Activate! 313 Progressive Community Calendar

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Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4-6pm
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Please join us for our fifth annual "Democrats and Beer" friend-raiser. Just $15 admission includes appetizers and 4 beer tastings. Meet local Democratic elected officials and your fellow Democrats from Royal Oak and surrounding cities. Join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/156184428256029
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 9:30am
9:30am
Please join the People's Water Board Coalition and concerned citizens on Tuesday morning to demand the Detroit City Council implement an Income Based Water Affordability Ordinance. Dont forget to grab a comment card when you arrive. They give them out right before the meeting starts. Water is simply not affordable in Detroit and masses are being shut off this month! If you are unable to make the city council meeting, please call your councilperson and demand they make water affordability a priority! http://www.detroitmi.gov/Government/City-Council
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 6-7:45pm
6-7:45pm
Following several high profile ICE actions here in Southeast Michigan and the introduction of legislation at the state level to punish "sanctuary cities", cities which decline to participate in the deportation and detention of undocumented immigrants, many immigrant communities and their advocates have been concerned about how we can defend our neighbors from further punitive measures and targeted ICE raids which serve political purposes and disrupt families and communities. This month, Detroit's Jacobin Reading Group will be meeting on Tuesday June 27th from 6pm to 7:45pm at the Conely branch of the Detroit Public Library at 4600 Martin in Southwest Detroit. We will be discussing the sanctuary city movement and related issues facing immigrant communities here and across the country, and sharing information about how people can get involved with the struggle for immigrant rights here in Detroit. For people looking to get a bit of background on how the state 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. PLEASE NOTE: We have moved the meeting to Southwest Detroit instead of our usual location and would hate for anyone to miss the above memo and head to the library in midtown instead. Again, we will be at the Conely branch of the Detroit Public Library at 4600 Martin one block north of Michigan Avenue. Readings are as follows: Boscarino, Timothy. "Is Detroit a Sanctuary City? Depends on Who You Ask." http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/detroit-sanctuary-city-013017.aspx Goodfriend, Hilary. "A Demand for Sanctuary." https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/02/sanctuary-movement-central-america-el-salvador-trump-deportations/ Stanton, Ryan. "Legislation taking aim at Michigan 'sanctuary cities' moves forward." http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/06/legislation_taking_aim_at_mich.html
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 27, 6:30PM. We will discuss a few topics: -Debrief Meeting with Senator Peters -Debrief Meeting with Senator Stabenow -Trump Budget Update -Launching More #Readyfor100 Chapters/Update on Campaign -And More! Andrew Sarpolis Associate Organizing Representative Southeast Michigan Beyond Coal Campaign 2550 Hilton Rd, Suite C Ferndale, MI 48220 Phone (248) 924-4857
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 27, 6:30PM. We will discuss a few topics: -Debrief Meeting with Senator Peters -Debrief Meeting with Senator Stabenow -Trump Budget Update -Launching More #Readyfor100 Chapters/Update on Campaign -And More! Andrew Sarpolis Associate Organizing Representative Southeast Michigan Beyond Coal Campaign 2550 Hilton Rd, Suite C Ferndale, MI 48220 Phone (248) 924-4857
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Sunday, July 2, 2017 from noon-3pm
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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 WHY WE MARCH FOR IMPEACHMENT Donald Trump has been in violation of the Constitution from the day he was sworn into the office of President. We cannot abide a Congress that turns a blind eye to the constitutional breaches of our Commander in Chief. We demand that Congress does its job and commences with impeachment proceedings immediately. GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT President Trump must be impeached under Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution for Treason, Bribery, or High Crimes and Misdemeanors, in particular: (1) Obstruction of Justice. Article 2, Section 1.8. of the Constitution Sets forth the oath of office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will do to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” In his conduct of the Office of President of the United States, Trump in violation of his oath faithfully to execute the Office of President of the Unites States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in his duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice in that he: 1a.Interfered with the Department of Justice of the United States and Federal Bureau of Investigation by dismissing officers and investigators conducting investigations as to his illegal activities, including Preet Bharara the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Salley Yates, the Deputy and Acting Attorney General of the United States, and James Comey, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 1b.Made false and misleading statements the people of the United States to deceive the people that investigations as to his misdeeds and those of his subordinates were and are being conducted thoroughly and completely with regard to his misconduct and the misconduct of his subordinate 1c.Failed to provide information regarding General Flynn’s dealings with the Russians to the House Intelligence Committee. (2) Violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 [N]o Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State. The framers of the Constitution created this clause to ensure that US officials would not be corrupted by gifts or payments from foreign powers, yet President Trump receives a constant stream of cash and favors from foreign powers and their agents. Inconsistent with the practice of all modern era Presidents and the expectations of the public, he has refused to place his business assets into a blind trust in which he would have no control over the assets and decision making of his businesses, but instead, directly and/or through his family continues to control his businesses and receive business revenues. The single largest tenant of Trump Tower is the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, a wholly state-owned company. The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority office holds a lease with Trump Tower. Foreign diplomats and foreign embassy events at Washington’s Trump International Hotel. More than an obvious conflict of interest, receipt of any monies by him or his businesses under his control of him or his family from any foreign government or representative of a foreign government is a present or emolument in direct violation of the United States Constitution. Trump has financial relationships with businesses and governments throughout the world, including Turkey, the Philippines, India, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Brazil, Bulgaria, and Viet Nam. Most importantly, he has financial dealings with Russia and China, the extent of which are largely unknown and will remain so as long as he refuses to release his tax returns as has been done by all modern era Presidents, a promise upon which he reneged. These conflicts of interest have not only enriched Trump, buy have undermined our national security. (3)Violation of the Free speech rights of the citizens and the press. Has denied access to the White House by certain members of the press and publicly villified the press by calling them enemies of the people in violation of the First Amendment Rights of the people and his duty to protect the Constitution of the United States. (4)Treason. Article III, Section 2 of the United States Constitution defines treason in part as giving “Aid and comfort” to our enemies. By condoning hacking by the Russian Government of a major political party and encouraging dissemination of hacked materials for purposes of political gain and by condoning unauthorized, unsecured meetings with Russia and other governments he has breached the security of the United States. (5) Libeled and slandered the former President of the United States with criminal intent. Trump maliciously and intentionally maligned President Obama by accusing the former President of wiretapping him. Making a false allegation of a crime is a crime. (6) Issuance of a travel ban in Violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment and the due process clauses of the fifth and fourteenth amendments. 6a.The order singles out persons because of their religious preference in violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. 6b.Because the order bans individuals from specific Muslim countries, it establishes a religious test in violation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment. 6c.The travel ban gives the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security almost unlimited powers without procedural protections in violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. Donald Trump’s extreme disregard for the Constitution is a profound subversion of the Office of the President. Neither do we feel our country is in safe nor able hands, and we will not quietly ride out a tenure that threatens our democracy and way of life. We demand that Congress stop enabling President Trump through an embarrassing and potentially catastrophic charade of normalcy. The future of American Democracy rests in their hands. CONGRESS: DO YOUR JOB, OR LOSE YOUR JOB. IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP NOW. https://www.facebook.com/events/327181781032106/
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Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 2-4pm
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After serving the minimum sentence, 30 months (2-1/2 years), for a crime he never committed, Rev. Edward Pinkney will be released on parole on Tuesday, June 13! He is in good spirits and looks forward to reuniting with his wife, Dorothy, his community, and supporters. You can welcome Rev. Pinkney home yourself at a dinner in Detroit on July 8! Dinner will be served (bring a dish if you can) From the organizers:\We are also collecting funds for a 'Welcome Home Rev. Pinkney' check to be presented to him at that time. Folks can send checks to Moratorium NOW Coalition, 5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 (on memo line write Welcome Home Rev. Pinkney). Let's give Rev. Pinkney a big welcome home from the belly of the beast!
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Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 11am-2pm
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Legacy of Lyon
Pinnacle Homes has partnered with Last Day Dog Rescue to host a pet adoption event on Sunday, July 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their South Lyon Aspire Collection location, Legacy of Lyon. The adoption event is open to members of the community of all ages and family types looking to adopt a dog or cat. Starting July 9, all Aspire Collection locations will accept pet supply donations. Click here to see all of the Aspire Collection locations: http://pinnaclehomes.com/aspire/
Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 4-7pm
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Atwater Brewery
Hosted By : MDPAN and Detroit water Brigade: ******WE WILL GATHER AT ATWATER BREWERY about 3:30- 4 the march will start at 3 walking from Atwater up the Riverwalk Rally around the REN CENTER SPLASH FOUNTAIN********* This March will bring awareness to the following issues Detroit Water Shut offs, Infrastructure Issues, and to make water affordable at a price all can pay around the region. We oppse the Great Lakes Water Authority and Demand justice for FLINT! Water is a human right, not a corporate right. Michigan holds 20% percent of the worlds fresh water, yet people in Detroit are without. 19,000 shutoffs this month alone. Over 89,000 homes in the last 3 years. People are being bullied out of their homes because water bills are being tacked on to property taxes. Basic human rights are being denied and it is criminal. The media is ignoring this. Its time WE fight back against the injustice that is happening to the families in Detroit! Dress in bathrobes, and towels. WE are taking the streets in Detroit! TURN THE WATER ON OR WE will be establishing places for people to wash themselves up and drawing much needed attention to this massive human rights violation. Please watch this. This tells our story. #WaterIsAHumanRight http://www.detroitmindsdying.org/ Cohost : Real Voices Detroit https://www.facebook.com/realvoiceslive/ Detroit Light Brigade https://www.facebook.com/DetroitLightBrigade/
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 5:30-8:30pm
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Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 9am-2pm
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Children’s voices are the forgotten voices. We stand for them but sometimes forget that they can stand for us too. They can’t vote yet but that doesn’t mean that their voices don’t count. Anne Frank wasn’t silent. Malala Yousafzai, Kid President, and countless others are not silent. The youth will have a platform on July 15, 2017 at the National Mall in Washington, DC. Come stand with them. Mission To provide a platform for children and youth to speak about issues that affect their lives, communities, and the world around them. Goal To encourage youth to be civically engaged in their communities and to stand up for their basic human rights. Demand For the United States to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child. •Speaker topics (Including but not limited to) Homelessness Healthcare Hunger Disability Foster Care LGBTQ Child Abuse Literacy After we march there will be youth conventions held across the country where youth can vote for two youth delegates from their state to represent them in DC in the summer. The youth conventions will be held in November 2018. First we march --- Next we serve --- Then we run #MarchServeRun #ChildrensMarch #YouthGovernment Contact us: ChildrensMarch2017@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/416092145403914/
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 1-4pm
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Hosted by MDPAN In response to the Brock Turners, Constable Micheal Sanguinetti and current President the SlutWalk was born and continues to grow. In Detroit we have had ENOUGH of victim blaming, of slut-shaming, sexual profiling and policing. We want to smash patriarchy! Consent is mandatory! No means No. Silence is not permission. Women's wardrobe no matter how revealing is not consent or asking for it. We stand together to say "slut" does not have to be accepted as a word used against us to harm us but we have a stake in the language used to describe us, it is something we can challenge, it can be stripped of it's power. This event is a completely inclusive space. This event has zero tolerance for hateful language, racism , ableism, fat-shaming, transphobia, xenophobia or any other form of bigotry. Furthermore, we recognize that shaming, oppression, assault, and violence have disproportionately impacted marginalized groups, including women of color and transgender people thus, we are actively working to center these groups at our event. We deeply value the voices of marginalized groups and have a strong desire to find a common ground amount all of our intersections. No more sexual violence No more victim blaming No more derogatory labels No more gender inequality Details to be announced 🔊 Speakers: Co-host: -Hollaback Detroit: facebook .com/HollabackDetroit, -----Michigan for choice , -Women's March of Michigan facebook .com/WomensMarchOnWashingtonMichigan, -Taking Back Orange 🍊 Facebook .com/PorchlightProtest -Let's Have a girl Talk Facebook .com/LetsHaveGirlTalk -Civic Direct Detroit Facebook .com/CivicDirect
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