Saturday, July 09, 2011

The 1967 Detroit Rebellion: An Historical Review and Lessons for Today's Struggles

For Immediate Release

Event: Public Meeting on the Anniversary of the 1967 Rebellion
Date: Sat., July 23, 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: CAYMAC, 13th Floor, Erma L. Henderson Auditorium
Sponsors: Committee to Re-examine the 1967 Detroit Rebellion:
Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI), Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shut-offs
Contact: 313.224.4535, 671.3715

The 1967 Detroit Rebellion: An Historical Review by Those Who Were There and Those Fighting for Justice Today

Beginning on July 23, 1967, a massive uprising took place in Detroit against racism, poverty and police brutality.

The military was sent in to put down the rebellion with at least 43 people being killed.

For anyone who struggles today against the growing poverty, unemployment, homelessness, union busting and continuing racism, it is important to understand our past as we reclaim an empowered Detroit.

How can we build upon Detroit's long history of progressive movements and union solidarity? How can we rekindle an activist spirit among the youth?

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