Future Events

Sunday
Mar
4
2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
Hear former Rep. and House Minority Whip David Bonior, author of book "Whip", and panelists Rick Blocker, President Detroit AFL-CIO; Catherine Hoffman, member, DSA National Political Committee; and Ed Rowe, CUM Pastor Emeritus, speak at this DSA Metro Detroit event. Few in Congress have accomplished more than David Bonior on behalf of average Americans. Whip is the story of how he did it. Source of info: Gray Panthers calendar
Friday
Mar
16
2018
Friday, March 16, 2018 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
This presentation is taking place on the 50th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre and the 53rd anniversary of the self-immolation of the Detroit-based antiwar activist Alice Herz. The power point lecture will highlight how the Vietnam War is remembered and evoked through key moments and images drawn from history. In addition, it will consider the "lessons" of the Vietnam War and the ways that the tragedies of the past keep haunting us in the present and how we can confront and remedy them.
Saturday
Apr
21
2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10-11:30am
10-11:30am
Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit is planning a forum with the Michigan Alliance to Strengthen Social Security and Medicare (MASSSM) and the Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network (MichUHCAN) to inform the public about threats to Social Security (SS) and Medicare. THIS EVENT MAY BE MOVED TO A LARGER VENUE. Check back for additional details, as the date approaches.

Past Events

Monday
Feb
12
2018
Monday, February 12, 2018 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Join us for a celebration march for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the ML King Jr. Memorial Park in Detroit, (corner Rosa Parks Blvd and West Grand Blvd.) in alliance with all issues that communities are now facing: more jobs, health care, water crisis, injustice, crime, etc. Supported by D-15 and UAW. Source: http://www.graypanthersmetrodetroit.org/CalendarofEvents.html
Sunday
Feb
11
2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 5-9pm
5-9pm
Venue:
@
UAW Local 600
The Detroit and Michigan Chapter the NLG is proud to announce our 2018 Anniversary Dinner! 2018 Honorees: Attorneys Cynthia Heenan and Hugh "Buck" Davis. 2018 Unsung Hero: Announcement Forthcoming 2018 Student Honorees: Announcement Forthcoming Keynote Speaker: Noam Chomsky Registration and Cocktails begin at 5pm. Dinner begins at 6. Find more information on our 2018 honorees and purchase tickets on our website: https://www.michigannlg.org/81st-anniversary-dinner/ The National Lawyers Guild is a national association of lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers dedicated to the need for change in the structure of our legal, political and economic systems. Founded in 1937 as the nation’s first racially integrated bar association, the mission of the NLG is best stated in the preamble to our constitution, “...to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.” Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of women, workers, LGBTQ, and minority groups upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression. https://www.facebook.com/events/1661909397155126/
Saturday
Feb
3
2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 2-3:30pm
2-3:30pm
Join us to ensure a progressive presence at the Feb. 3 meeting of the 9th District Democratic Party. ******************************************************************* Their meeting announcement states: Please join Rep. Sandy Levin, fellow Democrats and Guest Speakers: -- Jocelyn Benson, Candidate for Secretary of State -- Bill Noakes, Candidate for Attorney General -- Shri Thanedar, Candidate for Governor for their 9th District Democratic Party meeting. Please RSVP by email to 9th District Chair, Bob Fetter, at 9thDistrictChair@gmail.com ******************************************************************* The more of us there, the better chance we will be able to ask questions of these candidates from a progressive point of view. Same if Sandy Levin speaks. Suggested questions will be provided. This will be the fourth 9th District Dems meeting in a row at which we've had a progressive presence. Let's keep up the pressure. Let Dems know that we're here to stay and that we want more progressive candidates who will support progressive policies. Let's remind Sandy Levin, the candidates to running to replace him, and the wider Dem audience that the energy on the left must be earned with a progressive direction. We will all be indoors except for a few people outside to announce our presence and interests. If you plan to attend, go to the Facebook link above a day before the event for any last minute details about how we'll communicate our "progressive presence".
Friday
Jan
26
2018
Friday, January 26, 2018 from 3:45-4:45pm
3:45-4:45pm
Weekly solidarity vigil in Clark Park. No deportations! No bans! No wall! No harassment and intimidation! "We stand with our neighbors - No human is illegal." Signs provided! All are welcome! No photos or filming please. The vigil is being sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy; IHM Sisters; Pax Christi Michigan; Detroit Marygrove Pax Christi; Congregation of St. Joseph; Friends of Immigrants; Sisteres, Home Visitors of Mary; Amnesty International -- Detroit Chapter; U of D Jesuit JustPeace; Detroit Metro Interfaith Worker Justice; Neighbors and Educators from Southwest Detroit.
Thursday
Jan
25
2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Join us for a discussion on the important environmental issues facing our Michigan communities. Hear from our panel of state legislators and community activists on how policies on clean energy, water infrastructure and contamination, and lead and copper regulation are affecting all of us in Michigan. Learn how we can protect our beautiful state. Guest Speakers: Democratic Floor Leader - State Representative Christine Greig State Representative Kevin Hertel State Representative Stephanie Chang Andrew Sarpolis - Organizer at Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Mary Brady-Enerson - Michigan Director at Clean Water Action Event Sponsored by: Michigan Made Great Clean Water Action Sierra Club Michigan Chapter
Monday
Jan
8
2018
Monday, January 8, 2018 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Charles Gaba, Affordable Care Act expert Dan Haberman, candidate for Congress 11th District Dana Nessel, Candidate for Attorney General Join us for our January meeting! We will meet Dan Haberman, Congressional candidate in the 11th District and Dana Nessel, candidate for Michigan Attorney General. Our own Charles Gaba will then give us an update on the status of the ACA post open enrollment. See you there! Where: Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 Tel: (248) 642-5800. When: Monday, January 8th, 2018 from 7pm - 9pm Dana Nessel is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School. She is the managing partner of Nessel & Kessel Law, located in Detroit. She has nearly 25 years of legal experience, covering a vast array of disciplines. Dana began her legal career as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. For over a decade, Dana was assigned to a number of elite units within the office and handled some of Wayne County’s most difficult cases. In 2005, Dana left the Prosecutor’s Office to start a business by opening her own legal firm. She has become renowned as a staunch defender of constitutional rights. In her criminal practice, Dana vigorously defends the rights of indigent defendants on hundreds of criminal cases, from petty theft to first-degree murder. She also handles civil rights actions for plaintiffs against police departments and government agencies who have committed transgressions against community residents. Dana has petitioned courts across Michigan on behalf of dozens of victims of domestic violence who sought Personal Protection Orders (PPOs) against their abusers. Dan Haberman’s roots in SE Michigan are deep, and entrepreneurial talent runs in the family. After graduating from University of Detroit High School, Haberman received a BA in political science from the University of Michigan. A love of politics and a previous internship for Senator Carl Levin then brought him to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he earned his JD in 1998. Haberman returned to Michigan after law school and served as general counsel to his brother Jeremy’s live music venue, the Magic Bag, protecting the independent venue from predatory business practices. The brothers later partnered up to open a modern lounge called the bosco. Charles Gaba: In 2013, when neither the government nor the mainstream media provided consistent, reliable reporting of enrollment data for the Affordable Care Act, Charles Gaba launched ACASignups.net as a hobby, using crowdsourcing to track enrollments in real time. His work soon caught the attention of major media outlets, and has been cited and used as a resource ever since by media outlets spanning the ideological spectrum including the Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg News, Vox.com, MSNBC, the New Republic, USA Today, the CATO Institute, National Review Online and The New York Times among others, as well as prominent medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.
Thursday
Dec
14
2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 8:30am-5:30pm
8:30am-5:30pm
The Mandel School is partnering with Cleveland Neighborhood Progress to bring the Racial Equity Institute (REI) to the School. REI is an alliance of trainers, organizers and institutional leaders from Greensboro, North Carolina, who have devoted themselves to the work of creating racially equitable organizations and systems. December 14 and 15th from 8:30am -5:00pm Racial Equity Workshop is a two-day long process that helps to provide talking points, historical factors and an organizational definition of racism. Cost: $150 The Mandel School will be subsidizing $100 for Mandel School alumni (Usual cost is $250, pleased use CWRU as your password). THERE IS LIMITED SEATING. Includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. Location for the trainings will be held at the Mandel Center, 11402 Bellflower Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Please go to ClevelandNP.org for more information about the REI We are currently working on obtaining CEUs for both trainings. Email Marianne Lax at Marianne.lax@case.edu for information about the event at the Mandel School. https://www.facebook.com/events/916527295167999/
Friday
Dec
8
2017
Friday, December 8, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) is holding an art auction to support the upcoming 23rd Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners. This auction will feature artwork donated by incarcerated artists, PCAP curators, University of Michigan faculty, and Michigan artists. Join us for an evening with wine, dessert, art, and connect with the PCAP community. This event is free. Dec 8, 2017 at Michigan League, Hussey Room 6:30 p.m. Wine & Dessert Reception 7:30 p.m. Live Auction Begins https://www.facebook.com/events/373138683115315/
Wednesday
Dec
6
2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Join us in the parlor with Yodit Mesfin Johnson to consider the question: "How can white people assimilate into black communities with respect and honor?" Yodit is Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Strategy for NEW | Solutions for Nonprofits in Detroit & Ann Arbor. She is also the founder of Lips & Hips, an initiative to move women forward and inspire them as feminist change-makers. A nationally recognized leader in business development, nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship, Yodit is a passionate advocate for equity and access for people of color. Hosted by Chase L. Cantrell, Building Community Value Thanks to support from Knight Foundation Locals & travelers welcome https://www.facebook.com/events/849724925190164/
Tuesday
Nov
28
2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Co-curated this semester by Diana Copeland, Will Copeland and Craig Regester, this interactive public course will focus in the first three sessions on the interconnected crises facing everyday Detroiters around water shutoffs, home foreclosures, public schooling, labor and gentrification. In the last five sessions, however, we'll turn to an exploration and further creative development of the many grassroots community responses happening in Detroit that are pushing back against efforts to privatize practically everything in the City. More info on speakers to come soon! This is a community classroom - everyone is welcome! Free and always preceded by a light dinner. https://www.facebook.com/events/292128874619220/