Gentrification

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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Actions in Ypsi / International Village / sept 18 and 19

Date: 
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to Tue, Sep 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

City:

UPDATE:
City of Ypsilanti moves Monday and Tuesday's meetings to the Freighthouse to accomodate expected high turnout for the event. Please stay tuned here to see all updates and/or venue and time changes.

Monday 9/18/17 7pm at the Freighthouse 100 Market Pl, Ypsi
Tuesday 9/19/17 7pm at the Freighthouse 100 Market Pl, Ypsi

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Special meeting at City Hall specific to International Village and Affordable Housing!

Location: 
Freighthouse / City Hall

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Speak Up at City Council: International Village

Date: 
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

City:

Speak up for affordability at City Hall!

The Ypsilanti Human Relations Commission has recommended to City Council that it hold a public special public meeting on International Village and affordable housing.

Location: 
Ypsilanti City Hall
Address: 
1 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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Mike Duggan: Detroit Is Not For Sale

Date: 
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

City:

On September 13th Crain’s Business Detroit will use Matty Moroun’s abandoned train station to host their annual “Homecoming” event. This three-day event will kick off at the old Central Train Depot, where the wealthy elite will hear about all of the “great opportunities” in Detroit ripe for investment.

Location: 
Roosevelt Park in Corktown
Address: 
2200 Michigan Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48216

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Speak Up for Affordability at City Hall!

Date: 
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

City:

Speak up for affordability at City Hall!

Come to the August meeting of the Ypsilanti Human Relations Commission. "Strategies to Combat Gentrification" has been on the Agenda since July and the HRC wants your input!

+++Tell your housing story!

+++Tell the HRC that gentrification and the housing crisis are real!

Public comment is open at the beginning of the meeting (with additional opportunities to speak later in the meeting).

Individuals are allotted 3 minutes to speak.

Location: 
Ypsilanti City Hall
Address: 
1 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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Piano Factory Rally

Date: 
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

City:

This is a peaceful gathering to show our love and support for the Chase Hackley Piano Factory. Please bring positive signs! Stay on the sidewalk so as not to trespass. Bring family and friends. The press will hopefully be there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/161902954376289/

Location: 
2400 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon, MI 49441

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DAY Community Discussion: Strategies for Defending Affordability

Date: 
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

City:

Come join DEFEND AFFORDABLE YPSI to discuss strategies for defending affordability and resisting gentrification in Ypsi and beyond.

We will provide updates on local efforts concerning affordability and will open up discussion to community members to strategize ways of defending affordability.

Prospect Park Pavilion, 7pm
Seating is limited, bring chairs.

Renters and Allies welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/116923035630175/

Location: 
Prospect Park
Address: 
546 Oak St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198

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Save Local Farms Save Local Food - Kent County

Date: 
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Hear from Farm Experts:
(1) Why Kent County is Losing Farms (2) Possible Funding Options to Save Our Farms

Help us Decide:
(3) Which approach is Best Fit for Kent County
(4) What's Your Role
(5) Where do we go from here

https://www.facebook.com/events/869086653239916/

Location: 
Blandford Nature Center
Address: 
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

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A Discussion on Ethical Redevelopment featuring Theaster Gates

Date: 
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm

City:

Over the past year, a group of urban practitioners from around the country were selected by Place Lab, a University of Chicago-based partnership led by Theaster Gates, to travel to Chicago and engage the 9 Principles of Ethical Redevelopment.

Location: 
University of Detroit Mercy
Address: 
4001 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, Michigan 48221

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National Black Anti-Gentrification Conference

Date: 
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sun, Jul 2, 2017 - 1:00pm

City:

The location for Friday June 30, 2017 Meet-n-Greet/Community "Speak Out":

Shrine of the Black Madonna
7625 Linwood, Detroit MI 48206

The location for the all day Saturday July 1, 2017 Conference:

Dexter Elmhurst Community Center
11825 Dexter Ave, Detroit, MI 48206

Location: 
Dexter Elmhurst Community Center
Address: 
11825 Dexter Ave, Detroit, MI 48206

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