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Project GREEN Community Report Out

Thursday, May 31, 5:30 p.m.
LifeQuest
1115 Alto Avenue S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

For the last few years, the Micah Center has served as a partner with Project GREEN (Grand Rapids Economic Empowerment Network). Headed by Rev. Dallas Lenear, this project grew out of the Micah Center's advocacy work around preventing abusive payday lending. We're excited to invite you to join our friends at Project GREEN as they give the final report out of their 2017-18 work and share news about an exciting move to becoming an independent organization!


Black Lives Matter

Wednesday, June 6, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Rosa Parks Circle, Downtown Grand Rapids

Join this on-going demonstration with members of Plymouth Church, All Souls, Fountain Street, and Westminster at the corner of Monroe and Monroe Center (by the Rosa Parks statue). The group gathers the first Wednesday of every month. Placards and signs are provided. 
 


Minority Business Spotlight - Irie Kitchen

Looking for a taste of the Carribean? Visit, Irie Kitchen, located just south of Plymouth UCC at 6630a Kalamazoo Avenue S.E. This global dining experience features Caribbean street food; its specialty being Jamaican cooking using a hot spice mixture. Try some chicken or pork rubbed with Jamaican jerk spice, or Jerk Tofu if you’re a vegetarian. Curry chicken and curry goat round out the main courses on the menu. Owner Vincent McIntosh’s parents were born in Jamaica and raised him with an appreciation of good, fresh, flavorful food. Open just last year, the restaurant sets out with the intention of "crafting healthy food for the community." Stop by and taste the flavors for yourself. Irie Kitchen is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Podcast for a Just World

Got a minute? Or two? Check out Podcast For a Just World; a weekly podcast that invites listeners to engage complex realities grounded in faith and consider what it means to build a just world for all.


Poor People's Campaign - March on Lansing

The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Monday, May 21, 10:00 a.m.
Lansing

Want to challenge systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation? Join in the renewal of the Poor People's Campaign. "40 Days of Non-violent Direct Action" with gatherings around the nation began May 14 and will run through June 18.

In Michigan, ALL are invited each Monday (between now and June 18), to participate in whatever part of the schedule you are able. The theme for this week (May 21) is Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights, Ending Mass Incarceration, Treatment of Indigenous People and Justice for Immigrants

1. 10:30 a.m.
Persons who have participated in Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Training and who wish to participate in the day’s direct action (risking arrest) – along with their support persons – register onsite at First Presbyterian Church (510 Ottawa St. Lansing 48933). Part Two of Direct Action Training is 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

2. Noon
MI PPC supporters NOT participating in Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action will also register at First Presbyterian Church. A brief program, lunch, and snacks follow between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

3. 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Everyone will march to the currently undisclosed rally site (not the State capital). The rally at 2:00 p.m. will be brief and the direct action will begin concurrent with the rally.

For more information, visit www.poorpeoplescampaign.org.


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Fax: 616-455-4149
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