PEOPLE'S SUMMIT and TENT CITY June 14 - 17, 2009
Grand Circus Park, (Woodward and Adams), Detroit
* Bailout the people! * Jobs, healthcare, housing and education for all * Moratorium on foreclosures, evictions and utility shutoffs – housing is a right * Stop budget cuts and restore social services funding * Stop tuition hikes and school closings * Moratorium on layoffs, plant closings, pension thefts and union busting – A job at a living wage is a right * End racism, sexism and anti-LGBT attacks * Stop attacks on immigrants * Bailout youth and students * No more police brutality * Jobs not Jails - For prisoners and ex-prisoners' rights * Save the natural environment and stop global climate change * U.S. troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan * Money for jobs and human needs, not war *

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

They can run but not hide

Several days after several media outlets, including the Michigan Citizen and the Metro Times, published articles announcing the People's Summit and Tent City in Grand Circus Park, the Detroit Economic Club decided to move it's gathering from Ford Field, only two blocks from the planned Tent City, to the Renaissance Center, more than ten blocks away. According to the DEC email:

The Detroit Economic Club (DEC) will convene The National Summit from June 15-17, 2009 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, rather than Ford Field, as originally planned.

Economic pressures affecting business and policy conferences around the world this year have prompted the DEC to make this decision. This will save costs and help to ensure
The National Summit's success as a new national forum for business, government, academic, labor and other leaders to explore priorities for America's future.

All aspects of The National Summit's original vision will be accommodated within this new venue, including the significant dialogue we expect this event will encourage on America's future. The program and content will center on the creation of America's "To Do List" to move the country forward in Technology, Energy, the Environment and Manufacturing.

We say, " You can run but you can't hide from the people."

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