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Social and Political Activism - Week of March 11, 2019

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March 2019
 Noon  Free! 

Washtenaw Climate Strike and Rally: Youth of Washtenaw County.

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** 11:11am WALKOUT, 12pm RALLY at U-M Diag. **
Youth of WC, Abdul El-Sayed, Monica Lewis-Patrick and more.
We, the youth of Washtenaw Co., are striking because decades of inaction has left us with just 11 years to curb the worst effects of climate change.
We are striking because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis, which affects us all and whose effects fall disproportionately on our most at-risk communities.
We join hundreds of thousands of students across the planet to fight for our future, and we need you.
Join us in calling for radical action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects, for ambitious climate goals with accountability and the commitment of stable resources for a fair and just energy transition, for ending all new fossil fuel construction, for divestment of pensions and endowments from fossil fuel companies, and for a just Green New Deal.
U-M Diag, 913 S University Ave. Free. [map]



March 2019
 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Women's March: Progressives at the University of Michigan.

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Rally and march in Ann Arbor to speak up for justice and to celebrate Women's History Month-and Ruth Bader Ginsberg's 86th Birthday! Tabling/music/sign making at 1:30pm. Rally at 2:00pm. March begins 2:45pm.
Speakers: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell; Spoken Word Poet & UM student Arwa Gayar; Progressives at the Univ. of Michigan President Michael Briggs; Community Organizer and Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice Co-Director Desirae Simmons; Community Advocate & Radio Host Michelle Elizabeth Brown; Community Diversity Activist and CEO of the Ann Arbor YMCA Toni Kayumi, MI Dem. Party Disability Caucus Chair Amy Benchich. More speakers tbd.
The Progressives at the University of Michigan and community partners Women's March Ann Arbor, and Women March On-Washtenaw, are all-volunteer, grassroots local groups unaffiliated with the national or statewide Women's March organizations. For more info:
the Diag, State St. and N. University. Free.

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