Future Events

Saturday
Aug
11
2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Intersectional feminist from various groups around metro Detroit will be hosting this event. ***Disclamer****** This is for prevention and support. Please report sexual assaults to your local police department . We are not able to help with current issues the focus on the event is for prevention and continued survivor support. Also refer to Sasha Detroit, WC Safe, Haven are all local resources to seek current help. Thank you. ****** In response to the Brock Turner, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and current President the SlutWalk was born and continues to grow. In Detroit we have had ENOUGH of victim blaming, of slut-shaming, sexual profiling and policing. We want to smash patriarchy! Consent is mandatory! No means No. Silence is not permission. Women's wardrobe no matter how revealing is not consent or asking for it. We stand together to say "slut" does not have to be accepted as a word used against us to harm us but we have a stake in the language used to describe us, it is something we can challenge, it can be stripped of it's power. This event is a completely inclusive space. This event has zero tolerance for hateful language, racism , ableism, fat-shaming, transphobia, xenophobia or any other form of bigotry. Furthermore, we recognize that shaming, oppression, assault, and violence have disproportionately impacted marginalized groups, including women of color and transgender people thus, we are actively working to center these groups at our event. We deeply value the voices of marginalized groups and have a strong desire to find a common ground amount all of our intersections. No more sexual violence No more victim blaming No more derogatory labels No more gender inequality Details to be announced 🔊 Announcers: Jennifer V. Kurland, The Offensive Feminist, Green Party Candidate for Governor 2018 and Jazmine Middlebrooks, MDPAN and blogger at Civic Direct 🎤 Speakers: Hosted by: MDPAN (Metro-Detroit Polical Action Network) Co-host: -Taking Back Orange 🍊 https://m.facebook.com/porchlightprotest/ -Civic Direct Detroit https://www.facebook.com/civicdirect/ -#RealVoices Detroit https://www.facebook.com/realvoiceslive/ -Scotsdale Women's Center http://detroitabortioncenter.com -The Offensive Feminist with Jenny K https://www.facebook.com/offensivefemme - Wayne County Green Party - https://www.facebook.com/waynecountygreens Gear available : https://teespring.com/slut-walk-detroit#pid=87&cid=2337&sid=front #SlutWalkDetroit #SlutWalk #Stopshaming #Mdpan #Rapeculture #Victimblaming #womensmarchmi #Waronwomen #SmashPatriarchy #Metoo #SlutwalkDetroit2018 Contact us if you wanna help sponser, speak or co-host https://www.facebook.com/events/1218015314971202/
Friday
Aug
31
2018
Friday, August 31, 2018 from 8am-9pm
8am-9pm
***Real Date TBA: We've currently listed the date of the event as August 31 in order to keep this event active as we continue to demand more information and transparency from the UM administration*** Richard Spencer has invited himself to speak at the University of Michigan. We have preemptively created this protest event to get people thinking about what they will be doing when a prominent white supremacist and his supporters arrive on campus and in our community. To be clear, Richard Spencer's request to speak at UM has still not been confirmed. The administration has until December 8 to confirm or deny Spencer’s request for space before the National Policy Institute sues the University (https://tinyurl.com/ybqg7en6). We believe the administration has already decided to grant him space on campus, and will give very short notice of what day he will be speaking. We support a diversity of tactics being used against Spencer. We are not interested in telling people what to do on this day, nor do we see it as our role to do so. #StopSpencer is not planning any official protest or event. We hope to use this platform to spread information and resources to those planning to protest Richard Spencer’s visit. It is our intention that these resources prepare people to keep themselves and their communities safe, no matter how they decide to protest Spencer. Safety is our primary concern. Any form of protest that does not center the needs and well-being of marginalized people is not one that will be effective in protesting Spencer, who will be targeting those same folx. We call on you to critically reflect on your actions, and what groups you choose to work with, in order to understand the potential impacts (harmful or not) on others. The fight against white supremacy, racism, police violence, Islamophobia and antisemitism is ongoing work. Richard Spencer’s visit is merely a symptom of the white supremacy that is institutionalized in this University, our local government, and local and state police forces (ie the Ann Arbor Police Department). We condemn the history of collaboration between white supremacists and police, which specifically occurred in the 80s and 90s in Ann Arbor. We ask that you acknowledge the legacy of local resistance, and lend your resources to groups already involved in the fight against white supremacy. We encourage you to leverage your privilege, power, or capacity to take collective action against Spencer in any way you are able. We believe it is imperative to dismantle white supremacy in all its forms. In solidarity, Stop Spencer at the University of Michigan https://www.facebook.com/events/123095471807913/

Past Events

Thursday
Jun
21
2018
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/
Thursday
Jun
14
2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Rallies, on June 14, in support of the missing immigrant children are being coordinated all over the country and the ongoing separation of children from their families by ICE, Border Control and this Administration. The March for Stolen Children is a peaceful event. We will meet on the sidewalk and grass area surrounding the ICE DETENTION CENTER without blocking pedestrians or traffic. There is a Walgreens caddy-corner, a Marathon Gas station on southeast side .. we can line the intersection, bring signs and have some powerful chants! Drummers welcome!! https://www.facebook.com/events/367249713784641/
Thursday
Jun
7
2018
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/
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/
Saturday
May
26
2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018 from noon-1:30pm
noon-1:30pm
The City of Detroit plans to shutoff water to more than 17,000 residents resuming a condemned practice of denying water and sanitation service to low income households. Meanwhile, Detroit and surrounding cities are in the middle of an alarming Hepatitis A epidemic! This public health crisis has led to national travel warnings not to go to Michigan. People's Water Board, Moratorium NOW, and the Michigan Poor People's Campaign are organizing a weekly Saturday protest until the Mayor calls a moratorium on the shut offs. Please take a moment to click on the invite button on this event and invite your facebook friends. We will be meeting at the downtown DWSD office and marching a short distance to Campus Martius. Please join us to express your public concern! Please call Valerie Jean (313-704-5150) if you have any questions about this event. Background: The Detroit Water and Sewerage Dept shuts off service to customers who are $150 behind and/or 2 months late on their bill. Low income customers are eligible to sign up for payment plans to catch up on current and past due bills with a starting deposit of 10%. If they default, the deposit goes up to 30% then 50% -- a losing formula if you're already struggling to pay the lowest rate. Let's be honest, no one chooses to live without household water to drink, cook, bathe and flush the toilet. Most low income families can't afford to keep up annual service rate increases and the growing cost of infrastructure repairs that are passed on to customers. What we need is a WATER AFFORDABILITY PROGRAM BASED ON INCOME so that poor families can pay 2-3% of their income instead of double digit percentages like now. This type of program started last summer in Philadelphia and is a big success! Households with low income vulnerable populations like seniors, people with disabilities, chronically ill persons, low wage workers, kids and babies are more likely to contract water-borne illnesses and experience inadequate access to clean sanitation. Protecting the least among us by ensuring they have safe, clean, accessible and affordable water is a win-win solution for us all! These families can address their basic life-sustaining needs and we all experience safe public health and community well-being. As Michiganders, let's make water a human right for all! https://www.facebook.com/events/211678972770970/
Thursday
May
24
2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Come check out how artists have interpreted the Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. It will be a night of art, reflection and connection. Folks will vote for the pieces which speaks the most to them. Winning pieces will receive a Just Seeds poster and/or screen print of their work. We are working together to create a better world for all. Please support with a donation of 10$ at this event (sliding scale 5-10$) Light refreshments will be served. https://www.facebook.com/events/2083876198536807/
Wednesday
May
9
2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Annual Spring Event "Battle Hunger 2018" Featuring Chicago Dance Crash who will be performing an emceed and audience-voted dance battle! Ticket prices: $50 Early bird (ends April 30) $60 At the door Join us for cocktail hour, light supper, raffle prizes and entertainment! SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING 7 PM Guests arrive (Guests are asked NOT to arrive prior to 7 PM as set up will be in progress) 7 – 7:55 PM Cocktail Hour: Pick up your tickets, bid on raffle items and enjoy a light supper from Dish Kosher Catering and cash bar 7:55 PM Seating for the show begins 8:05 PM Opening remarks and raffle drawing 8:30 PM Entertainment 9:45 PM Grab an ice cream on your way out Complimentary parking available in the DSO parking structure at 81 Parsons. Chicago Dance Crash, one of the most prominent hip hop/contemporary dance companies in the United States is excited to "Battle Hunger!" This world premiere show matches competitive dance with the spectacle of sports entertainment, featuring some of Chicago’s most accomplished concert and street dancers assembled for battle on your stage. Two dance crews will compete in a series of exciting and hilarious movement rounds inspired by the mission and people behind Yad Ezra, with the winning team of the night receiving ALL the Detroit pride and a solid gold championship belt. The best part... points are awarded throughout the show by YOUR applause! Each round ends with a head-to-head vote with patrons invited to clap, cheer and whistle for their favorite performance... hosted by television and stage personality, Mr. Mattrick Swayze! The show is fast-paced, family friendly and completely unplanned. Come see what happens and vote for your favorite team! Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact nechama@yadezra.org co-chairs Ari Dolgin, Michael Gendelman, Nancy Kleinfeldt https://www.facebook.com/events/468606000148229/
Tuesday
May
1
2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 4-7pm
4-7pm
Venue:
@
The Diag
DATE AND TIME WILL BE UPDATED AS WE RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer has requested to speak at the University of Michigan. The latest news we have is that this event may take place over the summer. http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2018/01/richard_spencer_wont_speak_at.html If Spencer is granted a venue, we will meet on the University of Michigan Diag two hours before the event is scheduled to begin. We will rally and march to the venue. At stake is the safety of our campus and community. Wherever Richard Spencer speaks, his band of violent fascist supporters follows. It is impossible to make a visit by Spencer remotely safe, as evidenced by the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville and the shooting at antifascists waiting at a bus stop after Spencer spoke at the University of Florida. Spencer’s appearance will draw the most violent, racist elements from Southeast Michigan and beyond to our city. The danger will extend to the days leading up to the event and after the event, as Spencer’s supporters roam our streets emboldened by the camaraderie of other Nazis. Stop Trump Ann Arbor is committed to helping lead the effort to stop this event from going forward. We are willing to work with all other antiracist, antifascist organizations. We must have as much unity as possible against fascists. While we respect those who believe it is the best strategy to hold an alternate event, or to ignore Spencer, we believe that strategy is dangerous and misguided. It CAN happen here. The United States is not an exception to the social and historical forces that allowed fascism to come to power in Italy and Germany. We need to learn from history. What do the fascists REALLY want? Attention? Media coverage? To look like victims? We believe that what they really want is nothing less than state power. They want to organize. They want to recruit. They want to normalize their abhorrent views so they can gain a mass following. History has shown us how quickly these movements can grow. We should not underestimate them. Being too risk-averse in the short term often leads to greater losses in the long term. In 2010 a few hundred fascists marched in Poland for their independence day. This year 60,000 fascists marched. We know we will be criticized for being willing to take what we see as the necessary risks associated with attempting to stop this event from going forward. Please know that we take the responsibilities of leadership very seriously. We believe the SAFEST response to fascist organizing is to decisively stop them when they are small. We understand that there is fear in our community about confronting fascists. We recognize that some in our community are at heightened risk of being targeted by fascists or the police. We would never wish to pressure anyone to confront fascists if they are unable or unwilling to. However, we are convinced that the correct political policy remains to shut this event down. No platform for fascists at U of M or anywhere else. Please join us. We will rally on the Diag two hours before the event and march to the venue together. Numbers will be critical and we welcome all antifascists and antiracists to join this effort. There are no “outsiders” when it comes to stopping the rise of fascists in our country and in our world. --Stop Trump Ann Arbor https://www.facebook.com/events/517785428603020/
Monday
Apr
23
2018
Monday, April 23, 2018 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
Bring a dish to pass and your family. Invite your community and pack your car! There will be a space for the kids to hang out, eat, do art, and chill. There will be someone there with the children but it will be every parents responsibility to make sure their kids stay there, go to the bathroom, and have everything they need to be comfortable. Presently the dinner is sponsored by Blood Oil Campaign, Michigan United, Michigan Poor People's Campaign, People's Water Board, Tribuno Del Pueblo,The People's Tribune, Vista Maria, The Insurgency, Warren Avenue Community Organization (WACO), We The People of Detroit, Fireweed University City, Central United Methodist Church, Occupy Detroit, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands(MI-CATS), Critical Moment, Moratorium Now, Thornbladh Legal Group PLLC, Detroit Social Justice Ministry (Central United Methodist Church), Detroit Food Not Bombs, People's Tribune, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, Hush House, The Wobbly Kitchen, The Green Party of Michigan, Detroit Light Brigade, League of Revolutionaries for a New America(LRNA), The Raging Grannies, Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands (D-CATS), Southeastern Chapter of the Zeitgeist Movement, Phoenix Cafe, Institute for the Study of the Science of Society(ISSS), This Hood of Ours, Inc, Rally! Comrades, The People's Radical Discussion Group and more to follow. #PeoplesPotluck #Detroit #WageLove #DetroitLightBrigade #community #family #WaterIsAHumanRight #HousingIsAHumanRight #BlackLivesMatter #PoorPeoplesCampaign #WhatTimeIsItOnTheClockOfTheWorld ??? Please like and share our Facebook page The People's Potluck Detroit !!! https://www.facebook.com/peoplespotluckdetroit/ Call Valerie Jean if you have questions. 313.704.5150 https://www.facebook.com/events/421773838275053/
Saturday
Apr
21
2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
This forum features some powerful speakers: 1. Nancy Altman, the President of Social Security Works and the Chair of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition. She's co-author of the book "Why Social Security Isn't Going Broke and How Expanding It will Help Us All". 2. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell 3. Senator Debbie Stabenow (invited) 4. Michigan Senator Vincent Gregory 5. Marjorie Mitchell, Executive Dir. Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network Learn the latest schemes for cutting these three essential health and income benefits. President Trump's 2019 budget includes cuts in Social Security (including SSI and SSDI) Medicaid, and Medicare. Learn how we can fight back. This forum is being co-sponsored by: Michigan Alliance to Strengthen Social Security and Medicare, MichUHCAN; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Detroit Branch; Metro Detroit Democratic Socialists of America; Michigan Alliance of Retired Americans; Peace Action of Michigan; Public Citizens of Washtenaw; Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice; Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery; Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network; Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit.