Nov 18 10 a.m. CHALLENGING VOTER SUPPRESSION & ITS IMPACT ON PEOPLE OF COLOR.
Heaster Wheeler, former chair, Detroit NAACP and a candidate for the Detroit City Clerk in 2017, will do be the featured speaker for Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit on this topic. Location: Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais. Contact Randy, 248-549-5170, for more information.
Nov 21 6 p.m. GUN VIOLENCE STATEWIDE MEETING. The Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence will hear Rep. Tom Cochran talk about HB's 584, 585 and 586, bills that would allow concealed weapons to be brought into schools, places of worship, day care centers and other gun free safe zones. Also speaking: Dr. April Zeoli, MSU, nationally known researcher on on guns and domestic violence, will speak on Extreme Risk Protection order legislation. Location: UUCGL, 5509 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing.
Nov 30 6:30 p.m. '67 DETROIT: A MEMORY PLAY. This multi-media exploration of the events leading up to and through the 1967 Detroit uprising features a presentation by the Detroit Historical Society on '67 Detroit: the Myth of the Model City followed by play reading by The Extra Mile Playwrights Theater. Tickets: $10 regular, $25 sponsor, and $5 students. Complimentary tickets available. Location: Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church, 23925 Northwestern Highway, Southfield. To get your tickets click HERE.
Dec 3 Noon - 2 p.m. CARE AND SHARE FAIR. Location: Community UUs of Brighton, 3333 S. Old US-23, Brighton. Buy holiday gifts, pottery, Fair Trade Coffee and support local charitable organizations: A Thread of Hope, Always Hope Animal Shelter, PFLAG, Sierra Club, CUUB, Citizens for Peace, Red Barrel (LCCA), 10,000 Villages and Trades of Hope. Refreshments. Ideas for simplifying the holidays & alternatives to consumerism. Contact: Shari Pollesch, 810-227-3100 or Julie Bohnhorst, 586-924-3303.
Dec 16 10 a.m. THE CRISIS IN PUERTO RICO: HOW WE CAN BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.
A panel of speakers will tell the history of Puerto Rico, provide a progress report on its recovery from Hurricane Maria and offer a vision of a more just future for its citizens. Sponsored by Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit. Location: 3500 Marais, Royal Oak. For more information, contact Randy Block at 248-549-5170.