Wayne State University Damon Keith Center For Civil Rights

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Tuesday
Jun
6
2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
This spring, Detroit Equity Action Lab will host a series of trainings for community to acquire deeper research and investigation methods. These skills will enable participants to better understand their community histories and shape narratives about race and equity in Detroit. This is the second in a series of eight trainings: 5/30: Public Archives--Walter Reuther Library 6/6: Accessing Public Records and Freedom of Information Requests--Jessica McInchak and Ralph Simpson 6/13: Oral Histories and Interviews--Shane Bernardo 6/20: Legal Concepts--Tony Paris 6/27: Using the WSU law library--Michelle Lalonde 7/11: Legislative Processes--Rashida Tlaib 7/18: Unpacking Public Finances 7/25: Understanding Financial Documents--Linda Taylor, CPA Please visit http://evite.me/mdKwCU3jCQ to register! https://www.facebook.com/events/669383616584659/
Thursday
Aug
18
2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Interested in becoming a member or partner of the Detroit chapter of Black Lives Matter? Our next orientation is Thursday, August 18th at the Keith Center for Civil Rights (471 W Palmer Ave, Detroit, MI, 48202) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Please spread the word for anyone who may be interested in affirming and fighting for Black lives with us. No one is officially a member or partner of Black Lives Matter Detroit unless they have at least completed orientation. Questions? Just go ahead and email blmdetroit@outlook.com. Please come on time so that we may end on time! https://www.facebook.com/events/281962992174203/
Sunday
Aug
14
2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
We the People of Detroit is excited to announce the launch party for our 1st community research collective publication – Mapping the Water Crisis. This book contains never-before-seen visualizations of power and inequality in the regional water system. For tickets visit mappingthewatercrisis.eventbrite.com. This historic launch is the celebration of a culmination of a body of work that has been in progress for over a year. It is only the first of three planned publications to provide factual and visual information concerning the water system, education, and land use. The We the People of Detroit Community Research Collective is excited to share our hard work and analysis with the public. We hope that these tools will not only provide factual evidence of community displacement but also a modeling of cooperative work and self determination to bring about a more democratic and equitable society. https://www.facebook.com/events/754368664665549/
Saturday
Jan
16
2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 10am-4pm
10am-4pm
Join us as we deepen our understanding of the serious threats to quality of life caused by Mayor Duggan’s water shutoff policies and Governor Snyder’s mishandling of Flint water. When: Saturday January 16th, 10am to 4pm Where: Damon Keith Center for Civil Rights, 471 W. Palmer St., Detroit *Free and open to everyone *Light refreshments provided SCHEDULE: 10:00 – 10:30am Opening Comments 10:30 – 11:30 am The Lead Poisoning Catastrophe: Standing in Solidarity with Flint Citizens 11:30 – 12:15 pm The Homrich 9 Trial and Civil Disobedience in the Struggle for Water Affordability Lunch Break 1:30 – 2:30 pm Mapping the Water Crisis: Documenting Shut-offs and the Racist Targeting of African American Neighborhoods 2:30 – 3:30pm What Is a Water Affordability Policy: How Does It Work? 3:30 – 4:00pm Demand for Water Affordability: Next Steps and Proposed Legislation TEACH-IN PRESENTERS AND ORGANIZERS: -Prof. Peter Hammer, WSU Law School -Ms. Melissa Mays, Water You Fighting For? -Ms. Nayyirah Shariff -Ms. Laura Sullivan -Attorney Thomas Stephens -Ms. Tawana Petty -Ms. Julia Cuneo -Ms. Maureen Taylor, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization -Ms. Sylvia Orduno, People's Water Board -Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellerman, St. Peter's Episcopal Church -Ms. Monica Patrick, We the People of Detroit -State Rep. Stephanie Chang -Ms. Linda Johnson -Journalist Curt Guyette -Ms. Emily Kutil -Ms. Nadia Gaber -Prof. Shea Howell -Dr. Gloria House SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS The Peoples Water Board National Conference of Black Lawyers Michigan Coalition of Human Rights Daymon J. Keith Center We the People of Detroit National Lawyers Guild Council of Canadians Organized by Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management (D-REM) www.d-rem.org #ArrestGovSnyder #WaterIsAHumanRight #WageLove http://www.facebook.com/events/1688501504730318/