Mar 17 10 a.m. REV. EDWARD PINKNEY: MY STORY & THE POOR PEOPLES CAMPAIGN.
Rev. Pinkney has fought for racial and economic justice in Benton Harbor and only recently was discharged from prison where he was sent on trumped up charges of fraud on a recall petition drive for a local mayor. Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit is hosting this presentation. Pinkney has taken leadership with the Poor Peoples Campaign in Michigan and will explain this moral movement. Location: Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak. Call Randy Block for more information at 248-549-5170. Co-sponsor: Democratic Socialists of America.
Mar 17 2-5 p.m. DEMOCRACY CIRCLE: ENVISION & CREATE THE WORLD ANEW. This project, sponsored by several groups, seeks to engage people in a process of envisioning, transforming and taking action to live a new culture. Map out a model for a just, equitable, peaceful, sustainable working, ending systemic racism and dismantling oppressive systems. Ferndale First United Methodist Church, 22331 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220. For more information, contact Cass Charette 248-980-1191 or firstname.lastname@example.org Collaborating partners: Association of Youth Empowerment; Bridging Eight Mile; Cities of Peace Detroit; and Democracy Circles. Mar 18 4 p.m. Reception 5 p.m. Dinner. MCHR 38TH ANNUAL DINNER. Keynote Speaker: Saru Jayaraman, President of ROC United. Awardees: Rev. Edwin Rowe; Allied Media; and Baba Charles Simmons and Mama Sandra Simmons of Hush House. Location: Marygrove College, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit. For information on tickets, table sales or advertising space, call Ali at 248-794-0206 or write to email@example.com. Mar 24 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. NATIONAL CONFERENCE TO DEFEAT AUSTERITY. The purpose of this conference is to "map out a strategy to defeat a wage being waged against workers and the oppressed". Trump tax plan and Pentagon war build-up continue the massive transfer of wealth to the rich at the expense of the poor. Sponsored by Moratorium NOW! Coalition. Featured speaker: Ricardo Santos Ramos, former President, Electrical Industry and Irrigation Workers Union of Puerto Rico. Click HERE to register.
Mar 24 11 a.m. MARCH FOR OUR LIVES. This march is student led being organized by high school students with support from college students and adults. Purpose: To send a message to nation that mass shootings must stop and that action on gun control laws be taken. Location:
Rivard Plaza, 1340 E. Atwater Street, Detroit.
Mar 27 Noon - 1 p.m. MARIJUANA MADNESS: THE IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITIES & YOUTH
Anthony Harrison, LLMSW, CPS Prevention Field Supervisor at T he Guidance Center will present.
A Lunch and Learn session at The Guidance Center, 40 E. Ferry, Detroit. Contact: 313-934-6684
April 18 7 p.m. LESSONS NOT LEARNED FROM CHERNOBYL: RADIATION KNOWS NO BORDERS!
Hear an international panel discuss preparedness between U.S. and Canada and equal protection in the event of an accident! University of Detroit-Mercy, Life Sciences Bldg., Room 113, 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit. For more information, contact Keith Gunter at 734-838-8084 or Carol Izant at 248-930-3173.
Apr 20-21 Fri. 8 a.m. - evening; Sat. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PEACE IN THE STREETS CONFERENCE
Four tracks of skill building workshops on peace in the streets; domestic peace; peace in schools; and hands across the mile roads action. Co-sponsors: The Rotary Clubs of Detroit & Ann Arbor;
Wayne StatThe conference is open to the public and will be centered at the Wayne State University Law School complex (Palmer Street near Cass). Fees for the two days of participation are $30 for adults and $15 for students under 21. Options for scholarship support are offered for those in need. Preregistration for the conference is required on the associated web site.
April 21 10 a.m. SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK.
Learn about the threats to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from great speakers: Nancy Altman, President, Social Security Works!; Senator Vincent Gregory; and Marjorie Mitchell, Executive Director, MichUHCAN. Contact Delphine Palkowski @ 248-974-4310 or firstname.lastname@example.org ; Co-sponsors: Michigan Alliance to Strengthen Social Security and Medicare; Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit; Michigan Universal Health Care Action Network; DAPJN; DSA - Co-sponsors: Michigan Alliance to Strengthen Social Security and Medicare; Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit; Michigan Universal Health Care Action Network; DAPJN; DSA - Michigan; others.