Our Voice. Our Truth Youth Poetry Slam & Scholarship Contest: How do you envision a Better Detroit?
Do you like poetry? Do you care about your city? This is for you!
Contest Rules, and Regulations can be found at:
Detroit Youth Poet Laureate Guidelines
1. Must be age 14-19 to participate.
2. Must live in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb County
3. Piece MUST be under 5 minutes.
4.To participate as a contestant you MUST register here http://tinyurl.com/9ksqpdo
5. DEADLINE TO ENTER: August 19, 2012 11:59 pm
6. We have the right to refuse a piece or disqualify youth based on our criteria in terms of content length and intent.
7. No explicit language or content
8. Must submit at least 2 original pieces, in case of tie to preform the other.
9. Poem must center around the following theme: How do you envision a Better Detroit?
First Prize: $500 & Youth Poet Laureate of Detroit Title
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100
WSU Farmers Market Special Events
- All events start at noon
AUGUST 8—Chef @The Market
AUGUST 15—Mosaic Youth Theater
SEPTEMBER 12—Chef @TheMarket
OCTOBER 10—Chef @TheMarket
ANNUAL NNO ACTIVITIES
WHAT: Members from the community and businesses will join the Detroit Police Department in celebrating the 2012 Annual National Night Out (NNO) campaign.
Detroit’s National Night Out festivities are among the largest in the state and draws families from all across the city whose participation is a firm stance against crime within their communities. This crime awareness event is also aimed at reinforcing police-community partnerships in the interests of safer and cleaner neighborhoods. Detroit Police Chief Ralph L. Godbee, Jr. will be attending several citywide National Night Out scheduled events.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 7, 2012
WHERE: Please review the following listing of times and locations for the NNO activities:
Central District – “Come Take Back The Night”
7310 Woodward Avenue
4P – 9P
Refreshments, Various Vendors, Pony Rides, Bouncers, Train Rides, Dunk Tank, Marching Band, Health Department Information, And Jazz Band.
4th Precinct – “Come Take Back The Night”
Clark Park, 1130 Clark Street (Park is located between W. Vernor & I-75)
Refreshments, Bounce House, Entertainment Diego, Free Bike Helmets Give-Away, Cotton Candy, Free School Supplies Give-Away, Raffle, Dive Team display, K-9 demonstrations, and Mounted.
Northeastern District – “Where the Community Against Crime Comes Together”
5100 E. Nevada
3P – 7P
Taste & See: Roberts Rverwalk Hotel Detroit; Southern Fires; Royal Kabob, Hamtramck; Sala Thai; and Mexican Village – Free Food Tasting, Give-Away: Chene Park Concert Tickets, live Jazz Concert from Mike Harrington, Activities for kids, and Safety Tips.
10th Precinct – “National Night Out Against Crime”
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Bounce House, Music, Games, Activities, and Food
12th Precinct – “A Going Away Party for Crime!”
1441 W. 7 Mile Rd
Live entertainment, Refreshments, Rides, Games, Mounted, Puppet Show, Rock Climbing, Karaoke, Cheer Team Competition, Marching Band, Basketball with DPD officers, Arts and Crafts, Community Information Booths, Free Bike Helmets Give-Away, and much more
Eastern District – “Let’s Light Up the Path to a Safer & Cleaner Community!”
Mack Shopping Plaza (Mack & Alter Road)
Live DJ, Dancing, Obstacle Course, Miniature Pirate Ship Ride, Rock Climbing, Dunk Tank, Book bag Give-Away, School Uniform Vouchers, Refreshments, and much more
6th & 8th Precincts – “America’s Night Out Against Crime”
11450 Warwick – Directly across from NWD
Classic Car Show, Bouncers, Marshal Art Demonstration, Cheerleaders, and Refreshments
WHO: Members of the Detroit Police Department along with members from the community and businesses.
Free food and exciting activities are always plentiful during the above scheduled times. The Detroit Police Department has always recognized the importance of this enjoyable, yet informative community event, and has taken part in National Night Out celebrations since the beginning in 1983.
More than 34 million people throughout the United States, Canada, and U.S. military bases worldwide are expected to take part in National Night Out events this year. Residents unable to participate in onsite events are encouraged to express their support by turning on exterior lights of their homes on the evening of August 7, 2012.
National Night Out is an opportunity to:
· Heighten awareness of drug and crime prevention efforts
· Generate support and participation in crime prevention efforts
· Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations
National Night Out activities encourage crime prevention, awareness, and neighborhood unity.
“It’s never too late to be a part of the Solution”
Please review the attached Detroit Police Department’s news release of the 2012 National Night Activities.
Detroit Police Department
Office of Public Information
Wednesday Night at the Movies – August Schedule
New Center Park
Wednesday Night at the Movies
Brought to you by Henry Ford Health System
& Health Alliance Plan
Conservatory serving food & beverages opens at 8pm.
Showtime is 9:30pm!
Hint: Bring your own chair
DO THE RIGHT THING
THE LEGEND OF DRUNKEN MASTER
E.T.: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL
THE PRINCESS BRIDE