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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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Future Events

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.

Past Events

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
Saturday
Mar
18
2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10-11:30am
10-11:30am
Jamie Lyons Eddy, an organizer with Count My Vote, will discuss at a Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit monthly meeting what can be done to reform Michigan's broken redistricting system. Democracy is at stake! For more info, call Randy Block at 248-549-5170.
Saturday
Feb
18
2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Marjorie Mitchell, Director of Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network, and Helena Scott, new JWJ Organizer, will speak at this meeting of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit. SEM JWJ is building a movement of progressive organizations to fight for justice during these perilous times. For more information, call Randy Block at 248-549-5170.
Saturday
Jan
21
2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Venue:
@
Lansing
Gray Panthers usually meets on the third Saturday of the month at the Royal Oak Senior Center. However, the Gray Panthers Board agreed to make attendance at the Women's march in Lansing on January 21st the equivalent of our meeting.
Friday
Sep
23
2016
Friday, September 23, 2016 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Venue:
@
State Capitol
Weekly Peace Vigil in front of the Capitol.
Friday
Sep
16
2016
Friday, September 16, 2016 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Venue:
@
State Capitol
Weekly Peace Vigil in front of the Capitol.
Saturday
Sep
10
2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Venue:
@
Metro-Detroit
Noon, 2nd Saturday of each month Please wear black and be silent. All welcome. Contact: Suhair Ghannan, sueghan@yahoo.com and check out the website: http://WomenInBlack.org/en/detroit