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Detroit #ChangeTheDebate Rally for a Green New Deal

Sunrise Movement

July 30, 2019, midnight - July 31, 2019, 6 p.m.

Last November, Sunrise Movement challenged Democratic leadership with a simple question: What is your climate plan? That question shook the world. Since then, presidential candidates have been racing to back the Green New Deal, the first plan to treat climate change like the emergency it is. But others have doubled down on the same corporate-driven policies that have failed for decades. This approach is a death sentence for our generation. On July 30-31, 20 candidates will walk onstage in Detroit for the second Democratic Presidential Primary debate. They'll ask for our votes. We'll ask them to give a damn about our lives. Join us in Detroit to turn the tide of history together. For our future. For justice. For humanity. Let's #ChangeTheDebate. FAQ What are our demands? We demand that all candidates reject fossil fuel money, support a “climate debate”, and make the Green New Deal a Day 1 priority. What's the plan of action? Details are being worked out and will be shared as the date approaches. As of now, part of the plan is to gather by the thousands and set up a “People’s Stage” near the official Presidential Debate Location and challenge the candidates to come speak on our terms. Over 24 hours, we’ll tell our own stories on the People’s Stage as well. We’ll hold vigil for the people and places we have already lost, and the ones that will be lost. We’ll express our fear for the future, and the anger of our generation to have been abandoned by the adults in the room. Together, we’ll continue what we started last November, which is to bring a moral reckoning on the climate crisis to the heart of the American political conversation, and to shake this corrupt political establishment to its core. Volunteers across the country will be organizing busses, carpools and trains to get as many people as possible to Detroit. We’ll share more information about transportation and financial support soon and also have opportunities for people to join in from wherever they live When and where will it be? Detroit, Michigan. July 30-31. The debate will take place over two nights, with 10 candidates on stage each night. What can I do between now and July? When you sign up, you'll receive an email with information about how to be a local recruitment captain and get the word out in your community. What is the Sunrise National Summit? We’re hosting the first Sunrise National Summit before the #ChangeTheDebate mobilization. The Summit will be a day and half long on July 29-30th. #ChangeTheDebate.

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Detroit, MI

Global Climate Strike (September 20)

Fridays for Future

Sept. 19, 2019, 8 p.m. - Sept. 27, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

To date, young people have led the climate strikes around the world. Now we need adults to join us too. On September 20, 2019, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike movements, and all of our international friends and allies call for a global general strike. Mark and add it to your calendar. Workers everywhere, please: we are asking you to join us and walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the next 10, 20, 30 years. We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence. This crisis is very real, and it cannot be ignored any longer. We have learned that if we don’t start acting for our future, nobody else will make the first move. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us. We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference. We can't do this with you and everyone you know. So this is our invitation. Starting on Friday, September 20 we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate. We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate. Let’s all join together, with your neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make your voices heard and make this a turning point in our history. During the French revolution mothers flooded the streets for their children. Today we children are fighting for ourselves, but so many of our parents are busy discussing whether our grades are good, or a new diet or what happened in the Game of Thrones finale – while the planet burns. This moment has to happen. Last year’s UN intergovernmental panel on climate change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global heating. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we are in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world. But to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we have shown that collective action does work. We need to escalate the pressure to make sure that change happens, and we must escalate together. So this is our chance – join us on climate strike this September. People have risen up before to demand action and make change; if we do so in numbers we have a chance. If we care, we must do more than say we do. We must act. This won’t be the last day we need to take to the streets, but it will be a new beginning. We’re counting on you. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike

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Translation and Interpretation Volunteer - REMOTE anywhere in THE WORLD

Freedom For Immigrants

Flexible times and locations

Freedom for Immigrants (FFI) is devoted to abolishing immigration detention, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system. Because of the nature of our work, we provide services to people who speak a multitude of different languages. Immigrants and refugees are often already disempowered in the immigration system because of the language barrier, we want to reduce this by ensuring that we are able to provide program information to all our clients in their preferred language. The Translation and Interpretation Team The Translation and Interpretation Team will be a new team within FFI who will help ensure all our materials are translated to meet the diverse language needs of our clients. In some cases, volunteers may also help with interpretation for support sessions. What Does the Translation and Interpretation Volunteer Do? Volunteers can take on written translation tasks or spoken interpretation tasks, as they prefer. While we do not expect Translation and Interpretation Volunteers to necessarily have qualifications relating to translation or interpretation, they should have a demonstrated strong ability in the languages they wish to translate. Ideally, volunteers will only translate from a second language into their native language, although with time pressures it is possible this will not always be the case. The translation system is a two step process, so weaker translators can work on something first before handing it over to a more experienced translator to correct any minor mistakes. In this way, we hope to be able to support translation and interpretation volunteers to improve their skills. Expectations with regard to time commitment are flexible because we recognize that people will have changing schedules. Tasks will be posted on a first come first served basis so volunteers are able to dip in and out as convenient. For a guide, we hope that volunteers will be able to offer at least 4-6 hours of their time per month. Responsibilities include: Participation in bi-monthly team meetings Translation of written materials including: FFI procedures and policies, training materials, client worksheets Interpretation (by phone or in person) for case management sessions, training sessions etc. Log all volunteer hours This role is perfect for someone who wants to do something proactive to help immigrants and refugees. We are looking for energetic people who are self-motivated, and excited to be a part of ending the immigrant detention system. Volunteer Profile Required: Fluency in English Minimum commitment of 12 months at 4 hours per week Intermediate computing skills: Database, Word, Excel, and others Passionate about justice for refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants Flexibility Reliability Maturity Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds Desired: Fluency in a second language (or more...) Degree in Education, International Development, Social Sciences, Communications, ESL, Translation, Interpretation or work experience in these fields. Previous experience of volunteering

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Arts & Scraps Monthly Sorting Residency: 4 Hours Per Week.

Arts & Scraps

Flexible times

Come join the Arts & Scraps Community Store with one of our Sorting Residency's. This opportunity is perfect for all creative types, teachers, and anyone who enjoys organizing and building communtiy. Everyday we get over 200 pounds of donated goods that we sort and organize into our community store. These items can be anything from fabric, yarn, paints, rubber stamps to tile samples, film rolls, cake toppers and motherboards. We need your help sorting all these items, and growing the community store. We are looking for the right people to be a part of our VIP Volunteer team. You will not only learn the ins and outs of our community store through sorting, but you will also become a vital part of community building on behalf of Arts & Scraps. Working with our wide customers demographic we help build creative ideas and inspire others. Sign making, sample projects, helping children learn STEM lessons and building a friendly community space are all part of the job. We are scheduling month long residency's with the option of a permanent residency after review. What makes the Arts & Scraps store such an amazing place? Our community, come be a part of it.**We welcome diversity of race, culture, spirituality, gender, identity, ability, and orientation. We seek to provide a safe and inclusive space for all. We reject intolerance and any form of degradation, or bigotry. We commit in words and actions, to uphold the rights of all to feel safe, valued, and respected. Within this space, love, peace, and understanding unify us all.

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16135 Harper
Detroit, Michigan 48224

Lunchtime Reading Mentors Needed In Detroit & Pontiac

Read To A Child Inc

Flexible times

GIVE STUDENTS MUCH NEEDED ONE ON ONE ATTENTION IN METRO DETROIT SCHOOLS.BECOME A READING MENTOR TODAY!WHAT IS READ TO A CHILD? foster a love of reading, improve literacy skills and empower underserved children by inspiring adults to read to them regularly.WHAT IS THE LUNCHTIME READING PROGRAM?WHERE ARE THE SCHOOLS LOCATED? WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE PLACE?The Lunchtime Reading Program runs October through May each school year during the students lunch break. Reading Mentors meet students weekly/biweekly at their school of choice during one of the following sessions:Bow Elementary School 19801 Prevost St, Detroit, MI 48235Sessions are held Tuesday through Thursday from 10:50AM - 11:20AM and 11:20AM - 11:50AMDetroit Leadership Academy 13550 Virgil St, Detroit, MI 48223Sessions are held Tuesday through Thursday from 11:05AM - 11:30AM and 11:10AM - 11:35AMSouthwest Detroit Community School 4001 29 th St Detroit MI 48210Sessions are held Tuesday through Thursday from 11:35AM - 12:05PM and 12:05PM - 12:35PMHerrington Elementary School 541 Bay Street, Pontiac, MI 48342Sessions are held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:50AM - 12:20PM and 12:30PM - 1:00PMHOW ARE THE CHILDREN SELECTED FOR THE PROGRAM?I’VE NEVER BEEN A READING MENTOR. WILL I RECEIVE ANY TRAINING?I’M REALLY BUSY AND TRAVEL FOR MY JOB. HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?ONCE I JOIN THE PROGRAM, WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A QUESTION OR CAN’T MAKE IT TO MY SCHEDULED READING SESSION FOR THE WEEK?HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

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1528 Woodward
Detroit, Michigan 48226