Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 6-9pm
We invite you to join us for our annual fundraiser dinner! Unlike other DSA chapters, Detroit DSA has never asked for local dues from our members. The Douglass-Debs Dinner is the one time each year in which we engage in fundraising for our chapter. The money we raise supports all of our activities for the next year. Honorees include UAW President Dennis Williams and Michigan United Dinner Co-Chairs: UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber John Nichols, political editor for The Nation magazine and frequent commentator on MSNBC, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Frederick Douglass-Eugene V. Debs Dinner. He is an exceptional speaker with a wealth of knowledge of both politics and socialism. Entertainment: Jon Reynolds and Frank Koscielski Tickets: $40 per person, $75 for a Patron ticket, and $350 for a table of ten. Tickets will be held at the door. See further info at Facebook web page above.
Saturday, January 14, 2017 from noon-1pm
Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and those who have fought for Civil Rights we must continue fighting UNITED for: Immigrants, Muslims, Women, the African American community, the LGBTQ community, Workers rights and ALL OUR RIGHTS.
Monday, February 15, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm
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Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 9am-3pm
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare Flier: http://MINurses.org/files/files/NatlDayAction_Detroit.pdf Sponsored by: Michigan Nurses Association, UAW Local 600, UAW Region 1-A Retirees, Metro Detroit CLUW (Coalition of Labor Union Women), National Welfare Rights Union, Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit. For more information call Robert Sister at 313-824-0925 or Cameron Fure, 517-853-5511
Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 6-9pm
Ticket Price: $40 Keynote Speaker: Jim Hightower, Political Activist, Writer, and Radio Commentator Honorees: UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, Michigan Building Trades President Pat Devlin, Planned Parenthood of Michigan Dinner Co-Chairs: Connie Leak, President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, Michigan State AFL-CIO President Karla Swift, and Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO President Rick Blocker Entertainment: Bill Meyer Group For further information and to purchase tickets, call (248) 761-4203 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 4-7pm
REVEREND EDWIN ROWE (RETIRED - Central United Methodist Church) WILL PRESIDE. ALL ARE WELCOME - COME CELEBRATE GEN'S LIFE SATURDAY MAY 24, 2014 AT UAW LOCAL 600, 10550 Dix Ave, Dearborn, MI 48120
Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 8:30am-4:30pm
[Flier](https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwEhpVQ6jhGyUWRfZzVtVjhYWU8xY3hKU2xDVEhSQXA5eVpz/edit?usp=sharing) CALL TO ACTION ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ThURSDAY may 1, 2014 ￼INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY NO BUSINESS AS USUAL!! ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼SOLIDARITY AGAINST EmErgEncy managEmEnt IN MIchIGAN ￼PROTEST TO SAVE PENSIONS, CITY SERVICES, BUSES, SCHOOLS, WATER, OUR CITIES’ ASSETS & 8:00 a.m. Ecumenical Unity Breakfast UAW Local 600 10550 Dix Avenue, Dearborn, MI ThePeopleSpeakOut!!! TestimonyfromCitizens Affected by Emergency Management Protest Caravan for Justice and Democracy From UAW Local 600 to Hart Plaza – Downtown Detroit Rally:NoBusinessAsUsualinMichigan!!! March and Rally Through Detroit to Central United Methodist Church, 23 East Adams Avenue at Woodward, Downtown Detroit Why The Election of 2014 is So Important!!! The People Speak Out Continues Food, Fellowship and The People’s Plan for Detroit 9:00 a.m. DEMOCRACY 11:00 a.m. DEFEAT THE BANKERS’ “PLAN OF ADJUSTMENT” HANDS OFF PENSIONS! NO WORK, NO SCHOOL, NO SHOPPING, CASINOS, LOTTERY, ALCOHOL, TOBACCO 12:00p.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. SCHEDULE OF MAY DAY ACTIVITIES NO BUSINESS AS USUAL Actions Continue at People Power Centers in Detroit neighborhoods around the City ￼For more event details visit: moratorium-mi.org,www.d-rem.org, www.unitingdetroiters.org - nationalactionnetwork.net/chapter/nan-detroit-chapter-51013 - www.mwro.org ￼￼ ￼CALL TO ACTION - MAY 1st Detroit is under siege. Governor Snyder and the right wing legislature have joined Wall Street Bankers to strip us of our homes, our pensions and benefits, and our democratic rights. They have used an Unconstitutional Emergency Manager in a number of cities, where people of color are the majority, to remove elected leadership so they could steal city assets and privatize basic services. The unemployment rate in Detroit is already 49% and for those under 30, 59%. Now Snyder is working to hand cities over to the same banks that foreclosed on thousands of families across Michigan and corporations. Snyder ignores the social cost of his plan, which is morally bankrupt. Today, 55% of all African Americans in Michigan can no longer vote for effective local government and 75% of all African American elected officials have been removed from power. We will stand on May 1, 2014 and after with the people in cities across Michigan who are being denied basic human rights and stripped of their common wealth. • We demand that Governor Snyder, the Michigan legislature and, Kevyn Orr stop stripping Michigan cities’ money and resources • We demand our democracy taken by Snyder be restored immediately • We demand that Wall Street pay for the crisis; not one dime from our pensions and working government employees • We demand the State restore full revenue sharing to all cities in Michigan • We demand Community Benefit Agreements for all development • Support the People’s Plan for a Sustainable Detroit - www.d-rem.org/peoplesplan/ • We join with people around the world on International Workers Day, commemorating the Haymarket Square Protest in 1886 in Chicago for the eight hour day. • We celebrate with undocumented workers and immigrants, our heroic sisters and brothers who revived May Day in this country ￼WHy WE PrOtESt • NO MORAL COMPASS • NO DEMOCRACY A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT • TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION • WALL STREET • BANKERS GET PAID; PENSIONERS AND • MICHIGAN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT • SNYDER’S BANKRUPTCY PLAN • PRIVATIZATION OF JOBS • NO STATE REVENUE SHARING • SCHOOL TAKEOVER =EqualS= • • • WORKERS HURT NO JOBS FOR DETROITERS AND OTHER St tHurSday may 1 GENTRIFICATION POOR EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN nO BuSInESS aS uSual!! • • MICHIGAN CITIZENS GIVE AWAY OF CITY’S ASSETS NO MORE TAXES FOR PRIVATE PROFIT REMOVAL OF CITIZEN FOR Call Issued By: Building Movement Detroit; Central United Methodist Church, Rev. Edwin Rowe; Change Agent Consortium; Cities of Peace; Citizens For Highland Park Schools; Cooperative Economics; Creative Hood Research; Critical Moment; Detroit Communicator; Detroit Eviction Defense; Detroit Green Party; Detroit People’s Platform; DPS Education Task Force; First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit, Lee Gaddies; Free Detroit/No Consent; Feedom Freedom Growers; International Socialist Organization; James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership; Keep Detroit Growing; Library Committee; Michigan Citizen; Michigan Forward; Michigan Welfare Rights Organization; Moratorium Now!; National Action Network; National Lawyers Guild; Project Save Detroit; Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development; Sacred Heart Church, Father Norman P. Thomas; Simmons’ Hush House; Slowdown/Raiz Up; Social Justice Chair; St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Detroit, Pastor Bill Wylie-Kellerman; Sugar Law Center; Team for Justice; Uprooting Racism Planting Justice; We The People of Detroit
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6-8pm
We invite you to participate in a May 1st coalition meeting to help organize the 2104 May 1st Rally and Demonstration in Detroit. The day will begin with a rally and prayer breakfast at 8 AM, at the UAW Local 600 Hall. This will be followed by a mid-day rally at Hart Plaza and a march through downtown Detroit to Grand Circus Park (or Central United Methodist Church, if it's raining). Please join us at the coalition meeting on Tuesday, April 8th at 6 PM, at the UAW Local 600 Hall. Initiated by the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management 313 782-3736, National Action Network-Detroit 313 312-5287, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization 313 964-0618, We the People, Moratorium NOW 313 680-5508, James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership and Peoples Platform.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 8am-2:30pm
Rally and Demonstration in Detroit. The day will begin with a rally and prayer breakfast at 8 AM, at the UAW Local 600 Hall. This will be followed by a mid-day rally at Hart Plaza and a march through downtown Detroit to Grand Circus Park (or Central United Methodist Church, if it's raining). Please join us at the coalition meeting on Tuesday, April 8th at 6 PM, at the UAW Local 600 Hall. Initiated by the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management 313 782-3736, National Action Network-Detroit 313 312-5287, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization 313 964-0618, We the People, Moratorium NOW 313 680-5508, James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership and Peoples Platform.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 6-9pm
This annual dinner is sponsored by Metro Detroit Democratic Socialists of America. Joel Bleyfuss, publisher of In These Times, will be the main speaker, and Marilyn Kelly and Rev. Charles Williams Jr. will be honored. Julie Beutel will perform.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 7:30-8:30am
Join the Chicago Caravan! Fannie & Freddie have no offices in Detroit, so we’ll caravan to Chicago with the United Steelworkers Summer of Solidarity Tour and demonstrate with local activists against the fraud and predatory practices foreclosing our homes and our cities. Contact us if you can join this one-day round trip, gathering at 7:30 am, Tuesday, August 20, and leaving from UAW Local 600 in Dearborn. We make our way back to Detroit that evening. Gas subsidies are available as needed, and there will be some open seats for people without cars. Please let us know if you can commit to this. Trip details will follow. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call UAW Local 600 at 313-429-5009. Web: DetroitEvictionDefense.org follow us on twitter @EvictDefense After the Aug. 19 protest here in Detroit against Bank of America and Fannie Mae, we will caravan the next day, Tuesday, August 20, to Chicago with the Steelworkers Summer of Solidarity Tour to protest Fannie Mae’s role in the destruction of neighborhoods and the city’s tax base in Detroit and Chicago. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have no offices in Detroit and they backed out of our People's Hearing last May, so we will take our protest to their front door, joined by community and union allies in the Windy City, including the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign and the Chicago Teachers Union. The flyer in attachments has details about this one-day round trip, assembling at UAW Local 600 in Dearborn at 7:30 am, marching on Fannie Mae and Bank of America that afternoon in Chicago’s loop, and returning that evening. There are gas subsidies for those who need it and open seats may be available for those without cars, so contact us ASAP by return email or call UAW Local 600 at 313-429-5009. Details of trip logistics will follow to those who can make the commitment.