Water Ceremony to commemorate Standing Rock (Nov 20- Grand Rapids MI)
Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

Water Ceremony to commemorate Standing Rock (Nov 20- Grand Rapids MI)

The Grand Rapids Water Protectors are hosting a Water Ceremony to commemorate the first anniversary of the 11/20/2016 Backwater Bridge Blockade Standoff.

If you have no idea what we're talking about, you're not alone. That was by design, as the Standing Rock movement was largely kept from the mainstream media narrative. It's a long story, that you can see and read from eyewitness and participant reports archived at this link - http://www.nodaplarchive.com/backwater-bridge-november-20th.html

If that's a bit tl:dr for you, here's an article describing the standoff -https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/dakota-pipeline-protests/dakota-pipeline-protesters-authorities-clash-temperatures-drop-n686581

As for our commemoration ceremony, please join us at Riverside Park's central pavillion (by the sports fields, where the Pow Wows are held in the spring and fall) at 5:30pm on 11/20/17 for gathering and fellowship. At 6:00pm, we'll be led to the river by members of the Summer Cloud Singers for a Water Ceremony officiated by Lori Beck.

If you attend, please be sure to bring:

Warm clothes and blankets. It's always colder on the water, and we'll be out after the sun goes down. We will be building a fire in the grills by the water, but that only provides so much warmth for a small area.

Flashlights or camp lanterns, so we can all see the ceremony! The more light, the better.

Comfortable seating, if needed.

(cover photo by Driley S. for GQ Magazine)

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How Much Water Passing through the Straits of Mackinac Can Michiganders Risk: Enbridge Line 5 Planned Useful Life Expired in 2003 (Oct 7 Ann Arbor MI)
Oct
7
9:30 AM09:30

How Much Water Passing through the Straits of Mackinac Can Michiganders Risk: Enbridge Line 5 Planned Useful Life Expired in 2003 (Oct 7 Ann Arbor MI)

  • Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center (map)
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TOPIC:
Michigan Waters: Facts and Advocacy, Presenting the dangers posed by Enbridge Line5 as a template to collaborate and advocate for the protection of all of Michigan’s water.

DESCRIPTION:
Grand Traverse Bay Band presents their work to address the dangers posed by Enbridge Line 5, a Canadian pipeline carrying
tar sands crude on the bottom of Lake Michigan across the Straits of Mackinac.

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Rally At YMCA Camp Birkett (Sept 30 Pinckney MI)
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Rally At YMCA Camp Birkett (Sept 30 Pinckney MI)

Why Odorant? Why Honesty? Why Safety? Why are we letting a company put our families at risk. Please come join us to talk and get active about what we still can do to protect against ET Rover. As construction continues, its important to reach out to your neighbors to help them feel supported. This event is taking place at YMCA Camp Birkett on Silver Lake. Which happens to be 300 feet from a 42inch pipe. The pipe crosses all 3 rds around the camp making it an entrapment zone. An explosion of this magnitude would decimate all Silver Lake inhabitants. Yet, the cost of odorant is to much to pay. Odorant seems priceless... Please Come, Share, and Get Envolved.

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We the 7th Documentary Screening (Sept 26- Allendale MI)
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

We the 7th Documentary Screening (Sept 26- Allendale MI)

Emmy nominated “We the 7th”
Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6-9pm
Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room
GVSU Allendale Campus

Rising from generations of oppression, the Anishnaabek of today are fulfilling prophecies of the past and fighting to protect their future. WGVU's Mutually Inclusive, in partnership with GVSU's Native American Advisory Board and the Kutsche Office of Local History, presents a story of West Michigan's urban Native community and a journey to stand at the greatest Native gathering since Wounded Knee. 
Panelists: Mariano Avila, Director of We the 7th
Belinda Bardwell, GVSU NAAB
Seth Sutton, Montcalm Community College

LIB 100/201 Approved
For more information contact: gigikinomaagemin@gvsu.edu

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3rd Annual National Rally & Pipe Out Paddle Protest (Sept 2nd- Mackinaw City, MI)
Sep
2
9:00 AM09:00

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

  • Meet Nicolet and Huron Street Mackinaw City, MI 49701 (map)
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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
5:00 PM17:00

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
12:00 PM12:00

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
11:00 AM11:00

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
4:00 PM16:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

Info Rally Against Energy Transfers Rover Pipeline

  • 111 E. Main St Pinckney , Mi 48169 (map)
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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
1:00 PM13:00

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
5:00 PM17:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
4:00 PM16:00

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
2:00 PM14:00

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
8:30 AM08:30

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
12:00 PM12:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
12:00 PM12:00

The GRWP at the Grand River Water Festival

  • 2001 Monroe Avenue Northwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49505 United States (map)
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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
11:00 AM11:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
12:00 PM12:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

Grand Rapids Water Protectors Meeting

  • Sixth Street Bridge Park - ArtPrize Venue (map)
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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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