“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
– Frederick Douglass

People’s Forum to End Emergency Management in Michigan
What Emergency Management and bankruptcy mean to You and Your Community: The Impact & Solutions

Saturday, August 17 9:30am
Samaritan Center
5555 Conner Street, #2244
Detroit, MI 48213-3487

Supported and Facilitated by
Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management (D-REM)
more info:
(313) 782-DREM (3736) #NOEMDET

  • 9:30am Introduction and Overview
  • Cultural Expression, Poetry, Music
  • Two informative Panels (schedule on below)
  • Workshops on ACTIONS to defeat the Emergency Management Act
  • Community Learning, Brainstorming
  • and Relationship Building
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Childcare Offered
  • Youth encouraged to Participate


9:30am Welcome and Call to Action
Pastor Bill Wylie Kellerman
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Detroit

Forum Moderator – Lila Cabil
Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development
Uprooting Racism Planting Justice

PANEL ONE 10 – 11:10am

Voting Rights and Democracy

Linda Campbell
Building Movement Detroit, Detroit People’s Platform

Marian Kramer
Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, People’s Water Board

Banks and Bankruptcy
Jerry Goldberg
Moratorium Now!, Eviction Defense

Community Response
invited: Rev. Charles Williams, III
Detroit National Action Network

Federal Lawsuit
John Philo
Sugar Law Center

PANEL TWO 11:25am – 12:30pm

Jobs & Retirement Benefits
Shawndrica Simmons
AFL-CIO, Secretary Treasurer, Former President AFCSME Local 3309; Presently Full-Service Staff Representative for AFCSME Council 25

Elena Herrada
Detroit Public School Board in Exile

Lansing / Legislative

Brandon Jessup
Michigan Forward

Detroit Economics: Two Cities

Gregg Newsom
Detroit Deprogramming

ACTION WORKSHOP 11:25am – 12:30pm
Gloria Aneb House Ph.D
Free Detroit/No Consent

Supported and Facilitated by
Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management (D-REM)
more info:
(313) 782-DREM (3736) #NOEMDET

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