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Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit

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We are an intergenerational, non-profit peace & social justice organization with members in SE Michigan, Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. We work on issues which affect people of all ages. 248-548-4931 http://LinkPl.us/DetroitGrayPantherCalendar

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Saturday
Jun
16
2018
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
May
19
2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Linda Brundage, Executive Director of the Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence and a student activist will speak on why and how to resist gun violence at the monthly meeting of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit. Bring a friend and learn how you can make a difference in combating gun violence in Michigan.
Saturday
Mar
17
2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Rev. Pinkney has fought for racial and economic justice in Benton Harbor and only recently was discharged from prison where he was sent on trumped up charges of fraud on a recall petition drive for a local mayor. Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit is hosting this presentation. Pinkney has taken leadership with the Poor Peoples Campaign in Michigan and will explain this moral movement. Co-sponsor: Democratic Socialists of America. Source of info: MCHR email
Saturday
Feb
17
2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Gray Panthers invites the public to hear Jay Kaplan, staff attorney for LGBTQ Rights with the Michigan ACLU speak on a new form of censorship in which the Trump administration attempts to control the way we think about many issues by restricting use of words such words as diversity, entitlements, transgender people, the unborn and the environment. Source of info: MCHR email
Saturday
Jan
20
2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Access to a job, to food, to education, to worship and to play should be considered human rights. However, these rights can be denied without access to affordable transportation. Hear Kristen Milefchik, a young social worker who was voted Miss Wheelchair 2015. She lives in Clarkston, a community that does NOT have access to public transportation. And she's doing something about it! Kristen is speaking to community groups as part of a team of volunteers with Transportation Riders United (TRU) to listen to what the public has to say about the need for mass transit and discuss how we can move elected officials to create more justice through access to transportation for all SEM residents. Instead of collecting signatures to put a mass transit proposal on the ballot in 2018, per Kristen, TRU hopes to convince the big four County Executives to give the people a chance to VOTE for mass transit. Come, ask questions and get ready to advocate for more justice for all by hearing Kristen on January 20th. This presentation is being hosted by Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit at its monthly meeting.
Saturday
Dec
16
2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
A panel of speakers will tell the history of Puerto Rico, provide a progress report on its recovery from Hurricane Maria and offer a vision of a more just future for its citizens. Presentation will be during first half of Gray Panthers monthly meeting.
Saturday
Oct
21
2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Heaster Wheeler, former ED of the Detroit NAACP, will provide a presentation titled Voter Suppression and Its Impact on People of Color. It will include public policy challenges such as photo ID, early voting, purging and no excuse absentee voting. Also, a discussion of voter disengagement, disillusionment, and declining voter participation.
Saturday
Sep
16
2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Public invited to hear Sister Mary Ellen Howard, retired Cabrini Clinic administrator and health and water activist, speak on the campaign to build a Medicare for All health system. . For more information, call Randy Block at 248-549-5170.
Saturday
May
20
2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Karen Houghton, Coordinator of "IndivisibleFighting #9", will provide information about how the Indivisible movement is making a difference and how citizens can get involved.
Saturday
Apr
15
2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10-10:45am
10-10:45am
Marjorie Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network (MichUHCAN), give a presentation on the "Threats and Opportunities Now that Trumpcare has been Stopped". This is part of the regular meeting of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit being held at the Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak. You all probably know that the U.S. House of Representatives didn't have enough votes repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) or "Trumpcare" last Friday, March 24th. This bill would have resulted in: 24 million people losing their health insurance; the wealthy getting a windfall tax break that undermines Medicare; and creating higher insurance premiums for older persons (aka an "Age Tax") under Trumpcare rules. Now some in Congress want to try to repeal and replace the ACA again. Marjorie Mitchell, the veteran health advocate who's logged over 1,000 miles to explain what Trumpcare is all about, will will help us better understand what happened last Friday and what we need to do to protect health care for all. In Gray Panthers view, this a great time to demand that Congress improve our health care system by supporting a single payer Medicare for All system like Rep. John Conyers' HR 676. Marjorie, who's a clock juggling activist, will be starting her talk promptly at 10 a.m. and will be leaving at about 10:45 a.m. so she can get to another meeting. The moral of story: DON'T BE LATE. Attached is a flyer for this meeting. Please print and share with your activist friends. If your organization would like to be listed as a co-sponsor, call me at 248-549-5170. Together we can do great things, Randy Block, Convenor Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit 248-549-5170