International Institute

Location

111 E. Kirby
Detroit
,
MI
48202
,
US

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Future Events

Sunday
Oct
22
2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
In October, Russian workers and peasants finished the work of throwing out the old regime, so they could begin to build their own society. But they were invaded, surrounded by armies from every power, including the United States. Even so, eventually they won. What were they able to do? What blocked them from building socialism? What does the experience of their revolution, 100 years ago, mean for us today? Today, with capitalism finally reasserting itself in Russia, Russia is going backwards. And what does this mean for us? Doors open at 4:30 pm. Event starts promptly at 5:00 pm.

Past Events

Sunday
Sep
10
2017
with
The SPARK
Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
After World War I, England and France stole oil wealth from the Arabian Peninsula. After World War II, the U.S. went to war so U.S. corporations could put their hands on that oil. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed in Iraq, not to mention Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia -- plus U.S. soldiers. There is a human price that must be paid for the capitalist thirst for profit. To put an end to war, we have to put an end to the system whose thirst for profit leads to war.
Sunday
Apr
23
2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 4:30-7pm
4:30-7pm
Doors open at 4:30 PM for coffee, event starts at 5:00 PM sharp.
Friday
Nov
13
2015
Friday, November 13, 2015 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
This one man 70 minute performance by Bob Weick of Howard Zinn's play, Marx in Soho. Free admission; donations accepted. After presentation, an 8:30 p.m. debate "Is Marx Relevant Today?" Sponsored by Progressive Arts Group.
Saturday
Nov
22
2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 3-5pm
3-5pm
Build an area wide Tenants’ Union Build the fight against Gentrification Defend Subsidized Housing Tenants Unite to fight for good housing for all! Area wide Tenants’ Meeting Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 3:00 pm International Institute, 111 East Kirby (near Wayne State and across from Detroit Institute of Arts) Tenants from around Detroit and surrounding communities are organizing to build a broad Tenants’ Union to fight for tenants’ rights and to defend against landlords’ attacks. We are working to build the fight against gentrification, which is hitting tenants in subsidized housing and buildings in the downtown area and around Wayne State, especially hard. Many of these attacks are focused on seniors who have lived in their buildings for many years. We are determined to halt these attacks and defend the rights of seniors and all tenants in subsidized housing. Other private management companies are attacking people in subsidized housing, especially young single moms. In Cornerstone Estates, near Cass Tech, the private management company is attempting to evict young women without hearings or without a right to defend themselves, claiming illegal drug activity when the only “evidence’ is that young Black men were visiting or riding in a car with a tenant. Other tenants with private slumlords are living in buildings without heat or fire alarms or working elevators, where tragedies are waiting to happen. Whether you are a senior facing gentrification, or a tenant in subsidized housing with your rights under attack, or a tenant with a private slumlord living in impossible and unsafe conditions, this is the time to organize and fight. Tenants are organizing their buildings and supporting each other. Join us in this fight. Come to the Tenants’ Meeting. detroitevictiondefense.org - dtenantsunited@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/events/1495357237410815/
Thursday
Nov
13
2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 5-7:30pm
5-7:30pm
Starts with a silent auction followed by a program with guest speaker Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
Saturday
Aug
2
2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Urban Rhythms will feature up-and-coming Detroit performers of music and spoken-word poetry. Socializing and dessert. $15 donation. Held in conjunction with Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) Congress July 31 - Aug. 3, at WSU. For more info, contact CongressCoordinator@wilpfus.org.
Saturday
Jun
7
2014