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Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 7-10pm
Dog and Family friendly event! Please bring signs we will have extra art supplies and posters at rally if you come early and need to make one! Hosted by : MDPAN https://m.facebook.com/metrodpan/ Our blog Civic Direct Detroit :http://www.civicaction.center/ Instagram :http://instagram.com/detroitsolidaritymovement Twitter : @metroDpan, @CivicDetroit
Friday, May 12, 2017 from 8-10am
The 3-mile QLINE streetcar, a $140 million project that duplicates existing bus service, is opening May 12 to a planned celebration by “local officials and dignitaries.” Meanwhile, thousands of us are stranded by the lack of adequate transit service in the city of Detroit and the suburbs. We can’t let the region’s politicians continue to evade responsibility for taking action for real regional transit. We need to send a message that we will hold them accountable for taking steps to improve transit: most importantly, by placing another regional transit measure on the ballot for voters to approve in 2018, and putting their full support behind that proposal. Join us in a rally for real regional transit that addresses the needs of bus riders and the broader public, not just the profit margins of developers. Together, we can make our voices heard and put our city and region on the path to a better future. https://www.facebook.com/events/1587595071268504/
Friday, May 12, 2017 from 8-10am
The 3-mile QLINE streetcar, a $140 million project that duplicates existing bus service, is opening May 12 to a planned celebration by “local officials and dignitaries.” Meanwhile, those same officials and dignitaries continue to do nothing about the ongoing transportation crisis in our region, as thousands of us are stranded by the lack of adequate transit service in the city of Detroit and the suburbs. We can’t let the region’s rich and powerful continue to evade responsibility for taking action for real regional transit. We need to send a message that we will hold them accountable for taking steps to improve transit: most importantly, by placing another regional transit measure on the ballot for voters to approve in 2018, and putting their full support behind that proposal. Join us in a rally for real regional transit that addresses the needs of bus riders and the broader public, not just the profit margins of developers. Stay tuned for details on the rally time and schedule.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 from noon-3:30pm
noon - Gathering in Grand Circus Park (GCP) at Woodward & Adams, preferably on the western side of the park with Hazen S Pingree statue on corner. Details regarding performance activities and distribution of materials will be taking place. YOU CAN ASSIST! 10:00 - Pre-event gathering for creating art, planning action, and more. 12:15 - Gather at the Hazen Pingree memorial statue in GCP to hear about Detroit’s agricultural history. There will also be a review of "street theater" activities to hold at the destination with an audience growing bored standing in a long line for a long time. 12:45 - March begins down Woodward Ave approx 1:10 - arrive at Jefferson Ave Performance activity and distribution of anti-GMO information to Movement Festival goers who will be waiting outside the admission gate at Hart Plaza. 2:30 - Return trip to GCP Head toward Cobo Hall down Jefferson then a right on Washington Blvd headed to GCP. Those who can’t make the walk can take the People Mover from Cobo Hall to GCP exit. 3:00 Once back at GCP we’ll discuss more topics and wind down the march. http://www.facebook.com/events/1583754155197432/
Friday, May 1, 2015 from 11:30am-6pm
*Free parking while spaces last at Central Methodist Church on the corner of Adams and Woodward GATHER: 11:30 AM at Grand Circus Park (Woodward Ave. and W. Adams) MARCH: 12 Noon through downtown Detroit CARAVAN: 2 PM, Grand Circus Park to Clark Park (W. Vernor Ave. and Clark St) SPEAKERS-ENTERTAINMENT: 3 – 6 PM, Clark Park May 1, 1886 saw a national strike for the 8 hour work day in the United States. Four labor leaders were hanged for their role in the struggle following the Haymarket incident. All around the world May Day is celebrated as the workers’ holiday – we are one class with many struggles. May Day 2015 Detroit – Our Fight Continues Across Detroit poor and working people are under attack. Let’s unite our struggles and fight back against the corporate/banking bosses who are destroying our communities and our lives: -Stop police killings and brutality – Justice for Aiyana Jones, Adaisha Miller, Floyd Dent, Anthony Clark Reed, Freddie Gray, and Terrence Kellom! -Stop the 62,000 tax foreclosures – demand a MORATORIUM NOW! -Stop the tens of thousands of scheduled water shutoffs – water is a human right! -Support Immigrant rights – stop deportations – stop breaking up families – solidarity with workers around the world -Stop fast-track and prevent the TPP trade agreement from being passed -Free Reverend Edward Pinkney -Restore the cuts made to pensions of 32,000 retired Detroit City workers – make the banks pay! -Decent wages and dignity for all workers – support $15 minimum wage! -Support Marriage Equality – End LGBTQ oppression. -Defend women’s right to choice – Stop attacks on reproductive freedom -Stop tax giveaways to the rich. No to Snyder’s sales tax hike -Stop destruction of the environment – System Change, Not Climate Change -Money for jobs, housing, education – NOT WAR! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Día del trabajador 2015 Detroit – Nuestra lucha sigue En Detroit, los pobres y los trabajadores están bajo ataque. Vamos a unir nuestras luchas y pelear contra los bancos y las corporaciones que están destruyendo nuestras comunidades y nuestras vidas: -Parar los 62.000 desalojos por impuestos – ¡Exigir una MORATORIA AHORA! -Parar los miles de cortes de agua - ¡El agua es un derecho humano! -Apoyar los derechos de inmigrantes – parar las deportaciones – dejar de romper familias – ¡Solidaridad con los trabajadores del mundo! -Parar la brutalidad y matanzas policiácas – ¡Justicia para Floyd Dent y Anthony Clark Reed! -¡Libertad para el Reverendo Edward Pinkney! -Restaurar la reducción de las pensiones de 32.000 trabajadores jubilados de la ciudad– ¡Que paguen los bancos! -Salarios decentes y dignidad para todos los trabajadores – ¡Apoyar $15 para el salario mínimo! -Apoyar igualdad del matrimonio – ¡Acabar con la opresión contra la comunidad LGBTQ! -Defender los derechos de la mujer – ¡Acabar con los ataques sobre libertad reproductive! -Acabar con los regalos fiscales a los ricos. ¡No al aumento de impuestos por Snyder! -Acabar con la destrucción del medio ambiente – ¡Cambio sistémico, no climático! -Dinero para trabajos, vivienda, educación, ¡NO PARA GUERRAS! Sponsored by / Auspiciado por: Moratorium NOW Coalition (Moratorium-Mi.org); National Boricua Human Rights Network(boricuahumanrights.org); Michigan Solidarity Network with Mexico (https://twitter.com/SolidarityMX); Fronteras Nortenas; Detroit School Board in Exile; League of Revolutionaries for a New America (http://rallycomrades.lrna.org); The People’s Tribune Newspaper (http://peoplestribune.org/pt-news/); Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (mecawi.org); Workers World Party(workers.org); FIST- Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (https://www.facebook.com/FISTdetroit?fref=ts) Detroit Active and Retired Employee Association (https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/StopTheGrandTheftofDetroitsPension?ref=bookmark) For more information / Para más información: 313-680-5508 http://www.facebook.com/events/449005055247719/
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from noon-2pm
A General Assembly has been called to share information and organize across a variety of activities going on at this time and into the future. Location: Grand Circus Park, Woodward at Adams, Detroit Time: noon There is much to discuss! Loose agenda…. - Welcome/Icebreaker - Worldwide Wave of Action - May Day Detroit - Action Camp May 13 – 20th - Finances - The Peoples Potluck - The March Against Monsanto https://www.facebook.com/events/583934861704916/