Event Schedule


Program for the International People’s Assembly (subject to change)


7:30 am – 9:30 am  Peoples Prayer Breakfast at Sacred Heart Church , 1000 Eliot, Detroit – Honoree Councilwoman JoAnn Watson

International Peoples Assembly Gathers at Grand Circus Park, Woodward at Adams, just north of Downtown Detroit

Saturday Session

10:00 am – SEIU power point presentation on how Wall Street and Banks are behind attack on public workers by Jono Shaffer Deputy Director at SEIU

10:45 am – Abayomi Azikiwe — Moratorium Now! Coalition– Lila Cabil from DREM (Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management) – Chairs with introductory remarks

Maureen Taylor – Chair Michigan Welfare Rights Organization on anti-democratic and racist character of Michigan’s Emergency Management Law
Helen Moore – on Banks and Attacks on Public Education
Renee Manley, SEIU Capital Stewardship Program on significance of Detroit for public workers nationwide
Panel of City of Detroit Retirees featuring John Riehl, trustee of Detroit General Retirement Fund
Youth on struggle against Emergency Management
Vanessa Fluker, anti-foreclosure attorney, on Foreclosures and banks predatory lending on Detroit’s financial crisis
S. Baxter Jones – banks targeting of persons with disabilities for foreclosure
Jerry Goldberg on banks’ predatory loans against city of Detroit

12:30 – 1:30March on Emergency Manager Orr’s Penthouse — Run on Bank of America

1:30 Lunch

Workshop during lunch on Education Crisis
Workshop on Anti-fracking struggle
Tent set up to film statements by Participants

3:00 Afternoon Session  – National and international Aspects of Crisis – Chairs – Debbie Johnson – Sharon Feldman

Larry Holmes – Bail out the People Movement – The federal bailout and national and international struggle against the banks
Laura Gottesdiener – author on foreclosure impact on cities
Speaker from Baltimore Peoples Power Assemblies
North Carolina Moral Mondays
FIST — national youth group– Student Loan cutbacks
Sara Flounders – United national Anti-War coalition – War budget and attack on cities
Community Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services — Privatization of post office and the banks
Nick Mirzoeff – Tidal/MTL/Militant Research Collective
Carl Stokes Brigade Cleveland
Tom Michalak – Workers World statement of solidarity
International Solidarity
Raquelle Saade – Puerto Rican struggle against austerity
International League for Peoples Struggle video
Video from Sud Banques Populaires Caisses d’Epagne (France)
Video from International Migrant Alliance
Video from Mohammed Kasin, General Secretary, Lebanese Teachers Union
Video Conlutas – Peoples Union Federation National Struggles Coordination – Brazil
Video – Asotrecol – Association of Injured Workers — Columbia
Statement from Marcia Campo – Women’s International Democratic Federation – Kris to read
Statement from Movement for Popular Unity – Panama
Solidarity Against Austerity (Portland, OR)


5:00 – Dinner at Grand Circus Park

5:15 – 6:30  Informal discussions in park – individuals attend Jericho Transit Justice March. March starts at Bethune and Woodward, about 2 3/4 miles north of Grand Circus Park.

7:00 – 9:00 Entertainment

Insurgency ( rock band )
Jim Perkinson (A political poet)
The Raiz Up with Antonio Cosme ( hip hop)
Aurora (Spokent Word) with Wardell Montgomery, Bilal & Freeway
Walter Blaney (Jazz Keyboard and band)
Writer L. Bush (poet)

Sunday Session – Grand Circus Park

10:00 am –Open with Mike Shane — Power Point on Banks and Foreclosures – Impact on Detroit

10:45 – 11:15 — Workshop on Eviction Defense

11;15 — Workers Speakout – Action Proposals

$15 minimum wage
Postal Workers
Green Party –
Warriors on Wheels
Alex Wassell – Autoworkers Caravan – Fight for 8 hour day
Auto speaker on Fight Against Two Tier
Ban Michigan Fracking
Jobs with Justice
Speaker LGBTQ struggle
Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands

12:30 to 1:30 – Implementing Action Proposals – Building Statewide Organizing Network

Closing Statement – Abayomi Azikiwe

 Leave a Reply




Please enter the CAPTCHA text

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>