Activate! 313 Progressive Community Calendar

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Feb
18
2018
with
The SPARK
Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
The world is a whole today --and it's been that way ever since a new capitalist class set out to conquer the world in the 1500s. Stealing gold & spice from Asia and the Americas; stealing human beings from Africa; stealing raw materials from all over the earth; impoverishing other lands, driving people to migrate to escape poverty. Capitalism's voracious thirst for wealth ties the whole world together. But to keep its hands on the wealth it steals, capitalism tries to set us against each other. Divide and rule is a very old, rotten fraud.
Monday
Feb
19
2018
Monday, February 19, 2018 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
Power to the polls! That was the theme of the January Women’s March in Lansing. We marched for justice and demonstrated that women have power, and we’ll exercise it at this year’s elections. On Monday, February 19, we’re gathering to write postcards to our elected officials, speak out on issues important to us, and socialize. Bring your friends and make new ones! We’ll bring pizza, beverages, postcards, and stamps.
Monday, February 19, 2018 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
This is the first gubernatorial forum of its kind to focus exclusively on poverty and economic inequality in Detroit, the largest Democratic base in Michigan. Being the largest poverty city in the nation, it is imperative that the next governor addresses the need for economic opportunities that will uplift the lives of many Detroiters who have seen no real advancement in their lives. Poverty isn't a myth, it is real. It is important that Detroit hears directly from the candidates what specific solutions they have to tackle the stigma and the dangers of poverty. Bankole Thompson, Detroit News Columnist and host of the daily program Redline on 910AM Superstation, will be the moderator of the forum, which will feature the four Democratic candidates for Governor: Abdul El-Sayed Bill Cobbs Gretchen Whitmer Shri Thanedar The next governor cannot escape the realities of having to deal with the deep structural issues affecting quality of life in Michigan's largest city, Detroit, which by every latest study shows a significant number of its people are lagging behind in the city's heralded comeback. There is no Michigan without Detroit. The two are mutually inclusive; therefore, the next governor of Michigan needs to know and understand that poverty is the defining issue haunting Detroit. It's time to raise the debate about the debilitating impact of social and economic inequities in Detroit. REGISTER AT THE LINK ABOVE Doors open at 5:30pm Program starts promptly at 6pm The town hall is free and open to the public.
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 6pm
6pm
Venue:
@
Red Door Digital
Action Forums share the game plan for 2018, co-create strategies, build local teams and win urgent fights. Source of info: Gray Panthers of Michigan calendar
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20
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2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Stanford University professor Clayborne Carson, Ph.D. was personally selected by Coretta Scott King to publish and edit her late husband’s personal papers and teaches a course about King called "American Prophet: The Inner Life & Global Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr." Many history books tell us that King was a civil rights leader who advocated for peaceful protest and made inspirational speeches. But what was he really thinking and feeling during the various campaigns in which he participated? How did he even become a civil rights leader in the first place? Was he really as confident about his methods as we think? Professor Carson will shed light on these and many other questions based on his research and scholarship. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call (313) 494-5800.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Venue:
@
Cass Commons
With each passing week, the future of a four-county RTA proposal seems bleaker and bleaker. The missed deadline for an agreement among the Big Four this January and L. Brooks Patterson's unequivocal rejection of a regional transit plan in his State of the County address are not encouraging. While we will keep organizing north of 8 Mile and fighting for a transit system for the entire region, it is time to put plan B—a regional transit proposal between Wayne and Washtenaw Counties—into motion. Join us for our Wayne County transit organizing meeting to plan our strategy for getting a Wayne-Washtenaw regional transit proposal on the ballot this year. This is a campaign we know we can win—we just need to your help. We will be in the Cass Commons parlor from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, and food will be served. All are welcome! Public Meeting.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6:45-8:45pm
6:45-8:45pm
President Trump has waged a war on the 1st amendment leading to concerns about the issues of voter suppression, hate speech, manip- ulation of social media, the rise of white supremacy movements and more. Three experts regarding the 1st amendment and how these protections might be under threat, present their view and assessment ofthe Trump era. They will welcome our questions and present action we can take to protect the 1st amendment. We are very excited to have such expert speakers. Our speakers: Michael J. Steinberg, Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan~ Founding Director of the Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Clinic at Wayne State University Law School Julie Hurwitz, President & Partner, Goodman Hurwitz & James, P.C. ~ Vice President, Detroit Chapter National Lawyers Guild ~Board Member MCHR~Founding Executive Director, Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice Curt Guyette – Award winning investigative reporter, Michigan ACLU and key investigative reporter on the Flint Water Crisis story. former News Director for the Metro Times. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1612874242092982/
Thursday
Feb
22
2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Wayne State University Current disciplinary practices disproportionately affect poor students, students of color and students with disabilities. Join us for a discussion with educators, administrators, social workers and policymakers about the importance of Restorative Justice and its impact on families and communities. Panelists include: MARCIA LEE Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center HENRY L. McCLENDON, JR. International Institute for Restorative Practices BILLIE SCZEPANIAK Lincoln High School Sponsored by the Pre-Morris Student Organization and Morris Hood Scholars Register at bit.ly/mh-restorative-justice For more information, contact Andrew Oughton at fp2505@wayne.edu.
Friday
Feb
23
2018
Friday, February 23, 2018 from 10am-2pm
10am-2pm
Participate in a national Poor People's Campaign strategy meeting. Join us for this organizing meeting with with Rev. William J. Barber, Rev. Liz Theoharris and Rev. Erica Williams. Must RSVP. Click link above to do so.
Saturday
Feb
24
2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10am-4pm
10am-4pm
Day long agenda with numerous break-out sessions and numerous candidates. See full listing of candidates who will be there at the link above. Doors Open at 9:30 Lunch will be served from 11:30-2:00 in the Social Hall Candidates Campaign Tables will be available from 10:00-4:00 in the Social Hall Meet the candidates and see how progressive they are. Tickets $25.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10am-3pm
10am-3pm
Healing Stories: creating a space for intentional listening to discuss issues such as housing, education, police and violence. This event, sponsored by the MI Roundable, includes breakfast and lunch. Location: Main Dining Room, Madame Cadillac Bldg, U of D Mercy, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit. For more info or to RSVP, call 313-870-1500
Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:30am-noon
10:30am-noon
On February 24, join thousands of working people and our allies standing up for our freedoms and demanding an end to a system that’s rigged against us. We will rise up and fight. Fight for the freedom to come together in strong unions. Fight for equitable pay. Fight for affordable health care. Fight for quality schools. Fight for vibrant communities. Fight for a secure future for all of us. When we join forces and stick together, we are unstoppable. Search for an event near you and join us. Don't see an event near you or can't attend an event? Stand in solidarity with the Working People's Day of Action. For more information about the Working People’s Day of Action, see link above. #UnrigTheSystem
Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
No matter how we consider ourselves different based on our country of origin and cultural background, the world sees us all as black. We need to embrace our similarity and support each other to be our best. Acculturate without assimilation Panelists talk about their personal story and perception of the black experience from his/her vantage point
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 5:30pm
5:30pm
Talk and book signing with Bill Wylie Kellermann.
Sunday
Feb
25
2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 4pm
4pm
Democracy only works when everyone can participate. By making voting more accessible, secure and fair, our democracy will better serve all Americans and our laws will better reflect the will of the people. Everyone – Republicans, Democrats and Independents – deserves to have their vote secure and counted. Michiganders across the state are coming together to learn about how we can get to work improving our state’s voting system to ensure it prioritizes voters and removes barriers for working families. Click link to sign up
Monday
Feb
26
2018
Monday, February 26, 2018 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
The Motor City Freedom Riders, along with our allies Support Detroit Transit, MOSES, the Ecology Center, Detroit Jews for Justice, and others, are rolling out a coalition to build support for regional transit among municipal leadership in the suburbs north of 8 Mile. Our supporters among top Wayne County officials believe that moving local leadership of these communities, especially in Oakland's second ring of suburbs, is the best shot we have at bringing the county executives around to allow regional transit back on the ballot. This approach will also lay the groundwork for SMART opt-in campaigns while shifting the broader narrative that Oakland and Macomb residents don't want transit. On February 26, we will be hosting an open meeting in Ferndale to plan our strategy and get transit supporters engaged in this important fight. Please join us! We need all the help and support we can get.
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7pm
7pm
Dr. Kendi is the author of "A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America". He challenges the notion of a post racial society and opens the audience's eyes to the reality of racism of today. MUST PRE-REGISTER AND PRESENT A TICKET TO BE ADMITTED. To order tickets, go to: https://kendidetroitmercy.eventbrite.com
Tuesday
Feb
27
2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
This town hall event will focus on improving public education and protecting good jobs for public sector employees. The town hall will be moderated by Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber and Communications Director Zack Pohl, and last approximately 90 minutes. Candidates will answer questions directly from the audience. Please fill out the form here to request ticket(s) for the Michigan AFL-CIO's second gubernatorial town hall with Bill Cobbs, Abdul El Sayed, Shri Thanedar, and Gretchen Whitmer: https://actionnetwork.org/events/gubernatorial-town-hall-in-detroit-on-education-public-sector-jobs See how progressive the candidates are. Event Location: Wayne County Community College District Frank Hayden Community Room 1001 W. Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48226
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 9pm
9pm
The International Women's Strike is a movement which aims to build solidarity between diverse groups of working women around the world and to organize around issues that impact them. The first International Women's Strike day of action took place on March 8th, 2017, and another day of action is planned for March 8th of this year. The February meeting of the Detroit Jacobin Reading Group will discuss the platform and strategy behind the International Women's Strike, and the potential it represents for local organizing and global solidarity. 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 International Women's 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. womenstrikeus [dot] org Henwood, Doug. "The First Strike: An Interview with Cinzia Arruzza." https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/04/womens-strike-international-solidarity-feminism-workers-trump Jaffe, Sarah. "Women Across the Globe Are Planning to Strike on March 8. Here’s Why." https://www.womenstrikeus.org/2018/02/14/women-across-the-globe-are-planning-to-strike-on-march-8-heres-why/ Eisenstein, Zillah. "It Is Time – #Feminism4the99" https://www.womenstrikeus.org/2018/02/14/it-is-time-feminism4the99/
Wednesday
Feb
28
2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., usually at the First United Methodist Church of Ferndale.
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Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
This forum is being co-sponsored by 50+ organizations who are joining together to demand that candidates for governor address key issues for our communities. We believe our state needs a bold agenda that will tackle the root causes of poverty, inequality, and racism head on. We'll be asking candidates to outline their plans for criminal justice reform, immigrants rights, affordable health care & elder care, child care, and environmental justice. Learn the extent to which these candidates support progressive policies. Click here to get your ticket: http://bit.ly/2018govforum. See you there! Please note that the time and location above are updated from what was originally publicized, in order to accommodate the large response.
Sunday
Mar
4
2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
Hear former Rep. and House Minority Whip David Bonior, author of book "Whip", and panelists Rick Blocker, President Detroit AFL-CIO; Catherine Hoffman, member, DSA National Political Committee; and Ed Rowe, CUM Pastor Emeritus, speak at this DSA Metro Detroit event. Few in Congress have accomplished more than David Bonior on behalf of average Americans. Whip is the story of how he did it. Source of info: Gray Panthers calendar
Monday
Mar
5
2018
Monday, March 5, 2018 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
With Rev. Rich Peacock, Co-Chair, Peace Action of Michigan. Sponsored by Troy-area Interfaith Group
Tuesday
Mar
6
2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Please join our monthly meet up as we continue our grassroots organizing for the 2018 mid-term elections, plan for the April 15th MDP Convention and discuss ways to promote democracy in our communities. Bring your ideas and share with us.
Wednesday
Mar
7
2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 10:30am-12:30pm
10:30am-12:30pm
Gloria Steinem, iconic visionary of the Women's Movement, will be the keynote speaker for the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society’s (FOCIS) 10th anniversary lecture series “What in the World is Going On?” Part Two kickoff event scheduled March 7, 2018. Ms. Steinem will share her perspective on #MeToo and Time's Up: The Future of Feminism?" followed by a panel discussion. Don't miss this event about Women in the Workplace, taking place during National Women's History Month. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Register at the link above.
Thursday
Mar
8
2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Representatives of various metro Detroit peace groups will meet to share info on upcoming peace-related events and to discuss peace-related issues.
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Mar
9
2018
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Mar
10
2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 8:30am-4pm
8:30am-4pm
This workshop will provide practical strategies for educators who need support sustaining their energy and enthusiasm for teaching. Participants will receive 6 SCECHs after completion of the workshop.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9am-5pm
9am-5pm
Join us for a one-day Voter Education and Registration Training organized by Indivisible Detroit and conducted by A. Philip Randolph Institute. If you're interested in joining us, please email Joyce (joymdallas@sbcglobal.net). And please help us out by spreading the word! Schedule: 9:00-5:00 9:00-12:00Civic Engagement 1:00-3:00 Voter registration training 3:00-5:00 Diversity GOTV
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Venue:
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Clark 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
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
The purpose of the Buck Dinner is to raise funds for peace, justice, equality and “To give money and moral support to people and organizations involved in ongoing struggles and who are unlikely to obtain aid from conventional sources.” — Maurice Sugar, one of the founders of the Buck Dinner and a legendary figure in Detroit labor and civil rights communities The Buck Dinner has funded hundreds of organizations and causes since its beginnings in 1929. This unique annual gathering in Metro-Detroit, Michigan, has grown to some 800 attendees. The Buck Dinner raises funds to provide grants to organizations and programs that work for social justice. Attendance at this event is by invitation.
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Mar
11
2018
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13
2018
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14
2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 10-10:15am
10-10:15am
Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship. See above link for more info and for specific venues in the Detroit tri-county area.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., usually at the First United Methodist Church of Ferndale.
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Mar
15
2018
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2018
Friday, March 16, 2018 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
This presentation is taking place on the 50th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre and the 53rd anniversary of the self-immolation of the Detroit-based antiwar activist Alice Herz. The power point lecture will highlight how the Vietnam War is remembered and evoked through key moments and images drawn from history. In addition, it will consider the "lessons" of the Vietnam War and the ways that the tragedies of the past keep haunting us in the present and how we can confront and remedy them.
Saturday
Mar
17
2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Rev. Pinkney has fought for racial and economic justice in Benton Harbor and only recently was discharged from prison where he was sent on trumped up charges of fraud on a recall petition drive for a local mayor. Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit is hosting this presentation. Pinkney has taken leadership with the Poor Peoples Campaign in Michigan and will explain this moral movement. Co-sponsor: Democratic Socialists of America. Source of info: MCHR email
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Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10am-5pm
10am-5pm
We want to extend an invitation to all progressive activists and organizations to participate in the National Conference to Fight Austerity in Detroit on Saturday March 24. The purpose of the national conference is to map out a strategy for defeating the war being waged by the banks, corporations and government against the workers and oppressed. Capitalism cannot continue unchallenged while our very lives are being jeopardized by the ruling elites who are determined to grow richer and more powerful at our expense, whipping up white supremacy, an anti-immigrant offensive attacks on women and anti-LGBTQ bigotry to keep our class divided. Much more event info at link above.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., usually at the First United Methodist Church of Ferndale.
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Friday, March 30, 2018 at midnight through Saturday, March 31, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Saturday, March 31 at midnight
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Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Join us for a special event: a candidate forum featuring all four candidates for the Democratic nomination for 9th congressional district (Steve Bieda, Martin Brook, Andy Levin, and Ellen Lipton). Are you having trouble deciding which of these excellent candidates should get your vote? This forum might help you decide. Come hear which progressive policies these candidates support.
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2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 4:30-7pm
4:30-7pm
This in-service raises awareness to unacceptable praise and provides guidelines for acceptable forms of praise that support learning. It also focuses on the way educators respond to student work and/or actions. This is a two day workshop. You must attend both days in order to receive 5 SCECHs
Thursday
Apr
12
2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 4:30-7pm
4:30-7pm
This in-service raises awareness to unacceptable praise and provides guidelines for acceptable forms of praise that support learning. It also focuses on the way educators respond to student work and/or actions. This is a two day workshop. You must attend both days in order to receive 5 SCECHs
Friday
Apr
13
2018
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14
2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9am-4pm
9am-4pm
Join a team to search for aquatic insects, clams and snails in Rouge streams. More info and registration: http://therouge.org/bug-hunt-events-and-trainings/
Saturday, April 14, 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
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Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10-11:30am
10-11:30am
Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit is planning a forum with the Michigan Alliance to Strengthen Social Security and Medicare (MASSSM) and the Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network (MichUHCAN) to inform the public about threats to Social Security (SS) and Medicare. THIS EVENT MAY BE MOVED TO A LARGER VENUE. Check back for additional details, as the date approaches.
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