Ypsilanti

Democracy Reform Town Hall - Ypsilanti

Date: 
Sun, Mar 31, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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In 2018, Michigan voters and Voters Not Politicians made history by passing a redistricting reform amendment with 61% of the vote to end gerrymandering.

Join Voters Not Politicians at a Democracy Reform Town Hall to learn more about Michigan’s new redistricting process and how you can participate. The group will also discuss other critical democracy reform issues to strengthen the democratic process through citizen action in Michigan.

Admission is free, and all Michiganders are welcome (including young ones)! However, SPACE IS LIMITED, so please RSVP!

Location: 
Ypsilanti Senior & Community Center
Address: 
1015 N Congress St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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Climate Change Teach-In

Date: 
Thu, Mar 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Join Residence Housing Association and Michigan Student Power Network for a teach-in on how climate change is shaping the world around us! We will eat FREE food and discuss systematic ways in which profit is put before our planet in governmental and corporate decision-making. A representative from Sunrise Movement Ann Arbor will be speaking about the upcoming Washtenaw County Climate Strike.

This event will take place in the Wise Hall Main Floor Lounge.

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Location: 
Wise Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, United States

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Care, Not Cops

Date: 
Sat, Mar 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Last month, we came together despite the gross weather and a last minute venue change.

We discussed places/groups that needlessly interface with police and places where police are institutionally imposed. We also began to brainstorm how to interrupt this by focusing on harm reduction and care.

Location: 
Riverside Arts Center
Address: 
76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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2019 Jim Toy Birthday Bash

Date: 
Thu, Apr 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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The Jim Toy Birthday Bash brings together the LGBTQ community, allies, political leaders and other community notable community members for a night of celebration to honor the Jim Toy Community Center’s namesake. This event celebrates the legendary Jim Toy and his lifetime of advocacy and accomplishments on behalf of the LGBTQ community.

SPONSORS
Comcast
Sweet Heather Anne
Trillium Real Estate
Sam Bagenstos
Lawrence Kestenbaum

Location: 
Bona Sera Restaurant
Address: 
200 West Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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Labor 101

Date: 
Sat, Mar 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Share this event with your co-workers!

As socialists, workers are at the core of our vision. Join the HVDSA Labor Committee for our first Labor 101. We will discuss how workers are at the core of socialist thought, as well as the history of the labor movement, and different forms of worker organization including but not limited to labor unions.

Location: 
Riverside Arts Center
Address: 
76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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Training: Building Democratic Socialist Power

Date: 
Sat, Mar 9, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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We know we want, even need socialism, but how do we make it a reality? The answer is that we organize! But what is organizing, and how should we do it in DSA?

Location: 
Riverside Arts Center
Address: 
76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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Cards for queer incarcerated folks

Date: 
Thu, Mar 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Come make cards for queer incarcerated people! Letters to the prisons send love and support to people who need it and signal to the guards that there are people on the outside who care about these folks.
If you're worried about what to say, there are pre-made formats!
We'll have some snacks, feel free to bring some if you want. Invite your friends!

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Location: 
Riverside Arts Center

Learn about Solar Power in Ypsilanti

Date: 
Sun, Mar 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Learn about new opportunities for saving money with new solar technology. SolarYpsi's Dave Strenski will explain how to install solar power on your home, business, or non-profet. Learn about the 30% Federal tax credit that continues through 2019 and about Opportunity Zone incentives that can save even more money! Chart House Energy will explain how businesses, non-profits and homeowners can monetize tax credits, to save or eliminate up-front costs on installations. Other local solar contractors will be available to help you get started.

Location: 
Ypsilanti Freighthouse
Address: 
100 Market Place, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198

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Celebrate People Power: The CBO & Beyond

Date: 
Wed, Mar 6, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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**location within Riverside Arts Center changed: we will be meeting in the Off Center (street level gallery with door underneath marquee sign)**

Want to help shape Ypsilanti's future?

Want to see more community input into decisions about local development and other actions that affect us all?

Share in creating an Ypsilanti that speaks for all its residents and celebrate our coalition victory in turning the Community Benefits Ordinance into law!

Location: 
Riverside Arts Center
Address: 
76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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Phone Bank and Postcards for Medicare for All!

Date: 
Tue, Feb 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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This is in conjunction with the National Nurses United call for national phone banks to target congress to support Pramila Jayapal's new Medicare for All Act!! We will be calling voters in Nancy Pelosi's district, but also calling other Democrats on key committees who are blocking this legislation! (including our very own Dan Kildee who is a *major figure* in this! Plus, we'll be writing single payer postcards to Kildee, Pelosi, and others! Food and libation provided!!!! Bring a friend!!!!

Location: 
4330 Silverleaf Dr, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-7536, United States

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