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.
Neighbors and Supporters Start Vigil to Oppose Fannie Mae Eviction of Jennifer Britt
Offices of Senators Stabenow and Levin Seek Solution
What: Vigil at home of Jennifer Britt in opposition to Fannie Mae eviction
When: Continuing Friday, July 20, and thereafter, until resolved
Where: 15701 Warwick St. at Midland, Detroit’s Rosedale Park, south of Grand River
Who: Neighbors, community advocates, union members, and faith-based advocates allied with the Eviction Defense Committee of Occupy
Supporters of Jennifer Britt and her family are mounting a vigil that will continue Friday and next week Continue reading →
STOP THE BANKS ROBBERY OF DETROIT – MONEY FOR JOBS AND HUMAN SERVICES NOT THE BANKS — SUSPEND THE CITY’S DEBT SERVICE TO THE BANKS
DEMONSTRATE AT U.S. BANK’S DETROIT OFFICE
Friday – June 15, 2012 – 4 P.M.
535 Griswold St. (Buhl Bldg. at E. Congress, downtown Detroit U.S. Bank
Governor Snyder’s threat this week to turn over Detroit’s $80 million in revenue sharing to U.S. Bank, exposes what the Public Act 4 and Financial Review Team are all about. They are meant to insure that the City’s $16.9 billion ($4.9 billion in interest/profit) gets paid. City jobs and services are to be eliminated so the same banks that destroyed Detroit’s neighborhoods now get first lien on the City’s treasury.
Mayor Bing and the media created a frenzy over the Corporation Counsel’s lawsuit saying it would cause the City to go broke as of Friday, threatening payless paydays for the workers. After the lawsuit was dismissed it came out that what Bing was really worried about was making a $34.2 million bond payment to the banks. Continue reading →