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December 2019

Changing the Narrative on Detroit Talent

December 13 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Free

Narrative and visual identity of cities are only as good as the stories and images of its people. Frustrated with unsound depictions on social media, a lackluster black history month and hearing "Detroit doesn’t have talent," Marlowe Stoudamire posted positive daily tributes to two black men in Detroit for 50 consecutive days, offering a different — and greater — narrative about Detroit’s hidden talent. That was the beginning of Roster Detroit. Come to our next monthly meet-up to learn more…

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Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Volunteer Day

December 14 at 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2019

MUFI, 7432 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48202, 7432 Brush St.
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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No Need to sign up, just show up! Come whenever and stay for as long as you want! All ages, group sizes, and abilities welcome! All Events Take Place At: 7432 Brush St. Detroit, MI 48202 If you would like to schedule a volunteer workday that is NOT listed on the calendar, please contact: MUFI Farm Manager: Kaitlyn Szczypka Phone: 313-444-6834 Email: support@miufi.org Note: We absolutely LOVE groups, but we appreciate a quick heads up if your group is 10+ people Click here for volunteer…

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Five Years in the Fight Anniversary Fundraiser

December 14 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Anchor Bar, 450 Fort St W, Ste 100
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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$25

Join the Motor City Freedom Riders for an evening of eats and entertainment celebrating five years in the fight for transportation freedom - and recommitting ourselves to the work ahead.

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Pathway to Freedom: The Underground Railroad From Oakland County to Detroit

December 15 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meijer, 1301 Eight Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48203 United States

Detroit and Oakland County played important roles on the Underground Railroad!Southeast Michigan was an important area for abolitionists. They organized antislavery societies, vigilance committees, and ran stations on the Underground Railroad. Some of the greatest conductors on the Underground Railroad as well as freedom settlements were in Detroit and Oakland County. Join this tour with Black Scroll Network History & Tours' historian and Tour Leader Jamon Jordan as he leads a tour to the abolitionist Quaker and free Black settlements…

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PARLOR TALK: ACROSS THE AGES

December 18 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Community building can be slow-growth, long-term work⁠ — is it a hard sell for younger people in a fast-paced, digital world? How can neighborhood leaders excite & empower the next generation of city-builders? How can our work better achieve generational sustainability? Join us at Co.act for a candid conversation with special guests: Tammy Black, Manistique Community Treehouse Maria Salinas, Congress of Communities Orlando Bailey, Urban Consulate Free & open to the public. Locals & travelers welcome. Thanks to support from…

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We Are Our Own Heroes: Slavery & The Underground Railroad in Detroit Bus Tour

December 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm - February 29, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Charles H. Wright Museum, 315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Come and learn on an exciting BUS tour of the fight for freedom in Detroit! As the recent film based on the life of Harriet Tubman depicts, Black people were the leaders of the abolitionist movement & the Underground Railroad. This was also true in Detroit.In fact, the fight against slavery is what CREATED the Black community IN DETROIT! Please come out and learn about the people, the events, and the places that showed Black cooperative action, Black agency, and Black unity…

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Doorway to Freedom: The History of the Underground Railroad in Detroit

December 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm - February 15, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

Did you know that Detroit was a center of the abolitionist movement and an important site of the Underground Railroad?Not only were African Americans leaders in this movement, the fight against slavery is what helped to create the African American community in Detroit! Please come and learn on an exciting tour about the people, the events, and the places that were a part of the fight for freedom in Detroit! The Tour Leader is Historian Jamon Jordan with Black Scroll Network…

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The Royal Kwanzaa Tour at the DIA

December 26, 2019 at 9:30 am - January 4, 2020 at 2:30 pm
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

Africa is the origin of humanity and civilization. It is ALSO where kings and queens BEGAN. Their art and artifacts are important in understanding African rulership and how it both influenced and is different from other cultures' ideas of rulership. Africa and African culture is ALSO the foundation for the celebration of Kwanzaa.  Kwanzaa is an African American holiday celebrated from December 26th - January 1st. Please join Black Scroll Network History & Tours' historian and educator,Jamon Jordan, on a tour of the Royal…

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Kwanzaa Tour at the Charles H. Wright Museum

December 26 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Kwanzaa is an African American seven-day cultural celebration that was first celebrated in 1966.  Each day honors one of the seven principles - the Nguzo Saba.  This tour occurs on Day 1 and will highlight African American history that is connected to the principle of:Umoja - Unity (Day 1). Day 1 - UMOJA - Unity - To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.We Meet in the Rotunda of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American…

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Kwanzaa History Tour at the Charles H. Wright Museum

December 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm - January 2, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 United States

Learn About Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles) and how they apply to African & African American culture and history from ancient times to now! Each Tour will focus on looking at African American History through the lens of one of the Nguzo Saba principles. December 27th Tour - Focus will be on Kujichagulia - Self DeterminationDecember 28th - Focus will be on Ujima - Collective Work & ResponsibilityJanuary 2nd - Focus will be on Imani - FaithJoin educator/historian Jamon Jordan,…

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