Email Updates July 11, 2019
Tomorrow: Lights for Liberty, Detroit
Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps and the streets across the country to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. For more details LightsforLiberty-Detroit
We GP fully supports this event and is partnering with the Detroit sponsors; we want to get as many local people as possible to attend.
Please join us as we raise our voices, stand up and fight back against ripping children from their parents and keeping them in cages triggering trauma, abuse and neglect. Not in our name. End the camps.
The event begins in Detroit on Friday, July 12 at 6:00 pm at 333 Mt. Elliot near Jefferson, the Detroit Field Office of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations. There will be a rally, march and candle light vigil ending at 9:00 p.m. Bring your signs and candles (or lights)!
Parking and Carpooling
On site there is street parking on streets around the ICE facility and on the South side of Jefferson, but it will be challenging. We GP has organized carpooling leaving from the Christ Church Grosse Pointe parking lot (Grosse Pointe Blvd next to GP South High School) at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Please come to find or offer a ride even if you have not signed up. Come early between 5:00 and 5:45 p.m. and enjoy lemonade and baked goods in support of Kids4Kids (details below).
Kids 4 Kids
Together with Michigan Support Circle, We GP is organizing Kids 4 Kids Lemonade Stands the weekend of July 12-14 to raise funds and awareness for Immigrant Families Together.
We will be hosting a Lemonade and Bake Sale on Friday, July 12, from 5:00-5:45 p.m in the Christ Church parking lot before the carpools leave.....and at the Vigil.
Please help support immigrant and refugee rights throughout the weekend. Click here to find the scheduled locations Lemonade Stands
The Picnic is Coming Soon!
Watch future issues of this newsletter or check out our website we-gp.org or facebook page (click below) for announcements about the date and location of the WeGP Annual Picnic.
Civic Engagement Opportunities
To encourage local civic engagement, we provide dates, times, and locations of local government and organizational meetings. Click on the meeting of interest:
City Council Meeting, City of Grosse Pointe
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Farms
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Park
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Shores
City Council Meeting, Grosse Pointe Woods
Grosse Pointe School Board Meetings
Notes: 1. Check each City's website for agendas, live streaming/video options and calendar changes. 2.The School Board meets twice monthly.
Other Organizations of Interest
GPPSS Parents for Unity in Diversity
League of Women Voters of Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe - Harper Woods NAACP Branch