Birmingham Unitarian Church
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Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for a discussion on the important environmental issues facing our Michigan communities. Hear from our panel of state legislators and community activists on how policies on clean energy, water infrastructure and contamination, and lead and copper regulation are affecting all of us in Michigan. Learn how we can protect our beautiful state. Guest Speakers: Democratic Floor Leader - State Representative Christine Greig State Representative Kevin Hertel State Representative Stephanie Chang Andrew Sarpolis - Organizer at Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Mary Brady-Enerson - Michigan Director at Clean Water Action Event Sponsored by: Michigan Made Great Clean Water Action Sierra Club Michigan Chapter
Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 7-9pm
This is the first of a three-part speaker series exploring causes and contributors to the growing wealth and income gap in our state and nationally and what can be done to reverse it. Our first topic is School Funding in Michigan: Past, Present, Future. The featured speaker is Gilda Jacobs, President and CEO, Michigan League for Public Policy. Gilda will give an historical perspective and lead a discussion about the future of public schools in Michigan. Visit www.tinyurl.com/2017Series for more information and to register. The March and April topics are Health Care and the future of Jobs in Michigan, respectively.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 7-8:30pm
Michael Ford, CEO of the Regional Transit Authority, will be at Birmingham Unitarian Church for a Community Listening session. Regional transit plans are being reviewed to improve services and coordination of DDOT and SMART. Also, in the fall, voters will be asked to support a dedicated source of transit funding. For more information, call Pat Hammer at 248-644-6568.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 6-8pm
RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/1So49ch About 9% of Michigan’s students overall are suspended each year. For children with disabilities, the rate is 16%. How can parents and students become better advocates when faced with being pushed out of their schools? Participate in an interactive dialogue with our panel of experts on solutions to problems that children with disabilities and other students face in schools as a result of harsh discipline policies and practices. For questions or more information please contact Rodd Monts at email@example.com or 313-578-6830. http://www.facebook.com/events/1649594605274955/
Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 4-6pm
Our panel of speakers include former State Representative Tom McMillin and ACLU of Michigan Racial Justice Attorney Mark Fancher, as well as experts from law enforcement. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
Monday, April 13, 2015 from 7-9:30pm
Native American activist Winona LaDuke and Shane Davis, founder of Fractivist.org will be speaking in a 2 part event. The event is titled “Honor the Earth” and will be held in Bloomfield Hills (part1) and Detroit (part2) April 13th Honor the Earth Part1 (Bloomfield Hills): https://Facebook.com/events/844989368929467 April 14th Honor the Earth Part2 (Detroit): https://Facebook.com/events/369877203204678
Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 8:30am-1pm
Not a Sierra Club event. A workshop for anyone interested in beginning or enhancing an environmental sustainability program at their congregation. Sponsored by Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board and Birmingham Unitarian Church. See http://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/01/05/building-green-bridges-environmentalism-in-congregations-jan17/ for details.
Friday, January 31, 2014 from 7-9pm
The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan is sponsoring a fundraiser event Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:00-9:00 p.m. "Building the Ban Fracking Movement by Ballot Initiative: Protecting Michigan and Colorado Water." Both speakers are leaders in the forefront of the ban fracking movement in Colorado. Wes Wilson, environmental engineer 35 years for the EPA, holds a B.S. in Geological Engineering and an M.S. in Water Resources. Wes Wilson was the whistle blower featured in movies “Gasland” and “Split Estate.” Phil Doe, from Be the Change, is the former Bureau Chief and Environmental Compliance Officer for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of Interior, also a whistle blower, was featured on 60 Minutes. They will talk about the serious harms Colorado communities are facing with the frack industry, and what people are doing to fight back using direct democracy. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 231-944-8750 or register at www.letsbanfracking.org (go to fundraisers). Donations suggested.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 6:30-9pm
Peter Sinclair will address global warming/climate change at the SEMG membership meeting. Peter is a journalist, film maker and blogger. He runs the "Climate Crock of the Week" website, http://ClimateCrocks.com. He blogs at http://Desmogblog.com/blog/peter-sinclair. He spent several weeks in Greenland recently, investigating melting glaciers. If you want a preview of what to expect, then you might watch http://YouTube.com/watch?v=9euZ6q4bEKs. However, the live presentation will be more up to date, and you will have the opportunity to meet Peter and ask questions. * 6:30 Socializing and light refreshments * 7:00 Committee reports and announcements * 7:30 Peter Sinclair on Global Warming/Climate Change
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:30-9pm
Lee Sprague (member of the Michigan chapter ExComm) , speaking on wilderness lands, with emphasis on bills in congress that will give wilderness lands away to industrial development - oil/gas//etc. Lee is also a member of the Little River Band of Ottowa Indians.