UPDATE: Well, so much for the weather tomorrow--bad throughout SE MI. So the planning meeting in Detroit is CANCELLED. But, Sun 2/2 should be fine and sunny, so it's a GO. PLEASE KOSMAIL ME if you have interest in taking part.
If you are interested in helping to contribute a strong metro Detroit flavor to the Netroots Nation convention being held here in Detroit this July 17-20, please join us this coming weekend at one of two working meetings. The agenda is to put together at least one panel proposal to submit to the selection committee by the 2/19 deadline, and we welcome all the local participation we can get. [Please check out the panel submission guidelines HERE.]
So if you have some ideas about Detroit-related or Michigan-related issues that really deserve airing before a national audience of progressive activists, here’s your chance! Here are the details:
Detroit Planning MeetingHere's Old Main--in a summertime view.
Date: Saturday February 1
Time: 2 – 4 PM
Location: Wayne State University, Old Main Building, 2nd floor lobby. Old Main, the original building at Wayne State University, is the big yellow-brick building with the clocks in the tower located at the intersection of Warren and Cass. There is a handicap accessible street-level elevator on the north (Warren Ave) side of the building.
Parking: Available at a reasonable price in the lot directly across the street (next to the Tim Horton’s) or at meters in the immediate area. Bring quarters for meters!
Food: None at the meeting, but a variety of inexpensive restaurant options (Middle Eastern; greasy spoon student fare; sandwich chains) are all within a half a block of our meeting location. There are also vending machines in the 2nd floor lobby at Old Main.
RSVP: to me, peregrine kate, via Kosmail.
Two Important CaveatsEast Lansing Planning MeetingNo, this isn't in East Lansing! But it does show what's at stake. (Two Hearted River, Luce County, Upper Peninsula)
Date: Sunday February 2
Time: 1 – 3 PM
Agenda: Limited to Michigan Environmental Issues only!
Location: Available on request—I’ll provide the specifics when you RSVP.
Parking: On street and in garages in the area, inexpensive.
Food: Meeting will be held in a restaurant, inexpensive
RSVP: to me, peregrine kate, via kosmail.
One: These meetings WILL BE CANCELLED if we do not get solid RSVPs by 24 hours in advance of each one. No point holding them if there are only two people coming, I have to say.
Two: If the weather turns unexpectedly bad, these meetings WILL BE CANCELLED, again with 24 hours notice of the cancellation provided.
For other recent updates about NN14 developments, please see my diary from Monday, January 27. More news to be posted soon. You are welcome to add your own Detroit and/or NN14 news in the comments below.