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Schedule of Activities

Sunday, June 14
Monday, June 15
Tuesday, June 16
Wednesday, June 17

(All events take place at Grand Circus Park unless otherwise noted.)

Updated 06/13/09


  • Videotaped testimony and people’s speak-outs on how the crisis affects you
  • Discussions and submissions for the People’s Stimulus Plan and Economic Bill of Rights

Sunday, June 14

Opening Theme:     We declare a State of Emergency! Fight back! No business as usual!

12:00 noon – Set-up of Tent City and People’s Summit begins

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. – Special session:  Special guest Dieter Ilius, of the German Metalworkers Trade Union, speaking on “The  World Economic and Financial Crisis and the Worjkers’ Movement in Europe and Especially in Germany” and the 2004 Opel/GM Strike in Bochum, Germay, at Swords into Plowshares Art Gallery, 33 E. Adams, across fro Grand Circus Park

3:00 p.m. – Prayer march organized by Joan Gist for City Council.  Gather at Grand Circus Park and march to the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building

3:00-4:00 p.m. – Special session:  Immigrant Rights Struggle

4:00-5:00 p.m. – Special session:  FIST/Youth Struggle

5:30 p.m. – Dinner

6:30-8:00 p.m. – State of Emergency Fightback Rally

8:00 p.m. – Concert and cultural program

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Monday, June 15

Theme:     Detroit’s crisis as a symbol of the country and the planet

8:30 a.m.– “Know Your Rights” leaflet distribution for homeowners and renters at 36th District Court

10:00 a.m.-11:00: Special session: Organizing for Sept. 24-25 G20 protests in Pittsburgh

11:00 a.m.-12 noon: Special session:  2010 U.S. Social Forum in Detroit

12:30-1:30 p.m. – 36th District Court Street Rally for Moratorium to Stop Foreclosures & Evictions

1:30-3:30 p.m. – Corporate/Banker Devastation Tour of Detroit

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Special session:  Education crisis

2:30-3:30 p.m. – Special session:  Fighting Foreclosures

4:00 p.m. – Mass March to Confront the CEOs – Gather at Grand Circus Park

4:30 p.m. – March begins down Woodward to GM Renaissance Center

5:00-6:00 p.m. – Demonstration at GM headquarters/site of big-business summit

6:30 p.m. – Dinner

7:30 p.m. – Youth Concert and Rally to Stop Police Brutalitythe and the “War on Drugs”

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Tuesday, June 16

Theme:    Stop the war on the workers and poor – feed the people not the Pentagon!

10:00 a.m. – Disability Rights Demonstration at Detroit People Mover, Grand Circus Park Station

11:00 a.m. – Demonstration and Rally to shut down the Detroit Trah Incinerator

12:00-1:30 p.m. – Mass Demonstration and Rally for Jobs at GM Renaissance Center

3:00-5:00 p.m. – Special Session: Workers Fighting Back Against Layoffs, Plant Closings & More

5:30 p.m. – Dinner

6:30 p.m. – Rally to Stop the War at Home and Abroad and Cultural Program

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Wednesday, June 17

Theme:     Confronting the corporate agenda: human rights for all

Theme: Confronting the corporate agenda: human rights for all

10:00 a.m.-12 noon – Special Strategy Session to Carry Struggles Forward

12:00 p.m. – Take down begins

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