Grand Rapids

Betsy DeVos is NOT Welcome here

Date: 
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Betsy DeVos is scheduled to speak at the Acton Institute's Annual gathering this Wednesday at the connvention center. We want to send a message to Betsy, the Acton Institute and all the attendees that she is NOT welcome in Grand Rapids.

Registration for their event starts at 6pm and DeVos speaks at 7pm. People can join us anytime after 5:30pm to greet people who are going into the event with out Gauntlet of Shame.

Bring signs, noise makers, costumes, whatever you can to make this a festive act of resistance.

Location: 
DeVos Place Convention Center
Address: 
303 Monroe Ave. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Introducing Economic Justice Campaigns

Date: 
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

You're invited to attend this forum to provide information you need to know about two new ballot campaigns that are designed to protect public health and build more economic security for workers and their families: Earned Paid Sick Time and One Fair Wage.

Get the facts about how the public can benefit from these policies. Learn how you can help put them on the 2018 ballot. This forum is being sponsored by the Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Justice Network (MUUSJN), a partner in the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan.

Location: 
All Souls Community Church
Address: 
2727 Michigan St NE Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Rally for Abortion Rights: Counter-protest 40 Days for Life

Date: 
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

On September 15th anti-abortion activists from a group called Created Equal stormed three abortion clinics in MI, VA, and NM. They entered the clinics waiting rooms, handing patients roses in an attempt to talk them out of having their abortions, and refused to leave as a part of what they called a "Red Rose Rescue". This escalation in violent harrasment at our clinics is unacceptable. Antis are emboldened by a Trump administration and they not going away, but getting worse. These are our spaces, and our bodies and we will not stand for it.

Location: 
Heritage Clinic For Women
Address: 
320 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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Raise the Age Michigan: Grand Rapids Discussion

Date: 
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

We hope you can join us for this important discussion.

The ACLU of Michigan in collaboration with Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MCCD) and Michigan League of Public Policy (MLPP) are advocating for legislation to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18 and remove all youth under the age of 18 from adult correctional facilities and relocate them to facilities which can adequately serve their developmental needs.

Location: 
Linc Up
Address: 
1167 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507

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Grand Rapids United Progressives Meeting

Date: 
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Come join the best group of real progressives in the area as we work to make true democratic values a reality for ordinary people. You'll never meet a better group of people!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/152480715341041/

Location: 
1301 Brookview Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505-3405, United States

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Funeral for Public Education

Date: 
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

RSVP HERE
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSHJ8bftf_wiBlDskmXKyrxmqDZhRKDPZm0MRggxYo5pMBRA/viewform?usp=sf_link

After years of living on life support, public education is now in the terminal stages of its long battle with underfunding, privatization, segregation, and rich political donors.
With Betsy DeVos now serving as Secretary of Education, we believe public education from Pre-K through college is facing a mortal threat.

Location: 
Monument Park
Address: 
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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Amplify Gr - Gentrification Meeting

Date: 
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

This is a follow up meeting to discuss plans for the Boston Square Community which is already a "done deal." The City of Grand Rapids, Rockford Construction Company and Doug DeVos are holding this meeting for input from the community. Here's a link to their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/amplifygr/about/?ref=page_internal.

Location: 
Hope Academy of West Michigan
Address: 
240 Brown St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507

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Grand Rapids DSA General Meeting

Date: 
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Please join us for our second monthly general chapter meeting. (Note that we are meeting at the front studio room at 1110 Wealthy--not in the Wealthy Street Theatre building.)

We're not quite officially a chapter yet, so one of the things we'll likely be discussing at this meeting is the creation of chapter bylaws, and hopefully also starting some working groups.

Look forward to seeing you there! Solidarity forever.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1586008531466190/

Location: 
Wealthy Theatre Community Center
Address: 
1110 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

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September Rapid Response to ICE Training

Date: 
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

With the federal government threatening to take away DACA, continued push for building a wall at the US/Mexcian border and the blatant White Supremacy that can be seen on a daily basis, we need more people to be part of our Rapid Response to ICE work.

Location: 
Lee Street CRC 1261 Lee St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49509

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Protest Betsy DeVos as Invited Speaker for GRRC Opening

Date: 
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
400 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States

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