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Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO)

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Saturday
Jun
25
2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 8am-6pm
8am-6pm
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the welfare rights movement that came out of the civil rights movement. Join us in sharing stories and reflections from U.S. welfare rights veterans, along with analyses and moving forward in the fight to eliminate poverty. Please join us to celebrate and reflect over two days at two sites: * Fri, 6/24 from 4-7pm at Swords Into Plowshares Gallery (23 E. Adams at Central United Methodist Church, Detroit MI 48226); * Sat, 6/25 from 8am-6pm at Wayne County Community College District, Downtown Campus (1001 Fort St, Detroit MI 48226) These events are co-sponsored by Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and Westside Mothers. More details to come.
Friday
Jun
24
2016
Friday, June 24, 2016 from 4-7pm
4-7pm
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the welfare rights movement that came out of the civil rights movement. Join us in sharing stories and reflections from U.S. welfare rights veterans, along with analyses and moving forward in the fight to eliminate poverty. Please join us to celebrate and reflect over two days at two sites: * Fri, 6/24 from 4-7pm at Swords Into Plowshares Gallery (23 E. Adams at Central United Methodist Church, Detroit MI 48226); * Sat, 6/25 from 8am-6pm at Wayne County Community College District, Downtown Campus (1001 Fort St, Detroit MI 48226) These events are co-sponsored by Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and Westside Mothers. More details to come.
Saturday
Dec
19
2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 3-7pm
3-7pm
Potluck, bring a dish to share. If you want to be coordinated about it, email Gwen gwendolyngines@att.net
Wednesday
Jul
30
2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 9:30-11:30am
9:30-11:30am
Delivery of 1080 gal of water from West Virginia to Detroit on a trailer MWRO got this information confirmed only very recently from donors at Keepers of the Mountain -- anti-mountaintop removal activists in the Appalachian coalfields. It's a HUGE donation that deserves a BIG Detroit welcome and appreciation! Please do your very best to attend this delivery event. Share this information with your friends and networks.
Wednesday
Jun
11
2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
Calling all activists! Water Crisis Strategy Session--There is growing outrage about the denial of our human right to water in Detroit. While many different groups are taking a variety of actions, MWRO would like to provide an opportunity for us to come together and strategize. How can we coordinate our efforts to have greater impact? What can we do to step up the pressure to stop the shut-offs and restore all water services immediately? Water Crisis Strategy Session Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5:30 pm Offices of Michigan Welfare Rights Organization Central United Methodist Church, 4th floor 23 E. Adams (at Woodward Ave.), Detroit For more information: (313) 964-0618 or mwroinfo@gmail.com
Monday
Mar
24
2014
Monday, March 24, 2014 from 5:30-7pm
5:30-7pm
Venue:
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Reception for international activist and artist, Robert Ostertag! This venue is located next to Central United Methodist Church, Woodward at Grand Circus Park, (near Comerica Park, downtown Detroit) and will feature offerings from several local talents. You might recall that I wanted to make our guest an Ambassador, so as he travels the country and the world, he can report to all that we are engaged in RESISTANCE against these terrible things going on in our city, in our county and in our country! I have asked several people on this email list to participate in this event, so try to make yourselves available for Ambassador Ostertag's visit to Detroit! The DAY has changed to accommodate some of you who needed a different day so you could be there. Also, we will honor activist Nate Thomas, CEO of the PEOPLE UNITED AS ONE organization, for the work he has done with the homeless population over many years including his leadership toward the building of the only low-income apartment bldg designed to house poor people. Look at the date and time info on this page, and I have sent you an email with the same info that I hope you will post everywhere you have access to. Maureen ...the evening will encourage you, and will bring you joy...
Saturday
Dec
14
2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10am-4pm
10am-4pm
Political Retreat: We are living through tumultuous times with no end in sight. Every component of our lives and the lives of our families is being affected by the steady decline of the economy that is crashing in front of our eyes. Even democracy and the right to VOTE have been stripped away. The cost of living is going up while the chances of living are going down. We are divided and not effective because we have not yet recognized the fact that we are in a war, a war against working people. Welfare Rights is calling all visionary and progressive organizations and residents together to develop a three-month plan, a six-month plan, a one-year plan and beyond to craft a collective vision and targeted actions. We unite, or get picked off one by one. Gov. Snyder is planning to run again for re-election. Who is picking these candidates, and don’t we have something to say about this? What did the People‘s Choice candidates learn from this last flawed election? How can we organize in 83 counties into a network that engages hunger? How can we energize these same counties into a campaign FOR democracy and AGAINST Emergency Managers? What do we do about all this empty housing and these banks that have destroyed neighborhoods? Public education is under attack, so what can we do to end this assault? Retired workers are being wounded, current workers are being threatened – both are being pushed deeper into poverty – what can we do? Answers from the community must come forward as we move toward 2014 and The strategic focus we are striving for is to reach consensus and with discipline, create a space for action plans to emerge. Detroit, MI has now made new history. The 20 plus international news agencies that have been camped out at the Federal Court rushed from the scene after hearing the bankruptcy approval ruling issued by Judge Rhodes, anxious to report this devastating news. What does it mean? It means that we are up against the ruling class like never before. It means that across the nation, the other 34 states with large metropolitan cities facing declining populations and rising pensions obligations had better take heed of this message - nothing is sacred. We have been stripped of our right to vote, and even the Federal courts will not restore that basic entitlement. What it means is that the "fire sale" of Detroit assets is open to the highest bidder at the lowest cost. What it means is that the rise of technology and it's effect on labor has taken another big bite out of our standard of living. It means that because we are no longer needed in large numbers to produce, our lives are becoming more and more marginalized. Retirees are under full assault so because a Federal judge declared that in the Detroit bankruptcy, public workers are not protected, all municipal retirees in every American city is subject to have their health benefits and pensions reduced. Make certain that you understand this...senior citizens are being pushed into homelessness. Food Stamps in millions of low income households have been cut. Empty houses stand in neighborhoods as homeless families pass them on their way to shelters already too full. As we move toward the final stage of this declining economy, we have to see the totality of what is unfolding in front of our very eyes. Poor people have TOO much money, and rich people don't have enough money. 1% of the nation controls the resources of the nation. Elections don't work. Candidates don't hear us. The process is flawed and cannot be corrected in a way that benefits the majority of the residents trying to keep body and soul together. Objective changes in how things are produced have made a permanent impact on everyone's quality of life. Humanity is being re-organized on the new world order...either the Koch Brothers, the Romney Klan, or the Snyder Group will be in charge of how that new world looks, or working people will take up the mantle of leadership. The RETREAT planned for Dec. 14th, is designed to elicit a collective assessment and to determine our capacity to suggest action plans that address our life or death concerns. Every worker in the nation is being threatened with this Federal court decision, every worker's child, and our future as well. If you believe that you have action ideas that can impact these draconian decisions, plan to be at the RETREAT so that we can get to the long-range strategic responses. RSVP as soon as you are able and be ready to work...Maureen (313) 964-0618. http://Facebook.com/events/1395883690657780
Friday
Aug
30
2013
Friday, August 30, 2013 from 11am-6pm
11am-6pm
First session is 11 to 1pm Second session is 4 to 6pm Need help from DTE shutoffs? Come to the next informational meeting to begin enrollment in a utility plan that asks for a small, fixed amount every month toward your bill. Participants will be protected from shut-off. Interested in the details? REGISTER by calling the MWRO hotline at (313) 703-5940. Please share this information with friends and family!
Monday
Aug
26
2013
Monday, August 26, 2013 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
For more information & RSVP please call 313-729-1844 / 313-673-6514 First 200 children to RSVP Call & RSVP Today