Tour of Wayne County Juvenile Detention Center – Monday, May 9th

April 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

A tour of the WCJDC has been scheduled for Monday the 9th. We’ll meet Cynthia, the librarian, in the front lobby at 6pm.  She said to bring quarters for the lockers, and that everyone should plan on modest attire.

Transportation options:

  • bike, bus, walk, a car or teleportation
  • or a carpool with Meghan Mott. She can fit four comfortably and can pick up people on or near campus.

If you are parking a vehicle:

  • There is on-street parking on Macomb, south of the building (metered) or on Clinton north of the building (pay stations) but Cynthia is not sure how late you would need to pay; check the signs.  She also said you can also pay to park in a lot north of the building on St. Antoine or in the Greektown garage just off the I75 Lafayette exit.
The address is:
1326 Saint Antoine St
Detroit, MI 48226-2301
To RSVP for this event contact Meghan Mott ( before May 6th.
It is important to  note that this is no ordinary tour. The PLG has organized this tour to gauge the interest and feasibility of volunteering at the WJDC.

After Orientation Mixer! May 2nd

April 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

New students,graduates and all in between are welcome at Circa this Monday , May 2nd at 3:30pm to mix and mingle with other SLIS students and faculty. This is a great opportunity to meet others in the program and just have fun!
Pizza and soda will be provided.

Circa 1890 Saloon is located on Cass just south of Ferry.  Hope to see you there!

Co-Sponsored by:
Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) and Student Organizations of Library and Information Science (SOLIS)

Feel free to contact Lauren Lincoln with any questions:

Detroit PMA

April 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

“Barack isn’t going to save us. Governor Snyder isn’t going to save us,”
Charity Hicks said. “The mayor isn’t going to save us. The PMA is about us
saving ourselves. We’ve got to come up with our own solutions.”…

People’s Movement Assembly
April 28, 4:30-8:30pm
*Sacred Heart Church, 1000 Eliot Street, Detroit, 48207 *
*For more information on the upcoming PMA call 248.258.5188 or 313.965.0055*

ACTION: Bank of America- Pay Your Taxes

It is necessary to counter a logic of economics, which has inherited the
instrumental reasoning that permeates modem culture with an ethics of
well-being. The fetishism of numbers must be replaced by the development
of people. The state’s vertical management and the exploitation of
some groups by others must give way to a social will encouraging
participation, autonomy and the equitable distribution of resources.
M. Max Neef

Also feel free to visit their site:

Acts of Resistance to School Closings, emergency managers, foreclosures, state austerity

April 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Below is a list of events that are happening in Detroit to oppose the multifaceted attack on the people and governance by the people:

Today, April 4:  At 4:30, march from the AFSCME Building, 600 W. Lafayette at Third, to the Labor Monument at Hart Plaza, rally at 5:45 pm against working people, on anniversary of King assassination. Contingent also marching from Central United Methodist Church on Woodward.

Tuesday, April 5: A teach-in at WSU, 1:30 to 5 pm, teleconference with Frances Fox Piven and Cornel West and local speakers ( see attached flyer)

Wednesday, April 6: A rally at 3:30 at Carleton school to keep Bobb from closing that school, sponsored by the Carleton LSCO, at 11724 Casino (near Beaconsfield and Moross)

Wednesday, April 6 & Thursday April 7: Press conference April 6 at 5 pm and hearing April 7 at 10am regarding Wayne County Commissioner Martha Scott’s call against foreclosures (see attached flyer)

Thursday, April 7: DFT executive board has unanimously call for a rally at 4 pm at the Fisher Building to oppose Bobb plan to close or charter dozens of schools.

Monday, April 11: Town hall meeting on Snyder budget, 6 to 8 pm ( see attached flyer)

Wednesday, April 13: Rally in Lansing Noon to 5 pm to oppose Emergency Managers, Snyder budget and antiUnion legislation. Major coalition effort.


Source: DCOH listserv, posted by Russ Bellant

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