For the third year in a row, water justice advocates from across Michigan will converge at the Capitol on World Water Day, March 22nd. Join DJJ and our partners in People's Water Board coalition for a rally & march. RSVP below to join the contingent of DJJ folks attending the day.
RSVP below so we know you'd like to be part of the DJJ crew AND register with the event organizers here if you want to ride the bus.
You are free to either take the charter bus to Lansing or to carpool with other DJJ'niks. The bus to Lansing will leave Central United Methodist Church (23 E. Adams, Detroit) at 7:30am. The event begins at 9am at First Presbyterian Church (510 W Ottawa St, Lansing 48933). DJJ carpools will depart Lansing by 1pm.
To learn more about our work with People's Water Board Coalition, visit www.detroitjewsforjustice.org/water.
Facebook event here.
Join Detroit Jews for Justice to hear revolutionary artist Aurora Levins Morales share her work. Morales is an indigenous Puerto Rican Jewish woman who weaves storytelling, activism, healing, and disability justice to "...wake up our individual and collective immune systems."Our guest is extremely sensitive to scent, so please do not wear perfume, scented deodorant, or any scented oils. To learn more about this need and practice, you can visit this link.
Suggested donation at door $5 - $36Photo by Linda Haas
Calling all DJJ leaders: RSVP to join us for our monthly General Meeting on Tuesday, April 17th.
Schmoozing & snacks 6 - 6:30 pm. The meeting will start promptly at 6:30 and go until 8. Location TBD.
This month our meeting will also serve as an introduction and training for our involvement in the Poor People's Campaign, when Michigan community will unite with states across the country for a month of action starting in May. We will also have some time for normal business and community announcements. More details to come!
And mark your calendars for the Poor People's Campaign actions in Lansing on Monday May 14th and continuing for the following 4 Monday's (through Father's Day.)
RSVP: Please RSVP so we can know how many people we're planning for and be in touch. Let us know if you'd like to coordinate a carpool (sharing your address below helps!) Contact email@example.com or (248) 802-5302 with questions.
*If you're new to DJJ, please join us at 5:30 so we can orient you before the meeting.*
Join us on Weds. April 25th, 6:30 - 8pm to hear from DJJ Leader Dana about her article "The Structural Origins of Territorial Stigma: Water and Racial Politics in Metropolitan Detroit, 1950s–2010s," which the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR) editorial board awarded the prize of the best article in the journal of 2016.
Bonus points if you prepare for Dana's talk by reading the article here!
Dana is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Michigan and serves as our liaison to land & housing issues. She is also a member of the Campaign Advisory Team.
Light refreshments provided and hot drinks.