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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

Epo (education-programs-outreach) Intern

Detroit Historical Society

Sept. 9, 2019, midnight - Oct. 31, 2019, midnight

About the Detroit Historical Society: The mission of the Detroit Historical Society is to tell Detroit’s unique stories and why they matter. The Society oversees the Detroit Historical Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the City of Detroit’s collection of over 250,000 artifacts related to the city’s history.Overview of Position: The Society’s internship program involves an intensive, part-time, experience over eight weeks that enables upper class students to assist with major special projects in one or more museum departments. Interns are treated as museum professionals and included in the regular ongoing activities of the institution. The EPO (Education-Programs-Outreach) Intern will assist each department with a variety of logistics for programs and events, staff events, assist with marketing and communications, and assist with program evaluation.Regular semester internships are unpaid. The Society’s internship work hour and reporting requirements will conform to the student’s university course standards. However, interns can expect to spend approximately 120 hours working during the semester in which he or she is enrolled in the internship course (roughly 15 hours per week for 8 weeks).Major Responsibilities:Assist Education staff with school and group tours, contribute to tour development, and assist with Cultural Passport programAssist Public Programs with on-site and off-site support during public programs (when available), logistics planning, and program evaluationAssist Community Outreach with program execution, logistics and program evaluationCollaborate with Marketing and Communications departments to create social media content regarding EPO workStrategize with EPO staff for future programming, reaching new audiences and strengthening community partner relationshipsEducation, Training, and Experience:Enrolled in an academic program in journalism, marketing/communications, history, museum studies, public history, public administration, or a related fieldStrong writing and oral communication skillsStrong organization skillsStrong people skills - comfort with interacting with people of all ages and from all backgroundsAbility to act independently and be a self-starter while operating collaboratively and as a team playerAbility to perform multiple tasksWillingness to work some evenings and weekendsExperience and/or training evaluation and/or data management is preferredExperience and/or training in program development is preferred

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5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202

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. As we get closer to September 20th and more local information on events, actions, and strikes are available and get planned we will be sharing them here on Brightest. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike

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Head For The Cure 5k - Detroit

Head For The Cure

Sept. 22, 2019, 6 a.m. - Sept. 22, 2019, noon

Set Up: This station is responsible for table set up, signage, and general set up before the race starts. Parking Attendants: This station is responsible for helping direct traffic before the race begins. Green Team: This station helps HFTC with trash and recycling of plastic, cans, etc. Team Village: This station helps the Team Village with set up and break down of tables and signs, and directing team members to their team area. Registration: This station helps us get people registered on race day morning! Packet Pickup: This station applies to packet pickup held prior to the race as well as the morning of. Volunteers will help hand out packets and t-shirts to registered participants. Hospitality: This helps prepare, replenish, and serve the food and beverages we provide at our events. Volunteer Check-In/Info Center: This station makes sure all volunteers know where to go to their stations and provides information regarding each volunteer job. Water Stops: This station is in charge of placing all water, cups, and troughs at the water stops. Course Monitors: This station is responsible for monitoring and making sure the runners stay on course. Finish Line: This station is responsible for assisting the race director with scoring chips and other duties needed at the finish line. Kids Zone: This stations helps with any kid activities we have at the event (face painting, sidewalk chalk, yard games) as well as with the kids run, which takes places once the 5K run/walk is finished. Clean Up: This station is responsible for cleaning up trash, tearing down tables, chairs, and banners. With a lot of hands, clean up can go by really quickly!

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2 Inselruhe Avenue,
Detroit, Michigan 48207