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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/

Past Events

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/
Sunday
Nov
19
2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
** Registration is required for this event. For the purpose of getting the most out of this training we are limiting the participants for a more intimate setting. See contact info down below. ** Today, our culture and communities are more polarized and divided than at any time since the late 1960’s. How can we find a way to communicate across differences? Condemnation, while tempting, is usually counterproductive. When a person or group holds deeply rooted beliefs or conditioning, speaking forcefully in opposition usually encourages those being opposed to dig in deeper and more stridently maintain their viewpoints. Why is that? These conflicts unresolved are the source of dissonance and disruption in our communities and can affect, disrupt and destroy our close personal relationship, such as family, friends, and co-workers. Bridging The Divide A Communication Skills Training Workshop Purpose: This workshop will help participants communicate more effectively with people of opposing viewpoints and will help individuals and activists gain the skills and knowledge to be more effective in sparking productive conversations across the divides of difference. ~ With these skills, individuals and activists can move beyond the cycle of difference and disagreements into more meaningful, healthy, caring and creative conversations. In this workshop, you will learn: ~ What are the social and psychological causes of divisiveness? ~ Specific skills that transcend differences and build relationships; ~ Techniques to illuminate the hearts and minds of people, instead of their stances and opinions; ~ How to recognize and understand the root causes of bias, judgement and bigotry; ~ How to break down barriers of ideology. ~ How to to empathize with, and understand the motivations of those who experience the world differently than you do; ~ How to use the relationships and connections you already have to build community and to dismantle the partisanship and divisiveness. Sarah Eisenberg, LMSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, educated at University of Michigan, with over 10 years experience guiding positive goals strategies, effective communication and healthy relationships. She currently is in private practice, in association with Solutions-Based Counseling, serving outpatient mental health for individuals, couples, and families. She is a Director and Strategist with Women’s March Michigan and was the lead organizer for the Women’s March on Lansing statewide event. She brings together two personal passions - psychology and progressive activism. Sarah, in collaboration with Aimee Cisler, and in partnership with Women’s March Michigan created the communication skills training workshop, Bridging The Divide. If you would like more information or to register contact Cass Charrette at casscharrette@gmail.com, 248 980 1191 or visit our facebook event page at http://facebook.com/DemCircBOS https://www.facebook.com/events/234049240461306/
Saturday
Nov
18
2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9am through Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3pm
9am through Sunday, November 19 at 3pm
UNITE TO FIGHT WHITE SUPREMACY AND CAPITALISM! FIGHT FOR SOCIALISM! Workers World Party National Conference Sat. & Sun. Nov. 18-19, 2017 New York City Venue TBA Plenaries, discussion groups and workshops will take up: - Commemorating the centennial of Russian Revolution and its lessons for today’s struggles - Building a united movement against all forms of white supremacy, led by the Trump regime - Connecting the struggle against racism to all class issues, including Hurricane Harvey - The fight against imperialism and occupation continues - And more! Go to workers.org/wwp for updates, including program, logistics such as housing, childcare, registration and more. https://www.facebook.com/events/282671858882065/
Wednesday
Nov
15
2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 10am-2pm
10am-2pm
This FREE community event will provide resources, numerous services, meals/snacks, and other useful information to individuals and families who are currently or at-risk of experiencing homelessness. https://www.facebook.com/events/1464699506946658/
Tuesday
Nov
14
2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Doing Development Differently in Metro Detroit (D4), Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), and Detroit Future City (DFC), are partnering to present a fall series of public events designed to further explore the issues and ideas of "equitable development" in Detroit. The "Jobs in the Districts" presentations features a month-long tour through Detroit's council districts for a geographic based presentation and discussion. The third district event takes place at the Eastside Community Network, at 4401 Conner, between Mack and East Warren Avenue, where we're inviting folks from districts 3 & 4. These public conversations will focus on jobs, and feature presentations from DFC on its "139 Square Miles" Report, and D4, which will unveil its "Jobs in the Districts" Report. After the presentation, there will be a facilitated public discussion about issues and ideas relevant to districts 3 & 4. We look forward to seeing you. Please RSVP today! Thanks to the generous support of: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Capital Impact Partners https://www.facebook.com/events/1857598141217169/
Sunday
Nov
12
2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 1:30-4pm
1:30-4pm
Join us for a friendly game of bowling to support hurricane victims. Tickets are $40 and include bowling, pizza, pop and tshirt. Teams of 10 are $30 per ticket. Sponsorship opportunities are available. In addition, we will have some fun raffles and good tunes. https://www.facebook.com/events/121741218540450/
Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 11am-3pm
11am-3pm
Michigan Ecovillage & Faith, Hope & Unity Gardens are co-sponsoring a biochar demonstration! • Biochar utilizes the low-tech Neolithic pit pyrolysis kiln, which anyone can replicate; Biochar is clean charcoal made for soil application, where it sequesters carbon from the atmosphere for tens of thousands of years, acting to reduce climate change. • Binding with lead in toxic soils, biochar remediates soils, reducing plants uptake of toxic substances. When made, the heat of the fire transforms the chemical structure of carbon, which then acts as a permanent humus in soil improving soil health for nutrient dense vegetables. Deep fertile prairie and man-made Terra Preta soils came from biochar. • Participants will feed the fire, learn about the process and benefits of biochar - including how to prepare and utilize it for soil fertility - and take home a sample of biochar for experimentation in their own garden. • Recommended donation is $5-10 which will be shared between the two sponsoring (501c3) nonprofits. • All are encouraged to attend regardless of donation - Let’s use this process to help heal Detroit! https://www.facebook.com/events/181182395778621/