Grand Rapids

Who's Going to Pay? Climate Change and the Insurance Industry

Date: 
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a presentation by John Job, industry specialist with the FM Global Group. John will discuss how the industry does risk assessment for catastrophic events like hurricanes, floods and fires and what the increase in intensity of these events, due to global warming, means for the future.

CCL Grand Rapids will have its business meeting at 6:00 PM. All are welcome. The presentation will begin at 7:00 PM. If there is a large response, we may need to move the location so check our Facebook Page (Citizens Climate Lobby Grand Rapids) for updates.

Location: 
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
Address: 
1007 Lake Drive Southeast, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

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Speak Up GR: Gentrification and Our City

Date: 
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Gentrification is a hot topic in Grand Rapids, due to the rapid changes to our neighborhoods and our skyline. But how do we ensure that Grand Rapids does not fall into the gentrification trap that has caused problems in so many cities all over the country? Our panel includes Darel Ross II, Dr. Benjamin Ofori-Amoah, and David Allen. Join us for an enlightening discussion on gentrification, our city, and the way forward.

https://www.facebook.com/events/543292989342402/

Location: 
Grand Rapids Public Library
Address: 
Main Library - 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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Socialism 101

Date: 
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

What exactly is Socialism? How is it different from Capitalism? How is it related to Communism? Who was Karl Marx? What's with all the red?

If you've ever pondered these questions, or have questions of your own, Socialist Alternative Grand Rapids invites you to the first of our Socialism 101 series. Each event will consist of an explaination of a basic topic concerning Socialism and Leftist theory in general, as well as a broad Q&A.

This event is open to the public.

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

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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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