Walkers to go from Detroit to Flint in Water Justice Journey July 3-10

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(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 blumz01feet.”  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 HowesLocationdonating 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,

Ferndale 115_FFLCorner of Woodward & Jefferson, 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

7:00pm: CROSS-COUNTY SPEAK-OUT!@ Baldwin Center,chazzano game ad

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

 

Sponsored by:

People’s Water Board Coalition*

Highland Park Human Rights Coalition**

Flint Coalition for Clean Water***

Learn more at http://www.peopleswaterboard.org/.

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