Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Water is Life **CALL TO ACTION**

Date: 
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 - 11:30am to 4:00pm

**CALL TO ACTION**

Schedule

11:30 am Gather at Calder
12:00 pm
Opening Drum and Prayer
Speeches start / RALLY TIME!!!
…Living the Standing Rock experience
…Updates from camp
…Green energy revolution and reinvesting
into environmentally conscious programs
…Divesting, #WhatsYourDollarSupporting

Location: 
Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids MI

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Redistricting Presentation

Date: 
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

How are legislative lines drawn in Michigan? Who draws them? Why is the process important for ensuring fair representation?

Learn the answers to these questions and more by attending a presentation on REDISTRICTING by guest speaker, League of Women Voters of Michigan Board President, Judy Karandjeff.

Space is limited; please be sure to accurately indicate your interest!

The League of Women Voters, at all levels, is a nonpartisan political organization; it never supports or opposes candidates or parties.

Location: 
Kent District Library - Cascade Township Branch

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Black Lives Matter Vigil

Date: 
Wed, Feb 1, 2017 - 12:15pm to 12:45pm

Public Witness at Rosa Parks Circle off Monroe. We will stand by her statue on the corner from 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm. All are welcome to join us. Our goal is to support the Black Lives Matter Movement, and build partnerships in the community with others who are seeking racial justice and equality. RevColleen Squires will bring the signs, but feel free to bring your own as well. This takes place monthly on the first Wednesday of the month, all year.

Location: 
Rosa Parks Circle

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Educators, Parents, and the People Oppose Betsy DeVos

Date: 
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

The confirmation of Betsy DeVos is being protested in her hometown of Holland this Saturday, as well. If you're interested in participating, here's the current information that I have:

Educators, Parents, and the People Oppose Betsy DeVos
Saturday January 28
11 AM - 1:30 PM
Centennial Park, 250 Central Ave in Holland

Location: 
Centennial Park, 250 Central Ave in Holland

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Stand with Planned Parenthood Grand Rapids

Date: 
Sat, Feb 11, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Please join us for a PEACEFUL counter-protest in SUPPORT of Planned Parenthood!

Groups of defund Planned Parenthood activists are planning to protest outside of Planned Parenthood locations nationwide on Saturday February 11, from 9am to 11am. Our counter-protest will start at 8am and end at 12pm. We welcome your support, even if you only come for part of the time! We will be there early so that we are there before the defund Planned Parenthood activists show up, and stay past when they plan to leave.

Location: 
Planned Parenthood

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Plan B: Planned Parenthood Benefit | Pyramid Scheme: Sat 1/14

Date: 
Sat, Jan 14, 2017 - 8:00pm to Sun, Jan 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Doors at 8:00pm | ages 21+ | $6adv/$8 dos

Starring: AOK, Lady Ace Boogie, Lipstick Jodi, and Prudence. WSG: Molly Bouwsma Schultz, Lena Trinket, and Tonia Bug.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1817817855128909/

Location: 
The Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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STOP Funding DAPL

Date: 
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

On this date we will be commemotating the anniversary of the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. There in a clear link between the genocidal policies of the US government in 1890, to the exploitative practices and the civil rights violations that have been happening at Standing Rock against the Water Protectors.

Location: 
Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids MI

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#NotMyPresident Trump Victory Rally Protest

Date: 
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

UPDATE: Doors open at 4:00PM!

Trump is preforming a string of victory rallies across the country. He will be at the Grand Rapids DeltaPlex Arena this Friday (12/9). Trump's rally starts at 7:00 PM, so I'd like us to show up well before that to make sure our voice are heard by those coming in, as well as the media.

As with the previous #NotMyPresident protests, this will be a peaceful event. Bring signs and your voices.

Location: 
The DeltaPlex Arena

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Protest Trump's "Thank You" Tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Date: 
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm

UPDATES:
Time change! Start at 4:30 if possible. Another group (Notmypresident) is organizing for this too, and is planning to be there at 4:30.

In addition to those who have RSVP'd for this event, there are at least two other versions floating around that have an additional 150 people coming.

Please take a look at the location:
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0085873,-85.6805246,581m/data=!3m1!1e3

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The DeltaPlex Arena

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The Spectacle Blooms

Date: 
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Poets! Painters! Installations! Dancers! Food! Creations of every kind of imagination! The Spectacle has been budding on the branches, gathering its energy and collecting the dew of time, waiting for the day it opens to great the brilliant sun!

The Spectacle is an open source art and community event that seeks to give all expression of creativity an empowering experience to be shared and celebrated in.

We also believe that through the creative experience we can realize our tangible ability to create a vivacious and loving community.

Location: 
64 Ionia Ave SW Ste 200, Grand Rapids

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