Grace Lee Boggs on the Next American Revolution

May 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

On Thursday May 26th at 7:00 pm the Book Beat is pleased to present Grace Lee Boggs together with Oran Hesterman in discussion at the Oak Park Library, located at 14200 Oak Park, Blvd., in Oak Park. Books will be available at the event for purchase. Please call 248-968-1190 for more information. We sincerely thank the Oak Park Library for providing their space and support for this important community event.

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An Evening with Dr. Scout Calvert

May 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Dear Friends and Allies,
PLG-WSU will be sponsoring a going away event for our most beloved advisor Dr. Scout Calvert.
Scout  will no longer be teaching in the School of Library and Information Science at WSU in the 2011-2012 academic year.
She has been an important part of a political, and intellectual dialogue within the LIS community. Her teachings have been inspirational and poignant; uprooting traditional modes of teaching and challenging us to be better librarians, thinkers, and activists.

So come on down and help us send her off with style!
May 18th, 6pm
The Old Miami
3930 Cass Ave
Detroit Mi, 48201

Please RSVP for this event. Send all RSVPs directly to Lauren Lincoln at with the words “SCOUT RSVP” in the title.

In Solidarity,
Lauren L.
president, plg-wsu

PLG General Meeting May 23rd

May 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

Save the date! The PLG will have a general meeting on May 23rd in the UGL room 2319.

PMA Follow-up Discussion on Education

May 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

There’s going to be a follow-up discussion from the PMA breakout
session on education, to further explore a vision for education in Detroit and
develop a strategy around proposed DPS school closings.

The meeting will be taking place at *6pm this Friday, May 6 at
Earthworks (1264 Meldrum).

Whether or not you were part of that initial breakout session, you’re
welcome to join the conversation.  Please make sure to invite anyone
you know who is a student, parent, teacher, administrator, or other person
directly impacted by the education system.

some questions for the discussion:

What does a paradigm Shift in Education Mean?
How does the concept of place based education support creating
Why does the work of Matrix Theatre, EMEAC, Nsoroma, Detroit Summer,
Catherine Ferguson, Boggs Educaitonal Center, LAMP, AMC, and others
represent visionary and practical work for our both alternatives and
our commitment to resist Robert Bobb and friends.

Source: Richard Feldman, DCOH listserv, May 5, 2011

PLG “Officer’s Meeting”

May 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

We are holding an “Officer’s Meeting” on May 9th at 8pm in rm 2319 in the UGL. While this is called an “Officer’s meeting” we welcome all PLG members to join us. There will also be a general PLG meeting on May 23rd at 8pm (location to be determined).

A tentative agenda is below.

Progressive Librarians Guild

May 9th, 2011

Room 2319 UGL


  • Develop Interview questions for Faculty Advisor position
  • Review constitution and bylaws make additions as necessary
  • Meeting Minutes: Information Security and Access
  • The Facebook page: Is it progressive?

Community forums to address DPL funding crisis

May 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

There are two upcoming forums to address the DPL funding crisis. The first is Friday May 6 from 6-8 PM @ Wayne County Community College campus located @ 5901 Conner in Detroit.
The second one will be held on Saturday May 7 from 12 noon until 2:00 PM @ Wayne County Community College located @ 8200 West Outer Drive.
Please let as many people know as possible so these venues are packed.

“As you may know, most DPL funding comes from a millage paid by Detroit property owners. The decline in owners paying property taxes, greatly exacerbated by the 2008 financial crisis and abetted by emigration from the City influenced by local factors such as massive school closings, has had its effect on millage revenues. Anyone who has done research on property abandonment in their neighborhood or citywide knows this to be true.

You are invited to give your perspective on the situation and recommendations for keeping intact as much of the library system as possible. Like DPS and the City, the Detroit Public Library is subject to the “Emergency” Manager law” (Source: Russ Bellant, DCOH listserv May 4, 2011).

Visit  the DPL’s facebook page for additional information:

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