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Monday, March 30, 2015 from 5:30-6:30pm
Detroit residents affected by tax foreclosure, along with Detroit People's Platform members and supporters, will hold a prayer vigil for those facing eviction and displacement from their homes. More info, call Peoples Platform hotline: 313-338-9396 Action Alert: Monday 6pm Prayer Vigil for Those About to Lose Their Homes Share Tax Foreclosure Action Alert PeoplesVigil Monday, 6pm Prayer Vigil for those about to lose their homes. The details of the vigil’s location will be released Monday at noon through social media and the People’s Platform Hotline, 313.338.9396 Tuesday, National Action to contact Mayor Duggan (313) 224-3400 to demand he remove all tax liens for past-due water bills and Treasurer-Elect Wojtowicz (313) 224-5990 to demand that he stop the displacement of families in the largest tax foreclosure in one city, at one time, in US history. #PeoplesVigil #ForeclosureStop #OurCity Detroit families, housing advocates, are taking back our city on Monday, demanding Wayne County Treasurer-Elect Raymond J. Wojtowicz halt the tax foreclosure on 37,000 families People’s Platform Members and Supporters, On Monday, March 30th at 6pm Detroit and Wayne County residents affected by tax foreclosure, along with Detroit People’s Platform members and supporters will hold a prayer vigil for those facing eviction and displacement from their homes. We call on all people of faith and of compassion to join together with us in solidarity to lift up those who face foreclosure and for our elected officials to find the wisdom in and take action on our demands. The details of the action will be shared the morning of the vigil through social media and the People’s Platform Hotline, 313.338.9396. On Tuesday, March 31st, in addition to actions on the streets of Detroit, People’s Platform Members and supporters with lead a campaign with national partners Right To The City to call Mayor Duggan and demand that he remove all tax liens for past-due water bills and Wayne County Treasurer-Elect Wojtowicz demanding that he stop the largest tax foreclosure in one city, at one time, in US history. Detroit, the largest majority African-American major city in the country now faces the largest forced housing eviction, possibly in the history of the United States. Wayne County Treasurer Wojtowicz is preparing to foreclose on 37,000 occupied homes affecting nearly 100,000 people, the equivalent of 1/6 of the city’s population. Many Detroiters and Wayne County Residents are being foreclosed upon due to incorrect tax bills with exaggerated property assessments and disputed water bill liens. Persistent and high rates of unemployment, government cuts to services Detroiters rely on and increased displacement and forced relocation will result in enormous physical and mental stress and trauma on children and families. Updates: Last Thursday, March 25th, residents being foreclosed on, members of the Detroit People’s Platform and other housing advocates met with Chief Deputy Treasurer Dave Szymanski in an effort to keep Detroiters in their homes. The group delivered thousands of petitions generated both nationally by the Right to the City Alliance and locally by the Detroit People’s Platform and allied organizations. The delegation delivered a set of demands that include a halt to tax foreclosures. Last Tuesday, March 23rd, residents packed Detroit City Council meeting with testimony from families threatened with foreclosure as well as some who had already lost their homes. Council Member Castañeda-López requested a Detroit City Council Resolution on the Foreclosure Crisis on Monday. Only days before the March 31st deadline, the Council is expected to pass their resolution.
Monday, July 28, 2014 from 5-8pm
Say nice things about Detroit! A bankrupt city? A food desert? One giant farm? Ignore all you’ve heard and join us for the 17th Annual Tour of Urban Gardens and Farms to learn how Detroit’s urban agriculture community is addressing challenges facing the city. The work of urban gardeners and farmers has been growing exponentially as gardens continue to thrive in backyards, on church and school grounds, and in the marketplace with an increasing amount of dollars exchanged between urban growers, consumers and local food entrepreneurs. These gardens are also growing beyond their harvest, utilizing Detroit’s unique assets to re-localize the food economy and change local political, social and economic landscapes. On August 6th, guests will travel by bus and bike routes to visit a sampling of the city’s urban gardens, farms and other innovative agriculture projects and businesses. Tours will leave from Eastern Market Shed 3, located east of Russell Street between Adelaide and Division Streets in Detroit. Sign-in begins at 5:00pm and tours will leave at 6:00pm sharp. After the tour, a reception featuring locally-grown food and refreshments prepared by local chefs will provide guests with a taste of Detroitʼs delicious food system. Back by popular demand, the reception will feature a Good Food Bazaar, where guests can learn about opportunities to plug into Detroit’s food community from starting a community garden or launching a new food business to purchasing handmade artisanal food from local food entrepreneurs. Registration is now open and early registration is strongly recommended. To register, please visit website or call 313-757-2635. When registering, be prepared to provide contact information for all attendees and to choose which bike or bus tour you would like to attend. Descriptions of the tour routes will be on the website shortly. For parties larger than six please call 313-757-2635. The fee for the tour, payable in advance or at the door, is a sliding scale $5-$75 to offset tour costs and help grow Detroitʼs agriculture movement. Keep Growing Detroit exists to promote a food sovereign Detroit where the majority of fruits and vegetables consumed by Detroiters are grown by residents within the cityʼs limits. Keep Growing Detroit works in partnership with hundreds of community-based organizations and residents to provide resources and support to thousands of urban gardeners and farmers. To learn more about urban gardening programs in the city visit website or contact us at 313-757-2635. Contact: Ashley Atkinson Phone: 313-757-2635 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
withWomen in Black
Saturday, November 9, 2013 from noon-1pm
We vigil for peace and against violence every 2nd Saturday of each month from noon to 1 pm. Location changes each month. Check calendar or join our mailing list found on our website. Sat, Nov 9, 2013 we are meeting at Eastern Market, Corner of Russell & Wilkins Please wear black and be silent. All welcome. Contact: email@example.com or on the website http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WIB-Detroit/
Saturday, September 14, 2013 from noon-2pm
In anticipation of the Draw the Line event on September 21, we will have a group of people passing out fliers at Eastern Market this Saturday, September 14th. We will meet by the Gazebo (on the north end of the market off of Russell St.) at noon. At The Draw the Line event folks from across MI will come together in southwest Detroit on September 21st as a part of the National Day of Action happening in over 155 cities across the US to peacefully form a line of resistance against tar sands and dirty energy; a human line. We will deliver the people’s demands, share our visions for a better future, and stand in solidarity with frontline communities across the country and globe that are treated as sacrifice zones by corporate polluters in their pursuit of profit and power. If you would like to assist us in getting the word out about the Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands event, which will be in solidarity with events all across the nation, please come out to help us spread the word.
withGreening Of Detroit
Saturday, August 24, 2013 from noon-3pm
Come Experience the Edible Best of Detroit The Greening of Detroit, in partnership with edible Wow Magazine, is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Live Love Local Celebration. This daylong event embraces living green, loving Detroit and local food. The gathering celebrates the innovative ways Detroit has progressed toward creating a greener, healthier and more sustainable city by bringing together a spectrum of enthusiasts including community partners, industry leaders, farmers, environmentalists and foodies from around the country. LOVE FOOD Twenty-Five of Metropolitan Detroit’s most delicious eateries including Dorsey, Cacao Tree, Calder Dairy, Colors, Henry Ford Village, The Grange, Mudgies, Rattlesnake Club, Roast, Slows Bar BQ, Supinos, Sweet Lorraines, The Lark, and Zingerman's just to name a few. Enjoy an assortment of wines from Sandhill Crane Vineyards , an local beers and sodas With very special guest and host, WDET's Ann Delisi. TICKET INFO Tickets are $25 includes tastings from Chef stations and two drink tickets (additional beverages may be purchased) Children ages 5-10 years $5 includes tastings from Chef Stations and one drink ticket (additional beverages may be purchased) Children 4 and under are free All proceeds benefit The Greening of Detroit. PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY