Grand Rapids

Promote the Vote Meet Up

Date: 
Thu, Apr 12, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

What: Meet up to brainstorm ways we can reach “Promote the Vote” ballot initiative signature collecting goals to qualify for the November 2018 ballot.

Location: 
Creston Brewery 1504 Plainfield Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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Grand Rapids April Activist Night

Date: 
Wed, Apr 25, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Activist nights take place in Grand Rapids every fourth Wednesday of the month. Monthly meetings will include legislative updates, direct action activities, volunteer tasks and strategic planning. Themes and topics for Activist Nights may be subject change resulting in a change of event description.

Activist nights are open to all, no RSVP required.

Snacks and beverages are provided.

https://www.facebook.com/events/159649041346781/

Location: 
Planned Parenthood
Address: 
425 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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GR Rapid Response to ICE April Training

Date: 
Wed, Apr 25, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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 GR Rapid Response to ICE work.

Location: 
Workers Center or West Michigan
Address: 
2010 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507

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May Day & the State of the Labor Movement: A Discussion

Date: 
Sun, Apr 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Socialist Alternative Grand Rapids in a conversation about the history of labor struggles in the US, the present state of the labor movement, and a vision of what to do going forward.

Find out how to get involved this May Day in Grand Rapids! Strikes are planned for April 30th and May 1st.

"Stand against Trump's deportation machine and ICE agent raids and stand with immigrants by protesting or striking on May 1. Let's hit Trump and his billionaire backers where it hurts, by shutting down their profits!" - Kshama Sawant

Location: 
Kent-Ionia Labor Council
Address: 
918 Benjamin Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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All Progressive Mixer - We can do this together!

Date: 
Thu, Apr 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come join progressives who care about our politics and environment and making the world a better and safer place. Meet our progressive candidates who are running for office and join a movement for a brighter tomorrow. Come share some great food, drinks and conversation!! "If we stand together, there's nothing we can't accomplish." Bernie Sanders.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1810129502623935/

Location: 
Peppino's South Kentwood
Address: 
1515 Eastport Dr SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508

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Civil Rights Town Hall

Date: 
Wed, Apr 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

In acknowledgement of the 50th anniversary of passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, Linc Up is proposing a stronger Civil Rights Ordinance for the City of Grand Rapids.

Join the discussion and let’s seek to:
-Expanded protected classes
-Mandate investigations of complaints by a trained discrimination investigators
-Issue real fines and penalties to those that violate the law
-Expand protections for persons with disabilities…...and more!

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

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Cosecha GR Marshal Training

Date: 
Mon, Apr 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

(Spanish translation below)

Cosecha GR needs people, especially allies who can be trained as marshals for actions that Cosecha GR organizes. The role of marshals is to keep people safe from violence, the violence of racist individuals, hate groups and police.

The trainings last 2 hours and include a lot of role playing, so that people can be better prepared to deal with a number of circumstances we may face.

Location: 
Workers Center or West Michigan
Address: 
2010 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507

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Promote the Vote - happy hour

Date: 
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Did you know that Michiganders lack the same access to the ballot enjoyed by residents of nearly every other state in the country? Early and multi-day voting, automatic voter registration, and no excuse absentee voting are just some of the ways other states have improved their voting systems. If you want to help move Michigan forward on this critical issue, come enjoy a local brew and great conversation with other Michiganders interested in voting rights in our state.

Location: 
Creston Brewery
Address: 
1504 Plainfield Ave NE GR

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ACLU Western Michigan Monthly Meeting (Grand Rapids)

Date: 
Thu, Mar 15, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join the ACLU of Western Michigan Local Unit on the third Thursday of the month for its monthly meeting and learn how you can get involved in civil-rights and civil-liberties issues that matter most to you in your community.

The ACLU of Western Michigan is engaged in a variety of activism, public education and awareness, and engagement and recruitment activities The next scheduled meeting will take place March 15th, at the Wealthy Theater Annex in Grand Rapids.

Our primary issues this month will be:

Location: 
1110 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1543, United States

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TDOV:Trans Art Showcase and Stories of Truth, Power & Positivity

Date: 
Sat, Mar 31, 2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Amidst the fear and hatred in the world, the transgender community is thriving and that is something worth celebrating. Join us for a night of art for and by members of the trans community, celebration, and entertainment. Hear inspiring stories from our trans siblings, and learn about the positive work happening in the community. Special Guest, Rachel Crandall-Crocker , Executive Director of Transgender Michigan and founder of TDOV! *Family Inclusive, Mild adult language may be used by some of the speakers.

Thank you to TEKsystems our Presenting Sponsor.

Location: 
University Club-Grand Rapids, 111 Lyon St NW # 1025, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

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