Email Updates June 13, 2019
Immigration Town Hall
Please join Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) and invited experts for a town hall to discuss the rights of immigrants in the United States and the Metro Detroit region. Special Guest: Tania Morris Diaz, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. The town hall will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:00PM - 7:30PM at People's Community Services, 8633 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212
We-GP Environmental Task Force
The Task Force continues to participate in Senator Adam Hollier's roundtable discussions advocating for issues of interest that would require legislative and/or agency action at the state level. Identified issues include:
1. Legislative action to establish acceptable levels of exposure from waste, clean water, brownfields, etc.
2. Mandating an Environmental Justice review of permit sites
3. Limiting importation of waste from out of state
The group meets every two weeks on Wednesdays at the Starbucks in the Village at 6:30pm. The next meeting is June 26. For more information and to join, contact: MARYGPP5@GMAIL.COM
PRIDE MARCH 2019 IS NEXT WEEK!
Please plan on joining us for our family friendly 3rd Annual Grosse Pointe Pride March in support of our LGBTQA+ Neighbors on Saturday, June 22. The festivities begin at 9:30am (rally, face painting and more) at Grosse Pointe South High School (Fisher lot). Pride March step-off is at 10:00am. The 1.2 Mile route will end at Maire Elementary School on Cadieux Rd.
Will you be there to witness our first ever Pride Float?
Will you be there to celebrate love, support, advocacy and empowerment?
Will you be there to……
Sign the parade banner, send a post card to your elected official to ban conversion therapy in Michigan, listen to the beautiful sounds of the Pride Choir, find out what a boom whacker is, get your face painted, participate in an optional peace meditation, paint a rock, eat cookies made by Hen and Chick Cakes, eat tacos from the Drunken Rooster, drink lemonade by Aja, browse the vendor tables for shopping and learning about PFLAG GP and our own Environmental Task Force….. AND enjoy a fabulous Drag Queen performance by Grosse Pointe’s own Sierra Misst ?
Don’t miss your chance to make a meaningful impact just by showing up!
You can make an even more meaningful impact as a March Marshal. To sign up contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
There's still time to show up in style with Pride March merchandise. Go to the Store at we-gp.org to order tee shirts, flags and more.
Calling all Military Families
If you or someone you know is interested in joining other local US Military families in marching together at the GP Pride March, please contact us at: email@example.com
Final List of Sponsors for 2019 Pride March
Please help us thank our generous sponsors by frequenting their businesses!
Grosse Pointe Congregational Church, O'Flaherty's, Park Grill, Posterity Framing and Printing, Steiner Sportswear, Fisher Pointe Dental, Fishbones, Blair Hess and Derek Latka, 1000 Block of Balfour, The Byrne-Simon Family, Kathy and Paul Abke,
Harper Woods/Grosse Pointe NAACP
Full Lotus Yoga, The Zealous Root, 3 lb Games, Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors,
Grosse Pointe Law Center, PFLAG Grosse Pointe, 28th Syzygy Arts by Tamm,
Aria Salon, Girlie Girl, Howlers and Growlers, Law Office of Nicole L. Caskra, PLLC,
Do By Hair, Hen and Chick Cakes, LulaRoe Margaret Leahy, Speech with Sara, John Martin Photography, The Silberstein Family, The Marginal Monday Crew,
Supportive Counseling Services, Buscemis, Grosse Pointe Macaroni Kid, El Guapo/ Mac Shack, Bren NY Cosmetics, The Mc Guire Family, Little Pointer for Diversity and Inclusion, Grosse Pointe Democratic Club, Ferlitos, Upstairs Neighbor, Old Pony,
The Charlevoix, To Detroit With Love, Fairfax Market, Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, Detroit Center for Spiritual Living, Orange Theory Fitness, The Greenroyd Family, Recolte Meads, Amy Steinhauser, Ben and Wes Cooper, Red Crown
After covering costs of the Pride March, funds raised will be split between OUTSERVE, a non-profit legal services watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBTQ equality in America's military, and WeGP.
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