On Martin Luther King Day, January 21st at 2pm EST, Strike Debt NYC will hold a discussion titled “Privilege, Debt, & Common Struggle: Where Do We Go From Here?” In NYC, we will deepen our understanding of Dr. King’s legacy, enrich our analysis of the debt system, consider ways to build alternatives, and begin to pave a way forward based on unity, solidarity and common struggle.
Additional events are being planned by Strike Debt groups around the country during the week before and after. We believe this is a powerful opportunity to build a larger, nation-wide conversation, so we are encouraging Strike Debt groups and friends around the country to host events during the week after MLK Day by breaking into small discussion groups and completing a workbook that will be available on our website. If you have an event planned, or if you’d like to participate as a group or an individual, we invite you to email us with the details: email@example.com. Continue reading
For Immediate Release
Event: Annual Detroit MLK Day Rally & March
Date: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, Noon-5:00pm
Location: Central United Methodist Church, Woodward at Adams, Downtown Detroit
Sponsor: Detroit MLK Committee
URL: http://mlkdetroit.org/ or http://www.mecawi.org/
Detroit MLK Day Begins Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of Great March to Freedom (1963-2013)
This year’s Detroit Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March & Rally will represent the 10th annual commemoration held at the Historic Central United Methodist Church. This is the church where Dr. King delivered his annual Lent sermons and preached three weeks prior to his assassination on April 4, 1968.
2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the “Great March to Freedom” in Detroit where 250,000 or more walked down Woodward Avenue demanding jobs and civil rights. Continue reading
ANOTHER DETROIT IS POSSIBLE!
One year ago Occupy Detroit swept through downtown from the Spirit of Detroit to Grand Circus Park with over 1,000 attending through the day and evening. Speakers spoke and let us know a NEW WORLD IS POSSIBLE – what it would take is being engaged in the movement to bring it from spoken word to a life changing opportunity.
Last year on October 10 a host of people came to Spirit Of Hope Church to learn how to participate as the Occupy Movement came to Detroit. That first night our numbers exceeded the capacity of the church and the meeting moved outside.
ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 14, 2012
We celebrate, reflect, and discuss the evolving movement and how Version 2 of Occupy Detroit will launch. Lessons learned, issues fought and continuing at present will be discussed. Those engaged in action, making a difference in their lives and those they touch will share how a movement impacted their live over the past year and what the FUTURE holds in the PRESENT and beyond.
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Noon Serving Lunch with Live Music
1pm Scheduled Speakers (see below)
3:30 Public Soapbox
4pm Music and snacks
5:30pm Event moves to 1515 Broadway
6pm Photo slideshows
7pm Discussion Groups
8pm Uniting Discussions
9pmClosing and Dedication
The following people have agreed to speak at the event. There will be time offered for a public soapbox as well, and organizations are encouraged to bring a table and setup their information at the event. Continue reading
The Detroit Long Term Planning Project has been holding meetings with the public in various locations. We asked to see the ”Roaming Table” come to an Occupy event, but it hasn’t made it yet. This series of candidate forums promises to address issues the long tern planning project has found. It will also be a way to engage candidates on our issues.
Update: We’ve received a query from the DWP Long Term Planning staff asking Occupy Detroit when we are ready to have the “Roaming Table” come to a meeting. Please weigh in with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the topic “DWP Roaming Table Vist”. We need suggested dates and location for the visit. This will also be brought up in the agenda for the next General Assembly.
Additional Candidate Forums
- Saturday August 28 the Alliance for Immigrant Rights – Michigan will hold a candidate information session from noon – 2:00pm at the Detroit Hispanic Development Center, 1211 Trumbull, Detroit 48216.
Video from the Monday session