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Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10am-5pm
It's time for Michigan progressives to come together and unite as a common force for justice in our state and communities - come be part of the conversation to make that happen! This will be an opportunity for progressive activists to come together and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing us in the new year, as well as ways in which we can partner together to become more effective as a force for justice in our communities and state. Now, more than ever, it is essential that we work together to speak with a common voice and act with common purpose, and that progressives have a forum to meet in which such coordination can be discussed.
Friday, December 9, 2016 from 1-5pm
FRIDAY DECEMBER 9TH 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. STUDENT CENTER, ROOM HILBERRY D We invite all members of the Wayne State community -- students, faculty, and staff -- to attend "Know Justice, Know Peace," a teach-in on racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, fascism, diversity and inclusion, Friday, December 9th from 1:00 -- 5:00 p.m. in room 289 in the Student Center. The teach-in will provide a space where the campus community can come together to consider what we can do to ensure that Wayne State is a genuinely inclusive and democratic institution in which all individuals and groups are secure, respected, and valued. The teach-in will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a dialogue with campus leaders (students and faculty) on racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, neo-fascism, and white supremacy on and off campus. Session topics will include: Immigration and the rise of Islamophobia, Trump and fascism, a screening of excerpts from the film "13th," misogyny, sexism, homophobia and shaming of the female body, and white power and plausible deniability. Schedule 1:00 – 1:20 p.m. Opening session: Dialogue with campus leaders (students and faculty) on racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, neo-fascism, and white supremacy on and off campus. 1:20 – 2:00 p.m. Session I: Authoritarianism and fascism in the 20th century led by Dr. Barrett Watten (Department of English) and Dr. Sylvia Taschka (Department of History) 2:00—2:10 p.m. Break and snacks 2:10 – 2:50 p.m. Session II: Immigration Policies and the Rise of Islamophobia led by Dr. Vincent Artman (Center for Peace and Conflict Studies) 2:50—3:30 p.m. Film screening: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America; excerpt from “13th," with discussion led by Kevin Ball (Department of English) 3:30—3:40 p.m. Break and snacks 3:40—4:15 p.m. Session III: Misogyny, Sexism, Homophobia, and Shaming the Female Body led by Dr. Simone Chess (Department of English) 4:15—4:50 p.m. Session III: White Power and Plausible Deniability led by Nate Kuehnl and Andrew Hnatow (Department of History) 4:50—5:00 p.m. Closing remarks Molli Spalter (Department of English)
Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 9am through Sunday, August 14, 2016 at midnight
9am through Sunday, August 14 at midnight
******REGISTRATION REQUIRED:****** Join us in Detroit from August 13-14 for Power Shift 2016! In a critical year for our democracy and climate, Power Shift Midwest will bring together young climate activists and social justice leaders from across the region for a weekend of workshops, trainings, speakers, and relationship-building. The convergence will be an opportunity for new faces to join the fight for a just, equitable, clean energy future and for leaders alrready engaged in the youth climate movement to make connections, develop organizing skills, and plug into broader regional campaigns. Together we will continue building our collective power to win the better world we know is possible. In order to attend Power Shift MW 2016, you must register online. Registration (and scholarships!) can be found at:
Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 2-6pm
Join Amnesty International @ WSU at our table in the Student Center to recieve info on sexual and reproductive rights in Michigan (on abortions, STI testing, domestic abuse/sexual assault resources and more) and sign petitions regarding issues of child marriages in Burkina Faso and harmful abortion bans in El Salvador and to learn more about our organization! Hope to see you there!
Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 2-5pm
What: First organizer summit for Detroit 4 Justice Where: WSU Student Center, Room 384 Who: Detroit organizers, movement builders and activists We'll be meeting to start work on building a city-wide coalition off of, and connected to, the Kalamazoo 4 Justice organization. We will also move into the outreach and planning phase for the State Violence rally hosted by D4J and the broad base coalition we will build. The rally will be the kicking off event for Detroit 4 Justice. We would like to bring as many groups, organizations and individuals into the fold, and begin working on larger stategies together, to build as one, and leverage our efforts in the varied camapaigns that everyone is involved in. Topics of interest: State violence War/refugess Police brutality Structural racisms Environmental violence Economic violence Gentrification Islamophobia Sexuality-based violence Gender-based vilolence Capitalism Imperialism Please bring some of what you're currently working on, and three tangible goals that you would like to see accomplished in the short term, and one in the long term. This way we can build this rally into a cross movement base, which is capable of making concrete demands that cut across all the struggles being fought. If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or concerns you can call or email: Kyle Martin 586-329-8014