Activate! 313 Progressive Community Calendar

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20
2018
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21
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Monday, May 21, 2018 from 10am-4pm
10am-4pm
The "re-newed" Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is gearing up for "40 days of sustained. non-violent Moral Fusion Direct Action" starting with a Mass Demonstration and Direct Action at the Michigan State Capitol on Monday May14, 2018 and at over 40 other state Capitols and our Nation's Capitol in Washington, DC. Based on the efforts and Principles established by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shortly before his horrible and untimely assassination 50 years ago, the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) seeks to bring together all people of Faith and Goodwill in this country for a Mass Moral Revival to reverse the course of this nation from Institutional Racism and feeding the Greed of the privileged, to serving the needs of everyone. The Michigan Conference United Church of Christ has voted through a Resolution to support the PPC. We are asked to join with the Poor and Dispossessed, Clergy and Laypersons, to participate in the 6 weeks of Demonstrations and Direct Actions to call for an end to Systemic Racism, Poverty, Militarism and Gun Violence, and the Degradation of the Environment and Related Injustices and to work on building a Just, Sustainable and Inclusive Participatory Society. Although some who have specifically prepared and trained for it may choose to participate in non-violent civil disobedience (and possibly risk arrest) it is FINE to come to these Mass Demonstrations and be Witnesses (just be present and "stand up"). ALL are invited come each Monday and to participate in whatever part of the schedule you are able to do or have time for. Each day will include: - Gathering/Registration (Central United Methodist Church, across from northeast corner of Capitol) - 10am - Pre-action Training (required if participating in non-violent civil disobedience) - 11am - Lunch/Relationship Building - Noon - Preparation for Direct Action - 1pm - Direct Action - 2 - 4pm Specific topics (for which you may wish to bring signs or banners) for each Monday are as follows: May 14th - Women/"Me Too"/LGBTQ+/Disabled, Youth/Child Poverty/Right to Education May 21st - Connecting Systemic Racism/Economic Justice with Voting Rights and Just Immigration May 28th - Veterans/War Economy/Militarism/Gun Violence June 4th - Right to Health/Justice in Health Care, Ecological Devastation/Climate Change - Water/"Fracking June 11th - "Everybody's Got the Right to Live" - Jobs/Living Wages/Guaranteed Income? Housing/Education/Social Services June 18th - "A New and Unsettling Force" - Challenging the Nation's Moral Narrative - Fusion Movement Rising Please Register for all at: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org
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May
22
2018
Wednesday
May
23
2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at midnight through Thursday, May 24, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Thursday, May 24 at midnight
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.5s769n6ops6qsk6i6ag6e9esv7?hs=121
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Ellen Lipton, 9th District Congressional Candidate will be speaking beginning @ 8:00. Everyone is welcome to take advantage of this opportunity to listen and then there will be Q and A. The regular meeting agenda will be from 7:00 - 8:00. NOTE: We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 7 p.m. until 8:30/9 p.m., usually at the First United Methodist Church of Ferndale.
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May
24
2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 11am-5pm
11am-5pm
Register here: https://aftmi.knack.com/data#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/5b0317ebfd63a02948c5bdf0
Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 4-6pm
4-6pm
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Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 4pm
4pm
Venue:
@
Clark Park
Join us on Thursday, May 24th at Clark Park at 4:00pm to rally for our immigrant students. In this teacher and student led rally we will hear stories from students, parents, and teachers about immigration injustice. Together we will present demands to candidates who are running for Governor for the state of Michigan, to make sure we have a governor that supports all immigrants! With the mid-term elections coming up in November 2018, we are at a critical crossroads for immigration justice. It is key that we elect a candidate who is committed to immigration justice and who will advocate for polices that will recognize the dignity of our community. Come out in a show of support to our students and teachers, they are shaping the future in our schools and now our streets!
Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Come check out how artists have interpreted the Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. It will be a night of art, reflection and connection. Folks will vote for the pieces which speaks the most to them. Winning pieces will receive a Just Seeds poster and/or screen print of their work. We are working together to create a better world for all. Please support with a donation of 10$ at this event (sliding scale 5-10$) Light refreshments will be served. https://www.facebook.com/events/2083876198536807/
Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Lecture by Prof. Brad Roth More and more Israelis and Palestinians—from across the ideological spectrum within each society— have come to question both the viability and the desirability of "the two-state solution." The declining prospects of the long-stalled Oslo process raise the question of alternative formulas for the realization of self-determination for both the Palestinian Arab and Israeli Jewish populations. Dr. Roth is a Professor of Political Science and Law. He teaches courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels in international law, human rights, political theory, and legal studies. The program will include a panel of respondents featuring Prof. Howard Lupovitch of Wayne State University's Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies. Presented in conjuction with the Huntington Woods Peace, Citizenship & Education Project.
Friday
May
25
2018
Friday, May 25, 2018 from 9am-2pm
9am-2pm
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/spetrella?hceid=cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.513ickhbv126jjiqmk6b452cdv&hs=121
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May
26
2018
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27
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May
28
2018
Monday, May 28, 2018 at midnight through Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Tuesday, May 29 at midnight
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Tuesday
May
29
2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
***Reading list is posted at the end of the event description.*** Childish Gambino's song and music video "This is America" has inspired much discussion of its commentary on gun violence, race, and American culture. The May meeting of the Detroit Jacobin Reading Group will focus on "This is America" along with additional commentary related to these broader themes. We will meet in the Old Fine Arts Room on the third floor of the Detroit Public Library, Main Branch. The following resources are available for some background on this month's topic. It's also possible that some people might have a lot of interest in the subject but not a lot of time to do the readings, in which case we would still love to have you at the conversation on Tuesday. People without a lot to say who still want to learn about the issue and how to get involved are also welcome. Childish Gambino. "This is America." Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY Song lyrics: https://genius.com/Childish-gambino-this-is-america-lyrics Commentary on the video: Cookney, Daniel and Fairclough, Christy. "Childish Gambino: This is America uses music and dance to expose society’s dark underbelly." http://theconversation.com/childish-gambino-this-is-america-uses-music-and-dance-to-expose-societys-dark-underbelly-96379 Sharf, Zack. "'Dear White People' Creator Justin Simien Analyzes Donald Glover’s 'This Is America': Jim Crow, Black Youth, and More." indiewire [dot] com/2018/05/justin-simien-analyzes-donald-glover-this-is-america-1201961450/ Commentary on the broader themes: Alexander, Michelle. "Violence Does Not Occur Because of Guns." youtube [dot] com/watch?v=5oSXMsc-qP4 Williams, Robert F. (Untitled). youtube [dot] com/watch?v=_NuxaMYYGJY
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May
30
2018
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May
31
2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 6-8:30pm
6-8:30pm
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/cross?hceid=cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.2jfhpsgpmf7qtilb5q6r1vig0v&hs=121
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2018
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Jun
1
2018
Friday, June 1, 2018 from 9am-2pm
9am-2pm
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Jun
2
2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 8:30am-4pm
8:30am-4pm
Register here: https://aftmi.knack.com/data#event-registration-for-website/view-actions-details3/5af0848099d1563b5f50efa6
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 8:30am-4pm
8:30am-4pm
Attendees will be introduced to the correlation between bullying and socially acceptable bias (hidden bias) that have ill effects upon academic and emotional achievement.
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9am-2pm
9am-2pm
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
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Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10am-4pm
10am-4pm
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Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10-11:30am
10-11:30am
Our guest speakers will be Abdul El-Sayed and Shri Thanedar, candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Sunday
Jun
3
2018
Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 2:30-5pm
2:30-5pm
Join us for the next event in our Social Justice Film Series, a collaboration with Detroit Farm Crew and Hazon Detroit! We will be watching and discussing 'Tomorrow'. Your $5 donation will support Georgia Street Community Collective and Keep Growing Detroit. Free for GRP members, contact us for a code! Snacks will be provided. CHECK OUT THE TRAILER HERE: https://www.tomorrow-documentary.com/#trailer-section If you have any questions please email leila.ballard@werepair.org https://www.facebook.com/events/2254283761473585/
Monday
Jun
4
2018
Monday, June 4, 2018 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
Ecological Devastation and Health! Clean Air, Clean Water, and Healthcare for All! Michigan is just one of over 30 states across the country and Washington DC heading to their state capitals on June 4th to force a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy. Join us and the masses in standing with the folks doing nonviolent moral fusion direct action, as we show our elected leaders we will no longer allow the violence of poverty to keep poor and disenfranchised people down. It is time for a moral audit of this nation! Please take a moment and fill out our MI Poor People's Campaign registration form and share it! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8UaQQ05-KV0kpWK7g5cEG4APMgKozr6oBUXVdW8DOLG1VjQ/viewform https://www.facebook.com/events/2199143580125979/
Wednesday
Jun
6
2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Advisory Committee for Friends of the Rouge's Public Involvement Programs.
Thursday
Jun
7
2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 3:30-7:30pm
3:30-7:30pm
This is a FREE event and attendance is first-come, first-served. RSVP using the link above and arrive early to find a good spot to sit! Join the Sundance Institute Creative Producing team and experienced feature film producers as they present a discussion on strategies for low- and micro-budget features, the role of the creative producer, and developing critical partnerships and audience engagement plans. We’ll also share best practices for building your professional network and sustaining your producing career.
Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
We will start off with watching "Fix It," an excellent documentary outlining the benefits of transitioning to a single-payer health care system. We will then have discussion with State Rep. Yousef Rabhi, who will be introducing a Michigan single-payer healthcare bill into the state legislature. https://www.facebook.com/events/1021430384687224/
Friday
Jun
8
2018
Saturday
Jun
9
2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Please join Women in Black, Detroit, in a silent protest against war and violence at home and abroad. We protest U.S.-sanctioned violence around the world and mourn all victims of war, violence, and occupation. Everyone welcome. Please wear black. Please walk in single file and in silence. Events start promptly at noon. Subscribe: WIB-Detroit-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Facebook: Women in Black-Detroit
Sunday
Jun
10
2018
Monday
Jun
11
2018
Tuesday
Jun
12
2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7am
7am
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
Join author and speaker Robert M. Weir as he relates insightful experiences and invites you to explore life's tasty tidbits to bring peace within yourself and among others.
Wednesday
Jun
13
2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Everyone is welcome to attend these regular meetings. Come in the door next to the parking lot. Go down the stairs. Turn right. We'll be in room 101. NOTE: The entry door is locked. We will check the door between 6:50 and 7:05 for people who don't have the entry code.
Thursday
Jun
14
2018
Friday
Jun
15
2018
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Jun
16
2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9:30am-noon
9:30am-noon
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/cross?hceid=cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.0ii9dodf63j0r9b5egoto1oq6v&hs=121
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10am
10am
Fran Shor, Wayne State University retired history professor, offers his observations about this significant issue in a Powerpoint presentation. Professor Shor is a member of many progressive Metro Detroit organizations, including serving on the Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit Board of Directors.
Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 3-5pm
3-5pm
This event will present the questions you need to ask Congressional candidates before the August 7 Primary Election, such as, "What will you do to prevent gun violence?" and "How will you get the U.S. out of the war on Yemen?" The presenters are: Kamilia Landrum, Director of Programs, Detroit NAACP Prasad Venugopal, Physics Prof., U of D Mercy Sarah O'Donnell, The Progressive Youth Assembly Fred Pearson, Center for Peace Studies, WSU *We are inviting Congressional candidates for Districts 9 thru 14. You will have time to ask them your questions about war and peace. Co-Sponsors: Detroit NAACP, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, Citizens for Peace, Jobs with Justice, Promote the Vote, Swords into Plowshares, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Veterans for Peace Chapters 74 and 93, P.E.A.C.E. (Public Education and Community Engagement) *Free *Light Refreshments
Sunday
Jun
17
2018
Monday
Jun
18
2018
Monday, June 18, 2018 at midnight through Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Tuesday, June 19 at midnight
Tuesday
Jun
19
2018
Wednesday
Jun
20
2018
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Jun
21
2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at midnight through Friday, June 22, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Friday, June 22 at midnight
Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) Annual Meeting will include annual report and board elections, followed by panel of organizers from the Poor People's Campaign to talk about lessons learned and the future of mass movements. Annual meeting at 7:00; Program at 7:30 pm. Panelists: Rev. Ed Rowe, activist pastor; Crystal Baker, student, Youth Leader; Yexenia Vanegas, teacher and organizer, PPC, emphasis on theomusicology and movement arts. What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Poor People's Campaign? What was gained and learned? How did the PPC attract youth? Grassroots people? People of faith? What is the future of this movement and other mass movements? What strategies are most effective in combating poverty and other major issues? Light refreshments. Donations accepted. https://www.facebook.com/events/2129923230661077/
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Jun
22
2018
Saturday
Jun
23
2018
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Jun
24
2018
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25
2018
Tuesday
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26
2018
Wednesday
Jun
27
2018
Thursday
Jun
28
2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 5:30-8pm
5:30-8pm
This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/cross?hceid=cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.07l7a8e0kggur09psvh43j62iq&hs=121
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2018
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2018
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1
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2018
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4
2018
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at midnight through Thursday, July 5, 2018 at midnight
midnight through Thursday, July 5 at midnight
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Advisory Committee for Friends of the Rouge's Public Involvement Programs.
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5
2018
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6
2018
Saturday
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7
2018
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Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 9:30am-12:30pm
9:30am-12:30pm
Application details available at: https://therouge.org/master-rain-gardener/2018 Course Details:Thursday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pmDates: July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 9th, August 16thLocation: Plymouth Township Hall, 9955 N Haggerty Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170Cost: $89 (scholarships available)Requirements: Participants must attend all five classes and plant or adopt a rain garden to receive their Master Rain Gardener certificate and t-shirt (yes, there are t-shirts!). This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.5g8ih3k0hk87hkq2g9hu2d2314?hs=121
Friday
Jul
13
2018
Saturday
Jul
14
2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Please join Women in Black, Detroit, in a silent protest against war and violence at home and abroad. We protest U.S.-sanctioned violence around the world and mourn all victims of war, violence, and occupation. Everyone is 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
15
2018
Monday
Jul
16
2018
Tuesday
Jul
17
2018
Wednesday
Jul
18
2018
Thursday
Jul
19
2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 9:30am-12:30pm
9:30am-12:30pm
Application details available at: https://therouge.org/master-rain-gardener/2018 Course Details:Thursday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pmDates: July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 9th, August 16thLocation: Plymouth Township Hall, 9955 N Haggerty Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170Cost: $89 (scholarships available)Requirements: Participants must attend all five classes and plant or adopt a rain garden to receive their Master Rain Gardener certificate and t-shirt (yes, there are t-shirts!). This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.2asabtohpofbt6por0fjhq7dd6?hs=121
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Jul
20
2018
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Jul
21
2018
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Jul
22
2018
Monday
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24
2018
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Jul
26
2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 9:30am-12:30pm
9:30am-12:30pm
Application details available at: https://therouge.org/master-rain-gardener/2018 Course Details:Thursday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pmDates: July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, August 9th, August 16thLocation: Plymouth Township Hall, 9955 N Haggerty Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170Cost: $89 (scholarships available)Requirements: Participants must attend all five classes and plant or adopt a rain garden to receive their Master Rain Gardener certificate and t-shirt (yes, there are t-shirts!). This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/cml2ZXIucm91Z2U0N0BnbWFpbC5jb20.0896i7umve54jjrsghhordaoe3?hs=121
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August
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