Monday, May 21, 2018

Last Minute Details for Michigan's 2nd Moral Monday - May 21

Dear Michigan PPC Family,

 Below is important last minute information about the events in Lansing tomorrow, Monday, May 21st!

Thank you for pledging your support for the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

Our first action on Monday, May 14 was a great success with a large turnout; on Monday, May 21, we are counting on you to make this action even larger!

Details for Monday, May 21

Connecting Systematic Racism / Mass Incarceration / Economic Justice with Voting Rights and Just Immigration

First Presbyterian Church, 510 West Ottawa, Lansing MI

 Those who are participating in Non-Violent Moral Fusion Direct Action AND have been previously trained for the Direct Action, along with their support person, must arrive at First Presbyterian by 11:00.

 11:00 am -12:30 pm - Phase 2 of training and specific instructions. All others who are not participating in Direct Action, but are intending to rally should arrive at First Presbyterian at noon: 

Noon-12:30 pm- Gathering and Registration

 12:30 pm -1:30 pm - Lunch and Pre-Rally

 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - March and Rally in Nearby Reutter Park (Kalamazoo Street between Capitol and Townsend)

 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Non-Violent Moral Fusion Direct Action at the Michigan Department of Human Services, 235 South Grand, Lansing MI. Again - Only those who have been trained will be participating in the Direct Action. The rest will stand with our brothers and sisters, while they take action. (Please share at registration your interest for being involved with future planning, volunteering, or Direct Action training.)

 PARKING - No parking is available at First Presbyterian Church; however, ample free parking is available at Union Missionary Baptist Church (500 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, at I-496), where shuttle service will be provided to transport people to First Presbyterian Church on 510 W. Ottawa and back to the parking after the rally / action. There are also many pay-for-parking structures in the Capitol area. Click this website for maps and information about parking from the State of Michigan:

 LUNCH - Bring a bag lunch if you can; light lunch food will also be provided. Please bring monetary donations and food to share - boxes of single serve bags of chips, granola bars or other snacks, bags of apples/oranges/bananas.

 WATER- Bottled water is banned from this event. Please bring a refillable water bottle with you. We will have water coolers for you to refill your bottle onsite. A limited number of disposable cups will be available.

 ACCESSIBILITY- First Presbyterian Church is fully accessible. Our march will be about 6 long blocks each way. Limited shuttle service to the rally location will be available for those that need it. Please bring a folding/bag chair if possible for yourself or to share at the outside rally.

 WEATHER- Prepare for Michigan Weather: sunscreen, hats and rain gear.

 DONATIONS- Financial donations can be made directly on Monday or at other events. Checks payable to People’s Water Board - In the memo line, be sure to write MI PPC. Checks can also be mailed to People's Water Board c/o EMEAC4605 Cass Ave Detroit, MI 48201.

 We need your participation and those of your family, friends, faith communities and supportive organizations, this week and in the future.

Come join us every day you are able!

 Monday, May 21 - Connecting Systematic Racism / Mass Incarceration / Economic Justice with Voting Rights and Just Immigration

 Tuesday, May 29 - Veterans, War Economy, Militarism

 Monday, June 4 - Right to Health - Ecology, Justice in Health, Water, Extreme Extraction (Fracking), Climate Change, Health Care

 Monday, June 11 - "Everybody's Got A Right to Live" - Living Wages, Guaranteed Income, Housing, Social Services

 Monday, June 18 - "New / Unsettling Force" - Challenging Nation's Moral Narrative - Fusion Movement Rising Up

 We are grateful for your support and look forward to Moving Forward Together and Not One Step Back!

 Yours In Justice,
 Michigan Poor People's Campaign Coordinating Committee