Future Events

Friday
Apr
26
2019
Friday, April 26, 2019 from 3-6pm
3-6pm
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is showing the real national emergency through state-led, nationally-coordinated Truth and Poverty Tours now being conducted in more than 30 states, including Michigan. These Tours, we are shining a light on the deep suffering caused by systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation, which is being felt all over the country, challenging the immoral narrative that blames the poor for poverty and ignores the great abundance in our nation. In collaboration with Black Economy Network Community Organization (BANCO), Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, and We The People of Detroit, the Michigan Poor People's Campaign is holding a community Dinner and water distribution in Benton Harbor MI on April 26th. It is the hope from all of us that folks from all over MI will come and listen to Benton Harbor's story from the community. We are facing many injustices. The victory is when we fight alongside of each other and build power in our communities. Please come and support! Please bring water or food to share with the community if you can. Call Valerie Jean if you have any questions! 1-313-704-5150 https://www.facebook.com/events/2309669549358522/
Saturday
May
11
2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 5:30-11pm
5:30-11pm
Venue:
@
UAW Local 600
The Detroit and Michigan Chapter of the NLG is proud to announce our 2019 Anniversary Dinner! 2019 Honoree: Rashida Tlaib 2019 Unsung Hero: Detroit Jews for Justice 2019 Student Honorees: Cait De Mott Grady & Phil Keller of Wayne State University Law School Keynote Speaker: Michael Moore Registration and Cocktails begin at 5:30pm. Dinner begins at 6:30. The National Lawyers Guild is a national association of lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers dedicated to the need for change in the structure of our legal, political and economic systems. Founded in 1937 as the nation’s first racially integrated bar association, the mission of the NLG is best stated in the preamble to our constitution, “...to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.” Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of women, workers, LGBTQ, and minority groups upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression. https://www.facebook.com/events/303853206968420/

Past Events

Thursday
Apr
18
2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
Detroit Drunken Historical Society Thursday, April 18 at 5:00 PM Champions' Day is an annual Detroit holiday on April 18th created in 1936 to celebrate Detroit sports. Save the date! We are still finalizing the deta... https://www.meetup.com/Detroit-Drunken-Historical-Society/events/258801961/
Saturday
Apr
13
2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
DO THE WRIGHT THING ! WE NEED YOUR HELP TO REMOVE THE JEFFERSON EXHIBIT! The Black Legacy Coalition will meet to educate the public on the removal of the Jefferson Exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Tell Your Family Members, Neighbors, and Friends! You are a stakeholder! You have a voice!
Friday
Mar
22
2019
Friday, March 22, 2019 from midnight-11:59am
midnight-11:59am
​World Water Day is an international holiday held annually on March 22 to honor and acknowledge the importance protecting and sustaining the worlds freshwater sources. Now, 25 years later, led by grassroots organizations and concerned groups in Michigan, we are pulling this one-day event into a campaign for education and outreach. https://www.facebook.com/events/1859886424138757/
Monday
Feb
25
2019
Monday, February 25, 2019 from 5-7:30pm
5-7:30pm
Venue:
@
Spirit of Hope
After a long hiatus, we are thrilled to be breaking bread with you all on Monday, February 25th at Spirit Of Hope Church! We will be talking about food security and learning from Detroit farmers! There will be space at the beginning of the potluck for music and poetry. Please do let us know if you would like to do either. Bring a dish to pass and your family. Invite your community and pack your car! There will be a space for the kids to hang out, eat, do art, and chill. There will be someone there with the children but it will be every parents responsibility to make sure their kids stay there, go to the bathroom, and have everything they need to be comfortable. Presently the dinner is sponsored by Blood Oil Campaign, Michigan Poor People's Campaign, People's Water Board, Tribuno Del Pueblo,The People's Tribune, Vista Maria, The Insurgency, Warren Avenue Community Organization (WACO), We The People of Detroit, Fireweed University City, Central United Methodist Church, Occupy Detroit, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands(MI-CATS), Critical Moment, Moratorium Now, Thornbladh Legal Group PLLC, Detroit Social Justice Ministry (Central United Methodist Church), Detroit Food Not Bombs, People's Tribune, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, Hush House, The Wobbly Kitchen, The Green Party of Michigan, Detroit Light Brigade, League of Revolutionaries for a New America(LRNA), The Raging Grannies, Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands (D-CATS), Southeastern Chapter of the Zeitgeist Movement, Phoenix Cafe, Institute for the Study of the Science of Society(ISSS), This Hood of Ours, Inc, Rally! Comrades, The People's Radical Discussion Group and more to follow. #PeoplesPotluck #Detroit #WageLove #DetroitLightBrigade #community #family #WaterIsAHumanRight #HousingIsAHumanRight #BlackLivesMatter #PoorPeoplesCampaign #WhatTimeIsItOnTheClockOfTheWorld ??? Please like and share our Facebook page The People's Potluck Detroit !!! https://www.facebook.com/peoplespotluckdetroit/ Call Valerie Jean if you have questions. 313.704.5150 https://www.facebook.com/events/1154175011421984/
Wednesday
Feb
20
2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
ENVISIONING A GREEN NEW DEAL in Highland Park, MI Wednesday February 20th 5-8pm The Wellness Plan Building 7700 Second Ave Detroit MI 48202 Join us for a community conversation about Highland Park and the Green New Deal! Learn how the GND can help build sustainable infrastructure, community resilience, and economic justice in our community. Highland Parkers and our supportive neighbors are welcome. Dinner is served at 5pm and agenda begins shortly after. Featured Speakers: Congress Representative Rashida Tlaib Introduced by Highland Park City Council President, Rodney Patrick Jackson Koeppel, Soulardarity Dorthea Thomas, Climate Justice Alliance, EMEAC, Good Jobs Now, NAACP Nicole Hill, Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, Work 4 Me, DTE! Sponsored by: Soulardarity and the Climate Justice Alliance (pending sponsorship from Highland Park Business Association) https://www.facebook.com/events/2079429165477353/
Thursday
Feb
7
2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Do you want to help protect 1st Amendment rights at protests and demonstrations? Interested in providing legal support for any number of social justice causes across Michigan from eviction defense to water rights and the fight against police brutality? Learn more about becoming a Legal Observer! The Detroit and Michigan Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild in conjunction with the Detroit Black Panther Historical Project is currently building capacity to provide legal support for activists on the frontlines of these issues and more. The presence of Legal Observers may act as a deterrent against unjust police practices. Our role is to document police interference with first amendment rights activity at political actions. We are connected to a network of civil rights attorneys locally and nationally who depend on these notes in court when activists are arrested. Please register on Eventbrite so that we can get an accurate headcount. Light refreshments will be provided. The training is free to the public. Donations are appreciated. For more information about the National Lawyers Guild’s Legal Observer program, visit: http://www.nlg.org/legal-observer®-program What is a "Legal Observer"? Legal observers are individuals, usually representatives of civilian human rights agencies, who attend public demonstrations, protests and other activities where there is a potential for conflict between the public or activists and the police, security guards, or other law enforcement personnel. The purpose of legal observers is to monitor, record, and report on any unlawful or improper behaviour. Legal or human rights observers act as an independent third party within a conflictual civil protest context, observing police behaviour in order to keep police accountable for their actions. Legal observers can write incident reports describing police violence and misbehaviour and compile reports after the event. https://www.facebook.com/events/2119964341425645/
Wednesday
Jan
30
2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FEB. 6, DUE TO HARSH WEATHER. Friends Auditorium Wondering what to do about climate change? Have you heard about the Green New Deal? Come learn about climate action and how the Green New Deal fits into local actions already happening to create a livable planet for future generations. What will this plan mean for Detroit and for workers? $5 Donation. Students always free. https://www.facebook.com/events/2018547925109571/
Saturday
Jan
26
2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019 from noon-3pm
noon-3pm
Venue:
@
Samaritan Center
Kilpatrick Room https://www.facebook.com/events/367328230728326/
Monday
Jan
21
2019
Monday, January 21, 2019 from noon-5pm
noon-5pm
For Immediate Release Media Advisory Dear Friends and Social Justice Advocates, This year's 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Rally & March comes at a time of rising hatred, bigotry and military conflict both inside the United States and around the world. On Monday, January 21, 2019, the Detroit MLK Day Program/Rally and March will commemorate the 90th birthday of Dr. King. This year's program will feature keynote speaker Ms. Gail Walker, the Executive Director of the Inter-religious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) based in New York City. IFCO has been in the leadership of various community and international campaigns since its founding in 1967. In late April 1969, IFCO sponsored the National Black Economic Development Conference (NBEDC) at Wayne State University (WSU) which put forward the first modern-day call for reparations to be paid to African Americans for the stolen labor during slavery and the national oppression in which they have lived under since the conclusion of the Civil War (1861-1865). In addition, 2019 represents the 50th anniversary of the further emergence of Black workers in the leadership of the Civil Rights and other Emancipation struggles. 1969 witnessed the formation of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers (LRBW) in Detroit and the Charleston, South Carolina hospital employees strike which was led by African American women with the intervention of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the heir to the legacy of Dr. King after his assassination on April 4, 1968. These events prefigured the ongoing movement on behalf of low-wage workers and the imperatives of eliminating poverty in this country. The recent efforts by D15, Unite Here and other labor organizations demanding justice for marginalized workers is a major advancement in the movement for full equality and self-determination. In addition to its work on domestic issues, IFCO has coordinated the education of over 150 students who studied medicine for free at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in the Republic of Cuba. Numerous youth from Detroit along with other cities have taken advantage of this program. The recruitment of these young people was initiated by Rev. Dr. Lucius Walker, the founder of IFCO, as well as former City Council member Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Watson. You are cordially invited to attend this 16th Annual Detroit MLK Day event at our new location of the St. Mathew’s-St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church located at 8850 Woodward Avenue between King and Holbrook in the city’s North End neighborhood. This venue which is a historic institution in Detroit having played an integral part in the 19th century Underground Railroad and the Northern High School Student Strike of April 1966, among other important events, will place us in the heart of the city in a community where gentrification, water shutoffs and tax foreclosures continue to take a serious toll. The program begins at 12 Noon in the sanctuary and will include music and brief messages from cultural workers and activists from throughout the region. At about 1:30 p.m., the Detroit MLK Day March for Jobs, Peace and Justice will begin. At 3:00 p.m., a special cultural program of poetry and music will take place at the church. A healthy community meal will be served. The Detroit MLK Day Committee is comprised of a small, dedicated group of volunteers. Due to the significance of the January 21, 2019, Detroit MLK Day Program & March, we are seeking contributions now to assure a successful event. Please send your contribution to: Detroit MLK Day Committee, 5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202. Please make checks payable to: "Detroit MLK Day". You may donate online https://mlkdetroit.org/donate/. Thank you for your kind support! Sincerely in Peace and Solidarity, The Detroit MLK Day Committee https://www.facebook.com/events/259472358071504/
Sunday
Jan
20
2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Sunday Jan 20th 2019 I am proud to be putting on the 5th annual #TAMPONPALOOZA donation drive event! Entry to the event is FREE with a donation of any feminine hygiene or hair care product or if you wish you can pay just the standard $5 admission charge. All donations are distributed to homeless shelters, school or simply anyone in need of what we collect! IF YOU KNOW OF SOMEONE OR A PLACE IN NEED PLEASE LET ME KNOW! DOORS at 6:30pm, Show starts 7:00pm!!! Questions/inquiries email soundoffsundaysdet@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/331354924066023/