Old St. John's Church


2120 Russel St.


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Past Events

Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 4-8pm
Support Tsehaya With Musical Guests & Silent Auction A Detroit Eviction Defense Fundraiser Tsehaya fought for and saved her home, join us in raising funds that went towards keeping her in her home. 4-8 dinner with musical guests The Stubb Girls and a guest performance by Poet & MC Will See Saturday, January 24 Old St. John's Church 2120 Russell Street, Detroit (1/2 block south of Gratiot) Suggested donations $10 or what you can afford Silent Auction Throughout the Event with lots of great items to bid on. To donate items for the auction, please contact Dianne Feeley, feeleyd@earthlink.net, 734-272-7651. Sponsored by Detroit Eviction Defense detroitevictiondefense.org Meetings Every Thursday 6pm 2120 Russell St. Detroit http://www.facebook.com/events/375777755927235/
Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 1-3pm
Follow up meeting - we are going to talk about strategy, community and outreach in our neighborhoods, direct action, updates on legal changes, and visual resistance. We will have fliers tomorrow (Thursday) if anyone needs some to pass out in their neighborhood post up on the wall and we will get you some. **Also if you can fit anyone in your car or need a ride post a message on the wall you can also contact Val 313-704-5150 http://www.facebook.com/events/1514865075440730/
Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 7-9pm
Public meeting to discuss the Tax Foreclosure crisis which aims to displace up to 20% of Detroit's current residents. It is time to establish and support plans to keep people in their homes fighting the "disinvestment" Kevyn Orr assisted as legal counsel to Wall Street banks, and has compounded what has been labeled "blight" in the city. Bring your ideas for action and information sources to be shared. WHAT IS BLIGHT REMOVAL? IS IT GENOCIDE? ====================================== Blight removal has the appearance of removing the city's most in need. According to the Hardest Hit Fund report prepared by the Emergency Manager it states --- "What remains is to clean up around the targeted investment so that new growth in market-rate housing or new uses such as public green spaces, have an opportunity to flourish. The starting point for continuing to reinvigorate the market is the clearance of the decades-old signs of disinvestment in the area. This is the strongest way to solidify the investments made over the last two to five years and encourage newcomers and pent up demand to take the risk and become involved in the market." The paper embraces demolition and spells out the neighborhoods to pursue, timelines, and companies to work with. One has to note that banks led the way through predatory lending extracting money from Detroit. If Kevyn Orr, the Emergency Manager, is claiming disinvestment occurred - he is part of the problem as a financial lawyer from Jones Day that has plenty of history working with banking and investment clients responsible for the financial collapse from 2008 to present. http://www.facebook.com/events/1514865075440730/