Royal Oak Senior/Community Center

Location

3500 Marais
Royal Oak
,
MI
48073
,
US

Important Venue Notes

north of 13 Mile, East of Crooks Road

Description

Mahany/Meininger Community Center

Future Events

Saturday
Jan
20
2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Access to a job, to food, to education, to worship and to play should be considered human rights. However, these rights can be denied without access to affordable transportation. Hear Kristen Milefchik, a young social worker who was voted Miss Wheelchair 2015. She lives in Clarkston, a community that does NOT have access to public transportation. And she's doing something about it! Kristen is speaking to community groups as part of a team of volunteers with Transportation Riders United (TRU) to listen to what the public has to say about the need for mass transit and discuss how we can move elected officials to create more justice through access to transportation for all SEM residents. Instead of collecting signatures to put a mass transit proposal on the ballot in 2018, per Kristen, TRU hopes to convince the big four County Executives to give the people a chance to VOTE for mass transit. Come, ask questions and get ready to advocate for more justice for all by hearing Kristen on January 20th. This presentation is being hosted by Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit at its monthly meeting.

Past Events

Saturday
Jan
6
2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
We will spend the first hour on updates and the second hour will be used to break out into committee and working groups. If you're interested in getting involved in DSA, this is a great meeting to attend! See link above for details.
Saturday
Jul
8
2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
We will have a discussion regarding the priorities resolution for the upcoming national convention. Also trying to get a speaker from the Communication Workers of America (CWA) to discuss the status of the labor dispute with AT&T.
Saturday
May
13
2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Our speakers are Emily Clancey from Planned Parenthood who will do a training on patient escorts at Planned Parenthood clinics and Marjorie Mitchell, Executive Director of the Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network (MichUHCAN) who will discuss resistance to the American Health Care Act (repeal of Obamacare).
Saturday
Apr
15
2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10-10:45am
10-10:45am
Marjorie Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network (MichUHCAN), give a presentation on the "Threats and Opportunities Now that Trumpcare has been Stopped". This is part of the regular meeting of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit being held at the Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak. You all probably know that the U.S. House of Representatives didn't have enough votes repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) or "Trumpcare" last Friday, March 24th. This bill would have resulted in: 24 million people losing their health insurance; the wealthy getting a windfall tax break that undermines Medicare; and creating higher insurance premiums for older persons (aka an "Age Tax") under Trumpcare rules. Now some in Congress want to try to repeal and replace the ACA again. Marjorie Mitchell, the veteran health advocate who's logged over 1,000 miles to explain what Trumpcare is all about, will will help us better understand what happened last Friday and what we need to do to protect health care for all. In Gray Panthers view, this a great time to demand that Congress improve our health care system by supporting a single payer Medicare for All system like Rep. John Conyers' HR 676. Marjorie, who's a clock juggling activist, will be starting her talk promptly at 10 a.m. and will be leaving at about 10:45 a.m. so she can get to another meeting. The moral of story: DON'T BE LATE. Attached is a flyer for this meeting. Please print and share with your activist friends. If your organization would like to be listed as a co-sponsor, call me at 248-549-5170. Together we can do great things, Randy Block, Convenor Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit 248-549-5170
Saturday
Feb
18
2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Marjorie Mitchell, Director of Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network, and Helena Scott, new JWJ Organizer, will speak at this meeting of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit. SEM JWJ is building a movement of progressive organizations to fight for justice during these perilous times. For more information, call Randy Block at 248-549-5170.
Saturday
Jan
7
2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
room number will be posted or ask at desk.
Saturday
Nov
21
2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Dennis Black, an activist with the Coalition fo Black Struggle, will speak on Black Lives Matter and much more at the monthly meeting of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit. Dennis, a dynamic young speaker who has a BA in Political Science and Government, works as a legislative assistant on the Detroit City Council. For more information, call Randy Block, 248-549-5170.
Saturday
Oct
17
2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10-11:30am
10-11:30am
Marla McCowan, J.D., Director of Training, Outreach and Support for the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission, will speak on this subject at the regular meeting of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit. For more information, call 248-549-5170.
Saturday
Sep
19
2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10-11:30am
10-11:30am
Hear water warrior Kim Redigan speak at Gray Panthers public meeting For more information, call Randy at 248-549-5170.
Saturday
Jul
11
2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Our speakers are Cameron Fure, political organizer for the Michigan Nurses Association, who will discuss an event on July 30th celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicare (DSA is a co-sponsor.) and Karisa Prikopa ( Metro Detroit coordinator for "Michigan for Bernie") and our own Roger Robinson who will lead a discussion on Bernie Sanders' Presidential campaign. Please plan to attend. This promises to be an interesting meeting.