Grand Rapids

GR Rapid Response to ICE July Training

Date: 
Thu, Jul 19, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have increased their activities and are arresting and detaining people in West Michigan every week. We invite you to be part of a campaign to stand in solidarity with immigrants and to stop state violence.

Location: 
Trinity United Methodist Church of Grand Rapids, MI
Address: 
1100 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

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Grand Rapids March For #RetireLine5

Date: 
Wed, Jul 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

We will be Marching to #RetireLine5 and this would be the 4th March of the week! Last one for the week before Lansing! We will be meeting at the Calder Plaza and be walking to Ah-Nah-Awen Park, across the bridge!

Needs:
Speakers!
Cooler - drinks
Signs and people!

Main Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/234117957196471/?ti=cl

https://www.facebook.com/events/1608112219314595/

Location: 
Calder Plaza (La Grand Vitesse)

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End The Contract: Planning Meeting

Date: 
Mon, Jul 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Kent County contract with ICE allows the jail to profit from separating families right here in Grand Rapids. No more! Come help plan the campaign to #EndTheContract between Kent County and ICE.

https://www.facebook.com/events/891427831045182/

Location: 
2010 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507-4004, United States

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Don't Move, Fight Back! Housing Justice for Grand Rapids NOW!

Date: 
Sun, Aug 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join renters and homeowners who want to organize for housing justice on Sunday, August 5th at 6:00 pm in Garfield Park to build a platform that says "housing is a human right." The city’s corporate developer and landlord funded agenda isn’t what working people in Grand Rapids need. But we can create a people’s housing agenda for justice that centers on renters, low-income people and communities of color having a right to the city, and plan for actions to organize for a housing program that puts people over profit.

Location: 
Garfield Park, Grand Rapids

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We Demand Kent County End the Contract with ICE

Date: 
Thu, Jul 26, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am

The County Commissioners think we have given up, but nothing could be farther from the truth. We will gather by the Calder at 8am to talk about what will happen that day and some future plans. We will go to the County Commission meeting to demand that they end their contract with ICE. The Commission meeting is in Room 310 County Administration Building, 300 Monroe Avenue NW.

Location: 
Calder Plaza (La Grand Vitesse)

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Cosecha GR Ally Training

Date: 
Mon, Jul 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

(Espanol abajo)
Allies, please join us for an important training about Movimiento Cosecha (Harvest Movement), and learn how to get more engaged with the movement.

We are working towards permanent protection, dignity and respect for all immigrants and there’s room for you.

We welcome all to this training, and look forward to seeing what you have to bring to the group - whether you’re an artist, photographer, great at fundraising, have street medic skills, are social media savvy, or even if you want to learn new skills.

Location: 
2010 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507-4004, United States

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Kent County Progressive Caucus Meeting

Date: 
Mon, Jul 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Let's get together before the Kent Dems Meeting on July 11th, and kick around some ideas as to how to move this party to the left. Let's face it, nothing new is happening, they're pushing the usual candidates to the forefront and leaving progressive candidates behind AGAIN. The Democratic Party is the party of the people and we must take it back. Right now we have about 20 active members, and we need to increase those numbers drastically. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy is retiring and things are going to get worse fast.

Location: 
Uccello's Ristorante- Grand Rapids
Address: 
2630 East Beltline Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

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Medical Marihuana Discussion

Date: 
Mon, Jul 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn about possible Zoning Ordinance changes.
This meeting is intended to provide information and an opportunity for discussion about potential Ordinance updates in advance of a City Commission public hearing scheduled for July 10.

Agenda
6 p.m. - Welcome
6:05 p.m. - Background, data, petition, legislation, research
6:30 p.m. - Proposed ordinance
7:15 p.m. - Process/Next Steps

All are welcome to attend.

Location: 
West Grand Neighborhood Organization
Address: 
415 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

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Grand Rapids United Progressives Monthly Meeting

Date: 
Thu, Jul 12, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come join the best progressive group around, as we make plans to change the world one city at a time. Get involved in community projects, elections, voter registration and spreading information about our progressive candidates.

https://www.facebook.com/events/218426515552702/

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

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Families Belong Together | Grand Rapids Protest

Date: 
Sat, Jun 30, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join us and dozens of advocacy groups all across the country on June 30th for the National Day of PROTESTING the Trump Administration's inhumane Zero-Tolerance Policy! FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER and not indefinitely detained miles apart. Tell the Trump Administration to stop traumatizing, criminalizing and dehumanizing immigrants, to reunite the families seeking asylum and create just and viable pathways for people fleeing violence, poverty and danger to find safety, security and respect on American soil.

Location: 
Rosa Parks Circle: 135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2801, United States

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