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
Oct
20
2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10-11:30am
10-11:30am
Gray Panthers will be recruiting a speaker to provide insights on the Michigan Supreme Court and why we need to be aware of who's running for seats on this court in 2018.

Past Events

Saturday
Sep
15
2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10-11:30am
10-11:30am
Ever done speed dating? Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit will work with Jobs with Justice to hold a forum on the ballot issues in which you'll hear short presentations on several ballot issues (Voters Not Politicians, Earned Paid Sick Time, One Fair Wage, Ballot Reform, Legalize Marijuana) and then speakers will meet with the audience in small groups to answer their questions.
Saturday
Apr
7
2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Join us for a special event: a candidate forum featuring all four candidates for the Democratic nomination for 9th congressional district (Steve Bieda, Martin Brook, Andy Levin, and Ellen Lipton). Are you having trouble deciding which of these excellent candidates should get your vote? This forum might help you decide. Come hear which progressive policies these candidates support.
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.
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.