Activate! 313 Progressive Community Calendar

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Sunday
Apr
23
2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 9am-5pm
9am-5pm
This Summit will focus on women and the Michigan economy. Speakers confirmed for this event: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence; Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Gubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer; Michigan Progressive Women's Caucus; Lisa Cook, MSU Economics Professor; Danielle Atkinson, Mothering Justice; and Lisa Stern Peltz, Fair Michigan. More to come... Location: Cobo Center, Detroit, 1 Washington Center, Fundraiser for Senators Warren and Stabenow from 2-3 p.m. in Room 251. Suggested contribution: $25
Sunday, April 23, 2017 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
For this meeting, our challenge is to bring a friend from a group that is not strongly represented by our body. We will have a speaker to discuss how we can increase our diversity and reach a larger audience. We also will have new plans of action and discuss the challenges we are running into. Kevin Hrit, director to Gary Peters will be there along with representation from Representative Sander Levin's office. They will also try to reach out to congress people who did not attend the March 19th meeting. For new attendees, please RSVP at: https://actionnetwork.org/events/womens-march-southeast-michigan-meeting
Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 3-4:30pm
3-4:30pm
Venue:
@
ICE Field Office
Just this week we learned that Trump's inhumane Border Patrol agents deported a young man, Juan Manuel Montes, who has the right to live and work in the United States under DACA, a program that is supposed to protect undocumented immigrant youth from deportation. Will you join us and hold a rally at the local ICE Field Office on Saturday? Let us stand in solidarity with the victims of Trump's deportation agenda.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 4:30-7pm
4:30-7pm
Doors open at 4:30 PM for coffee, event starts at 5:00 PM sharp.
Monday
Apr
24
2017
Monday, April 24, 2017 at midnight through Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:30pm
midnight through Monday, May 1 at 11:30pm
Mail a postcard a day the week leading up to MayDay (Monday, April 24 – Monday, May 1) to the state of Michigan House representatives. Michigan Republicans introduced House bill HB4105. The bill targets immigrants, prohibiting cities and counties from becoming sanctuaries. Here's the sample script: "I am a resident in your district (insert district number); I oppose HB 4105 that prohibits cities and counties from becoming sanctuaries. Do not pass this bill out of the House." Send postcards to your Michigan State House Representative. http://house.michigan.gov/MHRPublic/frmRepList.aspx?all=true
Monday, April 24, 2017 from 4:45-5:45pm
4:45-5:45pm
Call for peace in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. Signs provided or bring your own. Vigil has been held weekly since December 2002. NOTE: Now that it doesn't get dark so early, the start time of the vigil will begin at 4:45 pm rather than the 4:15 pm start time during the winter.
Monday, April 24, 2017 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Extended Happy Hour from 6 pm to 9 pm. ($2 beer, $3 well liquor, $4 Sangria, $5 all appetizers) (Full menu at regular prices) Official and unofficial mingling. Pub Trivia from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. (Form your own 4-person teams or organize one there.) No admission charge. Donations accepted. Cash or make checks out to "MichUHCAN," our fiduciary. Write "SEMJWJ/UC" on Memo Line. For more information, write semjwj2@gmail.com
Tuesday
Apr
25
2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 12:30-1:30pm
12:30-1:30pm
Join the Equal Pay Day Coalition in Lansing for a day of action. Rally on the capitol steps at 12:30 p.m. The gender pay gap is a grim reality for working women in Michigan who are paid just 74 centers for every dollar a man is paid. The affects of the pay gap are even worse for African American women (63 cents) and Latinas (59 cents).
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
The next meeting of the Detroit Jacobin Reading Group will take place on 4/25/17 from 6-8pm, in the Fine Arts Room on the third floor of the Detroit Public Library Main Branch. This month, we will discuss justice and equity in transportation policy, with an emphasis on public transit. Please come prepared to discuss the following four readings: Batterman, Joel. "Transit in the Motor City." https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz1oncnBv4emcDF2SmsxQnY3WjdmaFNrYW5WVjFUS2U1UUI0 Grengs, Joe. "Fighting for Balanced Transportation in the Motor City." https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz1oncnBv4emUFlON3B6UjlqbG5qY1RkbEo2bnVYTkFhMEFF Kipfer, Stefan. "Ecosocialism and the Fight for Free Public Transit." http://climateandcapitalism.com/2012/12/04/ecosocialism-and-the-fight-for-free-public-transit/ Ramey, Corinne. "America's Unfair Rules of the Road." slate dot com slash articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/02/america_s_transportation_system_discriminates_against_minorities_and_poor.html
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Program is designed for Stephen Ministers, parish nurses, clergy, staff and others who would like to hear how people of faith can support families and individuals in the LGBTQ community. To register, call St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 248-651-9361 by April 18th.
Wednesday
Apr
26
2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 9pm
9pm
Please email IndivisibleDetroit@gmail.com for location or join our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/indivisibleDTW/. We have so much to discuss, including engaging our members of Congress, supporting immigrants targeted by Trump's policies, and coordinating actions with other groups. We need your energy and effort to make these actions happen. So please come and bring friends along, too! See you Wednesday!
Thursday
Apr
27
2017
Friday
Apr
28
2017
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:30pm through Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:30am
10:30pm through Sunday, April 30 at 2:30am
This is a bus to the People's Climate March in Washington D.C. We will leave from our gated parking lot in Detroit . Please join us as we make history in assembling the largest gathering of climate activists in the United States. We are proud to offer this bus at an affordable eighty dollars (try getting to DC cheaper than that.) There are also low-income stipends available upon request: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=32832522960
Friday, April 28, 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.
Saturday
Apr
29
2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10am through Monday, May 1, 2017 at 12:30pm
10am through Monday, May 1 at 12:30pm
This is a joint action Indivisible D9-Nonpartisan with SwingLeft & KnockEveryDoor
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 6am
6am
Venue:
@
Washington, DC
Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People's Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our movements.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 from noon-4pm
noon-4pm
The new administration has attacked the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, and more. We've fought back with a wave of protests larger than at almost any other point in history — let's make sure that we mark the 100th day of his presidency with another mass action that stands up for our communities. With everything at stake, everyone has a role to play, whether you’ve been marching for decades or you’re coming out for the first time. Join us on April 29th at 12pm ET at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 315 E. Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201. Sign-up to let us know you're planning to be there. Let's march together!
Saturday, April 29, 2017 from noon-3pm
noon-3pm
RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/peoples-climate-change-march-detroit-united-we-stand?source=direct_link Join the Peoples Climate Movement this April 29th in Ferndale, MI to stand up for our communities and climate. Hosted by Women's March Michigan. See Facebook event for additional info.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
Together we’ll sharpen our skills talking about issues and areas of disagreement by focusing on finding common ground, deep listening, and brave dialogue. We recognize that we are joining in a long and enduring struggle of which the current political and social climate is the most recent manifestation. Our goal is to 1) acknowledge how political, economic, and social turmoil is affecting us and our interactions with others; 2) recognize our role (positive and negative) in that turmoil; 3) be willing to talk about how we can contribute to positive social change in response to current events; and 4) work with those who might not agree with us to act on those ideas. Join us for an afternoon of conversation, community building, and personal growth. "You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it” -Grace Lee Boggs For More Information Please Contact Us at joel.fortgang@gmail.com (404-694-6647) or Sponsored by the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center (http://boggscenter.org/) We invite you to also join us in Mount Clemens on April 22nd at from 2-4PM at GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH (115 S. Main Street, Mt. Clemens)
Sunday
Apr
30
2017
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:30pm through Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:30am
10:30pm through Sunday, April 30 at 2:30am
This is a bus to the People's Climate March in Washington D.C. We will leave from our gated parking lot in Detroit . Please join us as we make history in assembling the largest gathering of climate activists in the United States. We are proud to offer this bus at an affordable eighty dollars (try getting to DC cheaper than that.) There are also low-income stipends available upon request: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=32832522960
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10am through Monday, May 1, 2017 at 12:30pm
10am through Monday, May 1 at 12:30pm
This is a joint action Indivisible D9-Nonpartisan with SwingLeft & KnockEveryDoor
Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
Morris Dees, Co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, to keynote MCHR annual awards banquet. For more information, call 313-502-6044. Dinner tickets, table sales and advertising space.
May
2017
Monday
May
1
2017
Monday, May 1, 2017 from 9-10am
9-10am
Venue:
@
WDIV Channel 4
In support of their contract negotiations of * Fair Wages * Jurisdiction * Splitting Senority sponsored by NABET - CWA Local 43
Monday, May 1, 2017 from 11am-1pm
11am-1pm
Sponsored by our friends at Indivisible Michigan - Pontiac Metro. https://www.facebook.com/groups/indivisiblemipontiac/. Please share widely. On this National Day Without An Immigrant, let's show Pontiac that Oakland County cares about what happens to ALL our neighbors! Bring your personal signs in solidarity with all people, united, embracing our diversity and dedication to freedom.. If you can, we also ask you to bring pantry non-perishable foods (cans, dry goods, etc) to donate to the immigrant families affected by Trump's heartless attack on the undocumented that have not created violent crimes. We are asking Pontiac City Council to stop being cold hearted in not passing Sanctuary City legislation. STOP ICE from separating families daily in Pontiac. Make Pontiac a Sanctuary City! We ask Congress for a direct path to citizenship for those non-violent immigrants. Having a traffic ticket is not a violent crime! Re-entering the USA to provide for your US-born, American children is not a violent crime! You can get more info and RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/rise-up-a-day-without-immigrants Hosted by North Oakland Indivisible Team
Monday, May 1, 2017 from 4-8pm
4-8pm
Venue:
@
Rochester Park
Bring dinner and something to pass in a celebration and commitment to our Immigrant friends/family/neighbors. We are the People. Despite Trump's attacks we make America great everyday by showing our commitment to one another.
Monday, May 1, 2017 from 4-7pm
4-7pm
Know your rights seminar Latinx Music Entertainment Children's activities Food Hosted by Trabajadoras/res Hispanos Unidos de Detroit and Detroit IWW GMB
Monday, May 1, 2017 from 4:45-5:45pm
4:45-5:45pm
Call for peace in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. Signs provided or bring your own. Vigil has been held weekly since December 2002.
Monday, May 1, 2017 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
Venue:
@
Clark Park
March for immigrant families on May 1st. Its time to #LiveWithoutFear and demand protections for our families NOTE: The flyer says that the march is from 4:30 - 6:00, while the Facebook events says 5:00 - 8:00.
Monday, May 1, 2017 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Join the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, MECAWI, the Michigan People's Defense Network, Workers World Party, DAREA and many others to commemorate International Workers Day. Gather and rally at 5:00pm in Grand Circus Park on Woodward and Adams downtown. We will march at 6:00pm in support of all progressive struggles taking place in the city, around the U.S. and the globe.
Tuesday
May
2
2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at midnight through Thursday, May 4, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Thursday, May 4 at midnight
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
Rummage Sale - Birmingham/Bloomfield – 5/2-3 Congregational Church of Birmingham, 1000 Cranbrook Road, (corner of Woodward/Cranbrook), Bloomfield Hills will hold its annual Rummage Sale on… Tuesday May 2, 5-8 pm (25% markup) Wednesday May 3, 11-3 Regular price sale, 4-7 pm Bag sale). The ‘French Room’ and ‘Boutique’ will feature special items while departments for Women’s, Men’s and Children’s clothing, housewares, toys, sporting goods, books, linens will be fully stocked. Due to limited space No Strollers are requested. All net proceeds benefit the Charity Outreach programs of the church.
Wednesday
May
3
2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 11am-7pm
11am-7pm
Rummage Sale - Birmingham/Bloomfield – 5/2-3 Congregational Church of Birmingham, 1000 Cranbrook Road, (corner of Woodward/Cranbrook), Bloomfield Hills will hold its annual Rummage Sale on… Tuesday May 2, 5-8 pm (25% markup) Wednesday May 3, 11-3 Regular price sale, 4-7 pm Bag sale). The ‘French Room’ and ‘Boutique’ will feature special items while departments for Women’s, Men’s and Children’s clothing, housewares, toys, sporting goods, books, linens will be fully stocked. Due to limited space No Strollers are requested. All net proceeds benefit the Charity Outreach programs of the church.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 11:30am-1:30pm
11:30am-1:30pm
Join this action to emphasize that Trump's ICE/DHS deportation tactics - e.g. stalking immigrant victims at courthouses - is silencing victims and to bring awareness to this state-wide issue in Michigan. References: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/immigration-agents-arrest-crime-victims-courthouses-dhs-article-1.3019543 Meet in the parking lot at 11am to join in the group.
Thursday
May
4
2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
This meeting will feature a three-person panel with deep practical experience of solar power in Michigan. The Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club is partnering with Michigan Solar Solutions, Solar Winds and McNaughton-McKay Electric Company to help Michigan Sierra Club members and supporters make their homes solar-powered! The partnership means these carefully vetted, qualified, residential solar-power installers and providers of the highest quality solar products can help move you into the clean energy column. Read more at https://sierrasemg.wordpress.com/your-own-solar-power/. Mark Ferda works at McNaughton-McKay Electric and brings to the panel expert knowledge of price and availability of solar panels, inverters and all the other components needed for a successful home and small business setup. Mark Hagerty represents Michigan Solar Solutions, which has some years of experience planning and executing solar installations. Mark Clevey is a member of the Ann Arbor energy Commission and the founder of the Ann Arbor Solar Users Network. His particular interest is in how local registration and licensing can either help or unnecessarily hinder solar panel installations. Each panelist will make a 15-20 minute presentation, and then the floor will be open for questions from the audience. Regular Sierra Club SEMG Membership meeting, 1st Thursday, monthly. Open to the public; any interested person can attend. 6:30-7:00 Snacks, socializing 7:00-7:10 Announcements 7:10 Presentation
Friday
May
5
2017
Friday, May 5, 2017 from 11am-1pm
11am-1pm
Del Taco will be bringing back its local fan favorite Epic Burrito Challenge for a fourth consecutive year on Friday, May 5 at 11 a.m. at its Dearborn Heights restaurant in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Those interested in participating in the 2017 Epic Burrito Challenge can register at the Dearborn Heights Del Taco restaurant, located at 5644 Telegraph Road, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on May 5. The first 10 participants to register for the competition will be tasked with the challenge of eating two of Del Taco’s signature one-pound Epic Burritos within 15 minutes. The first individual to finish both of the Epic Burritos, or the person who eats the most within 15 minutes, will receive one free Del Taco Epic Burrito per week for one year. The second place winner will receive a catering package for up to 20 people from Del Taco and third place will receive one free meal of their choice. In addition, each participant will receive a special Del Taco t-shirt to celebrate the event.
Friday, May 5, 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.
Saturday
May
6
2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Venue:
@
UAW Local 600
We invite you to join us for our annual fundraiser dinner! Unlike other DSA chapters, Detroit DSA has never asked for local dues from our members. The Douglass-Debs Dinner is the one time each year in which we engage in fundraising for our chapter. The money we raise supports all of our activities for the next year. Honorees include UAW President Dennis Williams and Michigan United Dinner Co-Chairs: UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber John Nichols, political editor for The Nation magazine and frequent commentator on MSNBC, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Frederick Douglass-Eugene V. Debs Dinner. He is an exceptional speaker with a wealth of knowledge of both politics and socialism. Entertainment: Jon Reynolds and Frank Koscielski Tickets: $40 per person, $75 for a Patron ticket, and $350 for a table of ten. Tickets will be held at the door. See further info at Facebook web page above.
Sunday
May
7
2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Tunes and Tales is a mother daughter duo who preform children's stories using narration, live viola and cello music, and masked movement. Suitable for children aged 4-10 and families. The stories come alive and find a place in the hearts and minds of all who hear them. Pricilla Hawkins on the Cello Shandra Lowery-Sachs on the Viola (member of DSO)
Monday
May
8
2017
Monday, May 8, 2017 at midnight through Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Tuesday, May 9 at midnight
Monday, May 8, 2017 from 4:45-5:45pm
4:45-5:45pm
Call for peace in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. Signs provided or bring your own. Vigil has been held weekly since December 2002.
Monday, May 8, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
We expect to have Congressman Dan Kildee there addressing the topic "We Have Our Work Cut Out For Us." We hope you will come for the discussion on how we can resist Trump's policies and actions. Hosted by Birmingham Bloomfield Dems
Tuesday
May
9
2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
Gail Presbey's presentation will cover the beginnings of Gandhi's work for nonviolence in South Africa, and will follow the lives of women who helped to shape the early nonviolent movement in the country, like Sonja Schlesin, Sarojini Naidu and Cissie Gool, among others. Gandhi was very influenced by the British suffragettes as well as South African women's protests against the pass laws. The presentation will highlight a little known chapter of Gandhi's life, and it is important to understand him as someone intent on collaborations across racial, social and gender divides. Gail M. Presbey is Professor of Philosophy at University of Detroit Mercy. Her areas of expertise are philosophy of nonviolence and African philosophy, with current studies and research on Africa, Latin America, Mohandas Gandhi’s movement, feminism, and Pan-Africanism. She engages in interdisciplinary work that involves philosophy, world history, and political theory. She has engaged in research in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, and India, having received a two-year J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar grant (Kenya) as well as subsequent Fulbright grants (India and Brazil).
Wednesday
May
10
2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at midnight through Thursday, May 11, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Thursday, May 11 at midnight
Thursday
May
11
2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
The Voters Not Politicians ballot committee and grassroots organization Count MI Vote are co-hosting Redistricting Reform Town Halls across Michigan, and we're holding one in Niles! This is an opportunity for voters to learn about gerrymandering and discuss solutions. It will start with a fun and engaging introduction to the facts, then move into a discussion to hear from you and your neighbors. Like any good town hall, your ideas and concerns will be heard, your questions answered, and your input used to design change that reflects the will of Michigan voters. Admission is free, and all Michiganders are welcome (including young ones)! However, space is limited, so please reserve your spot by selecting "Going". ROOM: This event will be held in the Rotunda inside the library. For more information about the Voters Not Politicians ballot committee, please go to http://votersnotpoliticians.com/ For more information about Count MI Vote, please go to http://countmivote.org/
Friday
May
12
2017
Friday, May 12, 2017 from 8-10am
8-10am
The 3-mile QLINE streetcar, a $140 million project that duplicates existing bus service, is opening May 12 to a planned celebration by “local officials and dignitaries.” Meanwhile, those same officials and dignitaries continue to do nothing about the ongoing transportation crisis in our region, as thousands of us are stranded by the lack of adequate transit service in the city of Detroit and the suburbs. We can’t let the region’s rich and powerful continue to evade responsibility for taking action for real regional transit. We need to send a message that we will hold them accountable for taking steps to improve transit: most importantly, by placing another regional transit measure on the ballot for voters to approve in 2018, and putting their full support behind that proposal. Join us in a rally for real regional transit that addresses the needs of bus riders and the broader public, not just the profit margins of developers. Stay tuned for details on the rally time and schedule.
Friday, May 12, 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.
Saturday
May
13
2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017 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
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 3pm
3pm
This is an organizational meeting to followup with several cities in Oakland County. Southfield, Lathrup Village, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Royal Oak, and West Bloomfield were all talked about in the 4/8 meeting. This meeting will be held the second Saturday of each month. Rodd Monts from the Detroit ACLU office will be at the meeting and available for questions. RSVP to attend: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/5372/signup/?source=fbshare
Sunday
May
14
2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 9-10am
9-10am
Women in Black, The Raging Grannies, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Women of UU Detroit and all other groups of women and mothers in in Metro Detroit. All ages and genders are welcome to attend the vigil. We will stand vigil for one hour then have a closing circle.
Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 9-10am
9-10am
vig·il noun a period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray. Mother's Day Vigil 2017 - 9AM @ UU DETROIT "Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be that of water or of fears!" This is an open invitation to Women in Black, The Raging Grannies, WILPF, WWWP, women of UU Detroit and all other groups of Women and Mothers in Metro Detroit & beyond. We will stand vigil for one hour then have a closing circle. Please contact Anita Jones (racedancer@hotmail.com) if you want to offer a prayer or poem or song (10am-10:30)
Monday
May
15
2017
Monday, May 15, 2017 from 4:45-5:45pm
4:45-5:45pm
Call for peace in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. Signs provided or bring your own. Vigil has been held weekly since December 2002.
Tuesday
May
16
2017
Wednesday
May
17
2017
Thursday
May
18
2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 2-3:30pm
2-3:30pm
Join FOTR, Wayne County Parks, Rouge communities, local liveries and other interested parties in developing and promoting a paddling trail on the Rouge River.
Friday
May
19
2017
Friday, May 19, 2017 at midnight through Saturday, May 20, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Saturday, May 20 at midnight
Friday, May 19, 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.
Saturday
May
20
2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at midnight through Sunday, May 21, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, May 21 at midnight
Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
What's up this month: One of our East Side neighborhoods is all teed up and ready to go! What about yours? Detroit Climate Ambassadors are making things happen right where it counts, where we live. So, come on out and get in line for all the climate-related goodies for your project. Expand your team, make a team, be a team. Detroit Climate Ambassadors are making a difference. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions and to RSVP, contact Kimberly Hill Knott at kimberly@dwej.org. This is a meeting you do not want to miss! Next gatherings: June 17 and July 15. Detroit Climate Ambassadors: neighborhood champions committed to taking action on climate change, reaching out to neighbors to educate, motivate and start small climate-related projects. Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice | (313) 833-3935 | info@dwej.org | www.dwej.org
Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
Venue:
@
Costick Center
A two hour extravaganza bringing together community activism and service groups from across the state of Michigan with a shared goal: Helping to empower and connect people to their place in today's movements. Service groups, such as Indivisible, FAM, Voter's Not Politicians, Emerge Michigan, Michigan People's Campaign, All Hands On Deck, FAIR MI and many more will have booths set up for you to visit. There will be special guest speakers, concessions, and other surprises.
Sunday
May
21
2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
Details to be announced.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 4-5pm
4-5pm
Meet/greet, buy and/or have your book autographed by Dan Zak, Washington Post reporter and author of his new book “Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age”.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Dan Zak, Washington Post reporter and author of "Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age" will speak about a trio of peace activists who infiltrated the "Fort Knox of Uranium" in 2012 to protest the existence of nuclear weapons. Their arrest, trial, imprisonment, and release is a moral thriller. They drew attention to the costly military-industrial complex that stockpiles deadly nukes. Zak asks, "What if they had been terrorists?" Why do the U.S. and Russia still have enough nuclear weaponry to destroy planet earth many times over?" So, how can we counter the greatest, immediate modern-day threat to humanity and the planet?
Monday
May
22
2017
Monday, May 22, 2017 from 4:45-5:45pm
4:45-5:45pm
Call for peace in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. Signs provided or bring your own. Vigil has been held weekly since December 2002.
Tuesday
May
23
2017
Wednesday
May
24
2017
Thursday
May
25
2017
Friday
May
26
2017
Friday, May 26, 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.
Saturday
May
27
2017
Sunday
May
28
2017
Monday
May
29
2017
Monday, May 29, 2017 from 4:45-5:45pm
4:45-5:45pm
Call for peace in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. Signs provided or bring your own. Vigil has been held weekly since December 2002.
Tuesday
May
30
2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Please join us to hear a presentation by Dr. Michael Placco of Macomb Community College on the life of Civil Rights activist Viola Liuzzo.
Wednesday
May
31
2017
June
2017
Thursday
Jun
1
2017
Friday
Jun
2
2017
Sunday
Jun
4
2017
Monday
Jun
5
2017
Tuesday
Jun
6
2017
Wednesday
Jun
7
2017
Thursday
Jun
8
2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2am through Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2am
2am through Sunday, June 11 at 2am
Venue:
@
Detroit
2nd International Gathering of Social Movements on Water, including the 2nd Legal and Legislative Summit on Water. June 8: Opening Day Reception, Panel and Keynote June 9: Legal & Legislative Summit on Water June 10: Grassroots Reports, Analyses & Documentation June 11: Closing Water Ceremony, Grassroots Strategies & Solutions A multi-day gathering of social movement groups, allies and advocates analyzing problems and drafting grassroots solutions for clean, affordable, accessible water and sanitation, in addition to protection of the commons and universal human rights. Plus, a one-day summit of reports and strategies on legal and legislative initiatives promoting affordable water policies and human rights frameworks to support social movements on water and sanitation. For more information contact these coordinators: Social Movements on Water: Maureen Taylor - chuteh7@hotmail.com Legal & Legislative Summit: Alice Jennings - ajennings@edwardsjennings.com SWAA Rumble: Mary Bricker-Jenkins - mbricker@temple.edu Registration required. Get more info, sign up at SocialMovementsOnWater.info Sponsored by Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Lyda Pro Bono Legal/Legislative Committee, People's Water Board Coalition, National Coalition for Legislation on Affordable Water In conjunction with SWAA's Rumble for Human Rights SocialWelfareActionAlliance.org/Rumble and the New Poor People's Campaign PoorPeoplesCampaign.org
Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
Designated representatives of local peace groups discuss peace issues. Also, to share announcements of upcoming events. GATHER, EAT AND BEGIN DISCUSSION AT 6:30 PM Agenda items TBD: For further info, email: caltman at rocketmail.com
Friday
Jun
9
2017
Saturday
Jun
10
2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Venue:
@
Berkley - TBD
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, June 10, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
50th Anniversary of the Sierra Club in Michigan Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building Atrium 4800 E. Huron River Dr Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Tickets $50 individual or $15 student Live music - Cash Bar - Dinner Keynote speaker: Senator Gary Peters Download attachment for more info or see http://www.sierraclub.org/michigan/50th-anniversary
Sunday
Jun
11
2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2am through Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2am
2am through Sunday, June 11 at 2am
Venue:
@
Detroit
2nd International Gathering of Social Movements on Water, including the 2nd Legal and Legislative Summit on Water. June 8: Opening Day Reception, Panel and Keynote June 9: Legal & Legislative Summit on Water June 10: Grassroots Reports, Analyses & Documentation June 11: Closing Water Ceremony, Grassroots Strategies & Solutions A multi-day gathering of social movement groups, allies and advocates analyzing problems and drafting grassroots solutions for clean, affordable, accessible water and sanitation, in addition to protection of the commons and universal human rights. Plus, a one-day summit of reports and strategies on legal and legislative initiatives promoting affordable water policies and human rights frameworks to support social movements on water and sanitation. For more information contact these coordinators: Social Movements on Water: Maureen Taylor - chuteh7@hotmail.com Legal & Legislative Summit: Alice Jennings - ajennings@edwardsjennings.com SWAA Rumble: Mary Bricker-Jenkins - mbricker@temple.edu Registration required. Get more info, sign up at SocialMovementsOnWater.info Sponsored by Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Lyda Pro Bono Legal/Legislative Committee, People's Water Board Coalition, National Coalition for Legislation on Affordable Water In conjunction with SWAA's Rumble for Human Rights SocialWelfareActionAlliance.org/Rumble and the New Poor People's Campaign PoorPeoplesCampaign.org
Monday
Jun
12
2017
Tuesday
Jun
13
2017
Thursday
Jun
15
2017
Friday
Jun
16
2017
Saturday
Jun
17
2017
Sunday
Jun
18
2017
Monday
Jun
19
2017
Tuesday
Jun
20
2017
Wednesday
Jun
21
2017
Thursday
Jun
22
2017
Friday
Jun
23
2017
Saturday
Jun
24
2017
Sunday
Jun
25
2017
Tuesday
Jun
27
2017
Wednesday
Jun
28
2017
Thursday
Jun
29
2017
Friday
Jun
30
2017
July
2017
Saturday
Jul
1
2017