Future Events

Saturday
Oct
21
2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10am-5pm
10am-5pm
In conjunction with the 39th Annual North American Labor History Conference at Wayne State University, the Michigan Labor History Society invites families to the Detroit Historical Museum for two days of docent-guided exhibit tours, music and films on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22. Saturday will feature children’s activities, including a children’s concert, as well as oral history collection by the WSU History Department, when attendees can share their work life experiences. Other nearby events are planned for the weekend, including guided tours of the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts, bus and walking tours geared to labor history in metro Detroit and a special presentation of the musical production “The Forgotten Man’s Radio Hour,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, at the WSU Community Arts Auditorium. Admission to all events is free. More information, including a full program schedule is available at the Michigan Labor History Society website, mlhs.wayne.edu. https://www.facebook.com/events/1945570519029164/
Sunday
Oct
22
2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 3-5pm
3-5pm
SAVE THE DATE!!! Hello metro Detroiters! We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the International Institute of Metro Detroit, Peace Action of Michigan, and several Metro Detroit chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to organize our United Nations Day event to be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 3-5pm at the International Institute of Metro Detroit! Please plan to join us to celebrate the work of the United Nations and to network with fellow global thinkers! More details to come! Light refreshments will be served, and street parking is in the area. #DetroitToGlobal #UnitedNationsDay #USAForUN PLEASE CLICK ON TICKET INFORMATION TO RSVP! https://www.facebook.com/events/127370801203902/
Monday
Oct
23
2017
Monday, October 23, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
Venue:
@
Michigan Union
Join us to flyer in front of the Union to tell Wendy's we’re more than just a profitable demographic, and until you make a real, verifiable commitment to protect the dignity and safety of farmworker women, you will fail to make the grade with our generation! Join Fair Food Allies across the country in calling out Wendy’s abject failure to support farmworker women in the fight to end gender-based violence in its supply chain, and in condemning universities, such as The Ohio State University, for bypassing the call to “Boot the Braids” and instead doing business with a company that chooses violence and impunity over human rights. ________________________________________ Following the CIW Women’s Group’s breaking announcement this week of their new “Harvest without Violence” campaign, which calls for an end to sexual violence in Wendy’s supply chain, students and youth across the country are making moves to show up by the hundreds in solidarity with farmworker women. On October 21, the CIW Women’s Group will hit the road for Wendy’s hometown of Columbus, OH, to exhibit the brand-new Harvest without Violence Mobile Exhibit, an interactive educational tool that exposes the brutal reality of sexual violence in agriculture — including in Mexico’s tomato industry, where abuse is met with impunity — and lifts up the Fair Food Program as a proven model for real and lasting change for farmworker women. That very same day in October, SFA will kick off a week of coordinated solidarity actions to demand that Wendy’s top executives commit to protecting the rights of farmworker women by joining the Program. https://www.facebook.com/events/128938464430327/
Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Our communities are under attack. Poor and working people in Detroit been under pressure from the state, and since Trump's election there's been a drastic spike in racist and fascist attacks, as well as more aggressive crackdowns on immigration and policing. We need to fight back as Detroiters. The Democrats, non-profits, and other government groups do not address and attempt to fix the issues we're facing. We've gotta fight for it ourselves. Against evictions and gentrification, police, immigration raids, fascist attacks and organizing. All things meant to break up our lives and communities. This panel discussion will be on a range of community self defense oriented organizing in Detroit - Rapid Response to immigration raids, eviction defense, anti-fascist and anti-racist organizing, prison solidarity, and more. https://www.facebook.com/events/123844251651607/
Monday, October 23, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Temple Kol Ami
Join Detroit Jews for Justice and Temple Kol Ami for a panel and forum to learn how local communities are struggling to access clean and affordable water - and the potentially disastrous impact of this crisis on the public health of our region. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at www.detroitjewsforjustice.org/water_forum OUR PANELISTS: Monica Lewis-Patrick: Deeply disturbed by the water crisis in her home state of Michigan, Monica Lewis-Patrick set out to provide daily essentials to those in need. Through her work with We the People of Detroit, the organization she cofounded, Lewis-Patrick has set up emergency water stations, opened hotlines, delivered water, provided education, and conducted community research to raise awareness and to provide actionable data for change. Her grassroots approach coupled with a steadfast commitment to justice has inspired people of all backgrounds to come together and build communities they’re proud of. Dr. Paul von Oeyen MMS, MD: Paul T. von Oeyen, MMS, MD is a retired High Risk Obstetrician who is also Facilitator of the Social Justice Mission Area Team, Detroit Metropolitan Association, United Church of Christ whom he represents on the People’s Water Board of Detroit. He completed undergraduate and medical degrees at Brown University and his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center and Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Boston Hospital for Women – Harvard Medical School. He has served as Medical Director of the Family Birth Center, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, where he was on the Institutional Ethics Committee and has been on the faculty of the University of Michigan and Wayne State Medical Schools. Nicole Hill: A full-time student and single mother, Nicole Hill had her water service terminated in 2014 with a bill totaling over five thousand dollars despite her consistent payments. One of the first Detroiters to share her story of living without water, Nicole is a leading voice on water rights. She has been interviewed by media outlets across the country. She and her family actively organize with People's Water Board Coalition, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, and We the People of Detroit. and: State Representative Stephanie Chang: State Representative Stephanie Chang is serving her second term representing Michigan’s 6th House District. Chang is the Minority Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Law and Justice and serves on the House Committees on Education Reform and Natural Resources. Much of her legislative work is focused on air quality, affordable and safe drinking water, education and criminal justice reforms. Before serving in the Legislature, Chang worked as a community organizer in Detroit for nearly a decade. Chang is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degrees in public policy and in social work. Questions? Contact DJJ Community Organizer Eleanor at 248.990.8049 or eleanor@detroitjewsforjustice.org. https://www.facebook.com/events/352669631848605/
Tuesday
Oct
24
2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 10:30am-5:30pm
10:30am-5:30pm
Join the "Michigan Safety Net Coalition" in our SNAP bus tour to expand SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) eligbility in the state of Michigan. Michigan United, MOSES, and Mothering Justice, call on State Representatives to expand eligibility for Michigan's SNAP program :“Food Assistance Program” (FAP). EVENT DETAILS: PART I: 10:30am: We will be hosting press conference at Genesis Lutheran Church - 7200 Mack Ave, Detroit MI *Lunch and transportation to Lansing will be provided if you indicate on the google form Use link above to see Google Form and details about additional portion of event in Lansing.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
From local ballot initiatives on issues like tranist and mental health funding to statewide campaign on gerrymandering or worker rights, ballot campaigns are an important tool for social change. What are the basic techniques to plan, carry out, and win when you take an issue directly to the voters? Jeff Irwin is a former Michigan State Representative and County Commissioner. He has worked on the local level on issues such as the 2014 transit millage and currently serves as political director for the statewide ballot campaing the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.* Cost: Suggested donation $10 members, $20 non-members. Details: info@icpj.org, 734-663-1870. Location and Parking: ICPJ's office is located behind the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, just east of Washtenaw Avenue. Limited on-site parking is available, accessed from alley in rear between Lincoln and Olivia. Additional parking available on-street. * Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice has not taken a position on the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol's ballot initiative. https://www.facebook.com/events/1803676669644855/
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6-8:30pm
6-8:30pm
FRIENDLY REMINDER: Please REGISTER to attend our film premiere--From the Bottom Up: Climate Action in Detroit DATE: Tuesday, October 24th TIME: 6 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M. The viewing will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives from unique and diverse backgrounds: Detroit communities, Detroit Vegan Soul, City of Detroit, General Motors, and the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Emcee: Andrew Humphrey, Meteorologist and Reporter, WDIV-TV Moderator: Sandra Svoboda, MPA, Special Assignments Manager, WDET-101.9 fm (MEDIA SPONSOR) https://www.facebook.com/events/118888208798394/
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6-7pm
6-7pm
Join us in welcoming Abdul El-Sayed, candidate for Michigan Governor, to Wayne State University. At this event, you will have a chance to learn more about Abdul's platform and speak with him about issues facing our state. The event will be held in the auditorium of the Purdy-Kresge library. We hope to see you there! To find out more about Abdul El-Sayed, visit https://abdulformichigan.com/meet-dr-abdul-el-sayed https://www.facebook.com/events/519314761740514/
Tuesday, October 24, 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/127080787948311/

Past Events

Friday
Oct
20
2017
Friday, October 20, 2017 from 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-9:30pm
Venue:
@
DTE Energy
You are cordially invited to our 2017 Fall Reception: Building Bridges https://equalitymi.org/tickets/ Friday, October 20, 6:30PM-9:00PM DTE Energy Headquarters, Detroit, MI 48226 VIP Reception 5:30pm $200 Main Event 6:30pm - 9:00pm $125 Presenting 5 awards to Michiganders fighting for equality in our state Catalyst | Bridge Builder | MacAllister Activist | Messer Youth | Change Maker This year’s Equality Michigan Fall Reception "Building Bridges" is not one you want to miss. Featuring music from the Grammy-nominated Brandon Williams and his jazz trio (https://youtu.be/a9SmS57xIUs?t=14), this is your chance to rub elbows with Michigan’s business leaders and policy makers, other LGBTQ Michiganders and our allies in the elegant downtown DTE Energy headquarters. Read more about the event and buy your tickets here: https://equalitymi.org/tickets/ Presenting Sponsors: DTE Energy AT&T Michigan Consumers Energy Platinum Sponsors: Between the Lines Detroit Wallpaper Co. Google Gold Sponsors: General Motors T-Mobile DADA Human Rights Campaign Motor City Pride Robert Tomasik & Norman Horowitz Silver Sponsors: Michigan Legislative Consultants Governmental Consulting Services Inc. (GCSI) Mira Krishnan Chuck Otis & Jeff Reider Anna Kirkland & Ben Hansen Michael L. Rowady, Attorney at Law Thomas Group Consulting Public Affairs Associates Patrick Brewis & Tony Misuraca Bronze Sponsors: David Worthams Timothy J. Atkinson and Alan L. Shinaver Byrum & Fisk https://www.facebook.com/events/1588024887915633/
Friday, October 20, 2017 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Join MI Legalize leaders and supporters at the Cannabis Counsel in Detroit, MI for a one-of-a-kind fundraiser! 6:30 - Kicking things off with a set from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Billy Davis. Billy performed with everyone from Hank Ballard to Jackie Wilson and was an early mentor and friend of Jimi Hendrix! This set is not to be missed so come out and see an historical musician perform incredible songs he wrote. 7:45 - Another Break will be performing a set of electrified, funk infused, rock'n'roll. This will be a great band to get your moving and groovin'. Join us for refreshments and short speeches by the Director of Michigan NORML, MI Legalize Board Members and other local activists! Tickets: $20 All proceeds go toward the MI Legalize petition efforts! This event is sponsored in part by the Cannabis Counsel, PLC with assistance from Michigan NORML. https://www.facebook.com/events/459279254454296/
Friday, October 20, 2017 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
Please come to support candidate Russ Bellant at the historic Two Way Inn that opened in 1876, and learn about the oldest bar in Detroit. And, we are proud that renowned civil rights attorney John Philo will speak about why Russ is the best candidate for Detroit City Council District 3. The event is free, but please come and join us in showing your support through donations to help Russ win. https://www.facebook.com/events/141914523008883/
Thursday
Oct
19
2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6-8:30pm
6-8:30pm
PBS Detroit presents a special showing of the documentary, "Pathways to Prison." This film explores the relationship between poverty and imprisonment. A panel discussion with the creators of the film and other experts on prison reform will follow. The film and panel will be in General Lectures 150. https://www.facebook.com/events/119542825378774/
Wednesday
Oct
18
2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Join The Well, Detroit City Moishe House and Repair The World to learn about efforts to pass a State of Michigan constitutional amendment to form a bipartisan committee that'll draw districts. State Rep. Jeremy Moss and Professor Kevin Deegan-Krause of Wayne State University will be present to drop some knowledge on us, along with a guest educator who'll share some Jewish wisdom on the subject. Snacks and coffee provided due to the generosity of donors! (This event is part of The Well's CSI: Coffee. Study. Interpret. series, and is made possible in part by funds granted by The Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation. The statements made and the views expressed, however, are solely the responsibility of The Well.) https://www.facebook.com/events/515911432077712/
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:45-7:30pm
5:45-7:30pm
We'll greet people at 5:45 pm with our budget-related and other signs promoting progressive values as they arrive for the 9th District Democratic Party meeting at 6:00 pm. We'll go into the meeting to hear directly from Rep. Sander Levin on hot topics . . . presumably including tax reform and the budget (hopefully the Pentagon budget, too). Typically, he takes questions and there is the chance to talk with his and other staff persons at the end of the meeting. NOTE: If you're going to the meeting, RSVP to 9thDistrictChair@gmail.com
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:45-8:45pm
5:45-8:45pm
Venue:
@
Plumbers Union
Stand for progressive values . . . at 9th District Dems meeting with Rep. Sander Levin. DEMONSTRATION AT 5:45 PM We'll "greet" people with signs related to tax reform and the budget as they arrive for the 9th District Democratic Party meeting at 6:00 pm. Signs will be provided (and available by 5:35 pm). Meeting attendees enter through one central driveway to the Plumbers untion hall parking lot. We'll gather at that driveway. ATTEND 9TH DISTRICT DEMS MEETING AT 6:00 PM We will then go into the meeting to listen to Rep. Sander Levin who typically talks about hot topics . . . presumably including tax reform and the budget (hopefully the Pentagon budget, too). This will probably be the best and last opportunity of 2017 to hear directly from him. He typically talks for 10 - 20 minutes and then takes a few questions. We have a budget-related question for him and follow-up questions which will be distributed during the demonstration (and are listed in the Discussion on this event post). Please spread out and sit toward the front of the room to maximize the chances that he'll call on you to ask a question. You can read the question from the hand-out you receive. Of course, not everyone has to ask a question. However, we need enough people to raise their hands to give us a decent chance that he'll call on one of us. PARKING You can park in the Plumbers union hall parking lot. *************************************************************************** Below is the meeting announcement from the 9th District Dems. Note that they want people to RSVP: Please join Rep. Sandy Levin and fellow Democrats for our 9th District Democratic Party Meeting Wednesday, October 18th 6:00 PM at Plumbers Local 98 555 Horace Brown Drive Madison Heights, MI [South off 13 Mile Rd, just west of John R] Please RSVP by email to 9th District Chair, Bob Fetter, at 9thDistrictChair@gmail.com. Due to conflicts on many Saturdays in October, we're going to hold this month's meeting on a weeknight. Please be sure to RSVP and let us know you're coming! https://www.facebook.com/events/1879559815692934/
Tuesday
Oct
17
2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
This film focuses on moving testimony from Nagasaki survivors and Fukushima evacuees. Facilitator: KeithGunter and Kim Bergier. Co-sponsored by OREPA and Halt Fermi III.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
NDWA/SEIU are coming together in an exciting partnership to make sure that Care workers are heard, respected, and fully supported in the important work that they do. Come join us in a frank discussion about the future of child care and home care workers in Michigan. We will be sharing the results of some of the work we have been doing over the past few months, hearing your stories, and sharing some exciting but crucial next steps. Refreshments will be served and child care will be provided if needed. https://www.facebook.com/events/121107221891079/
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) 2017 Susman Lecture presents Dr. Mark Bray (Dartmouth College), author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook. Dr. Bray's lecture will be followed by commentary with Professors Ronald Aronson and Brad Roth (Wayne State University) and dialogue with the audience. Organized by ALBA and the Wayne State Veterans of the Spanish Civil War Scholarship Committee and co-sponsored by the Wayne State Humanities Center, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, the Center for the Study of Citizenship, and Departments of History, Political Science, and Sociology.