3rd Annual National Rally & Pipe Out Paddle Protest (Sept 2nd- Mackinaw City, MI)
Sep
2
9:00am 9:00am

3rd Annual National Rally & Pipe Out Paddle Protest (Sept 2nd- Mackinaw City, MI)

  • Meet Nicolet and Huron Street Mackinaw City, MI 49701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

KAYAKERS NEEDED TO CREATE A FLOTILLA and CARRY SIGNS AROUND THE MACKINAC BRIDGE!

WHERE: Meet Nicolet and Huron Streets, Mackinaw City, 49701

WHEN: 9:00 A.M. check in 10:30 flotilla launch
Noon lunch and 2:00 protests @ specific sites around
The shores in conjunction art and Live
Music in Conklin Park. Bring a sign! Special surprise in the Evening by Detroit Light Parade! 

Bring your own kayak, life vest and any extra if you have them! Reserve a kayak ahead of time through Great Turtle Kayak Tours or pay by the hour on site. Kayak guides will be assisting on water as well as Tribal Water Safety Patrols. Portion of rental proceeds donated to Pipeline 5 Protest Efforts.

RSVP your coming: allhandsondeckgreatlakes@gmail.com
Great Turtle Kayak Tours: tyriekbugbee@gmail.com

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March for the Great Lakes - SDL5 (Aug 15th- Grand Rapids, MI)
Aug
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

March for the Great Lakes - SDL5 (Aug 15th- Grand Rapids, MI)

Let's tell Enbridge, the State of Michigan, and the City of Grand Rapids that our mission is decommission - SHUT DOWN LINE 5!

We learned at our 7/26 rally that 70% of Michiganders don't know what Enbridge Line 5 is. Are you in the 70%?

Enbridge's Line 5 is a 64 year old twin pipeline that cuts across the Great Lakes region, including underneath the Straits of Mackinac. The pipeline was initially given a lifetime of 50 years, and it's still pumping oil today. For more information about the ecological disaster it poses to the Great Lakes WHEN it leaks, please visit http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/

Welcome to the 30%! Let's change that statistic! Please come to Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids, MI on August 16th. Bring your family! Bring your friends! Bring strangers you meet on the street! Bring your signs! And we'll go for a lovely, loud walk down to the river at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Let's keep OUR Great Lakes great! Water is Life!

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Picnic for Oil-Free Lakes with The GRWP
Aug
12
12:00pm12:00pm

Picnic for Oil-Free Lakes with The GRWP

The GRWP is hosting a Saturday as part of the ongoing direct actions against Enbridge Line 5 at McGulpin Point Lighthouse.

Bring a dish to pass (nothing involving alcohol, please), signs and banners letting Enbridge know how you feel about Line 5, and a spirit of enjoying good food, good company, and a healthy Great Lakes ecosystem.

Is Mackinaw City a little far for a day trip? Yeah, for us, too, which is why we're planning to camp for the weekend. PM Grand Rapids Water Protectors for more information.

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FLINT WATER UNITY Festival
Aug
12
11:00am11:00am

FLINT WATER UNITY Festival

ARTIST / VENDORS / MUSIC / PEOPLE
& WATER RIGHTS UNITE! {{ }} ~~~ 11am - 9pm \ ALL AGES  

VENDOR FORMS AVAILABLE @ https://www.waterunityfestival.com/forms

NATIONAL NEWS • Kearsley Park Blvd, Flint, MI 48503

MUSIC / PERFORMANCES : [ TBA ]

SOCIAL TAGS:  #WATERISLIFE  #GIVEFLINTLOVE #FWUF 

Donate TODAY @ https://www.waterunityfestival.com/tickets

( please share and support water rights! )
~Give Thanks. #ALLLOVE

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Pipeline Postcard Party - Bay City
Aug
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

Pipeline Postcard Party - Bay City

Enbridge's Line 5 oil pipeline runs directly through the Frankenlust Township Nature Park! Join us there any time between 4pm and 8pm on Thursday July 27 to learn more and fill out a few of our exciting custom anti-Line 5 post cards. 

Event starts at 4pm, wraps up around 8pm. 
Guided tour of Frankenlust Twp Nature Park at 6:30 (approximately)

We will bring postcards and pens. We can help you articulate your comments if you want. We will also handle postage for postcards that are addressed to the following: 

Bay County / The City of Bay City / Frankenlust Township
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette
and
The United States Forest Service

Line 5 directly threatens not only this park, but also the Saginaw River and Bay City itself. It's time Bay County, The City of Bay City, and Frankenlust Township joined the list of over 60 local governing bodies that have passed resolutions against the pipeline. Let's encourage them to make the right move! 

Bill Schuette has the legal authority to shut down Line 5 immediately through a court order at any time. 

Read more, a lot more, about the US Forest Service comment opportunity below. 

This particular comment period is relevant to a section of national forest in Wisconsin. Residents of Michigan are permitted and encouraged to comment here because the US Forest Service is not restricted by state boundaries. 

Thanks to Ashland Action Network for putting the USFS comment period on everyone's radar, compiling the information below, and also for just being so rad and awesome. 

**THE US FOREST SERVICE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED! THERE IS NO OFFICIAL DEADLINE TO SUBMIT COMMENTS, BUT THE SOONER THE BETTER!**

The US Forest Service is accepting comments regarding the permiting of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline through an 11.5 mile section of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Bayfield County, north of Hwy 2. A map of the affected area is available here: http://a123.g.akamai.net/7/123/11558/abc123/forestservic.download.akamai.com/11558/www/nepa/99334_FSPLT3_3908081.pdf

Comments can be submitted by emailing and writing letters to Jonathan McNeill, USFS Project Manager: 
- EMAIL: comments-eastern-chequamegon-nicolet-washburn@fs.fed.us

You can also CC EMAILS to: 
- Jonathan McNeill, USFS Project Manager, jdmcneill@fs.fed.us
- Kathleen Atkinson, Eastern Regional Director, katkinson@fs.fed.us
- Michelle Davolos, Washburn District Ranger, mdavalos@fs.fed.us

- WRITE: Comments can be mailed to either USFS office:
USFS
Jonathan McNeill
Washburn Ranger District
113 Bayfield St. East
Washburn, WI, 54891

USFS
Jonathan McNeill
1170 S 4th Ave
Park Falls, WI 54552
715-762-2461, jdmcneill@fs.fed.us

- CALL: Jonathan McNeill (715)762-5154 (Park Falls office)

Enbridge is attempting to renew the permit for Line 5 pipeline through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest which runs through Bayfield County. The permit includes 11.5 miles of pipeline and spans roughly 71 acres. 

Line 5 is was built in 1953 and was engineered for just a 50-year life expectancy, a date that has long since come and gone. Each day Line 5 carries 540,000 barrels (22.7 million gallons) of Alberta tar sands and Bakken crude oil and poses an extreme risk to the watersheds of all five Great Lakes. 

Communities across North America are standing in opposition of Enbridge and organizing to shut down Line 5, including the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa who announced 1/4/17 that they will not renew Enbridge's permit and want the pipeline removed from reservation land! (Read announcement: https://wcmcoop.com/2017/01/05/bad-river-band-denies-renewal-of-enbridge-line-5-grant-of-easement/)
We have an opportunity to support the leadership the Bad River Band has shown and support the USFS in shutting down Line 5 through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest as well! 

Contact the Washburn Forest Service (contact info above) and tell them: 
1. Do not renew Enbridge's permit for Line 5. 
2. Require Enbridge to remove Line 5 from USFS land. 
3. Request a Public Hearing in Bayfield County regarding the permit before a decision is made by the USFS.
4. Require a Environmental Impact Statement or Environmental Assessment before proceeding with a decision on the permit for Line 5.

More info is available here: 

- USFS Public Comment Announcement: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=44889

- USFS Enbridge Scoping Letter: http://a123.g.akamai.net/7/123/11558/abc123/forestservic.download.akamai.com/11558/www/nepa/99334_FSPLT3_3908925.pdf

- USFS Map of Line 5 through the Cheq-Nicolet National Forest: http://a123.g.akamai.net/7/123/11558/abc123/forestservic.download.akamai.com/11558/www/nepa/99334_FSPLT3_3908081.pdf

- Oil & Water Don't Mix info on Line 5 Straits of Mackinaw crossing: http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/problem

- Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansions (over 150 First Nations & tribes have signed on as well as many communities): http://www.treatyalliance.org/

- Map of Enbridge pipelines through Wisconsin: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1Xq54OXJlp6akuobnKlcqqQ1e85w&hl=en_US&ll=46.518758232614026%2C-90.84825694099874&z=11

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Info Rally Against Energy Transfers Rover Pipeline
Aug
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

Info Rally Against Energy Transfers Rover Pipeline

Pinckney , Mi 48169

Located at the down town Pinckney Gazebo .
This will be an informational Rally to keep the public up to date on Energy Transfers Rover Pipeline progress and threats. 
We will have people there to answer your questions and hear your ideas and help you learn more about what you can do to get involved .
Bit.ly/overwithrover.
Share this out!
*Call to action*

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Sage The City
Jul
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Sage The City

The water in Flint needs cleansing and the people in the city need healing. Sage smoke is used to bless, cleanse, and heal the person or object. We want to invite ALL local residents, water protectors, and activists to please join us for a day of healing and prayer through our Sage The City march through Flint.

We will be meeting at the U of M pavillion at 303 Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48502. We will then be marching to the river, where we will light our sage and say a prayer over the water. Anyone who would like to speak or add a prayer will be welcome to stand up and do so. We will then march through downtown, up Saginaw, to City Hall where we will all come together and share ways to keep yourself healthy during the water crises, and share ideas with one another.

We would love for you to join us, and if there are any local healers/medics/holistic doctors, and you would like the help with the event, please contact us.

We are going to try to provide as many sage sticks as we can, however we do ask that everyone try to provide their own sage sticks as we will not be able to provide for everybody.

((Action inspired by Flint resident Ashley Moes and her family))

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Shut Down Line 5 Grand Rapids Rally
Jul
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

Shut Down Line 5 Grand Rapids Rally

Come to Rosa Parks Circle on July 26th to learn about Enbridge's Line 5, the 64 year old twin oil pipelines running underneath the Straits of Mackinac that were only projected to have a 50 year lifetime, and yet they still have oil flowing through them. We will have knowledgeable speakers sharing information about this oil line, why it is so dangerous for our ecosystem and economy, and what you can do to help.

Please bring signs and friends to help raise awareness of this threat to the Great Lakes!

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EPA Hearing - Clare Co. Injection Well
Jul
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

EPA Hearing - Clare Co. Injection Well

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to allow Muskegon Development Company, 1425 South Mission Road, Mount Pleasant, Michigan to inject fluid underground by approving the company’s application for what EPA calls a Class II injection well permit.

If EPA makes its approval final, Muskegon Development Company may inject fresh water for enhanced oil recovery into a rock formation 4948 feet below the surface through the Holcomb 1-22 injection well near N. Athey and E. Townline Lake Roads in Hamilton Township of Clare County.

Muskegon Development Company has also applied for a permit from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). 

EPA received requests for a public hearing on this proposed permit approval. EPA will hold a public meeting and hearing Tuesday, July 25. During the hearing, you will have an opportunity to make oral comments or submit written comments. EPA will consider all comments it receives, and then issue a final decision along with a response to the significant comments.

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The GRWP at Progressives in the Park
Jul
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

The GRWP at Progressives in the Park

Come visit our table at Progressives in the Park! We'll have information about Michigan water issues and how you can help. The park party will feature food trucks, a beer tent, children's activities (including a playground and splash pad!), and will feature local Progressive organizations! We hope to see you there!

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Jul
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

Sportspersons Against Line 5 - Wear blaze orange!

Open call out to everyone, but ESPECIALLY hunters, fishers, & foragers, to stand in unity against Line 5.

We would like Bill Schuette to know that his failure to protect Michigan against Line 5 is also a failure to protect hunters, fishers, & their families. Hunting and fishing are a valued part of Michigan's culture, and many family's food supplies. Line 5 is a significant threat our ability to ensure hunting and fishing access for generations to come.

Line 5 is a threat not only to the straits, but to every creek. river. swamp and forest it crosses! Enbridge, operator of Line 5, caused the largest inland oil spill in US history when Line 6b ruptured into the Kalamazoo river near Marshall. How long until the much older Line 5 ruins the pristine wildlands it crosses?! We stand in defense of the straits, of the Pigeon River forest, the Sturgeon River, the Au Sable River and Tobico Marsh! Join us! 

The day of the event: 

**Wear your hunting/fishing/outdoorsing clothes!**

Blaze orange, camo, fishing vests, muck boots; etc, but *please do not bring any guns or weapons* (fishing poles OK). 

Many rallies of outdoorspersons center around the relationship between outdoorspersons and firearms. This rally centers around the relationship between outdoorspersons and the outdoors, how Enbridge's Line 5 is a fundamental threat to that relationship, and how sportspersons can and will organize a response to that threat, so please, no hunting rifles or other weapons.

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Jul
10
8:30am 8:30am

Camps A Rising delivering gear and supplies to the Line Five witness camps in the UP of MI

  • City of St. Ignace Upper Peninsula, MI 49781 (map)
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Our mission is to support peaceful actions that will direct the fossil fuel industry toward proven renewable energy sources. We do this by distributing necessary gear and supplies to established camps of water witnesses and protectors. Camps A Rising accepts donated gear and supplies for redistribution to Water Protection camps in the upper midwest. We accept both new and used donations. Used donations need to be in good serviceable condition.

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Chippewa River Water Festival
Jul
9
12:00pm12:00pm

Chippewa River Water Festival

The Chippewa River Water Festival will feature diverse Michigan musicians, storytellers, activists, and speakers for the purpose of promoting water conservation & education, the Chippewa River, and community health.

Our mission is to create a family-friendly festival that brings our community together to learn about, celebrate, and promote the Chippewa River, and the role water plays in our lives. 

We hope you'll join us!

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Rally to Halt Rover
Jul
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Rally to Halt Rover

WHO: Everyone who wants FERC to immediately HALT construction of Rover! Please spread the word. If you have friends, family, fellow congregants, scouting troops, etc. who are outraged by the threat this pipeline will pose to the children of Camp Birkett, bring them along. The more people who come on Friday to stand peacefully in support of this message --rain or shine-- the louder the message will be.
WHY: We believe that construction ought to be immediately stopped in light of Rover's numerous and egregious environmental violations that prove it unworthy of the public trust. Our peaceful gathering will communicate that FERC urgently needs to halt construction immediately, pending investigation into the Silver Lake area of the current route.
Please share this call to action!
IF YOU CAN'T COME: Consider making a tax-deductible donation to our legal fund at fwap.org/donate. Every donation helps. 100% of your donation goes to support our attorney's continuing work on our behalf fighting Rover.

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The GRWP at the Grand River Water Festival
Jun
24
12:00pm12:00pm

The GRWP at the Grand River Water Festival

  • 2001 Monroe Avenue Northwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49505 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

While you're at the Grand River Water Festival enjoying the music and learning about water issues that affect our state, come visit the Grand Rapids Water Protectors! We'll have information about who we are and what we do, as well as a Postcard Party, and a banner signing for our World Water Day 2018 event. We hope to see you there!

Protectors, would you like to volunteer with us at this event? Please email us at theGRWP@gmail.com!

For more information about the Grand River Water Festival, go to http://grandriverwaterfestival.org/

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Global Water Dances-Flint, MI
Jun
24
11:00am11:00am

Global Water Dances-Flint, MI

One day, every two years, 95+ cities from around the world participate in the Global Water Dances event http://globalwaterdances.org/. From Beijing, China to Zadar, Croatia, choreographers take on local water issues through workshops, dance activism and dialogue. On June 24, 2017, the Flint, MI community will come together for their first-ever site of Global Water Dances and join in the simultaneous, global movement. 

The event is in two parts... 

11:00am-12:50pm GLOBAL WATER DANCES PARADE
*Meet at Riverbank Park near the UMF Rink. Rain Location at UMF Theatre Lobby.

All Flint residents and families are invited to participate in a community "flash mob" parade starting 11am at Riverbank Park with a brief workshop, then traveling to University of Michigan-Flint. All ages and abilities welcome in the dance parade. No dance experience required. Portions of the event will be livestreamed on social media and shared with the other 95+ global cities also doing the same dance in solidarity.

1:00-2:00pm FREE DANCE PERFORMANCE at University of Michigan-Flint Theatre, located in French Hall

"Stripped" 
Choreographer: Alisyn Hurd
Music by local Flint artist, Jon Connor
Performed by Vertical Ambition Dance Company
Description: This work is a result of living in the city of Flint throughout the ongoing water crisis, which reflects the anger, frustrations, hurt, sadness, and perseverance of each person in the work, as well as the politics that lead to the situation and the affects of lead poisoning. This work was recently presented as the featured work at RAD Fest, an alternative contemporary dance festival in Kalamazoo, MI. 

"With the Tides of Life"
Choreographers: Ashlynn Feige and Hannah Nettleton
Music: Siren’s Call by Derek Fiechter and Lullaby of the Siren by Audiomachine
Performers: Elizabeth Bowen, Ashlynn Feige, Patricia Kennedy, Hannah Nettleton, Alexandria Perrie, Ashinique Soney-Wesaw, and Chelsey Zappella
Description: The oscillating movements of tides imitate the courses that our lives take. Changes to water can affect both its natural and magical qualities. Similarly, changes in our lives affect us in both of these ways.

"Stand Firm"
Choreographer: Alisyn Hurd
Music: Critical by local Flint artist, Tunde Olaniran and Glory by Kayloo
Performed by Flint School of Performing Arts-Youth Dance Ensemble
Description: This is work is largely based on the EPA knowing the effects that lead exposure has on developing brains and literally stating that Flint isn't really the type of community you want to go out on a limb for. The students performing this work have a voice and a future, as do all children in the city of Flint, and this is them holding on to this belief and being provided a space to express that voice.  

"Undercurrents"
Choreographers: Dr. Adesola Akinleye and Dancers
Composer: Lizz Wright
Music: Song for Mia
Performed by Flint School of Performing Arts-Flint Youth Ballet and dancers from Hasselbring Senior Center

"Ablution: A Washing Away"
Choreographers: Emma Davis and Beth Freiman
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Tyler Rankin
Music: Fur Alina by Arvo Pärt
Performed by Elizabeth Bowen, Ashlynn Feige, Patricia Kennedy, Michaela Nogaj, Ashinique Soney-Wesaw, and Chelsey Zappella
Description: In the wake of the Flint Water Crisis this dance is a simple exploration of the universal ritual of bathing often taken for granted.

Community Partners:
Flint Pride
Flint River Corridor Alliance
Flint River Watershed Coalition
Flint School of Performing Arts-Flint Youth Ballet
Flint School of Performing Arts-Youth Dance Ensemble
Hasselbring Senior Center
University of Michigan-Flint Department of Theatre & Dance
UM-Flint Student Dance Organization
Vertical Ambition Dance Company

Lead Project Collaborators:
Adesola Akinleye
Emma Davis
Beth Freiman
Alisyn & Jared Hurd
Karen Mills Jennings
Shawn Lent
Doug Mueller

Funding provided by:
Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation
Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.
Individual Sponsors

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Meeting MPSAB (Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board)
Jun
12
9:00am 9:00am

Meeting MPSAB (Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board)

Aanii All,
The next PSAB meeting will be held June 12, 2017, in the auditorium of the Petoskey Middle School located at 801 Northmen Drive, Petoskey, Michigan 49770.
The public comment portion of the meeting will occur from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. After a lunch break the second phase will occur from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for the remainder of the non-public comment agenda items.
We need over a 100 people who would like to be more involved in a collective protest than just holding a sign. If you are not afraid to get dirty, please email me at: fred@odawa.com
Migwetch,
fred

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Mission Flint Anniversary Drop
May
27
12:00pm12:00pm

Mission Flint Anniversary Drop

On Memorial Day Weekend of 2016 a commitment to our neighbors several states away was formed. Travelling in a broken 27-foot Penske truck, with two pallets that had broken open in the back during a test drive from the Road Assistant guy, with two squads waiting, in College Station, PA and Columbus, OH respectively, the Universe asked "Are you going to bow out? You're still in Jersey. You could." Mission Flint responded with a firm and resounding "NO!" and proceeding with undeterred dedication. Our word had been given. Our neighbors were in need. Our caravan awaited.

We were met exhuberantly on the road, hours late, to our comrades. Open arms, open hearts, made of gold. This 1st trip to Flint is Legend. The godforsaken Penske truck would not be denied, nor would the activists who vowed to wait for her. We made it. And it changed us all.

Since then the squad morphs; swelling, waning, but the Family we are welcomes one and all, United as One, Divided by Zero. 

#ExpectUs
#MissionFlint
#BootsOnTheGround
#OneLove

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Grand Rapids Water Protectors Meeting
May
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Grand Rapids Water Protectors Meeting

  • Sixth Street Bridge Park - ArtPrize Venue (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Did you miss our last meeting? You can catch up at this link: https://www.facebook.com/notes/grand-rapids-water-protectors/grwp-meeting-notes-5817/206782103166720/

This will be the next meeting on our tour of Grand Rapids' riverfront parks. Sixth Street Bridge Park is not large at all, so it'll be pretty obvious where we are.

We're not going to reserve the pavilion, but we want to use it if we can. That being said, if it's already in use by someone who did formally reserve it, please bring comfortable seating just in case.

Potlucking at our last meeting was lovely! Please bring a dish to pass, and your own reusable table service.

We hope to see you there!

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Sacred Shaman Fund Raiser for DAPL Water Protectors Defense Fund
May
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sacred Shaman Fund Raiser for DAPL Water Protectors Defense Fund

We are doing a fund raiser for the legal defense funds of those who were arrested un-lawfully at the DAPL. They have raised 600+ thousand dollars and the goal is 750k. Come see us play and celebrate the movement, we are strong, we bring awareness to those who may not know. We all need to stand against those who are slowly wrecking the planet while profiting from it. It is time we all understand there are other alternative energies they are not releasing. We will be performing a wide variety of our own music celepbrating all creeds and all walks of life. All are welcome to come join the music, see the band play and hopefully chip in for a better World. The legacy of the planet is up to the small people. The small people do have power, we need only talk about it and join together to see that we do. We must do something new, we must not do what they expect as they are prepared for that. This is one of those things. They where not prepared for the people to come together and go to court over wrongful doings. So many rights where violated, so many lies where spread and so on. We as a people shall stand together. See you there!

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Water Protectors Symposium
May
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Water Protectors Symposium

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will be hosting a symposium to raise awareness to the dangers of Enbridge Line 5. Confirmed speakers as of 5-2-17:

Co- MC's- GTB Councilors Mark Wilson and Jane Rohl
GTB Chairman- Thurlow McClellan
GTB Councilor- Percy Bird
MLCV- Eric Keller
FLOW- Liz Kirkwood
MI State Representative- Yousef Rabhi
Water Protectors Legal- Holly Bird
Youth Speakers- Kristen Berry and Sonny Haworth
Great Lakes Business Network- Jim Lively
Michigan Environmental Council- Kate Madigan
Spark the Change.org- Kevin Gilbert

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Guided Meditation/Spiritual Guidance and Reiki Healing
May
17
5:00pm 5:00pm

Guided Meditation/Spiritual Guidance and Reiki Healing

This class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. We will explore meditation, the body’s energetic make-up and the scientific and spiritual stance of Reiki energy. We will also learn the practice of self –treatment which is the foundation of Reiki, and giving and receiving a Reiki treatment using all the hand positions. 

How Reiki helps raising the vibration of the planet will also be discussed.

This class is taught by Executive Director of The Serenity House of Flint and Reiki Master Tara Moreno, M.A. And Secretary Julie Hall.

Tara is a spiritual advisor and energy medicine practitioner/ reiki master that incorporates Reiki, Access Consciousness, Meridian Therapy and Christian Mysticism/Shamanic practices into her healing work. Before becoming a conscious healer, Moreno worked as a news reporter for The View Newspaper Group in Burton, Michigan starting 2011. After visiting a holistic practitioner in 2013 and having a profound awakening as a result of energy medicine, she founded the Serenity House, a 501c3 recovery community organization that advocates on the current public health crisis of addiction as well as informing the public of holistic options for recovery.
Tara holds a master’s degree in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Michigan-Flint and a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University. Tara has training in recovery coaching through Genesee Health Systems, volunteers for the Genesee County Prevention Coalition, and sits on the advisory board for Family Against Narcotics (FAN). Her network also includes the Unite to Face Addiction- Michigan group, a statewide advocacy event based on the public health crisis of addiction, New Paths treatment center and the Odyssey House of Flint. In 2015, Tara brought the first Recovery Walk and Rally and Recovery Arts and Music Show to Flint. These events provide a safe space to celebrate recovery from drugs and alcohol and to eradicate the stigma surrounding addiction. Tara is also a public speaker, teacher, freelance writer and a photographer. She currently lives in Burton, Michigan with her son and daughter.

Secretary Julie Hall grew up in Flushing MI. She is graduate of Mott Community College who is licensed to practice massage therapy and tattoo removal. It is Julie's life passion to serve her community. This passion gave her the vision to found Flint's first tattoo charity, Empower Ink, that removes and covers up tattoos from violence, human trafficking, and drug addiction. Miss Hall has also worked with many other local charities such as More Than Hope, I Heart Autism, and Be The Church. She currently works with her father, Dr. Chris Hall at the Eastside Mission and her mother, Kim Hall, at Central Serves. Julie is currently pursuing training as a yoga instructor and enjoys being a mother.

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Walk For Water
May
9
to May 22

Walk For Water

  • Mackinaw City Campground (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This walk will start on May 9th as planned but it won't end until 27th, no later than that date. 
This walk is for the life of water, to protect, preserve, and fight for our right to clean water! 
This walk is going from Mackinaw to Lansing. No set locations have been officially made, but the first campground to meet up at is Mackinaw City Campground. 
Please share and spread the word, let's get people walking with us and watching us.

Things are become official. 

Want to help we need everything from money for food, water, gas, staying at camps, medical supplies, and etc... 
Also need drivers, cooks, and help setting up camp

Another huge need is people's support to stay on your lawn if needed. We are really low on funds right now! Please Donate to the GoFundme in the discussion

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Heal the Water: Flint Water Crisis Benefit
May
7
3:00pm 3:00pm

Heal the Water: Flint Water Crisis Benefit

Join Serenity House and Healthy Healing Roots for a day of ceremony and holistic healing to purge the effects of the Flint water crisis. Proceeds will got to supporting the Serenity House of Flint's house repairs and to provide regular programming to detox lead from Flint's residents.

Suggested donation $5. 

Schedule of events

3pm Opening Cacao Ceremony with Alyssa Pinkerton & Cory Jennings
Ool Pardi preforming StrongHeart DrumMedicine
4pm Yin Yoga with Jamie Ford of Samhadi Yoga  
5pm Tai Chi with Dawei Li of Kung Fu Flint
6pm Trauma Release with Nick Meador of Inner Waymark
7pm Spoken word with Nic Custer
7:15pm Harvey
7:30pm Spoken word with Zak and What Army?
8pm Soiree with Divine Dance Journey led by Alyssa Pinkerton and Becca Townsend of Flint's Sustainability Project
Live Art with Pauly Everett
8:45 Ending Ceremony and Guided Meditation with Tara Moreno
9pm Event ends


There will be a space for kids of all ages to practice mindfulness, yoga, breath work, meditation, arts and crafts. There will be education on the importance of taking care of the planet and our water.

*Free reiki, massage, acupuncture will go on during the entire event.

*Please come in comfortable clothing
*BYOYM ~ Bring your own yoga mat
*Water will be provided

Cacao made available through
Soul Lift Cacao

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The Line 5 Pipeline Controversy - How Safe Is It?
May
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Line 5 Pipeline Controversy - How Safe Is It?

THE LINE 5 CONTROVERSY: How Safe Is It?

We would like to invite you and members of your organization to attend an important seminar on the safety of the Line 5 pipeline situated on the bottom lands of the Straits of Mackinac.

Our guest presenter, Ed Timm, PhD., PE is nationally renowned for his technical research and analyses of the effects of currents and bioaccumulation on the structural integrity of Line 5. Dr. Timm takes no position on the pipeline debate that is happening around the state and national levels. According to Dr. Timm, the facts will speak for themselves.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 4 from 6:30-8:30 pm. This event will take place in the conference room of the Alpena County Library.

We are anticipating a lively and informative discussion with opportunities for questions and answers. Also, feel free to share this invite with family, friends, and coworkers.

Looking forward to seeing you on May 4th!

Sincerely,

Alpena People for Social Justice Line 5 Planning Committee

For information : jairch64@gmail.com

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