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Social and Political Activism - Week of September 9, 2019

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September 2019
 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Beyond Homestead: Never Again"

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Please join Ann Arbor Jewish community members Rebecca Epstein, Sonya Lewis, Bob Milstein, Molly Resnik, Elena Weissman, and Sarah Lewis as we describe our recent experiences as witnesses at the massive for-profit immigrant youth detention facility located in Homestead, Florida.
Although the facility is now temporarily closed, government officials have stated that there are plans to re-open Homestead, possibly as early as October. By sharing our experiences witnessing the abuses our government has perpetrated against innocent children, we hope to motivate others to take action. We will discuss steps that all of us can take to end this humanitarian crisis, with an emphasis on opportunities for local advocacy. We will be joined by volunteers from local groups including the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR) and Bend the Arc.
This event is free and open to all.
Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard Street. Free. [map]



September 2019
 7 p.m.  Free! 

Washtenaw for Warren Planning Meeting: Washtenaw for Warren.

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Volunteers for Warren meet on the second Friday of each month at rotating locations to discuss campaign issues, plan activities, and celebrate Elizabeth Warren's flourishing campaign. Please park on the street near Sunward Co-housing as residents need parking spaces. Please join us!
Sunward Co-Housing Meeting Room, 424 Little Lake Drive, 48103. Free. [map]



September 2019
 12:45-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (, a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions. Newcomers are welcome to come at 12:30 for a brief overview.
Ann Arbor District Library - 3rd floor Freespace room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. [map]



September 2019
 9 a.m.  Free! 

National Drive Electric Week: Michigan Electric Auto Association.

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National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so,
Ann Arbor Drive Electric Week event is Sunday September 15. It's a ride and drive event. Come ride and drive the latest EVs.
Behind Whole Foods at the intersection ofAnn Arbor Saline Road and Eisenhower, 990 W Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734 717 0916. [map]


Sky Foundation Inc. Autumn Stroll.

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"Pancreatic Cancer: Searching for an Answer". Please join us for our annual Autumn Stroll as we join together to work for awareness and research of pancreatic cancer. The event will take place across the street from Ann Arbor's Fuller Park. Proceeds will go The University of Michigan's Pancreatic Research Center. 12pm - 2pm.
Fuller Park (across the street from Fuller Park)., 1519 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Donation. $20. 2483855143. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Still Beloved - Worship Gathering": First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor and Wesley Foundation.

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You're invited to a celebration of inclusion. This evening of worship will include the voices and stories of LGBTQIA+ people of faith, abundant and joyful music, and updates on the ways in which United Methodists in Michigan are responding to recent decisions and actions of the UMC. Performers include Jessica Dold, Katie Geddes, David Vaughn, Wesley Foundation Chaplain Tim Kobler, members of the Out Loud Chorus, and others.
First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor, 120 S. State St. Free. 734-662-4536. [map]

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