1515 Broadway Cafe
Important Venue Notes
Come on in and go through the curtains to the right or left of the area where there are sugars and stirrers for coffee...there are tables in the back where we meet. When you are here for meetings, help out our hosts by buying a coffee or such, if you are so inclined (not necessary, but Chris and Dan appreciate the business).
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 6-9pm
Michigan United is organizing a Detroit response to the Tamir Rice grand jury decision. The demonstration will begin at Campus Martius Park at Noon the day after the announcement of the outcome. This week, we will discuss our messaging and messengers. We will also put the final touches on a test run of "Operation: Justice Riders", a public outreach program. Hope to see everyone there.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 2-5pm
Michigan United is organizing a Detroit response to the Tamir Rice grand jury decision. The demonstration will begin at Campus Martius Park at Noon the day after the announcement of the outcome. This week we will participate in the Peace Rally being held near the Spirit of Detroit to draw attention to the 2,000 innocent Nigerians killed in a recent attack by Boco Haram. https://www.facebook.com/events/1532151223726759/ Afterwards, we will meet at 1515 Broadway to warm ourselves with a cup of coffee and plan the messaging of Detroit's response to the Tamir Rice decision the day after the grand jury concludes. http://www.facebook.com/events/779219728838398/
Saturday, January 10, 2015 from noon-3pm
When grand juries didn't indict the police officers who killed Michael Brown, Eric Garner or John Crawford III, we were all stunned. How will you react when the grand jury returns with a decision in the shooting death of 12 year old Tamir Rice? Michigan United wants Detroit to be prepared to respond to both possible outcomes. If the officer is indicted, how will cheer this spark of justice while still keeping our eyes on the prize? If the trend of police being above the law continues, how will we demand that the rule of law be restored? Join us Saturday afternoon in downtown Detroit to plan the way ahead so that our voices can be heard in the national outcry for justice. http://www.facebook.com/events/392371247588290/
NLG Film Screening - Attica, a documentary by Cinda Firestone - Followed by a Legal Observer Training
Friday, December 19, 2014 from 6-9pm
Screening: 6:30 Discussion with Attorney and Michigan and Detroit NLG Board member Bill Goodman who worked on the Attica legal team: 8:00 followed by a Legal Observer Training About the Film: Social unrest in the United States hit a boiling point on September 9, 1971, when inmates at Attica State Prison — after months of protesting inhumane living conditions — revolted, seizing part of the prison and taking 35 hostages. The uprising resulted in the death of 43 people after troopers were called in to suppress the rioters. Three years later, Cinda Firestone released this monumental investigation of the rebellion and its aftermath, piecing together documentary footage of the occupation and ensuing assault with video from the McKay Commission hearings that criticized Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller’s handling of the incident and firsthand interviews with prisoners discharged after the event. Asking for a $5.00 donation at the door but no one will get turned away. http://www.facebook.com/events/394916973997573/
Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 3:30-5pm
May 24, 2014 is approaching it is time to gather those interested in assisting in organizing for the May and October MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO worldwide events as they occur around metro Detroit. There are a number of activities happening around downtown Detroit. Being around an existing group of people can be beneficial as we saw in October 2013 with the Pink Walk held downtown just before the MAMdetroit started. We gained listening with those facing cancer - informing them that the diet of genetically engineered foods plays as a factor leading to a number of cancers. This is an organizing meeting. We may be able to open up a phone conference or video chat for those unable to make it to the event and record discussion. We're asking for those that come to the meeting or listen in find a way to contribute into the holding of the march in May & October. http://www.facebook.com/events/597534997004244/
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 6-9pm
Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands "DCATS", Michigan Coalition for Human Rights and 1515 Broadway will co-host the film showing of "Tipping Point- The End of Oil". Doors open at 6:00. (Well actually, 1515, as many of you know is a coffee shop and is open all day! Come early and get some dinner or a drink. 1515 is a great independent business to support, the owner Chris is supportive of all we do!) We are encouraging people to come at 6:00 and network with each other before the film. Many of us are working on similar issues and don't have time to connect. Others might be interested in meeting some of the activists working on these issues and they are sure to be in the house! Film starts promptly at 7:00 pm. D-Cat, Valerie Jean will lead a discussion following the film, and share some of what the D-Cats are working on locally. T-Shirts and other items may be available for purchase. We are asking for a $5 donation to cover basic expenses. If people are interested in a regular Social Justice film venue. This can become a monthly event.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 6-7:30pm
This will be the 1st brainstorm/organizing/planning meet-up(OPEN TO ALL) this Wednesday at 6:00pm at 1515 Broadway for the Detroit"Draw the Line" Day of Action happening on September 21st in solidarity with hundreds of other actions being planned across the country. --The Vision-- The fossil fuel corporations have become public enemy #1 as they threaten our planet's ability to support life while concurrently transforming communities into sacrifice zones in the pursuit of profit. We want to convene a gathering on September 21st of folks from across Detroit and MI who have been fighting for a more equitable future for decades and those new to working with the Environmental and social justice communities. We hope to bring together students, artists, educators, residents, block clubs, local businesses, organizations, organizers, thought leaders, and people of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, races, genders, classes, and abilities, to join together to do some type of positive, inspiring, affirming , non-violent, action that brings communities and groups together in a big way. A few of us were brainstorming ideas that included things like bringing folks together for a rally near marathon and to put up a small windmill(symbolic or real) right next to Marathon. Another idea was to form a human windmill and take an aerial photograph of all of us! Join folks at the 1st planning meet-up to co-create a powerful action coming out of Detroit! Contact the Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands for more info at email@example.com or calling 1-313-444-8428
Monday, August 5, 2013 from 6:30-8pm
This coalition of environmental groups and individuals is working against the dirty fossil fuel known as Tar Sands Oil, or bitumen, and by extension, the by-product known as petroleum coke, or petcoke. The transportation of bitumen from Canada to be processed in 48217, already the most polluted zip code in Michigan, represents environmental racism and injustice. The group actively participated canvassing to bring people out to the Special Land Use hearing on 7/31/2013 where Detroit Bulk Storage was applying to obtain a permit from Detroit City Council for their illegal dumping of Petcoke at the TransFlo Docks. The group will meet to plan next steps and interested members of the public are invited to attend and participate.