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Teach-in on Detroit and Flint Water Crises

Join us as we deepen our understanding of the serious threats to quality of life caused by Mayor Duggan’s water shutoff policies and Governor Snyder’s mishandling of Flint water.

WHEN: Saturday January 16th, 10am to 4pm
WHERE: Damon Keith Center for Civil Rights, 471 W. Palmer St., Detroit

*Free and open to everyone!
*Refreshments provided


10:00 – 10:30am Opening Comments

10:30 – 11:30 am The Lead Poisoning Catastrophe: Standing in Solidarity with Flint Citizens

11:30 – 12:15 pm The Homrich 9 Trial and Civil Disobedience in the Struggle for Water Affordability

1:30 – 2:30 pm Mapping the Water Crisis: Documenting Shut-offs and the Racist Targeting of African American Neighborhoods

2:30 – 3:30pm What Is a Water Affordability Policy: How Does It Work?

3:30 – 4:00pm Demand for Water Affordability: Next Steps and Proposed Legislation


-Professor Peter Hammer, WSU Law School
-Attorney Thomas Stephens
-Ms. Tawana Petty
-Ms. Julia Cuneo
-Ms. Marian Kramer, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization
-Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellerman, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
-Ms. Monica Patrick, We the People of Detroit
-Attorney Julie Hurwitz
-Ms. Emily Kutil
-Prof. Shea Howell
-Dr. Gloria House

Organized by Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management (D-REM)

Earlier Event: January 15
Overdrive Autoglow
Later Event: January 16
Family Activity Series Workshop