A two day event is planned for Earth Day Detroit 2013 – Sunday April 21 and Monday April 22 to connect people with not only survival skills, but how to thrive in the face of an environment that can be difficult. Our risks include the corner store, abandoned properties, waste being dumped in our neighborhoods, and the corporate criminals polluting our air, water, and soil. Our intent is to bring people together not merely for presentation – we intend to have conversation.
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
City Council went into recess on August 1, 2012, however there is so much happening at this time that a special session was under discussion weeks prior. We’ve received the agenda for the meeting and these topics are present:
- Provide Assessors, city must have positions filled ASAP
- Resolution authorizing a ballot proposal to Approve Public Safety Millage requested by Board of Police Commissioners
- Resolution for William Charity Fund, petition #2515
- Proposal to amend Chapter 61 of the 1984 Detroit City Code, with regard to provisions for School Building Adaptive Re-Use. A public hearing will be scheduled.
- Discussion of issues relative to the Detroit Workforce Development Department and the Department of Health and Wellness Promotion.
Public comments will also be heard.
Notable Protest Activity
Occupy Detroit is working with Free Detroit No Consent and union representation in preparing a public awareness action that we hope will attract the eyes of the nation. Call it a premonition if you’d like.
Lords and Ladies it is time to MOVE OUT! Michigan has suspended Emergency Managers. Your eviction notice is being served and the trucks are coming.
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