(Michigan Coalition for Human Rights/People’s Water Board press release, June 29, 2015)
Join us as we walk from Detroit to Flint demanding clean, affordable water for all. July 3-10, 2015
The Detroit to Flint Water Justice Journey will begin in Detroit on the morning of Friday, July 3 at the riverfront and culminating in a large rally at Flint’s City Hall on Friday, July 10 to which Governor Snyder will be invited. If he does not RSVP by a designated date, then we will board buses for Lansing and, as Alice Jennings suggests, “lay the problem at his feet.” See also the lineup of events to be held during the week.
Although there will be a small group of consistent walkers, we hope many people will join them for an hour or a day and certainly at the scheduled events and rallies. July 3rd will be a full day of events in Detroit, Highland Park and Ferndale and we hope to see many of you there. The planning group will also accept snacks for the walkers or donations to cover the cost the walk. There are still many details to come. . If you have any interest in this project or would like to volunteer, please call the MCHR office at 313 579-9071 and leave your name, phone number and interest.
There is a core group of walkers… others can walk an hour or a day…Still others will support the walk by driving to key events, bringing snacks for walkers (no bottled water) or by donating to defray costs.
Friday July 3
8:00am: WATER CEREMONY @ Memorial to the Underground Railroad, Hart Plaza, Detroit
9:30am: MEET-UP @ Central United Methodist Church,
23 E. Adams Ave, Detroit
10:00am: SEND-OFF RALLY @ Spirit of Detroit,
11:00am: JOURNEY BEGINS!
2:30pm: CULTURAL CELEBRATION @ Nandi’s Knowledge Café,
12511 Woodward Ave, Highland Park
4:00pm: HIGHLAND PARK TOWN HALL @ Location TBA
9:00pm: DETROIT LIGHT BRIGADE @ Corner of 9 Mile & Woodward, Ferndale
- Sunday July 5
212 Baldwin Ave, Pontiac
Friday July 10
10:00am: RALLY FOR CLEAN & AFFORDABLE WATER
@ City Hall, 1101 South Saginaw St, Flint
11:00am: DELEGATION TO LANSING post-rally, details TBA
People’s Water Board Coalition*
Highland Park Human Rights Coalition**
Flint Coalition for Clean Water***
Learn more at http://www.peopleswaterboard.org/.