The next Active Hope Workshop 6-Part Series will begin on Monday,
January 25th at Sunward Cohousing and continue through all 5 Mondays in
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The spring Active Hope will begin Saturday mornings at Sunward Cohousing,
10am-12pm on April 2, 2016 and continue for six Saturdays
(Skipping April 23rd for the Council) and ending on May 14, 2016.
Two hour mini-workshop with Clifford
Scholz possibly with Rowena Conahan.
"How to Open Your Field to Receive Wisdom & Guidance
from the Natural World", we will explore where to find that opening
within ourselves and how to cultivate practices that sustain it.
Although this will take place in the heart of Ann Arbor in the
community room at Crazy Wisdom, we will help participants
find/reactivate/explore their own connecting pathways through
images and meditation guidance. Mark your calendars for March 20, 2016, 1-3pm.
Class will be limited to 20-25. Cost: $10 Registration through Claire Maitre
is strongly encouraged.
Please register for all events through me by phone or email: Claire Maitre 248-613-8803 / email@example.com
SUPPORT THE SUZIKI VIOLIN PROGRAM IN DETROIT - SUCCESS
The hard work and successes of 2015 are carrying DYV into 2016 with high hopes.
"These kids really mess with any stereotypes you may have had about inner city
youth - and their parents. DYV is disrupting assumptions about ability, commitment and effort by asking a lot of both kids and adults and having the expectation that they will succeed."
Important Refuse Collection Announcement from the City of Detroit - collections are for residents only, not businesses or large apartment buildings. (Click above image for announcement.)
SPEAKER SERIES ADDRESSING ESCALATING INEQUALITY
We have a great line-up of speakers to address the important topic of escalating inequality.
These speaker events are open to the public, and we invite all who wish to
hear about these topics to attend. A registration form can be found on the
second page. We encourage people to register in advance, and will also
Thursday January 21st
"Inequality Matters" Chuck Collins, Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies, Boston
Thursday February 18th
"Has American Fulfilled Its Promise of Equal Justice for All?" Hon. Marilyn Kelly, Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice, Distinguished Jurist in Residence, Wayne State University
Thursday March 17th
"150 Years Later: The 13th Amendment - Freedom Comes to Michigan?" Professor Peter J. Hammer, Director Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Professor Wayne State University
Nov. 15 was the 18th annual America Recycles Day,
billed by the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful as "the only nationally
recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the
We welcome any effort to boost recycling in Michigan, where our dismal residential recycling rate lags behind every other Great Lakes state and is near the bottom of the list nationwide.
Gov. Rick Snyder announced a plan last year to double the residential rate
from 15 percent to 30 percent within two years. A lot of untapped
potential for reaching the governor's goal lies in Detroit, which last year ended its longtime distinction as the largest American city without curbside recycling. All single-family homes in the city now are eligible to participate in the curbside program, but the $25 fee for a recycling cart prevents many households from taking part.
That's why MEC and Zero Waste Detroit partners set up a system
earlier this year that lets you donate $25 or more to help Detroit families
recycle. MEC and ZWD work with the city and its waste-hauling contractors to
purchase and distribute the carts to households that have indicated a desire
to recycle and a need for assistance to pay the fee. Every penny you give goes
directly toward the purchase of a recycling cart. Since we launched the program in April, our generous supporters have put curbside recycling within reach for nearly 80 Detroit households.
It's quick and easy to make a secure online donation. You can do
so by clicking here.
ROCKET STOVE - OUTDOOR COOKER
Rocket Stove - his is an easy-to-build and efficient little stove for cooking outdoors!
Constructed of bricks and some metal stove pipe with purlite or ash insulation between,
this is a really fast way to turn the heat from sticks into a fire that is ready to go instantly.
You can find out more at the Strawbale Studio strawbalestudio.org
If there is interest, a workshop can be scheduled to construct this stove on site or another location.
Coordinator/Teacher at Strawbale Studio outside Oxford, MI, just 1 hr north of Detroit.
248 628 1887 firstname.lastname@example.org strawbalestudio.org.
Classes, internships, potlucks & more.
YOUR BIONEERS RADIO FEATURING GLBD'S GLORIA RIVERA
Shapeshifting Detroit: Overcoming Drive-By Economics
Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Lottie Spady, and Sister Gloria Rivera
The citizens of Detroit are challenging the failed policies that have long favored corporate wealth over the well being of city residents. Leading change-makers Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Lottie Spady and Sister Gloria Rivera are seeding community resilience with one of the most robust urban agricultural movements in the U.S., while contradicting the manipulative media narratives that justify oppression. Listen to the program