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Demand Affordable Water From Detroit City Council!

We are going to City Council every Tuesday morning!

Here is the event for this Tuesday. Please share it and make plans to come and make a public comment if you can!

HOMRICH 9 Charges Dismissed!

All charges dismissed against the ‘Homrich 9’ Detroit water shutoff protestors

After nearly three years of dragged-out legal proceedings, all charges have been dropped against Detroit’s “Homrich 9” water rights activists.

Judge Ronald Giles of the 36th District Court dismissed the charges on June 14, finding the defendants’ constitutional right to a speedy trial was violated by “numerous unexplained and unjustified delays.”

“Three years of prosecution on a misdemeanor is unconscionable,” says Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann, one of the protestors. “The number of court appearances and the travel constraints of bond have been burdensome to many in the group.”

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JOIN US! Information Democracy

Detroit Equity Action Lab is in the middle of an awesome training series titled Information Democracy, which is an 8-part training series that is free to the public. Our hope is to better equip community with the tools they need to become better organizers, advocates, journalists and information stewards.

Here’s the flyer. This week, Tony Paris will be presenting on legal research. The next week, we will feature a training on how to use the WSU law library. We think that the people in your networks may be especially interested in these two trainings. Thus, we hope that you spread the word and consider attending yourself.

Detroit People’s Climate March, April 29

Click here for Facebook event

Click here for Facebook event

Water Testing Project – We the People of Detroit

Organizing Against the Savior Mentality, April 7

Click here for Facebook Event

Click here for Facebook Event

Community Benefits 2.0 – Statewide Convening

Click here for Facebook Event Page

Click here for Facebook Event Page

In Love and Struggle: A Conversation with Robin D.G. Kelley & Stephen Ward

We hope to see you all on April 2nd at 2pm!

In Love and Struggle: 

A Conversation with Robin D.G. Kelley & Stephen Ward

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E. Warren Ave.

Detroit, MI

Book signing to follow conversation.

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, June 1-4

Thinking for Ourselves: Silence of the Good

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By Shea Howell

March 6, 2017

Every year, on March 2, I listen to the speech Dr. Martin Luther King gave at my college in 1967. This year marks the 50th since I first heard him there. A month after he was in Marietta, Ohio, he would speak at Riverside Church in New York, “Breaking the Silence” on Vietnam. There he would proclaim that America was the “greatest purveyor of violence” in the world and that we needed a “radical revolution in values against racism, materialism, and militarism.” A year later, he would be killed.

King’s subject was the future of integration and, while acknowledging progress in civil rights, he explained that “the murder of civil rights workers is still a popular pastime in the south.”

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