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Michigan Tour Comes to the Bay Area

WEAP Michigan Sponsorship- FINAL3-1Working families are in trouble everywhere – and especially in Michigan, where state law replaces democratically elected officials with appointed Emergency Managers who have the power to sell off public property, shut down schools and change or cancel union contracts.

Talk about taxation without representation!

This is how thousands of poor Detroit residents recently got their water shut off while delinquent corporations owing thousands of times more were allowed to keep their taps flowing. WEAP believes community leaders fighting the Emergency Manager system, corporate dictatorship and austerity in Michigan have much to teach us about Bay Area efforts to strip away the rights of working people, employed and unemployed, and poor and part time workers.

Watch the WEAP website for more details on a planning speaking tour bringing community warriors from Michigan to speak in the Bay Area. Or click here if you are interesting in endorsing or sponsoring the tour.

WEAP Michigan Sponsorship (PDF)

All meetings are free and open to the public

Saturday, Oct. 4, 10am – 2pm in the Laney College Bistro, 900 Fallon St., Oakland, 94607. Hosted by WEAP, co-sponsored by Laney, Associated Students of Laney College, Black Students Union, Peralta Federation of Teachers and Ethnic Studies.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 5pm – 8pm at Tapestry Ministries, 1798 Scenic Ave. on the Pacific School of Religion campus in Berkeley. Hosted by WEAP, co-sponsored by Tapestry Ministries.

Tuesday, Oct. 7, Noon – 2pm in the Laney College Forum room, 900 Fallon St., Oakland, 94607. Hosted by WEAP, co-sponsored by Laney, Associated Students of Laney College, Black Students Union, Peralta Federation of Teachers and Ethnic Studies.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 9am – 1pm in the Huey P. Newton Room at Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive (off Redwood Rd.), Oakland, 94619. Hosted by WEAP, co-sponsored by Associated Students of Merritt College and the Black Students Union.

Thursday, Oct. 9, 5:30pm – 8:30pm at Service Employees International Union Local 1021 in Oakland, 155 Myrtle St., Oakland. Hosted by WEAP, co-sponsored by SEIU, the Social and Economic Justice Caucus, and the African American Caucus.

Friday, Oct. 10, 11am – 1pm College of Alameda in The Pitt (F Building), 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda, 84501. Hosted by WEAP, co-sponsored by Associated Students of Alameda College.

Friday, Oct. 10, 5:30pm – 8:30pm at Service Employees International Union Local 1021, 350 Rhode Island St. in San Francisco. Hosted by WEAP, co-sponsored by SEIU, the Social and Economic Justice Caucus, and the African American Caucus.

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