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April 2021

The New Climate War: A conversation with Dr. Michael E. Mann

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Event United States

Thursday.   Join acclaimed scientist, researcher and author Dr. Michael E. Mann as he discusses: What led him to leave journalism and work on climate full-time; the most important ways to make rapid progress in the fight against climate change; and what has and hasn't changed in the last ten years. Also the impact writing The New Climate War has had on him personally. You may submit your questions in advance or live during the Q&A portion of the program. See…

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Increasing Voter Turnout in Ypsi Twp, Ypsilanti, Pittsfield Twp, and Ann Arbor

April 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Event United States

Saturday, April 3.   There are heavily Democratic precincts in Washtenaw County, according to this voter turnout map, where fewer than half the registered voters voted in the 2020 General Election. Join a panel of Washtenaw County officials and representatives as they examine why, and also how voter turnout might be increased. Read the details and find the zoom link here. 9:30 am–Noon

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Conversations!: How to Control the Conscious Mind

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Event United States

Tuesday.  Chuck's guest on Conversations will be the author of Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It,  Ethan Kross, an award-winning professor at the University of Michigan and the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. He will describe how we can constructively control how we think about what happens in our life and how we can help our family and friends do the same. The very funny Alan Muskovitz will be…

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Michigan’s redistricting process virtual town hall

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event United States

Wednesday.  Voters Not Politicians is holding a Town Hall about Communities of Interest, their role in the new Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission and the important process of drawing new boundaries for state and federal legislative districts with public input. This will be presented by Dr. Kevin Deegan-Krause. VNP’s focus is to ensure that historically underserved communities have the information and tools they need to participate meaningfully during the Community Mapping Phase of the new process. Visit and share VNP’s free,…

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Conversations! about Ranked Choice Voting

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Event United States

Sunday.  Ranked Choice Voting diminishes negative campaigning, decreases the likelihood of having to vote for the no ‘lesser of two evils,” encourages diverse candidates for elected office, increases voter turnout and eliminates "spoilers." Rank MI Vote’s Kevin Deegan Krause and Sue Norman will explain how and why it works and why it should be adopted. Join the conversation here.

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Yousef and You Forums

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 13, 2021

Virtual Event United States

Monday.   Rep. Yousef Rabhi will be returning to represent our community in the 101st Michigan Legislature. He hosts regular Yousef and You forums for constituents to get updates and discuss legislative issues. These will take place on Zoom until further notice. Typically discussions are 10 am on the 4th Saturday of the month and 6 pm on the 2nd Monday of the month. Click here to register: Monday coffee hours Saturday coffee hours

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Virtual Brews & Views with League of Women Voters

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Event United States

Wednesday.  League of Women Voters hosts J. Alex Halderman, PhD, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the Center for Computer Security and Society, University of Michigan.The U.S. election system is the bedrock of our democracy, but disinformation and conspiracy theories have shaken many voters’ confidence. Unfounded allegations about the 2020 election have sown doubts. U.S. elections do face real security threats, including increasingly aggressive hacking attempts by hostile governments. Some states have recently adopted stronger safeguards, but…

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Maintaining democracy in times of crisis

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Event United States

Thursday, April 15.  The Michigan LCV’s executive director Lisa Wozniak and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are joining forces for a virtual conversation, part of their People, Planet, Public Health webinar series. Secretary Benson and others have taken meaningful steps towards ensuring that the right to vote is accessible for all citizens, regardless of race, class, or any other arbitrary factor. Therefore, Wozniak and Secretary Benson will be joined by election workers and clerks across the state to discuss…

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Sexual Assault in Washtenaw County: Challenges and strategies for achieving justice

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event United States

Thursday.  The Southeast Michigan Criminal Justice Policy Research Project (SMART) at Eastern Michigan University will host a virtual roundtable outlining persistent challenges to the administration of justice for sexual assault cases in Washtenaw County, as well as new innovations in how they might be addressed. The panel will be moderated by EMU Professor Dr. Paul Leighton and will include the following speakers: Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney Eli Savit, SafeHouse Center Executive Director Barbara Niess-May, and Eastern Michigan University Title IX…

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A2D2 Conversations about climate action

April 15 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Event United States

Thursday.  Join A2D2 Indivisible for a conversation with climate fighters from the Sunrise Movement, the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, and the DNC Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis. The Sunrise Movement is a youth-led coalition specializing in direct action to pressure lawmakers to adopt climate change legislation. Speaking will be one of their representatives, Mary Garton of Citizen’s Climate Lobby, and Michelle Deatrick, Chairwoman of the DNC Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis. Read the details and find the…

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