Events

  • Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM through June 18, 2018 · 21 rsvps
    State Capitol in Lansing, MI

    Join DJJ for the Poor People's Campaign

    The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. Starting May 14th, Michigan community will unite with states across the country for a month of nonviolent action -- and DJJ is part of a state-wide community of faith leaders that is recruiting for the campaign.

    This is a critical moment to ensure that our Jewish community shows up to stand with this movement - and to say that we are ready to build new political, economic and moral structures for this country.

    Want to be there with us? Actions will take place for six consecutive weeks at the State Capitol in Lansing. Sign up for one or more dates below so we can be in touch about details*:

    Agenda for all days of action:
    11:30AM: Leadup & Orientation - Optional (at Central United Methodist Church, across from northeast corner of Capitol)
    1:30PM: Leave church to march to Rally at Capitol 
    Approx 2PM: Rally at Capitol*The sign up says the timing is 11am-4pm, but if needed you can come late or leave early. (Consult agenda breakdown above).

    Mon. May 14 - Women / Youth / Disabled / Children / Right To Education
    Mon. May 21 - Connecting Systematic Racism / Economic Justice with Voting Rights and Just Immigration
    Tues. May 29 - Veterans, War Economy, Militarism (Note: this is the only action that will be held on Tuesday, due to Memorial Day.)
    Mon. June 4 - Right To Health - Ecology, Justice In Health, Water, Extreme Extraction (Fracking), Climate Change, Health Care
    Mon. June 11 - “Everybody’s Got A Right To Live” - Living Wages, Guaranteed Income, Housing, Social Services
    Mon. June 18 - “New / Unsettling Force” - Challenging Nation’s Moral Narrative - Fusion Movement Rising Up