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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 7-8pm
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 6:30-9pm
One and all join us for the film showing of "Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy" at the Purdy Kresge Auditorium Room 110 tomorrow at 6:30 pm. The film is almost two hours long and at 110 minutes it is the most comprehensive overview in a film of Robert's revolutionary contribution to the national poetry culture of the United States, bringing heart and the political subversion of the peace movement to the over intellectualized and culturally complicit academic poetry scene of mid 20th century. Robert Bly is the leading champion of poetry of the last half century. Bly's boundless curiosity and belief that poetry matters in the life of a nation has often put him on the front lines of cultural and political debate. I had the honor and pleasure of attending for over twenty years the Annual Great Mother New Father Conference that Robert Bly founded. It healed the wrenching wounds from an alcoholic absent father for me personally and the engagement of the mythopoetic environment enriched the tools for living for my daughter and myself. He invited entitled and stewarded us into tools for cultural transformation. During many of the conferences we held a reciting of Rumi during an all nighter poetry jam with sleeping bags on the floor of the central community cabin of the Maine camping grounds. When we bombed Iraq, in the tradition of all peacemakers, we studied Islamic dance, music, poetry and literature; creating a space of empathy as we learned and studied the cultural gems of Islamic Culture. Robert wrote "The Sibling Society" and my generation discovered its own created hell as we who taunted in our youth "Don't trust anyone over 30" were becoming middle-aged and had to shift to entitle ourselves to become the very needed elders (and there is much continual cost to this absence of conscious elders and a continual and urgent need for intergenerational respect. It has been acknowledged that such was the downfall of the sustainability of Occupy). He wrote "Iron John" and it has stewarded the men's movement which also served all of us as he taught generations of men to be entitled to their emotions and sensitive to their own developing interiority. Feminists gave him a bad rap as they thought such consciousness development was THEIR territory and were mimicking unconsciously the zero sum game that toxic competitive patriarchy plays. We need the evolution of consciousness to progress for all genders. For the transformative power of poetry and the story of this conscious cultural change agent Robert Bly, our cultural meme, see you tomorrow. Spread the word, bring a friend.
Friday, October 23, 2015 from 3-4:30pm
Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 1-3:30pm
The following panel discussion is designed to explore the school to prison pipeline and mass incarceration of black men in the United States. Research shows the disproportionate representation of black men in school discipline and incarceration settings has severe consequences for urban areas and warrants extensive review. This panel will discuss pertinent research in this area and initiate solution-oriented discussion regarding this social problem. The key questions are as follows: a) How do we retain black boys in our education system, b) How does the operationalization of zero tolerance policies (i.e. armed guards, metal detectors, etc.) alter black perceptions of the educational environment, and c) How do we teach cultural competence to K-12 educators? The conference presentation will feature a scholar-activist panel and a Detroit student led panel. We believe the collaboration of students, activists, and scholars will provide an engaging discussion on this social issue and give voice to the individuals who are most affected by zero tolerance policies.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6:30-9pm
A comprehensive analysis of the eligibility requirements for social security disability and/or supplemental security income benefits. The class will cover the requirements for specific impairments as well as the broader definition of disability. In addition, we will discuss the different age categories and the effect age has on disability determinations. The class will also cover the application process as well as the effect the receipt of these benefits may have on concurrent benefits such as workers? compensation, short term disability, disability pensions, etc. Fee:$40
Fast Food Goest To College: Rally to Raise Wages to $15/Hour Staging area changed to Wayne State's Parking Lot #11 at Cass and Antoinette
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 5-7pm
A rally and march through the Wayne State University area calling for $15 and Full Time For All Workers." Meet at 5:00 p.m. at Peck Park, Brush and E. Kirby. People of all walks of life will join together in Detroit and 200 cities nationwide for a rally and march around the Wayne State University campus area. This is a historic moment in the fight for $15. http://April15.org
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from noon-10pm
Call From The Stop Mass Incarceration Network WE WILL NOT GO BACK! NO SCHOOL! NO WORK! SAY NO MORE TO THE SYSTEM GIVING A GREEN LIGHT TO KILLER COPS! This Call for a day of massive resistance all over the country on April 14 was adopted at the national meeting hosted by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network in Atlanta on February 7 and 8. Now we are at a crossroads: will the authorities succeed in suppressing our resistance, or will we move forward on the offensive and bring even more massive waves of struggle to STOP the murder of Black, Brown, and all people by the police? WE WILL NOT GO BACK! On April 14, we will take our movement to STOP wanton police murder to a whole new level. NO SCHOOL! NO WORK! STOP BUSINESS AS USUAL! On this day, thousands of students must walk out of school, take over buildings and go on strike at colleges and high schools nationwide. People must gather and march in cities all across the U.S. The normal routine of this society includes wanton police murder of Black and Brown people. Everyone must disrupt that normal routine. Our demands are clear: * The murder of Black and Brown people by the police MUST STOP. * Justice for all the victims of brutal, murdering police. * Indict, convict and send killer cops to jail—the whole damn system is guilty as hell. * Stop the repression targeting the protests—Drop all the charges against all those arrested. READ and ENDORSE THE FULL CALL .... LOCAL DETROIT CONTACT ... Revolution Books. 313.204.2906 Personal Email. Vlgant89@Gmail.com
Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1pm through Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 1pm
1pm through Sunday, August 3 at 1pm
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org WILPF TRIENNIAL CONGRESS: GLOBAL DETROIT: WOMEN, DEMOCRACY & CORPORATE POWER Workshops include: Coalition Building, Disarmament, Violence Against Women, Military and Climate Change, Nuclear Power, Middle East Nuclear Weapons Free Zones, Drones, Corporations vs. Democracy and Restorative Justice. Register for a day. Contact: Congresscoordinator@wilpfus.org Location: Wayne State University McGregor Center. Women's International League for Peace & Freedom is holding its triennial congress in the Detroit on July 31 - August 3, at Wayne State University. An exciting array of workshops on topics including disarmament, the environment, human rights, and more are being planned (see attachment for workshop titles). Our three special evening events include 1) a Conversation among Activists featuring Adilia Carava, president of International WILPF; Medea Benjamin of Code Pink; and Jill Stein of Global Climate Convergence, on July 31; 2) a forum on Detroit featuring local activists on August 1; and 3) an evening of culture with local Detroit artists on August 2. See the attached Congress flyer for details. Here's how you can participate in the congress: 1) Attend any or all of the congress. Go to wilpfus.org to register. 2) Attend any of the special evening events (see flyer) 3) Place an ad in our program book (see attachment). 4) Volunteer at the congress. Contact CongressCoordinator@wilpfus.org. 5) Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-International-League-for-Peace-and-Freedom-US-Section/96028865628 6) Forward this e-mail to your friends and family. 7) Purchase display space for your organization. Table fees are $25 for four feet of space, $50 for an entire eight-foot table, set up for the entire weekend (Friday - Sunday) at the McGregor Center.Contact CongressCoordinator@wilpfus.org. Thank you for your support. Laura Dewey Coordinator 2014 WILPF Triennial Congress Laura Dewey Coordinator Women's International League for Peace & Freedom Detroit Branch 313-882-1596
Monday, July 21, 2014 from 1-4:45pm
The first week of class will feature a guest lecture by preeminent urban sociologist and historian Thomas Sugrue, author of Origins of the Urban Crisis. Youth interns from the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion will also lead us through their acclaimed exhibit on the post-war history of racial inequality in housing, education, employment, and transportation in Detroit. These and other experiences will help us deepen our sense of the current moment— historically, culturally, economically, politically, educationally— in the Detroit area.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 7-9pm
Do you work in a “professional” field where your social justice values come into conflict with the systems you have to navigate? Does your chosen profession feel disconnected from its historic social justice roots? Has the professionalization of your field made it challenging for you to actualize your just vision of the world? Do you feel isolated as a “professional” and wonder if there are other radical folks like you working in these fields? There are! And many of us found each other through the AMC, so this year we’re excited to invite you to the ReWERKing Social Work Professions Caucus https://talk.alliedmedia.org/amc2014/sessions/rewerking-social-work-professions! Caucus Description: “As radical social workers, public health workers, nurses, and others, let’s transform the professionalization of our chosen social justice work. We will build upon the history of radical people of color and queer folks who have done this work for years without degrees and professional titles. By affirming what brings us here, acknowledging the limitations and conflicts within the systems with which we work, we will explore what socially just transformation looks like.” Please join us Saturday evening! We’ll be providing light snacks for this caucus, so please RSVP to let us know if you’ll be joining us. For those needing to eat a meal at this hour, there are a number of great take-out options nearby: +Byblos Cafe, 87 W Palmer Ave +Cass Cafe (bar & grille), 4620 Cass Ave +Shangri La (Chinese), 4710 Cass Ave +Harmonie Garden (Middle Eastern), 4704 Anthony Wayne Dr http://www.facebook.com/events/239583479583894/