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Taking on Detroit’s Incinerator

June 26, 2014

On this day in 2010 there was a march in Detroit that inspired a print I recently released called Solstice. The march was part of a decades-long struggle to take on the Detroit incinerator, a structure that has cost so much to the living beings in southeast Michigan, in health, safety, and money. It was organized by the Zero Waste Detroit coalition and allied EJ organizers from around the country including Ananda Tan, Ahmina Maxey, and David Solnit and, although it didn’t take down the incinerator, was an invigorating event of solidarity, beauty, and community power. You can learn more about the ill effects of the incinerator from Zero Waste Detroit. If you live in Michigan, consider taking action right now on House Bill 5205, which would potentially increase the amount of incinerators in Michigan!

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 1:00 pm (day after 50th Anniversary Party of the Fifth Estate):
March Against the Detroit Incinerator, starting at Charles H.Wright Museum of African American History and ending at 5700 Russell St. (near I/75 & I/94). More details TBD.

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