Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church
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Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6:30-9pm
Join us for an exploration of the events and conditions leading up to the 1967 Detroit rebellion and what occurred during and immediately after that uprising. The program begins with a presentation by William Winkel, a researcher with the Detroit Historical Society and co-manager of the Detroit '67 Oral History Project. Next, The Extra Mile Playwrights Theatre company will perform a staged reading of oral histories of people who witnessed the events of 1967. A talk-back with the writers and presenters will follow. Reception at 6:30 p.m.; program starts 7:00 Purchase tickets at www.tinyurl.com/67Detroit Event hosted by the UU Escalating Economic Inequality Task Force, a coalition of Unitarian Universalist congregations in Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Detroit, Farmington, Grosse Pointe, Southfield, and Troy.
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 3-4:30pm
David Sanchez from Michigan United will be speaking. David sent this: I will start with passing out Know Your Rights materials. Then I will talk about the issues we are facing currently. I can give a quick update on HB 4105 and 4334. Also there will be a big action that following Tuesday, August 15th to support the new Dream Act & Hope Act, I will give more details. Simmer will speak to the results from the Southfield City council subcommittee meeting some of us will be having on 8/11. There will be a half hour set aside to hear what is happening in the other surrounding cities. We will end the meeting promptly at 4:30. RSVP on the web page above.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 3pm
This is an organizational meeting to followup with several cities in Oakland County. Southfield, Lathrup Village, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Royal Oak, and West Bloomfield were all talked about in the 4/8 meeting. This meeting will be held the second Saturday of each month. Rodd Monts from the Detroit ACLU office will be at the meeting and available for questions. RSVP to attend: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/5372/signup/?source=fbshare
Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 3-4pm
Freedom City effort directed toward Southfield Michigan. Status of efforts in other cities from participants that came to the first meeting on 3-11 Discussion of the https://libraryfreedomproject.org/. This is an ACLU People Power event. Go here to RSVP and for additional information: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/3989?source=map
Sunday, February 26, 2017 from noon-2pm
Since the 2016 election, incidents of hate crimes toward Muslims have increased dramatically according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. President Donald Trump’s controversial Executive Order banning travel to the U.S from several Muslim dominant countries has been met with widespread resistance and was halted temporarily through court challenges. As UU’s, we need to know about the dynamics of Islamophobia and how to be an ally for people from the Islam faith. Members of Northwest UU and the public are invited to a forum on Sunday, February 26 at Northwest UU Church on “Understanding Islamophobia and What It Means to Be an Ally of Muslims’’. Fatina Abdrabboh, attorney and Director of AMAL (American-Arab Muslim Minority & Advocacy League), will present this very timely topic followed by a Q & A period. AMAL, is a new civil rights organization that was launched this month to strengthen the rights of Arabs, Muslims and other minorities. AMAL in Arabic, means “Hope”. Contact: Randy Block firstname.lastname@example.org, 248-549-5170
Friday, June 13, 2014 from 7:30-9pm
It's not just about the parent -- it's about the children. This public forum will provide insights about the denial of gay Michigan parents to be become the legal parents of their partners' children. A federal court will be ruling on this issue later this summer. Featured speakers: Jay Kaplan, Michigan ACLU's Legal Project staff; Rep. Jeff Irwin, sponsor of legislation to legalize second parent adoptions; and James and Jason (parents of an infant girl) who were married shortly after Judge Bernard Friedman struck down Michigan's ban on same sex marriage. Register on line above. For more info., call Randy Block at 248-549-5170.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 11am-12:30pm
Let's transform conflict at home, at work, in our community and our world. Workshop will be lead by Christina Cusumano. $20 workshop fee; $5 for lunch. Call: 248-354-4488.
Friday, November 22, 2013 from 7-9pm
Hear Rep. Rashida Tlaib tell about a statewide campaign to raise Michigan's minimum wage and Phil Jones, chef and activist manager for the Colors restaurant, tell how restaurants can provide good service and pay workers good wages at a Justice Party. This fundraiser for the Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network (MUUSJN) will be held at the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church, 23925 Northwestern Highway, Southfield. The event will feature a performance by Jere Stormer, singer, songwriter and recipient of multiple Detroit Music Awards. Fair Trade coffee, sweet treats and the company of activists. $50 per ticket. Mail check (made out to "MidAmerica Region - UUA") to: MUUSJN, 4220 Arlington Dr., Royal Oak, MI 48073. Call Randy Block at 248-549-5170.