Saturday’s General Assembly for Occupy Detroit was held at the Goldengate Restoration Project, one of our recurring neighborhood locations around Detroit. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and bring information from their perspective into the meetings. Upcoming meetings for August 4 & 11 will be at 5900 Activist Center, 5900 Michigan Ave, Detroit and begin shortly after noon. Please arrive early enough to socialize before the meeting, and enjoy the Reforestation garden space in the neighboring lot.
At the end of the meeting a group went over to check on progress of the solar power Continue reading
UPDATED: Occupy Detroit is holding a neighborhood general assembly on July 7, 2012 as a prelude to the 5th Annual Restoring The Neighbor – Back To School Drive. The assembly starts at noon and the event runs from 1-7pm. Location: 2243 Ferry Park Dr, Detroit 48208. We encourage attending this event to be Transportation BARRIER-FREE, reach out and lend a hand to those wishing to attend.
Support education – bring a backpack of school supplies
Our neighborhood host Yusef Bunchy Sakur has been equipping young people with school supplies through this event annually. Please bring a backpack filled with school supplies to the meeting.
Transportation Barrier Free Event
At last week’s assembly the residents of Goldengate Restoration Project listed transportation to the general assemblies is a major reason why many have not attended Continue reading
In Philly, you can feed the birds, the squirrels, the rats, but if you feed a human, you are committing a crime.
June 26-28, 2012
A National Gathering – Occupy Detroit with The Occupy Caravan will demonstrate solidarity with the Philly Homeless as we unite in the D!
Occupy Detroit with it’s Goldengate Restoration Project, R.A.W.S. (Ravers Against World Starvation), Fireweed Universe-city, and the Red Planet Bike Collective will extend an invitation to all citizens, local organizations, and churches as they host the National Occupy Caravans.
The caravans are traveling to Philadelphia from across the country to converge on the city for the Occupy National Gathering, June 30th-July 4, 2012. Continue reading
Neighborhood Restoration Project Fixing Houses, One by One
Eco-friendly, glass-bottle window
Occupy Detroit is restoring the neighborhoods that our government has neglected, one house at a time.
Since late November, we’ve been working on houses along Goldengate Road in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park. The neighborhood is about four blocks south of Seven Mile between Woodward and John R.
So far, the Goldengate Restoration Project has secured 4 abandoned houses. Two more and this side of the street is completely Occupied!
Some of the people restoring the houses are also using them; this is a work-to-live project. Each restored house becomes a foothold for work on the next. We expect the project to spread to other houses in the area.
We need more hands, including people who can lend skills like carpentry, masonry, plumbing. We also need materials including wood, plastic, insulation, brick, mortar, nails, screws, caulk, and more.
Bring tools that fit your hands.
Let’s work at creating the neighborhoods we desire.
Goldengate Restoration Project 144 W. Goldengate Road Call: 248-982-6326 Email: EOL1@aol.com 9am-5pm Monday through Sunday