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Saturday
Jun
25
2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 8am-6pm
8am-6pm
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the welfare rights movement that came out of the civil rights movement. Join us in sharing stories and reflections from U.S. welfare rights veterans, along with analyses and moving forward in the fight to eliminate poverty. Please join us to celebrate and reflect over two days at two sites: * Fri, 6/24 from 4-7pm at Swords Into Plowshares Gallery (23 E. Adams at Central United Methodist Church, Detroit MI 48226); * Sat, 6/25 from 8am-6pm at Wayne County Community College District, Downtown Campus (1001 Fort St, Detroit MI 48226) These events are co-sponsored by Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and Westside Mothers. More details to come. https://www.facebook.com/events/1756342554645057/
Wednesday
Apr
22
2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 5:30-9pm
5:30-9pm
We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for! Celebrate Earth Day in Detroit by connecting with your neighbors, organizations, and public officials in a thoughtful dialogue that transforms our city into a community that benefits us all. This is an evening for us to slow down, examine ourselves and city processes, and find resources for our neighborhoods to grow in a healthy way. 5:30pm Reception | 6pm Discussion & Resource Fair Event hosted by Sierra Club, Friends of the Rouge, Keep Growing Detroit, and WCCCD
Thursday
Mar
26
2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 4-9pm
4-9pm
Dr. Dorceta Taylor, U of M School of Natural Resources and the Environment Allison Chin, PhD, past Sierra Club Board President and director of the Sierra Club Foundation 4:00-5:30 Presentations 5:30-6:00 Reception (Food and beverages provided) 6:00-8:00 Community Dialog Please RSVP; call 313-965-0055 or click https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ic1xoDhebDpLCaH8U8QVGonW40oJC-jS4xtDvIsFZWY/viewform
Sunday
Oct
19
2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 4-6pm
4-6pm
International and locally known panelists will hear testimony at this town-hall from Michigan residents regarding water, sanitation, and housing issues offered by victims of this crisis. Panelists will include members from the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the United Nations. - Special rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, Catarina De Albuquerque - Special rapporteur on the Human Right to Adequate Housing. Leilani Fartha. For details contact the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO) at 313-964-0618, or email info@mwro.org ====== NOTICE === NOTICE === NOTICE ====== A reminder: FEMA Disaster claims can be filed up until November 24, 2014. Contact FEMA: To apply for aid for individuals, households or businesses, you must contact FEMA. You can do so by phone at 800-621-3362, online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by smartphone at m.fema.gov. Those with a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY can call 800-462-7585; those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) can call 800-621-3362. Phone lines will be available 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. 60-day deadline: For most applicants, the president's declaration puts in place a 60-day deadline to apply for aid, meaning they have to be received by Nov. 24. There is no cap on how much can be disbursed overall but affected residents and business owners would qualify for up to $32,400 in assistance this year. http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2014/09/27/guidelines-flooding-aid-metro-detroit/16351363/ http://www.facebook.com/events/1484245918520247/
Wednesday
Oct
15
2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Join the Sierra Club and Wayne County Community College for a "green" forum. Workshop topics include green infrastructure: rain barrels, rain gardens/planting with native plants, non-toxic cleaners, reduce / reuse / recycle, disconnect downspouts, use less water to save money, tour of Detroit's only LEED platinum certified building. Plus, talk to vendors, and enjoy refreshments; children's activities.
Thursday
Mar
13
2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 4-7pm
4-7pm
The E.A.A. Board of Directors will hold it's Open Meeting rescheduled from a cancellation in February. Please join the Coalition for Public Education, Keep the Vote No Takeover, Save Michigan's Public Schools in fighting against this experiment on Michigan's Children. http://www.facebook.com/events/818984151449272/
Saturday
Dec
14
2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10am-4pm
10am-4pm
Political Retreat: We are living through tumultuous times with no end in sight. Every component of our lives and the lives of our families is being affected by the steady decline of the economy that is crashing in front of our eyes. Even democracy and the right to VOTE have been stripped away. The cost of living is going up while the chances of living are going down. We are divided and not effective because we have not yet recognized the fact that we are in a war, a war against working people. Welfare Rights is calling all visionary and progressive organizations and residents together to develop a three-month plan, a six-month plan, a one-year plan and beyond to craft a collective vision and targeted actions. We unite, or get picked off one by one. Gov. Snyder is planning to run again for re-election. Who is picking these candidates, and don’t we have something to say about this? What did the People‘s Choice candidates learn from this last flawed election? How can we organize in 83 counties into a network that engages hunger? How can we energize these same counties into a campaign FOR democracy and AGAINST Emergency Managers? What do we do about all this empty housing and these banks that have destroyed neighborhoods? Public education is under attack, so what can we do to end this assault? Retired workers are being wounded, current workers are being threatened – both are being pushed deeper into poverty – what can we do? Answers from the community must come forward as we move toward 2014 and The strategic focus we are striving for is to reach consensus and with discipline, create a space for action plans to emerge. Detroit, MI has now made new history. The 20 plus international news agencies that have been camped out at the Federal Court rushed from the scene after hearing the bankruptcy approval ruling issued by Judge Rhodes, anxious to report this devastating news. What does it mean? It means that we are up against the ruling class like never before. It means that across the nation, the other 34 states with large metropolitan cities facing declining populations and rising pensions obligations had better take heed of this message - nothing is sacred. We have been stripped of our right to vote, and even the Federal courts will not restore that basic entitlement. What it means is that the "fire sale" of Detroit assets is open to the highest bidder at the lowest cost. What it means is that the rise of technology and it's effect on labor has taken another big bite out of our standard of living. It means that because we are no longer needed in large numbers to produce, our lives are becoming more and more marginalized. Retirees are under full assault so because a Federal judge declared that in the Detroit bankruptcy, public workers are not protected, all municipal retirees in every American city is subject to have their health benefits and pensions reduced. Make certain that you understand this...senior citizens are being pushed into homelessness. Food Stamps in millions of low income households have been cut. Empty houses stand in neighborhoods as homeless families pass them on their way to shelters already too full. As we move toward the final stage of this declining economy, we have to see the totality of what is unfolding in front of our very eyes. Poor people have TOO much money, and rich people don't have enough money. 1% of the nation controls the resources of the nation. Elections don't work. Candidates don't hear us. The process is flawed and cannot be corrected in a way that benefits the majority of the residents trying to keep body and soul together. Objective changes in how things are produced have made a permanent impact on everyone's quality of life. Humanity is being re-organized on the new world order...either the Koch Brothers, the Romney Klan, or the Snyder Group will be in charge of how that new world looks, or working people will take up the mantle of leadership. The RETREAT planned for Dec. 14th, is designed to elicit a collective assessment and to determine our capacity to suggest action plans that address our life or death concerns. Every worker in the nation is being threatened with this Federal court decision, every worker's child, and our future as well. If you believe that you have action ideas that can impact these draconian decisions, plan to be at the RETREAT so that we can get to the long-range strategic responses. RSVP as soon as you are able and be ready to work...Maureen (313) 964-0618. http://Facebook.com/events/1395883690657780
Thursday
Nov
14
2013