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Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 2-4pm
With Reps. Brenda Lawrence and Andy Levin. If you are coming, please visit link and respond appropriately. This Town Hall is especially aimed at residents of Macomb County and the east side of Detroit. Southeast Michigan, A. Philip Randolph Institute and We the People Michigan are working to build a Macomb/Detroit Unity Committee. Please pass on.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7pm through Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 12:10am
7pm through Sunday, August 2 at 12:10am
Tickets are $15 these donations will support a program of the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center and our committee’s work on driving awareness of the School to Prison Pipeline, Mass Incarceration and Militarism with an outlook on the relationships of these issues to Metropolitan Detroit. Here’s the program out line. 7:00: Open doors and DJ plays music and the kitchen is open 7:40: Opening remarks from host Tawana Honeycomb Petty 7: 50: Monolog from our new committee member 8:00: ACLU Presentation 8:30: Open Mic DJ, Spoken Word, Poetry and KARAOKE 9:30: Door Prize 9:40: Open Mic DJ, Spoken Word, Poetry and KARAOKE 11:30: 50/50 Raffle and other cash prizes. Here’s a short profile of our guest speaker from the ACLU. Through his work as the attorney for the Racial Justice Project of the ACLU of Michigan, Mark P. Fancher addresses: racially disproportionate rates of incarceration; racial discrimination against public school students of color, racial profiling, public defender system reform, attacks on affirmative action and juvenile sentencing issues. Fancher was formerly the Senior Staff Attorney for the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice where he specialized in workers’ rights. He served on the staff of the State Bar of Michigan from 1998 to 2000 where he coordinated projects to encourage greater pro bono participation by Michigan’s lawyers. He was a visiting assistant clinical professor at the University of Michigan Law School from 1996 through 1998. Tickets and Details Contact: LaRonda Tyler (313) 680- 4770, Jerry or Torrey Green King (313) 778-3037 http://www.facebook.com/events/1168202446538775/
Civil & Human Rights Committee and SOA Watch Labor Caucus"Resisting Militarization" Reflecting On Our Communities a Global and Local Perspective
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
"Resisting Militarization" Reflecting On Our Communities a Global and Local Perspective We are experiencing militarization both in the United States and in Latin America. The SOA/WHINSEC, located at Ft. Benning, Georgia, is a major factor in the militarization of the Americas, leaving a trail of blood and suffering in every country where its graduates have returned. Police departments across our country have also become excessively militarized. A year-long investigation found that not only has policing become excessively militarized, but this militarization has occurred with almost no oversight. Let’s discuss the militarization in the Americas, in Latin America and right here at home in our own police departments. Come hear two powerful speakers address the devastating impact on our communities. They will talk about the connection between SOA violence, U.S. militarization, forced migration and the recent outcomes of the local militarized police force, such as the recent actions in Ferguson, Missouri. Where: UAW Local 140, 23345 Pinewood St Warren, MI 48091. When: Wednesday October 8th Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Topics and special guest speakers ●Special guest speaker Father Roy Bourgeois has been a priest since 1972 and is best known for his work with the School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch), a nonviolent organization that exposes the U.S.-based school, once called School of the Americas, and its role in training Latin American soldiers in repressive tactics and deploying them throughout the region. Union organizers are among the primary targets of SOA violence. SOA graduates have been directly responsible for the killing of striking workers and union organizers throughout Latin America. ●Special guest speaker Ron Scott is a Detroit initiator of Peace Zones for Life and has more than 40 years of experience in activism as well as radio, television, and video production. As President of Ron Scott Media Solutions, he is an Emmy Award-winning producer and serves as spokesperson for the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, part of a national effort to end police brutality with members in 30 cities, which is engaged in a continuing effort to end brutality while transforming the culture of the Detroit Police Department. ●Mobilization and recruitment for the 2014 SOA Vigil and labor caucus. Educate. Activate. Mobilize. See you at the gates this November 21-23! Come to Georgia with us. Save the date. Get on the bus. For more information contact Co-chairs LaRonda Tyler & Jerry King at 140CivilRights@gmail.com or (313) 784-8423 * Labor Donated * http://www.facebook.com/events/500549240047410/