Moms Demand Action
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Moms Demand Action

Join the tens of thousands of Americans who are saying ENOUGH to gun violence. Help fight the epidemic that is killing nearly 7 kids and teens every day. Join us to learn how you can take action right now to make our country safer.

You are invited to attend this months meeting of the Oakland Macomb County Chapter of Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. You'll have an opportunity to connect and work with other moms  and allies in your community. 

Hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsDemandOakMac/

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Confronting Racism Within: The Intersectionality of Culture, Race and Gender
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Confronting Racism Within: The Intersectionality of Culture, Race and Gender

Freda Sampson examines how the social attributes of race, culture and gender do not exist as single stand-alone issues. The political and personal realities and the construct of individuality are much more complex regarding privilege and oppression. We will deconstruct the complicated messages of identity to explore the nuances and impact of gender in the context of blackness and whiteness.

The session is free, although donations will be accepted at the door. All welcome! No need to RSVP.

For more information, call Rosemary at (248) 544-4504.

Presented by St. John’s Episcopal Church and Women Confronting Racism.

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Confronting Racism Within: Examining White Fragility
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Confronting Racism Within: Examining White Fragility

Join Kathleen LaTosch in a discussion of how white fragility- the sensitivity and defensiveness that many white people exhibit when their ideas about race and racism are challenged - actually holds racism and white supremacy in place. This session also will explore remedies for this fragility.

The session is free, although donations will be accepted at the door. All welcome! No need to RSVP.

For more information, call Rosemary at (248) 544-4504.

Presented by St. John’s Episcopal Church and Women Confronting Racism.

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Moms Demand Action Meeting - Oakland Macomb Chapter
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Moms Demand Action Meeting - Oakland Macomb Chapter

Mom's Demand Action is the Nationwide nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers and allies  who advocate to reduce gun violence while supporting legislation that respects Second Amendment rights.  

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month so please join us for this month's meeting in Bloomfield Hills MI

MDA advocates for the prevention of gun violence and advance gun safety measures within Michigan by: contacting legislators to oppose loosening of current gun licensing and training requirements and to oppose open-carry in public places such as schools, parks, bars, churches; raising public awareness of victims of gun violence and their families; promoting safe and responsible storage of firearms and holding irresponsible owners accountable for negligence. 

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Confronting Racism Within: Civil Discourse
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Confronting Racism Within: Civil Discourse

Under the guidance of The Rev. Elizabeth Bingham, participants will learn about and engage in practices for creating a “brave space” from which persons can share personal stories about understandings of race and racism in individual contexts. Participants will practice methods of storytelling and deep listening in small groups.

The session is free, although donations will be accepted at the door. All welcome! No need to RSVP.

For more information, call Rosemary at (248) 544-4504.

Presented by St. John’s Episcopal Church and Women Confronting Racism.

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Phone Bank to Support Prop 2
Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

Phone Bank to Support Prop 2

Join us for an evening of phone banking to support Proposal 2 and our allies Voters Not Politicians.

Friends, family, neighbors and coworkers are welcome to join us in promoting this non-partisan proposal.

Please bring your phone and a lap top if you have one. Fems for Change will provide food and fun.

Address in Bloomfield provided upon your RSVP at https://ffcprop2phonebankoct30.eventbrite.com.

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Phone Bank to Support Prop 2
Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

Phone Bank to Support Prop 2

Join us for an evening of phone banking to support Proposal 2 and our allies Voters Not Politicians.

Friends, family, neighbors and coworkers are welcome to join us in promoting this non-partisan proposal.

Please bring your phone and a lap top if you have one. Fems for Change will provide food and fun.

Address in Bloomfield provided upon your RSVP at https://prop2phonebank109.eventbrite.com

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Art Hop to Benefit Fems for Change
Sep
29
8:30 AM08:30

Art Hop to Benefit Fems for Change

Fems for Change is back with another exciting event: our much-anticipated Art Hop, Saturday, September 29, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m! 

Participants must be 16+ years of age.

Your $60 general admission donation includes:

  • Admission for one person to the Art Hop on 9/29
  • Unparalleled access to four private collections
  • A sneak peak at two of Detroit's newest design galleries, before they open to the public
  • Commentary from the collectors, plus two professional art consultants who just happen to be FFC members!
  • Lunch at Royal Oak's Holiday Market
  • A goody bag with snacks, shoe covers, and descriptions of all the collections
  • Transportation to all locations. We'll meet at Covington School in Bloomfield Hills at 8:30 a.m. SHARP!

Want to experience the VIP treatment? A $250 VIP donation includes:

  • Admission for one person to the Art Hop on 9/29
  • All of the benefits described above for general admission, plus:
  • Admission for two on Sunday, 11/4/18, to a gourmet meal served in the home of a former gallery owner. Dine amidst her collection of museum-level art from some of the most talented contemporary artists from around the world, and learn about collecting as you enjoy fine wine, fabulous food and great company. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in Huntington Woods. Address will be provided upon registration.

Don’t miss out! Space is limited. Click here to get your tickets today!

If you can't attend but would still like to donate to Fems for Change, click here.

All proceeds from the Art Hop will benefit Fems for Change. FFC is a diverse, progressive, non-partisan and non-profit organization engaging in the political process through activism, education, community-building and leadership in order to create a just and inclusive society. Your donation is tax-deductible.

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Canvassing in Macomb County to Support Prop 2
Sep
27
4:30 PM16:30

Canvassing in Macomb County to Support Prop 2

  • Shelby Township Senior & Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FFC Canvassing in Support of Prop 2
Thursday, September 25, 2018
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Shelby Township Senior Center and Community Center
51670 Van Dyke Ave.
Craft Room
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Register at: events.mobilizeamerica.io/vnp/event/26689/


FFC is helping Voters Not Politicians to canvass in areas deemed critical to success. New canvassers are encouraged to attend, and bring a friend! VNP will get us up to speed on what we need to now about Proposal 2, then send us out with experienced canvassers. Make no mistake, the doors you knock could give us a win on November 6!

RSVP at above link.

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Phone Bank to Support Prop 2
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

Phone Bank to Support Prop 2

Join us for an evening of phone banking to support Proposal 2 and our allies Voters Not Politicians.

Friends, family, neighbors and coworkers are welcome to join us in promoting this non-partisan proposal.

Please bring your phone and a lap top if you have one. Fems for Change will provide food and fun.

Address in Bloomfield provided upon your RSVP at https://prop2phonebank925.eventbrite.com

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SOLD OUT! Bridging the Divide: Effective Communication With People of Opposing Viewpoints
Jun
30
9:30 AM09:30

SOLD OUT! Bridging the Divide: Effective Communication With People of Opposing Viewpoints

  • The Corners: A Campus for Caring Communities (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As of 6/11/2018 this event is SOLD OUT! You can still sign up for the wait list or indicate that you are interested in this event if we decide to add another session by clicking on the registration link below.

Fems for Change presents Briding the Divide, a workshop that explores the social and psychological causes of divisiveness, and how to communicate effectively and persuasively with people of opposing viewpoints. Reach across the table and use your existing relationships and connections to break down barriers and spark change!

Not only will this training help you to become more effective at canvassing, phone banking, voter registration and get-out-the vote activities, it's also helpful in work and personal relationships.

Our presenter is Sarah Eisenberg, LMSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduate of University of Michigan. She has more than 10 years of professional experience guiding individuals and groups towards healthier communication and relationships. Her private practice provides outpatient mental health services for individuals, couples and families in Macomb County. She is an organizer with Women's March Michigan, and was lead organizer for the first Women's March on Lansing in 2017. Bridging the Divide brings together Sarah's two passions: psychology and progressive activism.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Light refreshments will be served.

Click here to join waiting list.

 

 

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Confronting Racism Within: History, Systems, Community & Self
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Confronting Racism Within: History, Systems, Community & Self

Confronting Racism Within: History, Systems, Community and Self is a conference with inspirational speakers and powerful workshops that will help participants examine racism within themselves, their families and their communities, and provide hope and opportunites to break the cycle of racism going forward.

The conference is presented by Women Confronting Racism, in partnership with the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan; the Sisters of Mercy—West Midwest Community; and Fems for Change.

Our highlighted speakers are:

  • Dr. Peter Hammer, a professor at Wayne State University Law School and Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.
  • Rev. Dr. Dee Dee Coleman, president of Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and pastor at Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit.

Our workshops presenters are:

  • The Rev. Elizabeth Bingham
  • Michelle Miller
  • Hilery Cash
  • Shera Ferguson
  • Kathleen Latosch
  • Nancy Mathias
  • Jenny Teed
  • Freda Sampson

Admission is $25 per person, $15 for students. Scholarships are available, please contact event organizer for info. Please note Eventbrite charges a service and handling fee per ticket ranging from $2.89-$4.03.

Coffee, tea and water will be provided.

You can bring your own lunch, or purchase a box lunch on site for an additional $10.50. Box lunch includes: your choice of chicken pesto or vegetarian wrap, chips, fruit, cookie and water.

We hope to see you at this important conference!

REGISTER TODAY at: confrontingracism.eventbrite.com

If you have questions, please contact Helen Marie Burns at (814) 414-5860, or by email at hmburns@mercywmw.org.

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Affirmations Spring Bash - Celebrating Community
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Affirmations Spring Bash - Celebrating Community

Affirmations is proud to present Spring Bash 2018 - Celebrating Community, at the beautiful MGM Grand Detroit on Saturday, April 14th. We expect over 400 guests to attend the gala. The evening includes open bar, a delicious three-course dinner, and entertainment. On behalf of the 30,000 guests that visit and are impacted by our Community Center each year, we are asking for your help! 

For more information visit and to purchase tickets, click here. 

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Voters Not Politicians Canvassing Training for FFC Members and Friends
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Voters Not Politicians Canvassing Training for FFC Members and Friends

It's time to strap on your boots (heels, flip flops or slippers if you prefer!) and take the next steps to end gerrymandering with Fems for Change.

Voters Not Politicians has specifically asked FFC to help with canvassing in Oakland County, where there are substantial numbers of undecided voters. Help is also needed in Macomb County.

Here's what you need to do to get involved:

Monday, March 26, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bloomfield Township Library
1099 Lone Pine Road (at Telegraph)

Training for canvassers also includes a more detailed, online orientation that will be available later in March.

Returning volunteers and new volunteers are welcome. Bring a friend or fellow FFC member. Admission is free.

Let's get trained and put an end to gerrymandering in Michigan!

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Celebrate Women's History Month With FFC and Allies
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Celebrate Women's History Month With FFC and Allies

We're honoring 100 years of women's suffrage in Michigan!

Join Fems for Change and many allied groups for a free screening of "Iron Jawed Angels," followed by discussion, tea and light refreshments.

Hosted by: Committee to Elect Padma Kuppa, Fems for Change, APIA-Vote MI, Chanakya Institute for Political Science, Greig Women in Leadership Fund, and South Asian Voices for Impact.

 

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Mom's Demand Action Meeting
Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

Mom's Demand Action Meeting

Mom's Demand Action (MDA) is the Nationwide nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers and allies  who advocate to reduce gun violence while supporting legislation that respects Second Amendment rights.  Meetings are held the second Monday of each month and the location varies.  Please join us for this month's meeting in Sterling Heights.

MDA advocates for the prevention of gun violence and advance gun safety measures within Michigan by: contacting legislators to oppose loosening of current gun licensing and training requirements and to oppose open-carry in public places such as schools, parks, bars, churches; raising public awareness of victims of gun violence and their families; promoting safe and responsible storage of firearms and holding irresponsible owners accountable for negligence. 

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FFC Ally Event - District 11 United Summit
Dec
9
9:30 AM09:30

FFC Ally Event - District 11 United Summit

The District Eleven United Summit will bring members of Indivisible,  Fems for Dems, Fems for Change, Democrats, progressives and other allied grassroots activists together to organize and map out how we will drive a strong progressive message that promotes real change and holds politicians who don’t share our values accountable. By joining forces, we will organize into local teams to begin talking to our neighbors, holding events and coordinating activities across the 11th Congressional District and throughout southeast Michigan as we prepare for 2018.

Who Should Attend: Activists throughout the 11th Congressional District and southeast Michigan including activists from Indivisible groups, Democratic Party groups and any other allied progressive groups.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Doors open at 9:00 am.

Click here to register.

For more information contact: Alan Fosnacht at Alan.fosnacht@gmail.com

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Fems for Change Holiday Party
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Fems for Change Holiday Party

  • The Stand Gastro Bistro Restaurant (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Fems For Change as we celebrate all that was accomplished this year. Bring some friends, have a cocktail and have some fun! Another FFC signature drink will be unveiled at the party.

Cash bar for drinks and appetizers. Parking nearby.

Click here to reserve your spot today.

Questions? Contact admin@femsforchange.org

 

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Giving Tuesday
Nov
28
to Dec 5

Giving Tuesday

Dear Friends of Fems for Change,

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday? I know that I am thankful to have friends like you to help us fight for change. Just a few months ago, we met many amazing women while we produced our series of videos to educate the public about the ACA. I will never forget the moment when Lauren, a smiling, defiant young woman recovering from brain tumor surgery, took off the wrap around her head to show her scalp covered with magnets. These are the individuals that Fems for Change is fighting for.

Tuesday, November 28th is Giving Tuesday, and I am asking you personally to help support our organization with a donation. Why us? Because we get things done, in fact, check out our top accomplishments of 2017:

  • Held Gerrymandering event with representative Jerry Moss
  • Put on a series of 5 government refresher classes
  • Organized a talk at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health on healthcare
  • Hosted a series of educational events on understanding Islamic Faith
  • Sponsored two postcard writing parties that resulted in 1,500+ postcards being sent to targeted members of the Senate
  • Organized members to participate in numerous unity events, including the Women’s March, the Science March, Rally for Change, and NAACP Dinner

Because of our attitude towards action, we have now grown to more than 1,200 members. We are all volunteers and self-funded. We are a true scrappy, grassroots group of women turned activists, and we need your support to continue to grow and increase our impact in 2018.

Would you please consider donating just $5 towards fighting for change in 2018? Click here to donate.

Thank you!

Lori and MJ

FFC Founder and Communication Team Member

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Healthcare Looking Forward: Sign Up and Sound Off
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Healthcare Looking Forward: Sign Up and Sound Off

Sign Up and Sound Off for healthcare in Michigan! This event, co-sponsored by Fems for Change and Michigan Made Great, will bring you up to speed on what's happening with the ACA in 2018. 

From 9:00 - Noon, you can sign up for ACA on site. Experienced specialists will help you navigate the enrollment process.

From 10:00 a.m. - Noon, join in on our discussion about healthcare in Michigan. 

  • Healthcare policy expert Charles Gaba will explain how the ACA really works, dubunk myths, and clarify what lies ahead. 
  • Michigan House of Representatives legislators will discuss current healthcare protections and how they work to protect your essential healthcare benefits.
  • Thank you to our supporting allies:  Indivisible 9, Indivisible Fighting 9, Metro Detroit Health Insurance Program (MDHIP), Affirmations, Planned Parent Advocates of Michigan and Michigan United.

Click here to register today!

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Moms Demand Action Meeting, Oakland-Macomb Chapter
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Moms Demand Action Meeting, Oakland-Macomb Chapter

Mom's Demand Action, is the Nationwide nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers and allies  who advocate to reduce gun violence while supporting legislation that respects Second Amendment rights.  Meetings are held the second Monday of each month and the location varies.  Please join us for this month's meeting in Sterling Heights

We advocate for the prevention of gun violence and advance gun safety measures within Michigan by: contacting legislators to oppose loosening of current gun licensing and training requirements and to oppose open-carry in public places such as schools, parks, bars, churches; raising public awareness of victims of gun violence and their families; promoting safe and responsible storage of firearms and holding irresponsible owners accountable for negligence. 

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Prep for Success
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Prep for Success

FFC is delighted to sponsor the 10 a.m. panel discussion moderated by Huel Perkins (Fox 2 Detroit), highlighting the state of education in Michigan: funding challenges, 3rd grade reading and retention rates, and education policies that affect all students. Our mission is to create a more just and inclusive society, and this panel discussion will address ways that schools and communities can work together to achieve these goals. 

Students and families can attend the all day event. 4th - 12th graders with learn about tips and resources to reach their educational goals.

The event is free forparents/guardians, community members and students from throughout the tri-county area.You will not want to miss this!

Click here to LEARN MORE AND REGISTER.

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The Women's Convention
Oct
27
9:00 PM21:00

The Women's Convention

The Women’s Convention will bring thousands of women, femmes and our allies of all backgrounds to Detroit from October 27-29th, 2017, for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building to continue the preparation going into the 2018 midterm elections.

Tapping into the power of women in leadership as the fundamental, grassroots force for change, the Women’s Convention will bring together first time activists and movement leaders, rising political stars that reflect our nation’s changing demographics, and thousands of women who’ve organized sister marches, huddles, rallies and resistance actions, large and small, since January 2017.

Participants will leave inspired and motivated, with new connections, skills and strategies for working towards collective liberation for women of all races, ethnicities, ages, abilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths, and economic statuses.

http://www.womensconvention.com/

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The State of LGBT Affairs - Lessons for Southeast Michigan
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

The State of LGBT Affairs - Lessons for Southeast Michigan

The Inaugural Hope Fund Learning Series Event

While we celebrate heartfelt victories like Federal recognition of marriage equality, the LGBT community continues to face challenges that impact employment, health, education and more.

Join us for a special evening with Kris Hermanns, CEO of the Pride Foundation, as she discusses the State of LGBT Affairs in America and shares lessons for Southeast Michigan.

The first in the newly formed HOPE Fund Learning Series, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Link to Registration

Parking
Convenient & secure parking is available at the Woodward Gardens parking garage located at 25 Alexandrine Street for $10 per car.

 

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Film Screening - Heather Booth, Changing the World
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening - Heather Booth, Changing the World

It is a great pleasure to bring Heather Booth to Michigan to celebrate Emerge Michigan's annual event.  She founded Jane: the Underground Abortion Collective, which started a growing women's movement about taking our lives and our bodies into our own hands.  Jane provided safe options for women looking to terminate a pregnancy, public actions and demonstrations for the right to choose and support for women in waiting rooms where procedures were to be performed.  

Heather supports labor and workers rights.  She took the funds she won in a lawsuit for back pay after she was fired for union organizing to start the Midwest Training Academy for Organizers.  The academy still exists today and has trained hundreds of thousands of organizers who have gone on to work for Planned Parenthood, NARAL, NAACP, Sierra Club and countless other groups.  Heather has dedicated her life to affecting social change and there is a new documentary film that explores her legacy.  Please join us at an exclusive screening and meet-and-greet with Heather Booth!  

Intimate VIP Reception with Heather Booth (address to be given upon RSVP): 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Screening and Q&A: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Check out the trailer for Heather Booth: Changing the World courtesy of Women Making Movies, www.wmm.com.

Ticket: $20 (general admission)
Host: $100 (includes two screening tickets and event recognition)
Supporter: $250 (includes two VIP reception and screening tickets and event recognition)
Sponsor: $500 (includes four VIP reception and screening tickets with event recognition)

Contact Beth Kelly at beth@emergemi.org for more information

Link to tickets

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EQMI Lobby Day 2017
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

EQMI Lobby Day 2017

Join EQMI at our 2017 Lobby Day to talk with your elected official about legislation
that would amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to ban discrimination based on both
sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

8:30 AM - Doors open, registration begins

9:00 AM - Welcome and training

12:00 PM - Lunch is provided

3:00 PM - End

https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-7403472880634163712?midqs=8487033497779699712

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FEMRAISER
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

FEMRAISER

Fems for Change is hosting a FEMSRAISER!

Come and enjoy our signature cocktail, snacks, live music, conversation...and spend a few minutes hearing what Fems for Change has been up to and where we are headed. We'd like to know what you are working on and passionate about, too.

Many of us are working on common causes, so let's connect while sipping our exclusive Femtinis.

There is no charge to attend FEMRAISER, and donations are welcome. The event is hosted in a private home in Bloomfield Hills. Upon registering, you'll be emailed the event address.

Send an email to admin@femsforchange.org if you have any questions.

Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/femraiser-tickets-37633439631 or send your RSVP to admin@femsforchange.org

 

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