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Tent City ~ June 14 - 17, 2009 ~ Detroit
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Initiated by the
Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions

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General Leaflet (.doc)  updated on 5/30/09
General Leaflet (.pdf)   updated on 5/30/09

Poster, 11x17 (pdf)

Rally for Jobs, Tues., June 16 (doc)

Organizing Center
5920 Second Ave., (at Antoinette, north of Wayne State)
Detroit, MI
Wheelchair Accessible (portable ramp)

Weekly Organizing Meetings
Mondays, 7 PM
5920 Second Ave., Detroit

Organizers' Online Group
(for organizers only)
People's Summit Group

Grand Circus Park Satellite Map

Peoples' Summit, June 14-17, 2009, Detroit, 2009

People's Bill of Rights - Draft

Main Stage at Grand Circus Park
Main Stage at the People's Summit, Grand Circus Park, Detroit

People's Summit & Tent City
June 14-17, 2009
Grand Circus Park, Detroit, Michigan
Four Days of Active Resistance, Political Discussion and Strategizing for a
“People's Stimulus Plans” and an “Economic Bill of Rights”
for Working People and the Poor

JOIN the TENT CITY near the NATIONAL BIG-BUSINESS GATHERING at the Renaissance Center

On June 15-17, 2009, the National Business Summit, sponsored by the Detroit Economic Club, will take place at the Renaissance Center, General Motors Corporate Headquarters. Millionaire capitalists like the heads of Conoco-Phillips, Dow Chemical, General Motors, Chrysler, Humana Inc., Ascension Health, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, BNSF Railway Co., and PVS Chemicals, and well as the presidents of the National Council on Competitiveness and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will gather at this summit. President Barack Obama and cabinet members have been invited.

These wealthy businesspeople will put their greedy heads together to discuss “innovation and policy ideas in technol­ogy, energy, environment and manufactur­ing.” In other words, they will be strategizing on how to further increase their profits at the expense of the ever-shrinking middle class, the vast working class and the growing millions living in utter poverty.

The National Business Summit will be held in a city with record-high unemployment and poverty rates, lay-offs, budget cuts, school closings, utility cost hikes and shut-offs and massive home foreclosures. With a registration fee of $1,495, it is unlikely that any victims of foreclosures and evictions, let alone laid-off workers, will be able to attend the National Business Summit. No one at this event will be speaking in the interests of those most affected by the economic collapse.

The People’s Summit will be a dynamic event. During the People’s Summit, organizers will implement a moratorium on foreclosure evictions by going into the neighborhoods and supporting homeowners who are willing to confront the bailiffs. If there is a strike, demonstration or sit in, the People’s Summit will join it. The People’s Summit will confront the big-business CEOs and politicians gathering next door. Join us!


  • Bailout the people!
  • Jobs, healthcare, housing and education for all
  • Moratorium on foreclosures, evictions and utility shutoffs – housing is a right
  • Stop budget cuts and restore social services funding
  • Stop tuition hikes and school closings
  • Moratorium on layoffs, plant closings, pension thefts and union busting – A job at a living wage is a right
  • End racism, sexism and anti-LGBT attacks  – equality now!
  • Stop attacks on immigrants
  • Full rights for disabled people
  • Bailout youth and students
  • No more police brutality
  • Jobs not Jails - For prisoners and ex-prisoners' rights
  • Save the natural environment and stop climate change
  • U.S. troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Money for jobs and human needs, not war
  • And more – bring your own demands!
5920 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
Phone 313-887-4344


Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions

Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI)

Bail Out The People Movement

UAW Local 909

USW Local 8751, Boston, MA

Coalition of Labor Union Women

Frank Hammer, UAW International Representative, retired*

Millie Hall, Coalition of Labor Union Women*

Kathy Paradowicz, Committeeperson, UAW Local 1819 *

Steven Gillis, Vice President, USW Local 8751

Al Benchich, President, retired, UAW Local 909 *

Michigan Coalition For Human Rights

Grey Panthers-Detroit

Auto Worker Caravan

Warriors on Wheels-Detroit


Central United Methodist Church

Michigan Welfare Rights Organization

Call 'Em Out

Congressman John Conyers Jr.

National Lawyers Guild-Detroit Chapter

National Lawyers Guild-Michigan Chapter

Women Empowered-Detroit

Green Party of Michigan

Green Party of Detroit

Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality

Coalition to Restore Hope to Detroit Public Schools (DPS)

United For a Fair Economy, Boston, Mass.

National Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign

Reverend Ed Rowe, Central United Methodist Church Detroit

Latinos Unidos de Michigan

Western Mass International Action Center

Jewish Voice for Peace-Detroit

American Jews for a Just Peace-Detroit

Springfield, Mass., Technical Community College Mobilization Against
Poverty, Racism and War

Nicholaus Camerota, Prof. of Philosophy and Political Theory, Technical Community College, Springfield Mass.

Michael Letwin, Co-Convener, New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)*

Code Pink

Action Center For Justice, Charlotte, NC

Raleigh FIST

Jersey City Peace Movement

Asia Pacific Action, NYC

Cleveland Independent Activists, Cleveland, OH

Movement in Motion, Bronx, NY

Lynne Stewart

Dave Welsh, Delegate, San Francisco Labor Council*

Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder, Code Pink

David Rovics, musician

Action Center For Justice, Charlotte, NC

International Action Center-Boston

Asia Pacific Action, Nyc, NY, Turtle Island

Cleveland Independent Activists, Cleveland Hts, OH

Crowing Rooster Arts, New York, NY

Destroyindustry, Raleigh, NC, u$A, Washington, DC

Jersey City Peace Movement, Jersey City, NJ

Lynnestewart Organization, Ny, NY

Movement In Motion, Bronx, NY

NACCE, Roosevelt, NY

New Abolitionist Movement, Brooklyn, NY

New York Kartina Rita Diaspora Solidarity, Manhattan, NY

Toledo (OH) Foreclosure Defense League


Bolivarian Circle "Alberto Lovera"

Wendy Hamilton, Director, Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery*

Jobs With Justice-Cleveland, OH

Defenders For Freedom, Justice & Equality-Richmond, VA

Labor's Militant Voice

Friends of Detroit City Airport CDC

AAB Service Corporation

Detroiters for Ethics & Accountability in Politics & Education

* for identification purposes only