Activate! 313 Progressive Community Calendar

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 6-7:45pm
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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 6:30-8pm
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This is a general meeting of the Metro Detroit Beyond Coal Campaign. The Beyond Coal Campaign is a national campaign that has successfully phased out about half of the United States' coal plants in the last decade. Building off previous successes, we are working on what is next for our coal communities, resisting the environmental rollback, and working towards 100% renewable energy for local communities
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 6:30-8pm
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Join the Detroit Democratic Socialists of America chapter for our second book club meeting as we discuss the last chapters of "The New Jim Crow" at The Bottom Line Coffee House 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.
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Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 7-9pm
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"Nuclear Disarmament: What is taking us so long?" will be presented by Sister Megan Rice from Washington, D.C. Sister Megan Rice was 82 years old in 2012 when she and two fellow activists broke onto the property of the Y-12 uranium plant for nuclear bombs in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The antiwar protest was called "the biggest security breach in the history of the nation's atomic complex." They were convicted of trespassing. When she was released after serving two years in prison, she said, "We have 7,000 nuclear weapons under the control of one man...I'm not out of prison. None of us is out of prison as long as one nuclear bomb exists." Megan is at the center of Washington Post reporter Dan Zak's book, "Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age."
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