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Social and Political Activism - Week of June 19, 2017

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June 2017
 9 a.m. 

"The Longest Day": Hillside Terrace Retirement Community.

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Hillside Terrace is taking part in The Longest Day on June 21st to help fund Alzheimer's research.
We need your help to raise $4,000 before the June 21st deadline to further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Longest Day is all about honoring a caregiver, or someone living with or lost to the disease, by selecting his or her favorite hobby. The event lasts from sunrise to sunset honoring the strength, heart and endurance of those facing this devastating disease.
This year Hillside Terrace is partnering with Bumpin' Bubbles and giving people and businesses in the area a chance to sponsor an hour of team building skills while playing Bubble Soccer. The orchard will be set up like a real soccer field with bleachers for fans, food & drinks, silent auctions, live DJ, Cardio Drumming, NuStepping, Zumba, Yoga, and even Jon Falk from UM Athletic Department will be there signing and handing out his books!
Hillside Terrace Retirement Community, 1939 Jackson Ave. Donation. 734-761-4451. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Dangers of Oil Spills in the Great Lakes: Why We Need to Retire Line 5": The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.

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Line 5 is actually a pair of aging oil pipelines below the Straits of Mackinaw (near the bridge). Line 5 has 29 documented leaks and is operated by Enbridge Inc., whose pipeline near Marshall, MI ruptured in 2010. As a result, more than a million gallons of crude oil contaminated the Kalamazoo River and Talmadge Creek.
Our presentation includes brief video interviews conducted by the National Wildlife Federation, of people affected by the Kalamazoo oil spill. You will hear from people who have studied the Straits and those who know the pipeline, and get to ask questions of them and some of our elected officials.
Join us and learn how you can unite your voice with the 16 counties, 24 cities, 26 townships, and thousands of citizens who have asked that Line 5 be shut down for the sake of our Great Lakes, our well-being, and our economy.
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch, 343, S. Fifth Street, Ann Arbor. Free. [map]



June 2017
 1 p.m.  Free! 

Washtenaw County Democrats Listening Tour Launch: Precinct Organizing Committee of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party.

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We're launching our listening tour with a training session for Democrats interested in organizing other Democrats in their neighborhoods! You'll meet other interested organizers in your area and join with elected delegates for our first training session, to learn what you need to take the next steps.
Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor. Free. [map]

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