exciting update), and much more! New or seasoned volunteers, come on down to our monthly meeting and learn about what’s happening with energy in your community.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Co-curated this semester by Diana Copeland, Will Copeland and Craig Regester, this interactive public course will focus in the first three sessions on the interconnected crises facing everyday Detroiters around water shutoffs, home foreclosures, public schooling, labor and gentrification. In the last five sessions, however, we'll turn to an exploration and further creative development of the many grassroots community responses happening in Detroit that are pushing back against efforts to privatize practically everything in the City. More info on speakers to come soon! This is a community classroom - everyone is welcome! Free and always preceded by a light dinner. https://www.facebook.com/events/292128874619220/
Wednesday
Nov
29
2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Review recent events and discuss upcoming actions to resist the Trump agenda. Health care, the budget and tax reform are likely to be on the agenda. Come in the door next to the parking lot. Go down the stairs. Turn right. We'll be in room 101. NOTE: The entry door is locked. We will check the door between 6:50 and 7:05 for people who don't have the entry code.
Thursday
Nov
30
2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
Join us for an exploration of the events and conditions leading up to the 1967 Detroit rebellion and what occurred during and immediately after that uprising. The program begins with a presentation by William Winkel, a researcher with the Detroit Historical Society and co-manager of the Detroit '67 Oral History Project. Next, The Extra Mile Playwrights Theatre company will perform a staged reading of oral histories of people who witnessed the events of 1967. A talk-back with the writers and presenters will follow. Reception at 6:30 p.m.; program starts 7:00 Purchase tickets at www.tinyurl.com/67Detroit Event hosted by the UU Escalating Economic Inequality Task Force, a coalition of Unitarian Universalist congregations in Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Detroit, Farmington, Grosse Pointe, Southfield, and Troy.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7pm
7pm
A talk on Climate Change by Chris Skinner, PhD, Post Doctoral Researcher, Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, University of Michigan. What is the status of Global Warming? Does Global Warming cause Climate Change? Has the intensity or frequency of storms increased? Sponsored by the Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Committee. Meet and greet with the speaker after the talk at The Rock on 3rd. Free admission but donations gratefully accepted.
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1
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2
2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 8:30am-4pm
8:30am-4pm
Register here: https://aftmi.knack.com/data#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/59db8578af8c4c3b94160ce5
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Dec
3
2017
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Dec
4
2017
Monday, December 4, 2017 from 4:15-5:15pm
4:15-5:15pm
Peace vigil on southwest corner. Signs provided or bring your own.
Tuesday
Dec
5
2017
Wednesday
Dec
6
2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Join us in the parlor with Yodit Mesfin Johnson to consider the question: "How can white people assimilate into black communities with respect and honor?" Yodit is Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Strategy for NEW | Solutions for Nonprofits in Detroit & Ann Arbor. She is also the founder of Lips & Hips, an initiative to move women forward and inspire them as feminist change-makers. A nationally recognized leader in business development, nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship, Yodit is a passionate advocate for equity and access for people of color. Hosted by Chase L. Cantrell, Building Community Value Thanks to support from Knight Foundation Locals & travelers welcome https://www.facebook.com/events/849724925190164/
Thursday
Dec
7
2017
Friday
Dec
8
2017
Friday, December 8, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) is holding an art auction to support the upcoming 23rd Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners. This auction will feature artwork donated by incarcerated artists, PCAP curators, University of Michigan faculty, and Michigan artists. Join us for an evening with wine, dessert, art, and connect with the PCAP community. This event is free. Dec 8, 2017 at Michigan League, Hussey Room 6:30 p.m. Wine & Dessert Reception 7:30 p.m. Live Auction Begins https://www.facebook.com/events/373138683115315/
Saturday
Dec
9
2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:30am-1pm
9:30am-1pm
Venue:
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The Corners
The District Eleven United Summit will bring members of Indivisible, Democrats, progressives and other allied grassroots activists together to organize and map out how we will drive a strong progressive message that promotes real change and holds politicians who don't share our values accountable. By joining forces, we will organize into local teams to begin talking to our neighbors, holding events and coordinating activities across the 11th Congressional District and throughout southeast Michigan. Who should attend: Activists throughout the 11th Congressional District and southeast Michigan including activists from Indivisible groups, Democratic Party groups and any other allied progressive groups. To Register or for more information contact: Alan Fosnacht at alan.fosnacht AT gmail.com Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided - please register to help with food planning. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Venue:
@
Shain Park
Please join Women in Black, Detroit, in a silent protest against war and violence at home and abroad. We protest U.S.-sanctioned violence around the world and mourn all victims of war, violence, and occupation. Everyone welcome. Please wear black. Please walk in single file and in silence. Events start promptly at noon. Subscribe: WIB-Detroit-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Facebook: Women in Black-Detroit
Sunday
Dec
10
2017
Monday
Dec
11
2017
Monday, December 11, 2017 from 4:15-5:15pm
4:15-5:15pm
Peace vigil on southwest corner. Signs provided or bring your own.
Tuesday
Dec
12
2017
Thursday
Dec
14
2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 8:30am-5:30pm
8:30am-5:30pm
The Mandel School is partnering with Cleveland Neighborhood Progress to bring the Racial Equity Institute (REI) to the School. REI is an alliance of trainers, organizers and institutional leaders from Greensboro, North Carolina, who have devoted themselves to the work of creating racially equitable organizations and systems. December 14 and 15th from 8:30am -5:00pm Racial Equity Workshop is a two-day long process that helps to provide talking points, historical factors and an organizational definition of racism. Cost: $150 The Mandel School will be subsidizing $100 for Mandel School alumni (Usual cost is $250, pleased use CWRU as your password). THERE IS LIMITED SEATING. Includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. Location for the trainings will be held at the Mandel Center, 11402 Bellflower Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Please go to ClevelandNP.org for more information about the REI We are currently working on obtaining CEUs for both trainings. Email Marianne Lax at Marianne.lax@case.edu for information about the event at the Mandel School. https://www.facebook.com/events/916527295167999/
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Dec
15
2017
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Dec
16
2017
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Dec
17
2017
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Dec
18
2017
Monday, December 18, 2017 from 4:15-5:15pm
4:15-5:15pm
Peace vigil on southwest corner. Signs provided or bring your own.
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Dec
19
2017
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20
2017
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Dec
21
2017
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Dec
22
2017
Friday, December 22, 2017 at midnight through Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at midnight
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Dec
23
2017
Sunday
Dec
24
2017
Friday, December 22, 2017 at midnight through Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at midnight
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Dec
25
2017
Monday, December 25, 2017 at midnight through Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at midnight
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26
2017
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27
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Dec
28
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Dec
31
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January
2018
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1
2018
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2
2018
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3
2018
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4
2018
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5
2018
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6
2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 8:30am-4pm
8:30am-4pm
Register here: https://aftmi.knack.com/data#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/59db88ad79fad13c92347ac9
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Jan
7
2018
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Jan
8
2018
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Jan
9
2018
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Jan
11
2018
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Jan
12
2018
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Jan
13
2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 8:30am-5:30pm
8:30am-5:30pm
Register here: https://aftmi.knack.com/data#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/595e6a5fa5a5904ec9840a31
Sunday
Jan
14
2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm
8:30am-4:30pm
Register here: https://aftmi.knack.com/data#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/595e6abcb3e329502190cdd4
Monday
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15
2018
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16
2018
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17
2018
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18
2018
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19
2018
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Jan
20
2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9am-3pm
9am-3pm
Join a team to search for these sensitive aquatic insects that hatch from streams in winter. More info and registration: http://therouge.org/bug-hunt-events-and-trainings/
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Jan
21
2018
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Jan
22
2018
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Jan
23
2018
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Jan
24
2018
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25
2018
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2018
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27
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28
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29
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Jan
30
2018
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Jan
31
2018
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2018
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2018
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2018
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3
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