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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from noon-4pm
12:00 Gathering and registration for rally participants (those who will be witnessing but will not otherwise be involved in the direct action). This will also be at First Presbyterian Church, 510 West Ottawa, Lansing MI. 12:30 pm -1:30 pm All participants, lunch and pre-rally, at First Presbyterian Church 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm March to the capitol building and rally. 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Non-Violent Moral Fusion Direct Action at the capitol building. [Please note: Only those who have been trained will be participating in the Direct Action. The rest will stand with our brothers and sisters, while they take action. There will be another Direct Action training in Detroit on June 9. Please register here and the location of the event will be sent to you.] If you have any questions, please contact us by replying to this email. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: TRANSPORTATION: Wayne County: If you need or can offer a ride, please reply to this email with TRANSPORTATION in the subject heading, by Sunday, May 27 at midnight. Washtenaw County: If you need or can offer a ride, click here. PARKING - No parking is available at First Presbyterian Church; however, ample free parking is available at Union Missionary Baptist Church (500 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, at I-496), where shuttle service will be provided to transport people to First Presbyterian Church on 510 W. Ottawa and back to the parking after the rally / action. There are also many pay-for-parking structures in the Capitol area. Click this website for maps and information about parking from the State of Michigan: http://www.capitol.michigan.gov/parking LUNCH - Bring a bag lunch if you can; light lunch food will also be provided. Please bring monetary donations and food to share - boxes of single serve bags of chips, granola bars or other snacks, bags of apples/oranges/bananas. WATER- Please bring a refillable water bottle with you. We will have water coolers for you to refill your bottle onsite. A limited number of disposable cups and refillable water bottles will be available. In solidarity with those that do not have access to clean, safe water, please do not bring any commercially bottled water with you, regardless of brand or source. ACCESSIBILITY- First Presbyterian Church is fully accessible. Our march will be about 4 blocks each way. If you will need assistance to get to the rally site, please reply to this email with ACCESSIBILITY in the subject heading by Sunday, May 27 at midnight. Please bring a folding/bag chair if possible for yourself or to share at the outside rally. WEATHER- Prepare for Michigan weather: sunscreen, hats, umbrellas and raincoats.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 5:30-6:30pm
This is an interfaith event. This vigil is being held in advance of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on a challenge to Michigan's ban of marriage by same sex couples. The event, which will include presentations by clergy from several faith groups, will honor all families and encourage support for marriage equality.