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Line 5 Retirement Party!

Date: 
Mon, Apr 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

April 23, 2018, marks the 65th anniversary of Enbridge’s easement that allows them to operate two pipelines, collectively known as Line 5, in the Straits of Mackinac.

It's time for Line 5 to retire. These pipelines were estimated to last 50 years yet, they are currently shipping 23 MILLION gallons of oil & gas through the Great Lakes everyday. Line 5 is a major threat to the drinking water of 35 million people and enough is enough.

Location: 
Grand Rapids Brewing Company
Address: 
1 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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Standing Up For Special Education (#GRstands)

Date: 
Mon, Apr 16, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

(1) Community (#GRstands) Rally at 5:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.

2) The public GRPS Board of Education meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Please join us in supporting those who will share their stories, experiences, or understanding. Feel free to let us know if you might be interested in sharing too. :)

Location: 
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Address: 
1331 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

No War With Syria - Grand Rapids

Date: 
Sat, Apr 21, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Calling all Grand Rapids friends and advocates for peace - there are protests all over the country happening over US escalation in #Syria. On saturday, April 21st, I am proposing and organizing a protest for Grand Rapids. Stand with us if you agree that war with Syria is NOT an option.

Location: 
Calder Plaza (La Grand Vitesse)

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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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