Kemeny Park

Location

2260 S. Fort Street
Detroit
,
Michigan
48217
,
US

Important Venue Notes

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Future Events

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Past Events

Saturday
Sep
21
2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 12:30-3pm
12:30-3pm
Venue:
@
Kemeny Park
Folks from across MI will come together in southwest Detroit on September 21st to peacefully form a line of resistance against tar sands and dirty energy; a human line. We will deliver the people’s demands, share our visions for a better future, and stand in solidarity with frontline communities across the country and globe that are treated as sacrifice zones by corporate polluters in their pursuit of profit and power. Participants will gather at 1pm at Kemeny Park at 2260 S. Fort Street, with members from the Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands, Ann Arbor 350 Local, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands, and other allies to connect with each other, hear from some local artists, and develop our demands before we walk, bike, and march a few blocks to Marathon to deliver our demands. We will “Draw the Line” alongside each other on the public sidewalk in front of the Marathon tar sands refinery. Individuals will be invited to share their stories and vision for a future that works for all of us. We are also inviting folks to come early and meet at the Old Michigan Central Train Station, 2405 W Vernor Hwy, at 12:30pm to join in the 6 mile “Marathon Bike-ride” with local bicycle groups that will join the rest of us at Kemeny park at 1pm. Why we are Drawing the Line: Life on this planet is depending on us to quickly transition beyond the exploitative and destructive systems and practices of our past. Systems fueled by dirty energy and the insatiable pursuit of profit and power must be replaced with a way of living that works in harmony with natural systems and each other, and creates meaningful work that doesn’t force individuals to choose between a paycheck and a job that jeopardizes the planet’s ability to sustain life. Our efforts to avoid catastrophic climate change and create the beloved community must be grounded in work to evolve away from a materialistic, market dominated society focused solely on the pursuit of profit, toward one aligned with community resilience, racial/social equity, and ecological stewardship. A new narrative is being written across the globe as part of the resistance rising to move past fossil fuels and other exploitative and oppressive systems and win the right to a future that works for everyone. What that future looks like is entirely up to us.
Monday
Sep
16
2013
Monday, September 16, 2013 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
Venue:
@
Kemeny Park
We will be canvassing in the 48217 zip code to generate community awareness of the Draw The Line Event that will take place at Kemeny Park on September 21, 2013. We will pass out fliers and talk with community members by going door to door in the most heavily polluted zip code in Michigan.
Friday
Sep
13
2013
Friday, September 13, 2013 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
Venue:
@
Kemeny Park
We will be canvassing in the 48217 zip code to generate community awareness of the Draw The Line Event that will take place at Kemeny Park on September 21, 2013. We will pass out fliers and talk with community members by going door to door in the most heavily polluted zip code in Michigan.