The People’s Platform & Convention
Saturday, June 1st 2013, 9am – 4pm
Lets come together and
- share our experiences
- deepen our understanding about the issues
- acknowledge our collective power
- affirm a common vision for action.
The People’s Platform is a broad network of Detroit-based social justice organizations, activists, and residents committed to bringing about just transformation in politics, economics and social dynamics through popular education, celebration, and civic engagement. We use data, analysis, advocacy and community organizing to protect and increase participation in the democratic process and to demand that state and local decision makers consider race and economic justice in their planning, funding, and policy-making decisions.
We believe that Detroit is full of vibrant, resilient people who look out for each other and are committed to protecting the public assets and resources we share as a community. Lets roll up our sleeves and come together and plan to take back our democracy. Come with your neighbors; bring block club members, friends and family.
We invite you to join us on Saturday, June 1st to learn more about the People’s Platform
and to participate in skill shares and workshops, that include:
Development and Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs)
Participatory Budgeting: An Overview
Telling Our Story: Community Media Making
Uprooting Racism, Planting Justice
Models for Land Justice: Community Land Trust
Get ready for the new council by district: Know your City Charter and YOUR POWER!
Organizing for Transit Justice
Advocacy for Good Jobs
Update: Detroit Urban Ag Ordinance
This is not a political event.
Marygrove College – 8425 W. McNichols (6 Mile & Wyoming)
There is no charge to participate in the convention, but seating is limited.
Saturday, June 1st 9am-4pm
Register online at http://www.unitingdetroiters.
or by phone 313.556.2020 Ext. 2035
Registration Deadline is May 29th
Presented by Building Movement Detroit in collaboration with Marygrove College’s Social Justice Program
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