Category: Events

Register NOW for the Michigan Progressive Summit! – “The Persistence of the Resistance: Voices, Values, and Votes”

Register NOW for the Michigan Progressive Summit! – “The Persistence of the Resistance: Voices, Values, and Votes”

Regular readers of Eclectablog will know that I have been off the grid for the past few weeks while I recover from surgery. As a result, I will have to miss an exciting event that I haven’t missed in years: the annual Progress Michigan conference called the Michigan Progressive Summit. But that doesn’t mean YOU have to miss it and […]

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EVENTS: We have our own civil rights fights happening NOW. On Martin Luther King Day 2018, join the fight for economic justice in Michigan.

EVENTS: We have our own civil rights fights happening NOW. On Martin Luther King Day 2018, join the fight for economic justice in Michigan.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quote on the King monument in Washington, D.C. Photo by Chris Savage. Many of us will celebrate Martin Luther King Day by visiting a museum, participating in a community volunteer event, or by watch a civil rights documentary. These are all, of course, perfectly appropriate ways to celebrate the life of our country’s preeminent civil […]

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Thinking about running for office in Michigan? Here are two training opportunities for YOU!

Thinking about running for office in Michigan? Here are two training opportunities for YOU!

If you are in Michigan and thinking about running for office in the next year, here are two training opportunities for you to consider. First off, we have the amazing Emerge Michigan folks who are dedicated to recruiting and training women to run for office and helping them WIN! Today is the first day to submit applications to be part […]

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22nd Annual PTO Conference comes to Detroit

22nd Annual PTO Conference comes to Detroit

The 22nd Annual Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed Conference (PTO) will be held in Detroit, Michigan from June 1st – 4th and Detroiters can attend the entire conference for just $30! The PTO conference will be in Detroit commemorating the 50th Anniversary of 1967 Detroit Rebellion and Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence – […]

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Detroit Joins Hundreds of Thousands to March for Climate Justice

Detroit Joins Hundreds of Thousands to March for Climate Justice

Three years ago, I was fortunate enough to join nearly 400,000 people in New York City for what has been called the “largest climate-change demonstration in history.” I was in NYC with water warrior, Monica Lewis Patrick of We the People of Detroit to attend the climate march and facilitate a workshop on water at the Church Center for the […]

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Tip the scales for justice: We need you to be a part of this

Tip the scales for justice: We need you to be a part of this

Keep The Sit and Spin Room going and spinning better all the time tl;dr: Consider becoming a “Sit and Spin Savior” by making a $5 (or more!) a month pledge: Want to be a Sit and Spin Savior by making a recurring monthly donation? Enter the amount you want to pay each month $ Sign up for Now, here’s why […]

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SAVE THE DATE: May 12th – 4th annual Eclectablog fundraising party and LIVE recording of the Sit & Spin Room podcast

SAVE THE DATE: May 12th – 4th annual Eclectablog fundraising party and LIVE recording of the Sit & Spin Room podcast

Every day, every week, every month of the year, Eclectablog is here, championing progressive causes and holding those in power accountable for their actions. Day after day, the writers here at Eclectablog are providing essential analysis and advocacy, spreading word of the valuable work of progressive activists and groups, and holding elected officials’ feet to the fire. This year, we […]

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GOP Rep. Walberg makes public “men-only” appearance during Women’s History Month, local Indivisible group to protest

GOP Rep. Walberg makes public “men-only” appearance during Women’s History Month, local Indivisible group to protest

For weeks and weeks now the Indivisible group in Dexter, Michigan (“Indivisible Dexter”) and other residents of Michigan’s 7th Congressional District have been asking Republican Congressman Tim Walberg to meet with them to answer questions and clarify his positions on repealing the Affordable Care Act, climate change, ending reimbursements for services provided by Planned Parenthood, and a host of other […]

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The Michigan Progressive Summit comes ROARING back!

The Michigan Progressive Summit comes ROARING back!

This past Saturday, over 700 progressives, both veteran organizers and newcomers to progressive activism, gathered at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan for the Michigan Progressive Summit (although except for two brief mentions by Michigan Radio, you’d never know it.) Organized by Progress Michigan, it was a day of inspiring speeches, well-organized breakout sessions, and networking for the progressive community. […]

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The Michigan Progressive Summit returns! March 4, 2017 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan

The Michigan Progressive Summit returns! March 4, 2017 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan

Up until three years, the progressive watchdog group Progress Michigan, held an annual conference called “The Michigan Summit”. However, due a lack of participation and a lack of funding, they were discontinued. This year, thanks to the new progressive energy sparked by the ascension of Donald Trump to the Oval Office, the Michigan Summit is back. “Donald Trump has created […]

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SATURDAY: Michigan Democratic Women’s Caucus GOTV rally with very special guests Gloria Steinem & Randi Weingarten

SATURDAY: Michigan Democratic Women’s Caucus GOTV rally with very special guests Gloria Steinem & Randi Weingarten

The Michigan Democratic Women’s Caucus is holding a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Rally for Hillary Clinton and all Democrats this Saturday, October 8th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti (591 Armstrong Drive.) They have two very special guests: Women’s Rights pioneer and founder/publisher of Ms. Magazine Gloria Steinem and AFT President Randi Weingarten. As I […]

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