Activate! 313 Progressive Community Calendar

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Apr
22
2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 11am-2pm
11am-2pm
Wayne State's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies presents: 2018 AWARDEES Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Global Peacemaker; Martha G. Scott, Community Peacemaker; Ms. Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty, Community Peacemaker; Helen Weber & Frank O'Donnell, Community Peacemaker Ceremony and reception is included. Refreshments are provided. Parking is available in the lot next door to Fort Street Presbyterian as well as free on the street. Program is free and open to the public. RSVP’s are not necessary, but they are very much appreciated! You can do so by replying to fg9090 at wayne.edu
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The SPARK
Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Every woman has faced sexual harassment -- on the job, in the market, in the streets. Every woman knows of a boss who offers you a better job -- a bargain for sexual favors. And women know it's a vicious bargain. Today, some women have begun to speak out. But there are many more -- working class women -- who would lose their jobs if they did. The fight for their rights goes through the fight of the whole working class against a society run by all kinds of predators. That fight may have started -- in West Virginia and Oklahoma -- where teachers have been fighting for better wages, better schools and their dignity.
Monday
Apr
23
2018
Monday, April 23, 2018 from 9-10:30am
9-10:30am
Solidarity Needed. If you have time this Monday, April 22 at 9am, we need you! Tamika Powell, Brightmoor Homes resident will be in court this Monday at 9am in 36th District Court, room 434. You know how court can be an indimidating experience with opposing counsel on a first name basis with the judge and the push of a crowded docket to minimize any attempt to explain or defend oneself. "Not relevant!", says opposing counsel. Well, human beings are relevant and only with support can folks get some tilt in the scales back toward justice. Please come out if you can and join with others from Brightmoor and Detroit Eviction Defense.
Monday, April 23, 2018 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
Bring a dish to pass and your family. Invite your community and pack your car! There will be a space for the kids to hang out, eat, do art, and chill. There will be someone there with the children but it will be every parents responsibility to make sure their kids stay there, go to the bathroom, and have everything they need to be comfortable. Presently the dinner is sponsored by Blood Oil Campaign, Michigan United, Michigan Poor People's Campaign, People's Water Board, Tribuno Del Pueblo,The People's Tribune, Vista Maria, The Insurgency, Warren Avenue Community Organization (WACO), We The People of Detroit, Fireweed University City, Central United Methodist Church, Occupy Detroit, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands(MI-CATS), Critical Moment, Moratorium Now, Thornbladh Legal Group PLLC, Detroit Social Justice Ministry (Central United Methodist Church), Detroit Food Not Bombs, People's Tribune, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, Hush House, The Wobbly Kitchen, The Green Party of Michigan, Detroit Light Brigade, League of Revolutionaries for a New America(LRNA), The Raging Grannies, Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands (D-CATS), Southeastern Chapter of the Zeitgeist Movement, Phoenix Cafe, Institute for the Study of the Science of Society(ISSS), This Hood of Ours, Inc, Rally! Comrades, The People's Radical Discussion Group and more to follow. #PeoplesPotluck #Detroit #WageLove #DetroitLightBrigade #community #family #WaterIsAHumanRight #HousingIsAHumanRight #BlackLivesMatter #PoorPeoplesCampaign #WhatTimeIsItOnTheClockOfTheWorld ??? Please like and share our Facebook page The People's Potluck Detroit !!! https://www.facebook.com/peoplespotluckdetroit/ Call Valerie Jean if you have questions. 313.704.5150 https://www.facebook.com/events/421773838275053/
Monday, April 23, 2018 from 5:30-8pm
5:30-8pm
Venue:
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Red Door Digital
April 23, 2018, marks the 65th anniversary of Enbridge’s easement that allows them to operate Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. It's time for Line 5 to retire because 65 years of this pipeline remaining as a threat to the Great Lakes is long enough. Join us for this special event. We'll watch the livestream video from Traverse City Opera House, and talk with each other about the actions we can all take to shut this pipeline down. We're providing food and beverages. Come for a great time to learn about this pipeline and how to take action this summer. Please RSVP here: https://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/line_5_retirement_party_detroit_red_door_digital
Tuesday
Apr
24
2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at midnight through Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Wednesday, April 25 at midnight
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.5cgb47ksrdhosghdgb3o574r1m?hs=121
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
***Reading list is posted at the end of the event description.*** The West Virginia teachers' strike has now spread to numerous other states, including Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Arizona. For the April meeting of the Detroit Jacobin Reading Group, we will discuss this remarkable surge in public-sector labor militancy and what it means for the broader left and for the fight against austerity. We will meet in the Old Fine Arts Room on the third floor of the Detroit Public Library, Main Branch. The following resources are available for some background on the West Virginia teachers' strike. It's also possible that some people might have a lot of interest in the subject but not a lot of time to do the readings, in which case we would still love to have you at the conversation on Tuesday. People without a lot to say who still want to learn about the issue and how to get involved are also welcome. Blanc, Eric. "The Lessons of West Virginia." https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/03/west-virginia-wildcat-strike-militancy-peia Blanc, Eric. "West Virginia's Militant Minority." https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/03/west-virginias-militant-minority Doyle Griffiths, Kate. "When Women Organize, We Win: Lessons From the West Virginia Teachers' Strike" http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/43765-when-women-organize-we-win-lessons-from-the-west-virginia-teachers-strike Greenhouse, Steven. "The West Virginia Teacher Strike Was Just the Start." nytimes [dot] com/2018/03/07/opinion/teachers-west-virginia-strike.html Slaughter, Jane. "West Virginia Teachers Learned from 1970s Miners." labornotes [dot] org/blogs/2018/03/west-virginia-teachers-learned-1970s-miners
Wednesday
Apr
25
2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 7 p.m. until 8:30/9 p.m., usually at the First United Methodist Church of Ferndale.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Join NPR journalist Celeste Headlee to discuss her new book on how to "bridge what divides us" by having real conversations. Free and open to the public. For more information call 248-546-1255 Source of event info: Royal Oak Democratic Club email
Thursday
Apr
26
2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at midnight through Friday, April 27, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Friday, April 27 at midnight
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.6tn7neneor9f5jorfu00k5mv7k?hs=121
Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
Try candidate speed dating, a fun and quick way to meet lots of Democratic hopefuls for federal, state and local elections! This event is generously hosted and sposored by Northville Democratic Club. Other sponsors include: Sponsors: Plymouth Democratic Club, Livonia Democratic Club, Canton Democratic Club, and Fems for Dems. Reserve your spot today! Event is free, but seating is limited. Visit northvilledems.eventbrite.com. Candidates confirmed to attend as of 4/10/2018 include: Statewide candidates: Abdul El Sayed - governor (campaign representative will attend) Bill Cobbs - governor Shri Thanedar - governor Gretchen Whitmer - governor (campaign representative will attend) Jocelyn Benson - Secretary of State (campaign representative will attend) 11th District Congressional candidates: Tim Greimel Suneel Gupta Dan Haberman Fayrouz Saad Haley Stephens Michigan State Senate candidates: Dayna Polehanki - 7th District Ghulam Qadir - 7th District Michigan State House candidates: Laurie Pohutsky - 19th District Dan Centers - 19th District (campaign representative will attend) Matt Koleszar - 20th District Gary Schlack - 20th District Kristy Pagan - 21st District Wayne County Commissioner candidates: Diane Webb - District 8 Jason Blankenship - District 9 Melissa Daub - District 10
Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Join Professor Chris J. Poulsen, Chair and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, for a talk and presentation on global warming. Global warming skeptics are especially welcomed. Sponsored by club member Tom Allen and the Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board. This event is free and open to the public. Source of event info: Royal Oak Democratic Club email
Friday
Apr
27
2018
Saturday
Apr
28
2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
9:00 am - registration and coffee 9:15 am - "Congregational Security" Rev. John Martin 10:30 am - "My Story and the Poor People's Campaign" Rev. Pinkney 12:00 noon - Discussion with Rev. Pinkney "The Michigan Poor People's Campaign
Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:30am-1:30pm
9:30am-1:30pm
Register here: https://aftmi.knack.com/data#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/595e6b30275f1f50e014d53d
Sunday
Apr
29
2018
Monday
Apr
30
2018
May
2018
Tuesday
May
1
2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at midnight through Friday, May 4, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Friday, May 4 at midnight
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.02028f9ijkirg8qt2tprr530is?hs=121
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 4-7pm
4-7pm
Venue:
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The Diag
DATE AND TIME WILL BE UPDATED AS WE RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer has requested to speak at the University of Michigan. The latest news we have is that this event may take place over the summer. http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2018/01/richard_spencer_wont_speak_at.html If Spencer is granted a venue, we will meet on the University of Michigan Diag two hours before the event is scheduled to begin. We will rally and march to the venue. At stake is the safety of our campus and community. Wherever Richard Spencer speaks, his band of violent fascist supporters follows. It is impossible to make a visit by Spencer remotely safe, as evidenced by the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville and the shooting at antifascists waiting at a bus stop after Spencer spoke at the University of Florida. Spencer’s appearance will draw the most violent, racist elements from Southeast Michigan and beyond to our city. The danger will extend to the days leading up to the event and after the event, as Spencer’s supporters roam our streets emboldened by the camaraderie of other Nazis. Stop Trump Ann Arbor is committed to helping lead the effort to stop this event from going forward. We are willing to work with all other antiracist, antifascist organizations. We must have as much unity as possible against fascists. While we respect those who believe it is the best strategy to hold an alternate event, or to ignore Spencer, we believe that strategy is dangerous and misguided. It CAN happen here. The United States is not an exception to the social and historical forces that allowed fascism to come to power in Italy and Germany. We need to learn from history. What do the fascists REALLY want? Attention? Media coverage? To look like victims? We believe that what they really want is nothing less than state power. They want to organize. They want to recruit. They want to normalize their abhorrent views so they can gain a mass following. History has shown us how quickly these movements can grow. We should not underestimate them. Being too risk-averse in the short term often leads to greater losses in the long term. In 2010 a few hundred fascists marched in Poland for their independence day. This year 60,000 fascists marched. We know we will be criticized for being willing to take what we see as the necessary risks associated with attempting to stop this event from going forward. Please know that we take the responsibilities of leadership very seriously. We believe the SAFEST response to fascist organizing is to decisively stop them when they are small. We understand that there is fear in our community about confronting fascists. We recognize that some in our community are at heightened risk of being targeted by fascists or the police. We would never wish to pressure anyone to confront fascists if they are unable or unwilling to. However, we are convinced that the correct political policy remains to shut this event down. No platform for fascists at U of M or anywhere else. Please join us. We will rally on the Diag two hours before the event and march to the venue together. Numbers will be critical and we welcome all antifascists and antiracists to join this effort. There are no “outsiders” when it comes to stopping the rise of fascists in our country and in our world. --Stop Trump Ann Arbor https://www.facebook.com/events/517785428603020/
Wednesday
May
2
2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Advisory Committee for Friends of the Rouge's Public Involvement Programs.
Thursday
May
3
2018
Friday
May
4
2018
Saturday
May
5
2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:30am-4pm
8:30am-4pm
Register here: https://aftmi.knack.com/data#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/5a786e1dded8e958fbb067a2
Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:30am-4pm
8:30am-4pm
This in-service will focus on delineating the difference between Gamification and Game-Based Learning and identify the features of a good game.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10-11:30am
10-11:30am
Our guest speaker will be Kristopher Banks, an expert in using social media to win elections. We learned during the last city election how important social media is in combatting untruths. Join us at this meeting so we can learn how we can use social media to help voters get complete and accurate information.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
Venue:
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UAW Local 600
Detroit DSA invites you to join us for our annual dinner on May 5, 2018. This year, we are thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker will be Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution, an organization that Bernie Sanders created to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate political consciousness. Nina was a national surrogate for Sanders during the turbulent 2018 Democratic presidential primaries and has been an insightful advocate and agent for social change. The Douglass Debs Dinner is the one time each year in which we engage in fundraising for our chapter, we do not ask for local dues from our members. The money we raise at this dinner supports all of our activities for the next year. Visit douglassdebs2018.eventbrite.com for ticket information.
Sunday
May
6
2018
Monday
May
7
2018
Tuesday
May
8
2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
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Unity of Livonia
Citizens for Peace presents Kandi Mossett’s impassioned talk at the Bioneers Conference. Ms. Mossett works for the Indigenous Environmental Network and is a leading voice in the fight to bring visibility to the impacts that climate change and environmental injustice are having on indigenous communities. The documentary Equal Means Equal will also be shown. This film makes the strong argument that full legal equality for women has the potential to transform the U.S.
Wednesday
May
9
2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Try candidate speed dating, a fun and quick way to meet lots of Democratic hopefuls for federal, state and local elections! Doors open at 6:00 for networking and photos, event runs from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Register today at femsfordemstroy.eventbrite.com. Space is limited, and our last event was filled to capacity. Questions? Contact admin@femsfordems.org. Confirmed candidates as of 4/10 US House Districts Chris Smith - 8th Steve Bieda - 9th Martin Brook - 9th Andy Levin - 9th Ellen Lipton - 9th Tim Greimel - 11th Suneel Gupta - 11th Dan Haberman - 11th Farouz Saad - 11th Haley Stevens - 11th Padma Kuppa - 41st Michigan Governor Bill Cobbs Abdul El-Sayed Gretchen Whitmer (campaign representative) Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (campaign representative) Attorney General Dana Nessel State Senate Districts Jeremy Moss - 11th Rosemary Bayer - 12th Mallory McMorrow - 13th State House Districts Nicole Bedi - 40th Mari Manoogian - 40th Oakland Circuit Court Judge Julie McDonald
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Annual Spring Event "Battle Hunger 2018" Featuring Chicago Dance Crash who will be performing an emceed and audience-voted dance battle! Ticket prices: $50 Early bird (ends April 30) $60 At the door Join us for cocktail hour, light supper, raffle prizes and entertainment! SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING 7 PM Guests arrive (Guests are asked NOT to arrive prior to 7 PM as set up will be in progress) 7 – 7:55 PM Cocktail Hour: Pick up your tickets, bid on raffle items and enjoy a light supper from Dish Kosher Catering and cash bar 7:55 PM Seating for the show begins 8:05 PM Opening remarks and raffle drawing 8:30 PM Entertainment 9:45 PM Grab an ice cream on your way out Complimentary parking available in the DSO parking structure at 81 Parsons. Chicago Dance Crash, one of the most prominent hip hop/contemporary dance companies in the United States is excited to "Battle Hunger!" This world premiere show matches competitive dance with the spectacle of sports entertainment, featuring some of Chicago’s most accomplished concert and street dancers assembled for battle on your stage. Two dance crews will compete in a series of exciting and hilarious movement rounds inspired by the mission and people behind Yad Ezra, with the winning team of the night receiving ALL the Detroit pride and a solid gold championship belt. The best part... points are awarded throughout the show by YOUR applause! Each round ends with a head-to-head vote with patrons invited to clap, cheer and whistle for their favorite performance... hosted by television and stage personality, Mr. Mattrick Swayze! The show is fast-paced, family friendly and completely unplanned. Come see what happens and vote for your favorite team! Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact nechama@yadezra.org co-chairs Ari Dolgin, Michael Gendelman, Nancy Kleinfeldt https://www.facebook.com/events/468606000148229/
Thursday
May
10
2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at midnight through Saturday, May 12, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Saturday, May 12 at midnight
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.5640ikuvrmtj9otnevom3ukmul?hs=121
Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Representatives of various metro Detroit peace groups will meet to share info on upcoming peace-related events and to discuss peace-related issues. If you are interested in attending and your group is not a member of DAPJN, contact caltman at rocketmail.com for further info. Please note that these meetings usually start at 7:00 pm. However, this meeting starts a half hour earlier than usual.
Friday
May
11
2018
Saturday
May
12
2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
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
May
13
2018
Monday
May
14
2018
Tuesday
May
15
2018
Wednesday
May
16
2018
Thursday
May
17
2018
Friday
May
18
2018
Saturday
May
19
2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 8am-6pm
8am-6pm
Register here: https://aftmi.knack.com/data#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/595e6b9a92c28150221e7b96
Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 8am-2pm
8am-2pm
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/cross?hceid=cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.01gtnuu1kufc4drmdtvg8j2pka&hs=121
Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:30am-4pm
9:30am-4pm
Friends of the Rouge is partnering with the Leaf Pack Network who is holding this free one day workshop for middle school and high school teachers, environmental educators and citizens on stream ecology and leaf packs.  Check out the flyer for more info and to register (before May 1)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
Swami Beyondananda (aka Steve Bhaerman) will bring his always entertaining and thought-provoking humor to Michigan “because there’s definitely something funny going on”! His show is “comedy disguised as wisdom…and wisdom disguised as comedy”! Come to the Saturday night event at Unity of Livonia (28660 Five Mile Rd.) Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To reserve your seat call 734-425-0079.
Sunday
May
20
2018
Monday
May
21
2018
Tuesday
May
22
2018
Wednesday
May
23
2018
Thursday
May
24
2018
Friday
May
25
2018
Saturday
May
26
2018
Sunday
May
27
2018
Monday
May
28
2018
Monday, May 28, 2018 at midnight through Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Tuesday, May 29 at midnight
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.385p8a0pnikvsts7s2okk4hjp0?hs=121
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May
29
2018
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2018
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May
31
2018
June
2018
Friday
Jun
1
2018
Saturday
Jun
2
2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 8:30am-4pm
8:30am-4pm
Attendees will be introduced to the correlation between bullying and socially acceptable bias (hidden bias) that have ill effects upon academic and emotional achievement.
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Sunday
Jun
3
2018
Monday
Jun
4
2018
Tuesday
Jun
5
2018
Wednesday
Jun
6
2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Advisory Committee for Friends of the Rouge's Public Involvement Programs.
Thursday
Jun
7
2018
Friday
Jun
8
2018
Saturday
Jun
9
2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
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
Jun
10
2018
Monday
Jun
11
2018
Tuesday
Jun
12
2018
Thursday
Jun
14
2018
Friday
Jun
15
2018
Sunday
Jun
17
2018
Monday
Jun
18
2018
Monday, June 18, 2018 at midnight through Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Tuesday, June 19 at midnight
Tuesday
Jun
19
2018
Wednesday
Jun
20
2018
Thursday
Jun
21
2018
Friday
Jun
22
2018
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Jun
23
2018
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Jun
24
2018
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2018
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2018
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Jun
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2018
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Jun
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2018
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Jun
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2018
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