Grand Circus Park
Look for the fountain on the west side with the Hazen Pingree statue at Adams & Woodward. Note: A venue with the name was created at 1570 Woodward which is a commercial space.
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Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 1-4pm
Donald Trump is in Asia. Military experts have estimated a 20% – 50% likelihood that he will start a new war against North Korea in the near future. Even without the use of nuclear weapons, 300,000 people could die from such a war in the first few days. With nukes, one million people could die in the first day. A Nightmare: People all over the world facing bombings, occupations, war and the threat of nuclear war with Donald Trump’s “America First” finger on the nuclear trigger. Only the people acting together can end this nightmare. Protest this Saturday, November 11 and join Refuse Fascism, a movement of people coming from diverse perspectives united in our recognition that the T/P regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity and the planet and that is our responsibility to drive them from power. Refuse Fascism is building a movement that aims to take to the streets everyday in non violent protest in cities and towns across the country, growing from thousands to hundreds of thousands, and ultimately millions, demanding This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go.
Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11am-2pm
We call for a #MarchForTruth on Saturday, June 3rd to raise our voices and let our elected leaders know that American citizens want answers. The legitimacy of our democracy is more important than the interests of any party, or any President. So, we will rise together to call for a fair and impartial investigation, for the pursuit of truth, and for the restoration of faith in our electoral system and the Office of the Presidency.
withVeterans for Peace
Monday, May 29, 2017 from 11am-5pm
Veterans For Peace Chapters 74 and 93 will have it’s Arlington Michigan display (one marker for every Michigan soldier killed in the Afghan and Iraq wars – 230 total) in downtown Detroit on Memorial Day. The purpose of this display is to honor those who have fallen, to provide a place to grieve, and to educate the public about the costs of war, as well as the needs of those returning from conflicts. The display will be held in downtown Detroit’s Grand Circus Park (Woodward at East Adams).
Monday, May 1, 2017 from 5-7pm
Join the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, MECAWI, the Michigan People's Defense Network, Workers World Party, DAREA and many others to commemorate International Workers Day. Gather and rally at 5:00pm in Grand Circus Park on Woodward and Adams downtown. We will march at 6:00pm in support of all progressive struggles taking place in the city, around the U.S. and the globe.
withMove-on (Royal Oak)
Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:30pm
When members of Congress return to Washington DC after Labor Day, they will vote on whether to send us down the path of peace and diplomacy or the path of continuing hostility. We will urge Senator Gary Peters and his colleagues down the right path. Meet in front of the Swords into Plowshares Gallery and Peace Center for brief speeches and some serious photo ops. At 8:00 pm or so we cross Woodward to the west side of Grand Circus Park where we join with the Cities of Peace Detroit and the Detroit Light Brigade to create an iconic photo for peace. Vigilers will be asked to post photos to Facebook, as well as email and tweet photos to Senator Peters and his colleagues. Bring a camera, if you have one. Otherwise, we'll share photos you can send.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 2-4:30pm
It's not one thing it's everything! Foreclosures; police killings and brutality; school to prison pipeline; $15 minimum wage; health care for all; mass water shutoffs; destruction of public schools; pension cuts and union busting; lack of public lighting; mass public transportation; Enbridge Line 5 under the Great Lakes; racism; full employment. Partial list of endorsers: Moratorium NOW Coalition; Detroit active and Retired Employees Association (DAREA); Fight Imperialism; Stand Together-FIST; MECAWI; Workers World Party; Stand Up Now! For more information: 313-680-5508.
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9pm through Saturday, April 25, 2015 at midnight
9pm through Saturday, April 25 at midnight
Lets shine a light on the secretive TPP deal. The plan is to light up the building right across from the main entrance to Comerica park when the game lets out. Plus there is a building that can be seen from inside the park that we might be able to light up during the fireworks show ? http://www.facebook.com/events/832619516785391/
Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 8:30-9:30pm
Water = Life ♥ Water Planet and People Over Profit #AllHandsOnDeck !!! #TakeAction #PlugIn #DontSitThisOneOut !!! Contractor #Homrich shutting water off to thousands of Detroiters without notice or mercy ~ VoiceOfDetroit.net/2014/05/28/mass-water-shut-offs-mass-incarceration-at-mound-road-prison-for-protesters/#sthash.ReYbnJLO.dpuf Homrich Wrecking, Inc. $5.6 million (taxpayers money) to carry out the shut-offsin #Detroit Documentation here: http://www.dwsd.org/downloads_n/about_dwsd/bowc/board_meetings/2013_final_agendas/bowc_final_agenda_2013-04-24.pdf Join DCATS and The Detroit Light Brigade Thursday evening at Grand Circus Park for a public awareness light action!! Facebook.com/events/304570606369267/304602843032710/?comment_id=305062492986745 Bring a Jug to Freedom Friday and demand a fill up! Fight Back #FreedomFriday!! Please invite your community. https://Facebook.com/events/627250267370896 #PeoplesWaterBoard #WaterRights #MaudeBarlow "The people of Detroit face another sinister enemy. Every day, thousands of them, in a city that is situated right by a body of water carrying one-fifth of the world’s water supply, are having their water ruthlessly cut off by men working for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. Most of the residents are African American and two-thirds of the cut offs involve children, which means that in some cases, child welfare authorities are moving in to remove children from their homes as it is a requirement that there be working utilities in all homes housing children." Ecowatch.com/2014/05/28/water-cut-offs-detroit-violation-human-rights/ State-appointed manager pursues #privatization bids for Detroit water utility Canadians.org/blog/state-appointed-manager-pursues-privatization-bids-detroit-water-utility
Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10am-noon
From June 27-28, "A Voice for Men" is hosting an international Men's Rights conference at the Downtown Doubletree Hotel in Detroit: (link to "Voice for Men") http://www.donotlink.com/jiN "A Voice for Men" is part of the "Men's Rights" movement, which claims that women want to be sexually assaulted and that women have a "predilection for being physically overpowered" (links to "Voice for Men:" http://www.donotlink.com/fWE). They have actively threatened and harassed women who speak out against sexual violence (dailydot.com/news/feminist-blogger-in-hiding-mra-death-threats/), clogged rape crisis hotlines (jezebel.com/mras-flood-occidental-colleges-rape-reporting-form-wit-1485944598), and opposed legislation against sexual assault (newrepublic.com/article/116768/latest-target-mens-rights-movement-definition-rape). They promote and enable violence, as exemplified by the recent shootings in Isla Vista by a man who followed their ideas (huffingtonpost.ca/anne-theriault-/elliot-rodger-shooting_b_5386818.html). On June 7th, we will gather at Grand Circus Park and march to the Doubletree Hotel to demand cancellation of the conference. It's time to put a stop to sexual violence. NO to violence! NO to misogyny! NO to the "Men's Rights" conference! ----- Sign the petition for the Doubletree to cancel the conference! https://www.change.org/petitions/doubletree-downtown-detroit-hotel-cancel-the-men-s-rights-conference ----- We are seeking to confront internalized sexism, misogyny, and racism in order to bring about a more inclusive discussion, which is what we hope to see happen in place of the Men's Rights Conference. This will be reflected in our rhetoric and signs at the march.
Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 10am-12:30pm
Links: - [Google](https://Plus.Google.com/b/107476587414997207591) - [Facebook](https://Facebook.com/MAMdetroit) - [Tumblr](http://MAMDetroit.tumblr.com) March Against Monsanto coordinated action taking place worldwide. The banner on this event may change as plans are set. We'll continue using the tag #MAMdetroit. If you'd like to learn more and get involved in organizing efforts please contact MAMdetroit (at) Occupy-Detroit.us