Activate! 313 Progressive Community Calendar

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Sunday
May
28
2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 11am
11am
Venue:
@
1690 Columbia
Join us in making tombstones or signs for the June 4th Dying for Care Die Ins scheduled at the offices of Trott, Bishop and Mitchell. I've got supplies but if you have your own cardboard or poster board feel free to bring it. And I'll have some munchies.
Monday
May
29
2017
Monday, May 29, 2017 from 11am-5pm
11am-5pm
Veterans For Peace Chapters 74 and 93 will have it’s Arlington Michigan display (one marker for every Michigan soldier killed in the Afghan and Iraq wars – 230 total) in downtown Detroit on Memorial Day. The purpose of this display is to honor those who have fallen, to provide a place to grieve, and to educate the public about the costs of war, as well as the needs of those returning from conflicts. The display will be held in downtown Detroit’s Grand Circus Park (Woodward at East Adams).
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
Fourth film of MCHR Series is Secret State of North Korea. FRONTLINE shines a light on the hidden world of the North Korean people, revealing how ordinary citizens are resisting one of the world’s most oppressive regimes. Much has happen since this film was made. The conflict is escalating to dangerous levels. Come join the discussion with Fred Pearson, director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at WSU and retired WSU Prof. Abayomi Azikiwe and unravel the mystery.
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.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 8-8:30pm
8-8:30pm
Housing is a major topic of discussion in Detroit today. Whether you're looking for somewhere to live, or worse, find yourself needing to leave where you live, it's clear that it's getting harder and harder for working people to keep a roof over your head in the city. This is pretty confusing, because all we've been told for years is that Detroit has so many vacant houses, and there's all this land just sitting around for anyone who wants it. How can it be so hard for everyday people in Detroit to find and keep housing that's clean, safe, and affordable? This month, Detroit's Jacobin Reading Group will be meeting on Tuesday May 25th from 6pm to 8pm in the Fine Arts room on the third floor of the Detroit Public Library on Woodward. We will be discussing housing and land issues, and sharing information about how people can get involved with the fight for safe and affordable housing for all Detroiters. For people looking to get a bit of background on how the city got here and the larger picture of what's going on, we put together the following readings. It's also possible that some people might have a lot to say on 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. Readings are as follows: Feeley, Dianne. "Detroit's Tax Foreclosure Crisis." https://www.solidarity-us.org/node/4748 Grunow, Francis M. "A Brief History of Housing in Detroit." http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/detroit-housing-pt1-111715.aspx Konczal, Mike. "The Violence of Eviction." https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/the-violence-of-eviction-housing-market-foreclosure-gentrification-finance-capital Russel, Dominic. "Say the G-Word: Gentrification in metro Detroit is real." secondwavemedia dot com/metromode/features/g-word-092415.aspx
Wednesday
May
31
2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 4-6pm
4-6pm
Register here: https://aftmi.knack.com/data#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/58ff802feddf272957760b72
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Venue:
@
Cass Commons
We would like to report back from the Rally for Regional Transit, the RTA Board's retreat, and other meetings around the region on a number of important developments for public transit. We'll be planning our response to these developments and signing people up for our Media, Finance, Strategy, and Policy Research Committees, as well as introducing our summer transit fellowship program. Food will be provided.
June
2017
Thursday
Jun
1
2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
Register here: https://aftmi.knack.com/data#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/5903a7eabe53c02a199dcdfe
Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Venue:
@
UAW Local 600
2017 is a year to honor the memories of those who participated in the Ford Hunger Strike; the Battle of the Overpass; the Flint Sit-down Strike; the Woolworth's Sit-in; the Lansing Labor Holiday; the U.P. Lumberjacks' Strike and many more struggles of the 1930s. The event will include film, music, a photo gallery and remembrances of those who fought for good wages, good working conditions and workers' rights. The event is free. Parking is free. Refreshments will be available.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
The debate over healthcare is ON! With the recent passage of The American Health Care Act (AHCH) by the House and the Act's uncertain fate in the Senate, now is a great time to learn more about the issues and how to influence the outcome. The discussion will be led by Marianne Udow-Phillips, Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation and a Health Management & Policy Lecturer in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Hosted by Fems for Change.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
(Affordable Care Act Community Outreach) Let's be clear. Repealing Obamacare would be a personal catastrophe for tens of millions of Americans and their families. Yet, Congressman Dave Trott continues to rubber stamp the White House's extreme agenda, even though the majority of the constituents in his district voted against this administration's platform. It is time to educate ourselves and act! Join Organizing for Action and ACA enrollment expert Charles Gaba as we discuss the future of healthcare, share personal stories, and stop this assault. Mr. Gaba is the founder of ACASignups.net, which has been live-tracking Obamacare enrollments since the exchanges launched in October 2013. His work has been cited by major publications from the Washington Post and Forbes to the New York Times as being the most reliable source available for up-to-date, accurate ACA enrollment data in the country.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
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 Port Huron! 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" on Facebook. This event will be held at the St. Clair County Administrative Office Building, in the Donald Dodge Auditorium. Use the northeast building entrance; the auditorium is on your left. 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
Jun
2
2017
Friday, June 2, 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
Jun
3
2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 8:30am-4pm
8:30am-4pm
Our education system has undergone a process of enormous and rapid change and all too often educators have their work environment extremely stressful. This in-service will provide attendees with strategies to manage workplace stress with the goal of enhancing one's job performance and his/her students' academic growth, Register here: https://aftmi.knack.com/data#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/591083494f32303131b8baf6
Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10-11am
10-11am
Our guest speaker will be Brian Stone, Democratic political strategist, public relations consultant and Huffington Post editorialist. Join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/254874454918915
Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11am-2pm
11am-2pm
We call for a #MarchForTruth on Saturday, June 3rd to raise our voices and let our elected leaders know that American citizens want answers. The legitimacy of our democracy is more important than the interests of any party, or any President. So, we will rise together to call for a fair and impartial investigation, for the pursuit of truth, and for the restoration of faith in our electoral system and the Office of the Presidency. https://www.facebook.com/events/1292452734194956/
Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 1-4:30pm
1-4:30pm
Venue:
@
UAW Local 600
June 3 & 4 1- 4:30 p.m. (each day) ARM YOURSELF FOR THE FIGHT FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE! Gain Knowledge and skills to stand up for women's rights at this affordable, high quality two half day conference. STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SCHOLARSHIPS. Workshops with national and state level speakers. This conference's sponsor, the Interfaith Reproductive Justice Coalition, works with Planned Parenthood, the Michigan ACLU, the National Organization of Women and other groups to promote progressive policies that support the right of women to speak for themselves and to access resources they need for their families. Register by May 23rd for FREE CHILDCARE and early bird registration fees: $25 one day and $30 for both. (Then $30 one day and $40 both) Click this link to register on line: www.uujustice.org/conferenceregistration.html For more information or to register by phone, call Randy Block at 248-549-5170
Sunday
Jun
4
2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 1-4:30pm
1-4:30pm
Venue:
@
UAW Local 600
June 3 & 4 1- 4:30 p.m. (each day) ARM YOURSELF FOR THE FIGHT FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE! Gain Knowledge and skills to stand up for women's rights at this affordable, high quality two half day conference. STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SCHOLARSHIPS. Workshops with national and state level speakers. This conference's sponsor, the Interfaith Reproductive Justice Coalition, works with Planned Parenthood, the Michigan ACLU, the National Organization of Women and other groups to promote progressive policies that support the right of women to speak for themselves and to access resources they need for their families. Register by May 23rd for FREE CHILDCARE and early bird registration fees: $25 one day and $30 for both. (Then $30 one day and $40 both) Click this link to register on line: www.uujustice.org/conferenceregistration.html For more information or to register by phone, call Randy Block at 248-549-5170
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
On 6-4-17, at 2pm, constituents of the 11th Congressional District of Michigan and their allies will congregate at Representative David Trott's office and other representatives to perform a die in, a symbolic form of peaceful protest to illustrate the unnecessary death that will result from the Republican AHCA legislation. This event will run concurrently with numerous other organizations as part of a coordinated nationwide action to let our elected officials in D.C. know, we will not stay silent while Republicans strip 23 million people of their healthcare over the next ten years. We will not passively accept 14 million people losing their healthcare in the next year alone. We will not sit idle while “$992 billion in tax giveaways would go primarily to the wealthy and corporations, including drug manufacturers and health insurance companies.” We aim to impact the fate bill in the senate, or stop it from becoming law, should it return to the house. The program will begin at 2pm, and we will hear firsthand how this bill will devastate people’s lives and their loved ones. From there we will proceed to execute the die in. We ask that the mood be somber to reflect the grave and fatal consequences of this legislation. The event will wrap up at 3pm. This event will be a peaceful expression of the First Amendment and is kid friendly.
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
On 6-4-17, at 2pm, constituents of the 11th Congressional District of Michigan and their allies will congregate at Representative David Trott's office and other Michigan representatives to perform a die in, a symbolic form of peaceful protest to illustrate the unnecessary death that will result from the Republican AHCA legislation. This event will run concurrently with numerous other organizations as part of a coordinated nationwide action to let our elected officials in D.C. know, we will not stay silent while Republicans strip 23 million people of their healthcare over the next ten years. We will not passively accept 14 million people losing their healthcare in the next year alone. We will not sit idle while “$992 billion in tax giveaways would go primarily to the wealthy and corporations, including drug manufacturers and health insurance companies.” We aim to impact the fate bill in the senate, or stop it from becoming law, should it return to the house. The program will begin at 2pm, and we will hear firsthand how this bill will devastate people’s lives and their loved ones. From there we will proceed to execute the die in. We ask that the mood be somber to reflect the grave and fatal consequences of this legislation. The event will wrap up at 3pm. This event will be a peaceful expression of the First Amendment and is kid friendly.
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 2-3pm
2-3pm
On 6-4-17, at 2pm, constituents of the 11th Congressional District of Michigan and their allies will congregate at Representative David Trott's office to perform a die in, a symbolic form of peaceful protest to illustrate the unnecessary death that will result from the Republican AHCA legislation. This event will run concurrently with numerous other organizations as part of a coordinated nationwide action to let our elected officials in D.C. know, we will not stay silent while Republicans strip 23 million people of their healthcare over the next ten years. We will not passively accept 14 million people losing their healthcare in the next year alone. We will not sit idle while “$992 billion in tax giveaways would go primarily to the wealthy and corporations, including drug manufacturers and health insurance companies.” We aim to impact the fate bill in the senate, or stop it from becoming law, should it return to the house. The program will begin at 2pm, and we will hear firsthand how this bill will devastate people’s lives and their loved ones. From there we will proceed to execute the die in. We ask that the mood be somber to reflect the grave and fatal consequences of this legislation. The event will wrap up at 3pm. This event will be a peaceful expression of the First Amendment and is kid friendly. Parking is available at the Troy Commons Shopping Center. 821 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48083 (Please do not park at the bank, they have called the Troy police and we’ve had to move our cars in the middle of events before). We look forward to seeing everyone who wants to be involved there. Die in and tomb making information - https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/die-in-planning-guide/ How to make a quick tombstone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8PHDTt7beg&sns=fb Source of the numbers above - http://levin.house.gov/sites/levin.house.gov/files/documents/AHCA%20CBO%20Cost%20Estimate%20%28May%2024%29%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf If any new individuals or health care professionals wish to speak at the event about how the AHCA legislation will personally affect them or their loved ones, or if any faith leaders would be interested in presiding over this “preemptive funeral,” or if any other organizations wish to be involved, please contact the lead organizer, Bobbi Ebsen, bobbiebsen@gmail.com. Thank you. #MDPAN #SAVEACA #DETROITSOLIDARITYMOVEMENT
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 2-3pm
2-3pm
On 6-4-17, at 2pm, constituents of the 11th Congressional District of Michigan and their allies will congregate at Representative David Trott's office to perform a die in, a symbolic form of peaceful protest to illustrate the unnecessary death that will result from the Republican AHCA legislation. This event will run concurrently with numerous other organizations as part of a coordinated nationwide action to let our elected officials in D.C. know, we will not stay silent while Republicans strip 23 million people of their healthcare over the next ten years. We will not passively accept 14 million people losing their healthcare in the next year alone. We will not sit idle while “$992 billion in tax giveaways would go primarily to the wealthy and corporations, including drug manufacturers and health insurance companies.” We aim to impact the fate bill in the senate, or stop it from becoming law, should it return to the house. The program will begin at 2pm, and we will hear firsthand how this bill will devastate people’s lives and their loved ones. From there we will proceed to execute the die in. We ask that the mood be somber to reflect the grave and fatal consequences of this legislation. The event will wrap up at 3pm. This event will be a peaceful expression of the First Amendment and is kid friendly. Parking is available at the Troy Commons Shopping Center. 821 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48083 (Please do not park at the bank, they have called the Troy police and we’ve had to move our cars in the middle of events before). We look forward to seeing everyone who wants to be involved there. Die in and tomb making information - https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/die-in-planning-guide/ Source of the numbers above - http://levin.house.gov/sites/levin.house.gov/files/documents/AHCA%20CBO%20Cost%20Estimate%20%28May%2024%29%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf If any new individuals or health care professionals wish to speak at the event about how the AHCA legislation will personally affect them or their loved ones, or if any faith leaders would be interested in presiding over this “preemptive funeral,” or if any other organizations wish to be involved, please contact the lead organizer, Bobbi Ebsen, bobbiebsen@gmail.com. Thank you. Causes Kid Friendly
Monday
Jun
5
2017
Monday, June 5, 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
Jun
6
2017
Wednesday
Jun
7
2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 1-3:30pm
1-3:30pm
Please register for the forum or confirm your attendance via email to Kelly Karll karll@semcog.org. The Water Resources Plan for Southeast Michigan has been under development since April 2016 with a targeted completion of March 2018. The Task Force is now focusing on the region’s infrastructure, with drinking water as a top priority. The Drinking Water Forum will include an opportunity to bring forward regional priorities to support and work towards a sustainable infrastructure system. Additionally, SEMCOG has been selected as a pilot area by the Governor’s office to develop a pilot Regional Asset Management program. Drinking water systems are a major component of this pilot project. Forum topics will include: • Role of Drinking Water in the Pilot Asset Management Program • Strategic Investments / Disinvestments • Funding and Collaboration • Workforce Development • Public Education • Legislative and Regulatory Challenges The demographic and economic changes that have taken place in Southeast Michigan over the last decade, combined with the aging of the infrastructure system and the decline in available revenue to maintain it, have led to significant infrastructure challenges in our region. This drinking water forum will direct development of SEMCOG’s policies guiding our legislative efforts and work with our members. A meeting agenda will be available by the end of May.
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 5-7pm
5-7pm
Venue:
@
EIC 118
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
Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Venue:
@
Red Door Digital
Join the Detroit Democratic Socialists of America chapter for our first-ever book club discussion! We'll be discussing "The New Jim Crow" at Red Door Digital in Detroit. FREE ELECTRONIC COPY OF BOOK (for educational purposes only) https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_akx02w9nqDaHVfeXNidFI2ZnM BOOK TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWvEfg8bVB4 PURCHASE BOOK: http://newjimcrow.com/about/buy The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Since its publication in 2010, the book has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year; been dubbed the “secular bible of a new social movement” by numerous commentators, including Cornel West; and has led to consciousness-raising efforts in universities, churches, community centers, re-entry centers, and prisons nationwide. The New Jim Crow tells a truth our nation has been reluctant to face.
Friday
Jun
9
2017
Friday, June 9, 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
Jun
10
2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017 from noon-3pm
noon-3pm
Kick off with #DieIn at 12:10pm Followed by a Community Dialogue on the Impact of TrumpCare on Michigan Location Details: Baywoods Shelter - Watch for road markings throughout the park to direct you to the Baywoods shed location See MAP https://www.metroparks.com/parks/kensington-metropark/kensington-shelters-venues/ Daily park access $10/per vehicle
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
Monday, June 12, 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
Jun
13
2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
Speaker and writer Robert Weir will share a powerful experience at the June Citizens for Peace meeting! The issues of the Civil Rights Movement have not gone away but have manifested as Human Rights issues that affect all Americans today. Thus, The March Continues! The parallels between then and now include: • Segregation then, Marginalization and Deportation now • Poll Taxes then, Legislative Disenfranchisement now • Lynchings/Beatings then, Hate Crimes now Robert’s extremely emotional presentation, which is based on his Living Legacy Pilgrimage into the Land of Slavery, will reveal how and why resilience and inspiration prevails in spite of colorism, racism, and systemic white supremacy.
Thursday
Jun
15
2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8am through Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 11pm
8am through Sunday, June 18 at 11pm
Join us for the 19th annual Allied Media Conference: June 15-18, 2017. Held every summer in Detroit, the conference brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and artists. We define "media" as anything you use to communicate with the world. You are a media-maker!
Friday
Jun
16
2017
Friday, June 16, 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.
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7pm
7pm
12th Annual Health Care Heros MichUHCAN fundraiser featuring Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Former Director, Detroit Health Department. Order tickets - $25, by June 10th at: michuhcan.org/heroes Source of info: Gray Panthers calendar
Saturday
Jun
17
2017
Sunday
Jun
18
2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8am through Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 11pm
8am through Sunday, June 18 at 11pm
Join us for the 19th annual Allied Media Conference: June 15-18, 2017. Held every summer in Detroit, the conference brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and artists. We define "media" as anything you use to communicate with the world. You are a media-maker!
Monday
Jun
19
2017
Monday, June 19, 2017 from 8am-8pm
8am-8pm
On Juneteenth 2017 (Monday, June 19th) Black people across the country will be taking back land and reclaiming space, from vacant lots to empty school buildings. We are taking back land that should be used for the good of the people; land that has historically been denied access to Black people. Through these actions, we will confront the institutions that have been built off the extracted wealth of Black bodies and Black land and the individuals who have profited from them.
Monday, June 19, 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
Jun
20
2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Join No Space for Hate for the next installment of Let’s Talk, community education workshops to address topics of discrimination. How do we have difficult conversations with people with whom we disagree on these issues? Together, we’ll explore civil discourse in uncivil times. Dr. Kevin Deegan-Krause, Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University, and Sarah Eisenberg, LMSW and Women’s March Michigan Organizer, will lead a community discussion on how to communicate across political divides. Whether you want to engage with your community through activism or just with your friends and family for stronger connections, we’ll empower you with skills for identifying values, confronting your own bias, avoiding being defensive, listening to understand, and more. The program will begin promptly at 7 PM. Please arrive early to register and learn more about No Space for Hate and our collaborating groups.
Wednesday
Jun
21
2017
Thursday
Jun
22
2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Bike the Lower Rouge River Trail with board member Alan Vankerckhove and learn about bicycling opportunities in the Western suburbs of Wayne County within the Rouge Watershed and the Geology of the Glacial Lake Plain of SE Michigan. Route is mostly flat.
Friday
Jun
23
2017
Friday, June 23, 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
Jun
24
2017
Sunday
Jun
25
2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 2-5pm
2-5pm
Details to follow.
Monday
Jun
26
2017
Monday, June 26, 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
Jun
27
2017
Wednesday
Jun
28
2017
Thursday
Jun
29
2017
Friday
Jun
30
2017
Friday, June 30, 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.
July
2017
Saturday
Jul
1
2017
Sunday
Jul
2
2017
Sunday, July 2, 2017 from noon-3pm
noon-3pm
Venue:
@
Detroit TBD
Details TBA if you are an organization that wants to cohost or speak please contact us #impeachmentmarchdetroit #mdpan #detroitsoldaritymovement Dog and family friendly event. Please make posters! We have shirts available impeach 45 at our online store https://teespring.com/impeach-45-april-2017#pid=322&cid=6316&sid=back
Monday
Jul
3
2017
Monday, July 3, 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
Jul
4
2017
Wednesday
Jul
5
2017
Thursday
Jul
6
2017
Friday
Jul
7
2017
Friday, July 7, 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
Jul
8
2017
Saturday, July 8, 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
Sunday
Jul
9
2017
Monday
Jul
10
2017
Monday, July 10, 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
Jul
11
2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
The Citizens for Peace will present the film Disturbing the Peace at their July 11 meeting. This film shows the transformational journeys of Israeli soldiers from elite units, and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison, who create Combatants for Peace. They inspire us as they become nonviolent peace activists challenging the status quo by saying Enough!
Wednesday
Jul
12
2017
Thursday
Jul
13
2017
Friday
Jul
14
2017
Friday, July 14, 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
Jul
15
2017
Sunday
Jul
16
2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 4pm
4pm
Venue:
@
Detroit
Water is a human right not a corporate right. Michigan holds 20% percent of the worlds fresh water yet someone homes in Detroit are without. People are being bullied out of their homes by the government and denied basic human rights. The media is ignoring this. So we want to present a demonstration to highlight the injustice that families in Detroit are facing. Dress in bathrobes, towels we are gonna hunt the streets of Detroit establishing places for people to wash themselves up since they are being forced from their own homes.
Monday
Jul
17
2017
Monday, July 17, 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
Jul
18
2017
Wednesday
Jul
19
2017
Thursday
Jul
20
2017
Friday
Jul
21
2017
Friday, July 21, 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
Jul
22
2017
Sunday
Jul
23
2017
Monday
Jul
24
2017
Monday, July 24, 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
Jul
25
2017
Wednesday
Jul
26
2017
Thursday
Jul
27
2017
Friday
Jul
28
2017
Friday, July 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
Jul
29
2017
Sunday
Jul
30
2017
Monday
Jul
31
2017
Monday, July 31, 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.
August
2017
Tuesday
Aug
1
2017
Wednesday
Aug
2
2017
Thursday
Aug
3
2017
Friday
Aug
4
2017
Friday, August 4, 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
Aug
5
2017