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Earth Day Weekend

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This may be changed, as we approach spring and we assess the safety of holding this event. April 22-25, Thursday-Sunday opening on in and of the commons climate consciousness rising all over the United States…resonant with President Biden’s call for policy focus all over the country.

. . . The idea is to “Begin the Conversation” and “Give the conversation a destination” Downtown destination… on the Commons, by Earth Day. The commons is a place where the community can engage basic survival questions…In developing this conversation many other qualities and possibilities of the commons can become evident, fostering a culture of peace and nonviolence, and a cooperative economy of mutual aid. The several aspects of commons development should be able to exhibit our “progress report” …garden, children food, energy, housing, etc…

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  1. The Community Commons Initiating Committee agreed without objection, though with caution, to say Yes to go forward on “Opening the Commons” on Earth Day, Thursday April 22, and the weekend following, Friday Saturday and Sunday, April 23, 24 and 25. The focus is on the climate which is the question the Biden Administration is asking the whole country to consider.
    “Instruction”. Beginning now, in your immediate vicinity, family, upstairs, downstairs, over the back fence, across the street, close in, begin a conversation on the climate…what is the calamity? what are the facts? what are the big changes needed? the small things people and neighborhoods can do? and what are the good ideas of which you have heard? After beginning, continue, again and again. Be a conversation spreader.
    We are endeavoring to begin this conversation as widely as we can, in every Precinct, and from the Precincts to the Wards, and in organizations and friendship networks, and by April “harvesting” the best of what people say they have heard, in artistic renderings, exhibits and presentations that can be brought to the commons. A varied, public health conscious, program of well spaced exhibits and presentation, can be done on the Commons, on the Library Lot, Liberty Plaza and around…. along with the virtual zooms inviting and allowing much wider city engagements.
    The idea is to “Begin the Conversation” and “Give the conversation a destination” Downtown destination .on the commons, by Earth Day. The commons is a place where the community can engage basic survival questions…In developing this conversation many other qualities and possibilities of the commons can become evident, fostering a culture of peace and nonviolence, and a cooperative economy of mutual aid. The several aspects of commons development should be able to exhibit our “progress report” …garden, children food, energy, etc…
    Please publicize widely…best news in town.
    A working group is forming. If you have time and desire to help, please contact: Alan Haber 734 657 8083, megiddo@umich.edu, and add your comments on the website

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