OFFERING FREE 22-WEEK WORKSHOPS IN: AUDIO / GRAPHICS / VIDEO / WEB
With a focus on education, grassroots organizing, and entrepreneurship, the Future City Media Workshops are 22-week trainings for Detroiters interested in building Detroit’s community media economy. These workshops will take place evenings, March 1 – July 31, 2011. The workshops will offer advanced training in audio, video, graphics, and web design. They will also offer training in digital media education and entrepreneurship. Participants will graduate with the unique skill sets necessary to train other Detroiters in digital media, create their own jobs, foster cooperative forms of community wealth creation, and support media-based community organizing for a better Detroit!
The Detroit Digital Justice Coalition is comprised of people and organizations in Detroit who believe that communication is a fundamental human right. We are securing that right through activities that are grounded in the digital justice principles of: access, participation, common ownership, and healthy communities.
You should apply if you:
* have some experience in creating digital media.
* have some experience in teaching -or- have some small business experience.
* are between the ages of 18-80.
* are dedicated to creating an awesome future for Detroit.
Space is limited. For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com
Open House Info Session Feb.16th 7-9pm (at the Furniture Factory – 4126 3rd Ave. Detroit, MI)
Deadline to apply: February 21, 2011
Are you a High School senior or older? Are you planning to go to college in the fall? Do you need money for college, community college, or vocational school? This is your chance to get help applying for financial aid for college. Come to Focus: HOPE’s COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY, and work one on one with an assistant to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid!
THIS IS A FREE, ONE TIME OPPORTUNITY!
Feb. 13, 2pm–4pm.
1400 Oakman Blvd,
Detroit, MI 48238
For More Information view flier: College Goal Sunday Flier
The Midtown Connection is a free shuttle service developed by Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health system to help students, staff, patients, and families travel more easily across Midtown locations. The three entities comprise a large portion of the people who are in and around Midtown:
The shuttle will run north and south between the Lodge Freeway and Interstate 75, with multiple stops along a route stretching from Mack Avenue to Virginia Park Street. The shuttle service begins January 3, 2011.
Hours of operation will be: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; no holidays or weekends.
Each system shuttle service location will move along the designated route, with three “Transfer Points” or locations where passengers can interconnect between shuttles.
The new connection points are:
• 261 Mack Ave.: between Eugene Applebaum & DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
• 540 East Canfield: north of Scott Hall
• 1 Ford Place: between 2nd & 3rd Street
Some of these transfer points may require a very short walk to board the adjacent route shuttle.
The Midtown Connection shuttles will be clearly identified with signage, to help passengers select a bus. A map of the Midtown Connection Route will be located at the various stops. The Route Map is also on the website for Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital and Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Click here to view the shuttle Link to the map on DMC.org
Wayne State shuttle:
Dear Friends of Mariners Inn,
Winter is upon us and some of our men are in need of coats. When they are not in counseling and group activities at Mariners Inn, they are outdoors traveling to job interviews, doctor visits, and other activities. It is very important for them to be protected from the elements.
We are seeking new and gently used winter coats, especially sizes XL and larger. If you have a coat to donate, please contact Doreen Mannino at 313.962.9446 x230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also looking for a display case to spotlight client art work. Can you help?
Please check out the photos from Adopt a Family on Facebook: Mariners Inn. Our men provided Christmas to four local families in need!
Saving Families…One Father at a Time
Think Spring – Save the Date:
Mariners Inn Golf Classic
Friday, June 3, 2011
Warren Valley Golf Course
Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat
Wednesday March 23, 2011 (Game Starts at 7:30 p.m.)
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Must purchase by Wednesday March 16, 2011
First Come First Serve Basis
For more information contact us at
P.O Box 19325
Detroit, MI 48219-0325
There will be a large scale national fencing tournament & youth expo at Cobo Hall on March 11th & 12th. This event will not only engage youth in the areas of health, nutrition, & financial literacy. But also expose them to other culturally enriching programs available in the Detroit area.
We are also offering FREE fencing lessons to youth all weekend! Although fencing is not a popular sport in the Detroit Metro area, over 100 Colleges & Universities across the country seek students to participate in their athletic programs. The art of fencing simultaneously trains the mind and body which creates well rounded children.
We are seeking:
1. Youth development orgs interested in FREE space at Cobo Hall
2. Schools interested in reserving a field trip slot
3. Health & Nutrition partners
4. Financial & Banking partners
5. Community partners
Click here to view flier: 2011 Project En Garde Detroit Invite
Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System Monthly Gathering
This Saturday, February 5, 1 to 3pm
Location: The MSU Center, 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
Update: This Saturday’s gathering has been re-focused to offer a guided model for standing in solidarity with anti-racist action in the current Detroit Water & Sewerage takeover efforts.
To prepare for this discussion please consider reading the legislative proposal HOUSE BILL No. 4112 and local media coverage. Also, note the upcoming events and links to take action on this issue, they are listed below.
We will also hold space to honor, respect and celebrate Rosa Park’s birthday, which is February 4th. “At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.” ~Rosa Parks
The screening of “The House We Live In”, episode 3 of the 2003 PBS series, “Race, the Power of an Illusion” that was planned for this month will be shared at a future gathering.
If you are new to Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System’s work, please read the update written by Charity Hicks and Lisa Richter as a introduction. Join with us to better understand the roots of racism in the Detroit food system, and strategize how we can work together on systemic racism here.
Please join us this Saturday!
Water Rights/Takeover Effort Events:
Councilwoman Joann Watson is holding a meeting on takeover efforts at her office on Friday, Feb 4th at 2pm. Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 1340 Detroit, MI 48226, (313) 224-4535 (office)
The People’s Water Board Coalition is screening the film “The Water Front” and hosting a community discussion on the takeover efforts on February 16th at 7pm in Eastern Market’s heated Shed 5, located at he
corner of Russell & Alfred.
Please take action by reading HOUSE BILL No. 4112 and calling the Governor, your State Representative and Senator, and other allies about this issue.
Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System Update: Join Us!