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Saturday
Aug
31
2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 8am-noon
8am-noon
Line 5 is an aging old pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac. It carries light crude oil and natural gas, and is owned by the same company (Enbridge) that allowed the Kalamazoo River oil spill to occur. This pipeline poses too great of a risk to our Great Lakes. A flotilla is a large group of kayaks/kayaktivists demonstrating on the water for a cause, or calling for an action. Tribal jiimanns are invited. We will gather in a good way to create a flotilla to bring awareness to Line 5. If this pipeline breaks, it will devastate the pristine Waters of Lake Michigan for centuries. Many people are unaware of the danger that will completely change our way of life. #ShutDownLine5 #NoTunnel Bring your own kayak or rent one through Great Turtle Kayak Tours! Kayak Rental: ty@mackinackayak.com or 517-706-7791 We are accepting financial help. Please give and help us make this event successful. Paypal.me/paddleout2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2196411890413415/

Past Events

Wednesday
Jul
10
2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 1-9pm
1-9pm
Title Track is working with William Copeland (aka Will See) of Collective Wisdom Detroit and a network of partners (Earthwork Music, D.Cipher) to bring a FREE, all all ages cultural event to Detroit, inspired by the Earthwork Harvest Gathering. This one day happening will take place on the Campbell Terrace Stage (Lafayette & St. Aubin) to celebrate cultural resilience and our local social ecologies. The musical lineup will proudly feature notable acts in folk, hip-hop, funk, soul and rock-n-roll. Community leaders will address the crowd representing a variety of local cultural and organizing efforts. Youth programming will be central to the event including a kids concert and interactive workshops throughout the afternoon and evening on topics including songwriting, poetry writing, and permaculture. Donations will be accepted with proceeds gathered at the first annual Earthwork Detroit Music Festival benefiting the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. The Earthwork Detroit Music Festival is part of a year long commemoration "Black Bottom Lives!" taking place at the Dequindre Cut. We are honored to join in recognizing the historical legacy of community and culture against tremendous odds that Black Bottom has provided for Detroiters. Participating artists include: The Aadizookaan, Nique Love Rhodes & The NLR Experience, BRYCE DETROIT, Audra Kubat, Spirits Rising, Will See Music, and Seth Bernard. Piper Carter of the Piper Carter podcast (Detroit is Different) will be providing media support. Many thanks to Avalon International Breads for their sponsorship support. https://www.facebook.com/events/2432650510131748/
Saturday
Jun
22
2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019 from noon-5pm
noon-5pm
This is a local training for activists, organizers and individuals who want to get involved with the upcoming activities for the Detroit Yellow Vest Movement. Facilitated by National Lawyers Guild Michigan, Know Your Rights training will include important information for protests, dearrests and more. Direct Action portion will be facilitated by the SRA and Red Orchestra on techniques of demonstrations. Food, Knowledge and Empowerment will be provided. for more information, please refer to this event page only by sending a message. https://www.facebook.com/events/2275005132564657/
Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10am-3pm
10am-3pm
This June, the Motor City Freedom Riders are again hosting "Transit Organizing 101," now a single day-long training on how we can organize effectively to win better transit service. In this training, we will learn how to build an effective transit justice movement that can win better transit across metro Detroit. We'll begin by examining the history of public transit in our region, to try to answer the following questions: Why is transit in metro Detroit so fragmented and inadequately funded? What is the relationship between racism, classism, and anti-transit politics in Detroit? What are the forces that have held us back for so long? Who is it who actually governs our transit systems? This is the political terrain we need to navigate to be able to change the system. Next, we'll run a workshop on how to run strategic campaigns to take on the region's political establishment and clear the path for expanded public transit. We'll walk through critical concepts like power-mapping, the spectrum of allies, and strategic escalation as we learn how to build campaigns that can win. Lastly, we'll learn how to hold one-on-one conversations with other bus riders, to build power with one another through relationships. All who complete this training are welcome to join the ranks of our Rider Advocates, who do outreach and organizing with other riders along their route and run our various transit justice campaigns. We compensate our Rider Advocates with free bus passes. Classes are free and open to the public. All are welcome, and lunch will be served. Bus riders in particular are encouraged to attend. If you plan to come, please register at the ticket link, as space is limited. https://www.facebook.com/events/885120678497725/
Thursday
Jun
20
2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 7-9:30pm
7-9:30pm
Short MCHR's annual meeting with board elections followed by talk on the media by Curt Guyette, investigative reporter with the ACLU. Membership needed for election but NOT needed to attend meeting and talk. Donation of $5 at door. https://www.facebook.com/events/632304567232516/
Tuesday
Jun
11
2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Venue:
@
Trumbullplex
The Detroit Anarchist Black Cross along with Food Not Class will be hosting a prisoner letter writing. We will be bringing awareness about Marius Mason, transgender prisoners and showing a documentary on E.L.F. (Earth Liberation Front). The evening will end in dancing. Snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring a dish. ❤️. More details to come... https://supportmariusmason.org https://youtu.be/X5yl5c90xNk Dance Party: DJ Shawn Addison (Hell City) DJ A# (SW Detroit) Suggested 10$ donation. https://www.facebook.com/events/363330230969552/
Saturday
May
18
2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11am-2pm
11am-2pm
Mama Lila was a wonderful mentor and sought to link many people and issues throughout her years of work. This celebration will seek to connect the justice issues that she worked deeply to educate and address across communities. There will be a space for discussions on vision and actions specific to: water rights, disability justice, undoing white supremacy, economic justice and preparing the next generation of leaders. Please bring a photo of Mama Lila to add to a photo album that will be gifted to the Cabbil family. Or email your photos to information@PeoplesWaterBoard.org. Music and art will be included in the program. Lunch provided ($5 donation appreciated). Carpooling encouraged. Metered parking on the street; parking in adjacent lots $5/$7. Please share widely. For more information or to donate to the Mother Edna Leak and Mama Lila Cabbil Water Justice Fund, please visit PeoplesWaterBoard.org https://www.facebook.com/events/420761671806130/
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/
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/
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/