Excerpt from Hour Detroit Magazine: If you strip down the multi-layer, multi-issue work
of the Rev. Joan Ross, it's all about stabilizing families.
Here, in Detroit's North End - one of the city's less talked about
neighborhoods - her work may mean rescuing a foreclosed home,
pushing for reliable public transit, or bringing fresh produce
into the community. Over the years, Ross has done it all: fighting,
praying, collaborating, and educating. Her work in the North End is tireless;
her spirit, infectious.
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.)
ANNOUNCING DETROIT TOUR OF URBAN GARDENS & FARMS
Presented by Keep Growing Detroit
On Wednesday, August 3rd guests will travel by bus and bike to get a taste of
the routes that Detroit grown food
is traveling from farm to table and learn
a little bit more about the deep roots of the
urban agriculture community. All tours will leave from Eastern Market Shed 3, located east of Russell St. between
Adelaide and Division. Check-in begins at 5:00pm and tours will leave at 6:00pm sharp.
Stick around after the tour for a reception featuring delicious
food prepared with Grown in
Detroit produce by some of Detroit's best local chefs. Back
by popular demand, we'll also be hosting the "Good Food Bazaar"
an interactive space at the reception designed to help introduce
tour guests to opportunities to become active volunteers,
consumers and supporters of the organizations and entrepreneurs
behind the good food momentum in the city.
Registration is now open and early registration is strongly recommended.
To register, visit detroitagriculture.net or call 313-757-2635.
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ANNOUNCING BOGGS CENTER CONFERENCE
Boggs Center has endorsed the SOA Watch Convergence at the Border, which is taking placeholder from October 7-10, 2016 at the border wall in Nogales, Sonora / Arizona. Mobilize your communities to take a stand for justice and against militarization. The convergence will include workshops and events on both sides of he US/Mexico border, as well as art, music, and resistance. To learn more about why SOA Watch is moving from the gates of Fort Benning to the border, read the article From the School of the Americas to the Border and watch the documentary The Empire's War on the Border.
Download and distribute the Border Convergence fliers, and post information and images on your social media networks (click here for sample tweets). Get your group or organization to endorse the convergence, and to spread the word.
History is made by movements - mass movements of people who organize themselves to struggle collectively for a better world. The SOA Watch movement is a nonviolent force to change oppressive U.S. policies as represented by institutions like the School of the Americas, and to resist militarization at home and abroad. It is made up of people from many backgrounds who work towards a positive and fundamentally different alternative to the racist system of violence and domination.
BOOST RECYCLING EFFORTS IN MICHIGAN
GLBD would like to encourage our readers to donate to this program as an option for the holidays.
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