Detroit Public Library: Conely Branch (4600 Martin, Detroit MI 48210)

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Tuesday
Jul
25
2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6-7:45pm
6-7:45pm
The environment is a pretty common topic of discussion these days, but what often gets lost in the discussion of how we all stand to gain or lose from what happens to the planet is the way that environmental issues intersect with social inequality, creating a starkly different set of threats along lines of race, class, gender, immigration status, and sexual identity. Climate change and pollution are often depicted as big, abstract, global problems, an argument which sometimes obscures the ecological destruction and environmental injustice happening today, often in our own communities. This month, Detroit's Jacobin Reading Group will be meeting on Tuesday July 25th from 6pm to 7:45pm at the Conely branch of the Detroit Public Library at 4600 Martin in Southwest Detroit. We will be discussing the movement for environmental justice both here in Detroit and nationally, and how people can get involved in the fight against ecological inequality and policies which hurt poor communities and communities of color. Joining us for the conversation is the East Michigan Environmental Action Council, who will be discussing their work on these issues and sharing information about how Detroiters can get involved. For people looking to get a bit of background on how we got here and the larger picture of what's going on, we put together the following readings. It's also possible that some people might have a lot to say on the subject but not a lot of time to do the readings, in which case we would still love to have you at the conversation on Tuesday. People without a lot to say who still want to learn about the issue and how to get involved are also welcome. PLEASE NOTE: We have moved the meeting to Southwest Detroit instead of our usual location and would hate for anyone to miss the above memo and head to the library in midtown instead. Again, we will be at the Conely branch of the Detroit Public Library at 4600 Martin one block north of Michigan Avenue. Readings are as follows: Principles of Environmental Justice http://www.ejnet.org/ej/principles.html Copeland, William. "From Climate Oppression to 21st Century Leadership: What Will the New Black Economy Look Like?" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-copeland/from-climate-oppression-t_b_6594692.html Kahle, Trish. "The Standing Rock Split" https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/10/standing-rock-dakota-access-pipeline-labor-trumka/ Guyette, Curt. "Fired Up." https : // www [dot] metrotimes [dot] com/detroit/fired-up/Content?oid=2192016 Guzman, Martina. "Exploring the Public Health Consequences of Detroit's water shutoffs." http : // www [dot] modeldmedia [dot] com/features/water-shut-offs-100615.aspx Charity Hicks on April 26, 2014 at Cass Corridor Commons. http : // detroitinterviews [dot] tumblr [dot] com/post/87709112777/charity-hicks-on-april-26-2014-at-cass-corridor Mock, Brentin. "The Time Republicans Helped Build An All-Black Town Called Soul City" https : // www [dot] citylab [dot] com/equity/2015/11/the-time-republicans-helped-build-an-all-black-town-called-soul-city/414585/
Tuesday
Jun
27
2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 6-7:45pm
6-7:45pm
Following several high profile ICE actions here in Southeast Michigan and the introduction of legislation at the state level to punish "sanctuary cities", cities which decline to participate in the deportation and detention of undocumented immigrants, many immigrant communities and their advocates have been concerned about how we can defend our neighbors from further punitive measures and targeted ICE raids which serve political purposes and disrupt families and communities. This month, Detroit's Jacobin Reading Group will be meeting on Tuesday June 27th from 6pm to 7:45pm at the Conely branch of the Detroit Public Library at 4600 Martin in Southwest Detroit. We will be discussing the sanctuary city movement and related issues facing immigrant communities here and across the country, and sharing information about how people can get involved with the struggle for immigrant rights here in Detroit. For people looking to get a bit of background on how the state got here and the larger picture of what's going on, we put together the following readings. It's also possible that some people might have a lot to say on the subject but not a lot of time to do the readings, in which case we would still love to have you at the conversation on Tuesday. People without a lot to say who still want to learn about the issue and how to get involved are also welcome. PLEASE NOTE: We have moved the meeting to Southwest Detroit instead of our usual location and would hate for anyone to miss the above memo and head to the library in midtown instead. Again, we will be at the Conely branch of the Detroit Public Library at 4600 Martin one block north of Michigan Avenue. Readings are as follows: Boscarino, Timothy. "Is Detroit a Sanctuary City? Depends on Who You Ask." http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/detroit-sanctuary-city-013017.aspx Goodfriend, Hilary. "A Demand for Sanctuary." https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/02/sanctuary-movement-central-america-el-salvador-trump-deportations/ Stanton, Ryan. "Legislation taking aim at Michigan 'sanctuary cities' moves forward." http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/06/legislation_taking_aim_at_mich.html