Economic Justice

Annual Potluck and Light Action

Date: 
Tue, Dec 10, 2019 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm

City:

All are welcome! Please save the date and share!
We will be meeting at MWRO (4th floor of Central) this Tuesday December 10th which is the second Tuesday of the month PWB meeting. Agenda below. If you are willing to hold a Light Brigade letter and hold space on Adams and Woodward, please arrive at 4:30. Please bring a dish to share if you can.

Location: 
Central Methodist Church Detroit
Address: 
23 East Adams Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226

People's Water Board Coalition November Meeting

Date: 
Tue, Nov 12, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

City:

Join us at our regularly scheduled second Tuesday meeting at the Commons.

We will be discussing our ongoing projects as well as some new legislation in Lansing.

https://www.facebook.com/events/965901777102332/

Location: 
Cass Corridor Commons
Address: 
4605 Cass Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201

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Cooperation Jackson Meet & Greet

Date: 
Tue, Sep 17, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

City:

FREE - Public Event - New local venue

Highland Park and Detroit come out to chill and chat with Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson and Author of Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-determination in Jackson, Mississippi.

Special invited guests include Detroit Community Wealth Fund and the Detroit Reads Jackson Rising study group from KAN Bookstore.

Location: 
Woodward Ave bar and grill
Address: 
12000 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48203

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Responsible Lending, Not Payday Lending

Date: 
Tue, Aug 20, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

City:

Join Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) and Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) in partnership with the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Lending for a community conversation about the impact of payday loans on Detroit residents. Hear from people that have been impacted by the payday loan debt trap. Also hear from advocates about what we are doing to fight for residents to help them avoid the payday loan debt trap!

The conversation will be followed by a resource fair where attendees can get on-site financial information and help!

Location: 
Central Detroit Christian Community Development
Address: 
1550 Taylor St, Detroit, Michigan 48206

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How Global Economics Work For and Against Us in Detroit

Date: 
Wed, Mar 27, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

City:

If Detroit is in the midst of a recovery then why aren’t more Detroiters moving out of poverty?

Learn more about the invisible economic policies driving the reality of life for the average Detroiter.

Lack of Affordable Housing
Escalating Water Rates
Low-Wage Employment
Poor Public Transportation

What are the tools we need to organize and educate with our community to fight inequality and poverty in our city?

Location: 
7700 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-2411, United States

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Equitable Planning & Zoning Citizens Focus Group

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

City:

The Citizens Focus Group is made up of Detroiters who will address revisions to specific provisions in the 2012 Detroit City Charter. This meeting will consist of guided discussions on Planning and Zoning to produce outcomes of a revision to be presented to the Detroit City Charter Revision Commission.

This meeting will include discussions related to the following aspects of the City Charter:

-Board of Zoning Appeals
-City Planning Commission
-Planning & Development Department

(among other applicable sections)

Location: 
Faith Redemption Center, Church of God in Christ
Address: 
15727 Plymouth Rd, Detroit, Michigan 48227

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Babies’ Health Over Corporate Wealth Nurse-In (DETROIT)

Date: 
Sun, Aug 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

City:

Join Milky Mommas and Nationwide Nurse-In for the Babies’ Heath Over Corporate Wealth Nurse-In.

This Nurse-In event is in response to the US putting corporate interests before the health of babies and children in the US and around the world. We are gathering to demand that we promote, protect, and support breastfeeding in the US and around the world because the health of babies is more important that the wealth of corporations.

Location: 
Campus Martius Park
Address: 
800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48226

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Public Speakout/Rally Against Detroit Drainage Fees

Date: 
Wed, Jun 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

City:

We call on the City of Detroit and the newly-formed Great Lakes Water Authority to cancel the existing debts of Detroit Water and Sewerage customers and start afresh with simple, affordable rates: all customer past-due balances are wiped clean.

Detroit made international headlines when tens of thousands of residents lost their access to water through an aggressive shut-off program by the water department.

Location: 
Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, Detroit
Address: 
8625 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48214

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Solidarity Saturdays: Stop The Detroit Water Shut Offs

Date: 
Sat, May 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

City:

Last month, the City of Detroit announced plans to shut off water to more than 17,000 residents resuming a condemned practice of denying water and sanitation service to low income households. Meanwhile, Detroit and surrounding cities are in the middle of an alarming Hepatitis A epidemic! This public health crisis has led to national travel warnings not to go to Michigan.

Location: 
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
Address: 
735 Randolph St, Detroit, Michigan 48226

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Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action at Michigan State Capital

Date: 
Mon, May 14, 2018 - 11:30am to 4:00pm

City:

Michigan is just one of over 30 states across the country and Washington DC heading to their state capitals on May 14 to force a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy. Join us and the masses in standing with the folks doing nonviolent moral fusion direct action, as we show our elected leaders we will no longer allow the violence of poverty to keep poor and disenfranchised people down. It is time for a moral audit of this nation!

Location: 
Lansing Central United Methodist Church

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