University of Michigan FIGHT FOR $15 event on April 1

Join a new coalition in the FIGHT FOR $15: a Panel discussion and organizing meeting on raising the Minimum Wage.

When: Wednesday April 1, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: 512 Haven Hall, 505 South State Street , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Parking map: https://pts.umich.edu/maps/central_south.pdf (PDF)

FF15Learn about living wage campaigns around the country.
Take action with us on April 15th in solidarity with minimum wage struggles everywhere.

Speakers: GEO organizers, Detroit fast food workers, student workers, and community members

Breakout Sessions: share experiences and discuss organizing and campaign strategies for the 4/15 action.

Decisions: vote on the course of action for April 15th to coincide with the nation-wide struggle to raise the minimum wage.

Dinner will be served!

Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/670126539760570/

Protect workers and save local democracy in Michigan: Stop H.B. 4052

Sign the Washtenaw Community Action Team’s petition against Michigan’s House Bill 4052 by clicking the link below. If passed, this law may prohibit Michigan cities and towns from passing minimum wage laws, prevailing wage laws, and other progressive local laws:

https://www.coworker.org/petitions/protect-workers-and-save-local-democracy-in-michigan-stop-h-b-4052

Black Friday Walmart Rallies in Washtenaw and Livingston County

Support workers fighting for fair pay and respect at WalMart by attending one of three Black Friday rallies in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties on Friday, November 28 . You can find out more details about the rallies at the Black Friday Protest site.

There are three rallies in this area:
Howell – 7:00 AM, November 28
Walmart Supercenter 1754
3850 E Grand River Ave
HOWELL, MI 48843

Saline12:30 PM, November 28
Walmart Supercenter 5472
7000 E Michigan Ave
SALINE, MI 48176

Ypsilanti – 6:30 PM, November 28
Walmart Supercenter 1824
2515 Ellsworth Rd
YPSILANTI, MI 48197

To RSVP for one of the rallies, go to the Black Friday Protest site.

November 20th: Global Action for Ayotzinapa – Ann Arbor and Detroit

As part of the Global Day of Action for Ayotzinapa , today there will be a vigil in Ann Arbor to support the people of Mexico and their efforts to gain answers in the case of the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa:

WHERE: Diag, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus, Ann Arbor MI
WHEN: Thursday November 20, 5:00 PM

For more about the disappeared students, check out this article . There is also an event in Detroit :

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Ann Arbor International Day of Peace – Sunday 9/21/14

Join the Washtenaw Community Action Team, the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, and other local organizations for the Ann Arbor International Day of Peace:

WHERE: Parking lot north of Ann Arbor Downtown Library, 343 S. 5th Ave, Ann Arbor
WHEN: Sunday 9/21/14, 9 AM – 11 PM
More Info: Facebook event

Gather with your peaceful friends, family and neighbors in Library Lane as Ann Arbor joins thousands of communities around the world to discuss, envision and celebrate peace. Featuring live music, dancing, art, food and more. **Interested in performing/volunteering? Contact: a2ybeat@gmail.com**

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples, and for “creating a culture of peace and non-violence for the children of the world.”

Join us for a full day of peaceful, inspiring events including spoken word, live music, peace workshops, a free speech soap box, the Megiddo Peace Table, food carts and much more. Details for these and other events to be posted as they are confirmed. **Please invite friends, family and neighbors!**

Music and Spoken Words to Turn the Heart
Confirmed acts include:
Detroit Music Awards winner, Grammy Award Nominee and original Woodstock alum Muruga Booker and the Cosmic Hoedown Band.

Paul and Claire Tinkerhess.

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This very special event is made possible with the cooperation and support of: the Ann Arbor City Council, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, the Megiddo Peace Project, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, Gray Panthers of Washtenaw, Jerusalem Garden, Downtown Home and Garden and the Center for Independent Living.

**Interested in performing, donating or volunteering your time for set-up, clean-up, etc…? Please contact: a2ybeat@gmail.com**“