Workers rally in celebration of the Raise the Wage Act

Workers in DC, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix & Detroit Hold Socially Distanced Rallies in Support of $15 Minimum Wage & Raise the Wage Act

Today, starting at 2:30pm, Detroit essential workers will hold a socially distanced rally in celebration of the Raise the Wage Act, legislation that would end the subminimum wage for tipped workers and raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and that is included in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID package, at Senator Gary Peters’ Office. Speakers will include:

  • Davante Burnley, an executive chef for an upcoming restaurant in Detroit, who has 12 years of experience in the restaurant industry in every kitchen position. He’s an activist because he notices that fair wages make all the difference for quality of work and life.
  • Godwin Ihentuge, owner of beloved Detroit restaurant Yum Village
  • Lisa Ludwinski of Sister Pie, a bakery in Detroit

WHERE: Senator Gary Peters’ Detroit Office, 477 Michigan Avenue Suite 1837 Detroit, MI 48226
WHEN: Monday, February 22, 2:30pm EST
LOCAL CONTACT: Chantel Watkins, 313-623-9022, chantel@onefairwage.org

MEJC Fireside Chat with Michigan Water Warriors Part 1

The Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition is truly excited to be continuing this effort with all of you as we move forward and fight for equitable change here in Michigan. For its second Fireside Chat, “Fireside Chat with Michigan Water Warriors Part 1″will discuss water accessibility and affordability. Our panelists for this event will be the amazing water warriors Latia Leonard and Slyvia Orduño.

Our Fireside Chat will be taking place via Zoom, however we will be broadcasting on Facebook as well. To sign up and register for this event use this link.

Join us as we discuss how all Michiganders deserve clean, affordable, and accessible water. Invite someone to join along with us around the campfire, lets got cozy! 

(Keep an eye out for part two!)

Diversity scholarships for Blandford summer camp program

Field & Fire Bakery & Cafe has teamed up with Blandford Nature Center to offer a diversity scholarship for their summer camp program. In anticipation for a busy registration period, and in efforts to make summer camp more accessible to all, Blandford Nature Center has opened their camp scholarship, or “Campership”, application early. Due to the generosity of donors, Blandford is able to offer a limited number of scholarships to campers who might otherwise not have the means to go to camp.

Apply for a “Campership”  and Blandford will send you a confirmation before registering to reduce or eliminate your camp registration fee. Please note that these take time to process and should be done as soon as possible to ensure they are processed before camp registration opens and fills. APPLY HERE

January GRABB & Go Meeting gives entrepreneurs tax information

Topic: Taxes and Business Structures

To Attend RSVP Here

Presenters:
Mike Hawkins – CEO of Hawkins & Company CPA Ciarra C. Adkins, JD – Founder of AQUME Law, PLLC

GRABB & Go Meetings were created to provide Black entrepreneurs with the latest information about current events, resources, best practices and strategies on everything from product development, sales and selling, marketing, funding and finances.