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Date: 
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

City:

The City of Ypsilanti will be hosting two important meetings on Monday, November 13.

Due to bad scheduling on the part of City Council and Staff, the City decided to hold a meeting on International Village at the same time as the joint commission meeting on housing.

Here's what's planned. Go to one of these meetings. Go to both. Go in between. Choose your own adventure!

Location: 
Riverside Arts Center | Ypsilanti, MI

Event Type:

Defend Affordable Ypsi Townhall

Date: 
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

City:

This Sunday, Nov 12! 6pm @ Ziggy's!

DEFEND AFFORDABLE YPSI is hosting a townhall! All ages! Open to the public!

Topics include:
-the resistance to International Village
-the community benefits ordinance
-visioning for an equitable and participatory future

Childcare support available!

Come bring your ideas. There will be ample time to speak, including smaller group sessions for more intensive discussion on specific topics.

Location: 
Ziggy's
Address: 
206 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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

Event Type:

City Council Town Hall

Date: 
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

City:

*This is an update to the Town Hall. Dan Vogt has had a death in his immediate family. He is not going to be at the Town Hall tomorrow, sadly. The event is still going to take place, no worries. Thank you for your understanding of his absense. City Manager McClary will be there and able to help answer some questions as well. I look forward to seeing you at this event.*

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

Ypsi City Council Meeting

Date: 
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

City:

Join DAY and other community members at City Council to speak out on International Village, the China trip, Community Benefits, and other pressing concerns.

There are multiple opportunities for public comment, including during opening Audience Participation at the beginning of the meeting.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1460166044019637/

Location: 
City of Ypsilanti, MI

Event Type:

Potluck Fundraiser for Defend Affordable Ypsi by The Hosting

Date: 
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 - 7:30pm to 11:30pm

City:

The Hosting is proud to present an evening potluck show to raise funds for Defend Affordable Ypsi, a group alliance which aims to protect low income housing for housing insecure individuals across Wasthenaw County.

Defend Affordable Ypsi is working to raise $2,000 for the production of a publication on the housing crisis in Washtenaw County, and we're gonna do what we can to help them reach their goal!

Please join us for an evening of sharing food, space, energy, BONFIRE and all around high energy vibes.

Location: 
The Hosting
Address: 
207 N State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

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

Event Type:

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

Event Type:

Intersectionality:

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

Event Type:

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

Event Type:

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