Future Events

Thursday
Dec
13
2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
We are a divided country in a dangerous time. We are at a fork in the road. New strategies to break the 500 year cycle of white supremacy and white nationalism are available if we choose to use them. Come hear more. Join us. $5 donation suggested. Students free. Secure parking adjacent to church. https://www.facebook.com/events/2246661925600769/
Sunday
Dec
23
2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018 from 4-7pm
4-7pm
Venue:
@
Red Door Digital
The time has come again for OCKD's winter celebration. Grab a dish and join us for our 3rd annual Potluck & Construct night, where we'll form an assembly line to build winter survival packages for the homeless. Come prepared to eat, dance, socialize, and contribute your knowledge for optimal efficiency. We'll be accepting all eligible last minute donations so long as they are washed. Children welcome. For more information on this cause, visit https://chuffed.org/project/carekitdetroit Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/8e5wuaK Monetary Donation methods: Square Cash: $CareKitDetroit Venmo: @CareKitDetroit PayPal: paypal.me/carekitdetroit GPay: carekitdetroit@gmail.com Like us on Facebook Operation Care Kit Detroit Instagram/Twitter: @carekitdetroit Volunteer: https://goo.gl/TSXh8i Subscribe to our Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dwEKnj For physical donation pickup, sponsorship, or inquiry, please email us at carekitdetroit@gmail.comcelebration. Grab a dish and join us for our 3rd annual Potluck & Construct night, where we'll form an assembly line to build winter survival packages for the homeless. Come prepared to eat, dance, socialize, and contribute your knowledge for optimal efficiency. We'll be accepting all accepted last minute donations so long as they are washed. Children welcome. For more information on this cause, visit https://chuffed.org/project/carekitdetroit Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/8e5wuaK Monetary Donation Methods: Square Cash: $CareKitDetroit Venmo: @CareKitDetroit PayPal: paypal.me/carekitdetroit GPay: carekitdetroit@gmail.com Like us on Facebook Operation Care Kit Detroit Instagram/Twitter: @carekitdetroit Volunteer: https://goo.gl/TSXh8i Subscribe to our Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dwEKnj For physical donation pickup, sponsorship, or inquiry, please email us at carekitdetroit@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/2165342377019554/
Saturday
Dec
29
2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 9pm through Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 1am
9pm through Sunday, December 30 at 1am
The Second Annual New Year's Revolution features Mollywop! and special guests. Also vendors, natural foods, cash bar and more! https://www.facebook.com/events/2355897844424925/
Thursday
Jan
10
2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
The purpose and role of the charter commission officially is to prepare the first charter or to revise the charter for your city or village so that you may bring it up to date and make it current with current kinds of issues that your community may be dealing with. https://www.facebook.com/events/467586040315331/

Past Events

Saturday
Oct
13
2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 3-10pm
3-10pm
Free admission, public event free parking, free seated dinner!! EMU STUDENT CENTER BUILDING, GRAND BALLROOM Hosted by Families and Children's Justice Organization https://www.facebook.com/events/1345343448930414/
Thursday
Oct
4
2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6-10pm
6-10pm
The League of Women Voters of Wayne County and the Michigan Democracy Institute Consortium at Henry Ford College will present a two-part program on October 4, 2018 for voters wishing to learn about the statewide ballot proposals and the candidates running for the Wayne County Circuit Court. The event will be held at Forfa Auditorium, Building L, Henry Ford College, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, 48128, and is open to the public The event will begin at 6:00 with a non-partisan presentation of the pro and cons of the state ballot proposals, by League of Women Voters of Michigan President, Judy Karandjeff. From 7:00-8:00, there will be a candidates forum for the six non-incumbent candidates running for the 3 seats on the Wayne County Circuit Court. The public can submit questions for the candidates that will be asked by a League moderator The forum will be video-recorded and the link will be available on the Wayne County League websites shortly after the event.
Saturday
Sep
22
2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 1-5pm
1-5pm
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/
Friday
Aug
24
2018
Friday, August 24, 2018 from 5-9pm
5-9pm
Friends, It is a great honor to be part of Hatch Detroit’s four finalists. We have truly felt loved and supported these past two weeks. To celebrate, we are having a pop-up in our beloved community of Ohana Gardens in Highland Park to get a preview and taste of what Paradise Natural Foods is. The menu will range in price from $3 - 15 with a mystery menu with inspiration from East, West, and South Africa, Asia, America and the Caribbean, using local and in-season produce from Ohana Gardens Detroit, D-TownFarm, and Keep Growing Detroit. Remember, all our dishes are 100% Plant-based. In the meantime, we continue to ask you to vote in the links below every day! Invite your friends to this event. We hope to see you on Friday. http://hatchdetroit.com/vote/ https://poll.app.do/hatch-detroit-2018-final-4 - Mama Nezaa https://www.facebook.com/events/1930476910323992/
Thursday
Aug
23
2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 3-5pm
3-5pm
Prisoners around the country are organizing a national prisoner strike, to begin on August 21 and going through September 9. The strikers are demanding an end to prison slavery in addition to other demands (see below for more details on specific demands). To support the strikers inside, we are organizing this march downtown Lansing to 1. draw attention to the national demands of the prisoners 2. demand no retaliation against participating prisoners in Michigan We are meeting at Durant Park at 3:00pm on Thursday, August 23. We will be doing a short march (less than a mile) and then a rally. ***Please bring noise makers, banners, flags, balloons, and other celebratory props.*** If you would rather meet us after the march, we will end near the Remembrance Memorial (corner of Michigan and Grand) at 4:00pm. IT'S OF VITAL IMPORTANCE THAT WE SUPPORT THE PRISONERS ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE FIGHT AGAINST MASS INCARCERATION AND PRISON SLAVERY More details will be posted here as we get closer to the date. You can read more about the strike here: http://sawarimi.org/national-prison-strike http://prisonstrike.com/ --------------------------------------- These are the NATIONAL DEMANDS of the men and women in federal, immigration, and state prisons: 1. Immediate improvements to the conditions of prisons and prison policies that recognize the humanity of imprisoned men and women. 2. An immediate end to prison slavery. All persons imprisoned in any place of detention under United States jurisdiction must be paid the prevailing wage in their state or territory for their labor. 3. The Prison Litigation Reform Act must be rescinded, allowing imprisoned humans a proper channel to address grievances and violations of their rights. 4. The Truth in Sentencing Act and the Sentencing Reform Act must be rescinded so that imprisoned humans have a possibility of rehabilitation and parole. No human shall be sentenced to Death by Incarceration or serve any sentence without the possibility of parole. 5. An immediate end to the racial overcharging, over-sentencing, and parole denials of Black and brown humans. Black humans shall no longer be denied parole because the victim of the crime was white, which is a particular problem in southern states. 6. An immediate end to racist gang enhancement laws targeting Black and brown humans. 7. No imprisoned human shall be denied access to rehabilitation programs at their place of detention because of their label as a violent offender. 8. State prisons must be funded specifically to offer more rehabilitation services. 9. Pell grants must be reinstated in all US states and territories. 10. The voting rights of all confined citizens serving prison sentences, pretrial detainees, and so-called “ex-felons” must be counted. Representation is demanded. All voices count! https://www.facebook.com/events/228130971150468/
Sunday
Aug
19
2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 1-5pm
1-5pm
Three candidates for Michigan public office, running in the November elections will be featured at this event: Rosemary Bayer for State Senate, District 12, Elissa Slotkin for Congress and Mindy Denninger, for State House of Representatives. At the beautiful Upland Hills Farm, they will be discussing regional and statewide issues that affect all citizens, and listening to citzens' concerns and challenges! Come and join us to talk about making positive changes. This is a "kid-friendly" event. Bring the whole family for a "civics in action" afternoon. Children (and adults!) can also enjoy the animals, hayrides and all the wonderful activities that Upland Hills Farm offer.
Tuesday
Aug
14
2018
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Venue:
@
UAW Local 600
Join us after the Michigan Primary Election to discuss and reflect upon the results! Come engage with our issue campaigns in planning how to proceed from now until the General Election around Care, Immigration reform, and ending Mass Incarceration. The evening will begin with food and introductions and then move into an overall look at the election results as a large group and frame the narritive we want to push moving forward. Then, we will break out into smaller groups based on issue area, to talk more specficically about how to approach these issues through the rest of election season. Pleaase register through the link if you plan on attending so we can have an accurate count for food and seating! https://www.facebook.com/events/410918849312859/
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/
Tuesday
Aug
7
2018
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 9am-8pm
9am-8pm
REGISTER TO VOTE BY JULY 9th!!! Students and young people are historically underrepresented in primary elections. This means that by the time we get to November the candidates and issues we believe in are often pushed off the ballot. What use is a blue wave if it just gets us politicians that perpetuate the policies and approaches that got us to this point? Get out and Vote in the Michigan Primaries- help make sure our values are represented on the ballot in November! Invite your friends to this event and Check your registration and find your polling place here! https://www.headcount.org/verify-voter-registration/ https://www.facebook.com/events/238096673449740/