Detroit, MI

When:
April 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
2017-04-04T18:30:00-04:00
2017-04-04T18:45:00-04:00
Where:
Cass Corridor Commons
4605 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
USA
Cost:
Free

“Breaking the Silence: A Detroit Beyond Displacement”

We are an activist organization of 18-35 year old Black people in the Detroit Metro area working toward complete liberation of Black people in the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan, the United States of America and the world. We are affiliated with The Movement For Black Lives (whose platform can be found here: https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/).

BYP100’s council of elders has designated April 4, 2017, the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, as a National Day of Action. We are inviting you to join us for this community event and forum which will involve a viewing of Dr. King’s final speech and a discussion around these questions: How have our communities in Detroit been displaced by racism, militarism, and materialism? What work is being done now by individuals and communities in Detroit that have been displaced by racism, militarism, and materialism?

Our current campaign focuses on the displacement of Black people in Detroit, especially Black women and femmes. We would like to have you present at our event on April 4, 2017 at 6:30pm called “Breaking the Silence: A Detroit Beyond Displacement”.

The main purpose of this event is to connect the Detroit community with resources in the city fighting against the displacement of Black Detroiters and to build a network of solidarity among organizations in the city fighting against displacement. The principle mechanisms for this displacement are foreclosure, water-shut offs and gentrification.

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. 

It is our duty to win.

We must love each other and protect each other.

We have nothing to lose but our chains.”

-Assata Shakur