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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 7-8:30pm
Join us for our next Socialist Reading Circle! We will be talking about the Bernie Sanders campaign and our vision for Democratic Socialism. All are welcome! Please share widely with Bernie Sanders supporters you know! To kick of the discussion, we will be reading the following articles: Bernie's speech on Democratic Socialism: http://InTheseTimes.com/article/18623/bernie_sanders_democratic_socialism_georgetown_speech and "Can Democratic Socialism Pass the Electability Test? It Already Has" by John Nichols http://TheNation.com/article/can-democratic-socialism-pass-the-electability-test-it-already-has
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 7-9pm
In celebration of National Energy Awareness Month, the Alliance to Halt Fermi 3 invites you to attend a free showing of the newly-released documentary "The Future of Energy." It has a very broad scope - global, in fact - combining people thinking about why fossil fuels need to be eliminated, what can be done with renewable energy in the next several decades, and what steps different individuals and communities have already taken in that direction. It's something that we all are thinking about, or at least should be thinking about. After the film, we'll have a discussion along with some light refreshments. It's all free and open to the public. Please come, and bring your friends.
Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 6:45-8:30pm
What priority is the federal government putting on climate change? President Obama proposed $534 billion for the Department of Defense for Fiscal Year 2016, another $51 billion for the war budget and yet another $12 billion for nuclear weapons in the Energy Dept. In contrast, he proposed about 3% of that amount for all energy programs. Is this division of resources in line with your priorities? Join us for an evening of discussion about the relative priority being placed by our federal government on climate security and military security. Presenter and Panel Mike Prokosch, a peace activist and educator from Massachusetts, is the co-founder and coordinator of the national New Priorities Network, which supported grassroots coalition-building to make Pentagon spending smaller and smarter in order to fund human needs and conserve the planet. A panel of environmentalists and others will react to his talk. Q & A will follow. Join us. All are welcome to attend.
Monday, May 11, 2015 from 7-8:30pm
Linda Brundage, Mom's Demand Action, and Ron Scott, Coalition Against Police Brutality. Fran Shorr moderator.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1pm
Join us for an afternoon with former U.S. Representative David Bonior. Bonior will be talking about his new memoir East Side Kid and will have copies available for purchase/signing. Sponsored by: Ferndale Public Library, Metro Detroit AFL-CIO, Metro Detroit Democratic Socialists of America, and Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 7-8:30pm
Join us for a lively discussion! Our theme for this session is "How do we get there from here?"--How is our movement work and electoral work part of a larger strategy to lead us to socialism? The bulk of the discussion will be based on "Getting From Here to There" by David Schweikart Also highly recommended: "Strategy, the Left and Doing Battle in the Electoral Arena" by Carl Davidson "Four Futures" by Peter Frase All 3 articles are available on the website
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6-7:30pm
Zack Deutch-Gross, Greencorps organizer for the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign in Oakland County since January, will discuss how to be an acitvist and how to recruit others to the cause. Want to learn how telling your story can motivate and persuade others to join, act, give or otherwise engage in political activism? This workshop will focus on the practical skill to telling the story of self, us, and now, a critical tool for social change. Please attend this FREE, open to the public. highly applicable training for all campus, community or political organizing, and social justice minded folks who want to grow their skills and make a difference. Reply on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/252936004888865/
Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 3-5pm
Nuclear Power: What You Need to Know about Price, Pollution and Proliferation Speaker: Alfred Meyer is a social activist who serves on the board of directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), and Co-Chairs the Radiation and Health Committee. Based in Washington, D.C., PSR is a U.S. non-profit organization that advocates for the public health by addressing policies regarding nuclear weapons, nuclear power, nuclear waste, climate change and toxic chemicals. Mr. Meyer is active in New York City, networking PSR with other groups and efforts regarding the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima Dai-ichi in Japan, the United Nations’ response to Fukushima, and efforts to close the nearby reactors at Entergy’s Indian Point nuclear power plant on the Hudson. Additionally, Mr. Meyer is Past-President and Secretary of the board of Friends of Chernobyl Centers U.S., which works with Chernobyl Centers for Psycho-Social Rehabilitation in five Ukrainian communities greatly affected by the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, that began on April 26,1986. He has visited the community centers and the reactor site in Ukraine. He has also been the Program Director for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability in Washington DC, Executive Director of PSR Wisconsin, and Chair of the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. Sponsors: Beyond Nuclear is honored and privileged to coordinate the tour, as well as co-sponsor it alongside such allies as: WMU Lee Honors College; WMU Environmental Studies program; WMU Institute of Government and Politics; Michigan Safe Energy Future (both Kalamazoo and South Haven chapters); Don’t Waste Michigan; PSR Michigan Chapter; Alliance to Halt Fermi 3; and Coalition for a Nuclear-Free Great Lakes. Flier: http://www.athf3.org/events/2-15-14-alfred-meyer-ferndale-flier/
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
Coal is a very dirty, dangerous source of power. Our beyond coal campaign is pushing DTE to transition beyond coal and use clean energy. For more info, call Zach Deutsch-Gross, Field Organizer, Oakland County Sierra Club, 415-637-0101 (cell).