Archive for October, 2009

Monday, November 30th, 2009. 6:30 pm. Boggs Center, 3061 Field Street. Detroit, MI 48214. Join us for a conversation on community building, creating new kinds of work and transforming ourselves through a “green” lens. Speaking on behalf of a diverse range of projects, initiatives, and ideas will be Tom and Peggy Brennan, Sandra Simmons, and [...]

Actor, playwright, songwriter and Michigan native Jeff Daniels will receive an honorary degree and will deliver the address at the University of Michigan’s Winter Commencement Dec. 20. Also receiving honorary degrees at the 2 p.m. ceremony at Crisler Arena are: journalist Helen Thomas, a Detroit native who has served the White House press corps during [...]

Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage (ERUEV) is a community of people fostering a sustainable urban neighborhood that promotes social and economic well-being while contributing to the preservation of our planet. We are located in Price Hill, near downtown Cincinnati, Ohio; building a new way of life on the foundations of this beautiful historic area (affordable homes, [...]

THINKING FOR OURSELVES After 8 Years By Shea Howell Michigan Citizen, October 18, 2009 This week the United States begins the 9th year of war in Afghanistan. On October 7, 2001, less than one month after September 11, Operation Enduring Freedom began. Sending cruise missiles from submarines in the Arabian Sea and B-52s and Stealth [...]

A Nobel Prize for Evo Morales by Fidel Castro Ruz October 15, 2009 Via Bolivia Rising. If Obama was awarded the Nobel for winning the elections in a racist society despite his being African American, Evo deserves it for winning them in his country despite his being a native and his having delivered on his [...]

Matrix Theater Company Board of Directors invites you to the Third Annual Sunday Social. October 18, 2009. Join us for the 4PM performance of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days followed by a tour and reception catered by Russel Street Deli. Matrix Theater Company. 2730 Bagley Street, Detroit, MI 48216. Proceeds benefit Matrix outreach and educational programming. [...]

Read here and update from Allied Media Projects on the planning process for the 12th annual Allied Media Conference, to be held June 18-20, 2010 in Detroit: Every year following the Allied Media Conference (AMC), tons of ideas for new tracks emerge.  In the past, Allied Media Projects (AMP) staff have coordinated several broad tracks [...]

The Olympics and Geopolitics by Immanuel Wallerstein Agence Global, Oct 15, 2009 The modern Olympics are supposed to be about two things: promoting peace around the world by non-violent competition that is above politics, and exalting athletic achievement. No doubt most athletes enter Olympic competition with the latter in mind. But promoting peace seems to [...]

In honor of Robert “Tazzy” Mitchell… Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality calls on Warren and Detroit citizens to heal the Eight Mile divide, march for justice and build Peace Zones for Life. Friday, October 23, 2009. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Convene 4:30 p.m. at Schoenherr and Bringard Park. March commences at 5:30 p.m. READ [...]

Join us in a conversation with Andrew McLeod, author of Holy Cooperation!: Building Graceful Economies. Sunday, November 8, 2009, 4:30 p.m. Boggs Center, 3061 Field Street, Detroit, MI 48214. His writing and his work focus on the exploration of faith-based and interfaith cooperatives. Andrew has traveled to Mondragon, Spain which is the home of cooperatives [...]