Tag Archives: community activism

Johnny Lupinacci on this week’s “Activism and Education: A Celebration at EMU” activities

I just heard about a big student activism event taking place this Thursday and Friday on the campus of EMU, and reached out the organizers with a few questions. What follows is my exchange with EMU doctoral student Johnny Lupinacci. MARK: Can you tell me a little about this event coming up at EMU? JOHNNY: […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Adam Gainsley

A few weeks ago, as a part of our ongoing Ypsilanti Immigration Interview project, I spoke with a young woman named Gillian Ream, who had just recently moved to Ypsilanti from Ann Arbor with her software-developer boyfriend. Well, today’s interview is with said boyfriend, Adam Gainsley. Please join me in welcoming him to Ypsilanti. MARK: […]

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Washtenaw Foreclosure Defense activities tomorrow in Ypsilanti

Tomorrow, at 10:30 AM, people will be coming together in Ypsilanti to discuss foreclosure resistance. The following notice comes from Ypsilanti’s Tad Wysor. Pull out your long undies and wool socks, and consider joining us Saturday morning for a first “foreclosure research” canvass in eastern Washtenaw! The new “Washtenaw Foreclosure Defense” group — an outgrowth […]

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A2Awesome, the Awesome Foundation’s local Washtenaw County chapter, announces launch, and promises $1,000 in monthly cash grants for awesome ideas

For those of you who didn’t catch the announcement on AnnArbor.com today, I’ve got some potentially good news to share. Thanks to the efforts of Neutral Zone founder Lisa Dengiz, and a small but active group of community-minded individuals, Ann Arbor is, as of today, home to a branch of the Boston-based micro-philanthropic organization – […]

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Update on Ypsi’s solar City Hall

I just received the following update on the Solar City Hall project from Dave Strenski, and thought that I’d pass it along. What Dave and his volunteers have been able to accomplish thus far in Ypsilanti has been just incredible. We continue to make progress on the Ypsilanti City Hall Solar Project. We had a […]

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