Michigan Daybook

Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Friday, Aug. 02.

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Friday, Aug. 02 12:00 PM House Financial Services subcommittee field hearing on the housing crisis in Michigan – Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee field hearing on ‘An Examination of the Housing Crisis in Michigan, 11 Years after the Recession’, with testimony from Southwest Economic Solutions Housing Opportunity Center Director Hector Hernandez; United Community Housing Coalition Executive Director Ted Phillips; National Association of Real Estate Brokers Executive Director Antoine Thompson; University of Michigan Senior Research Scholar Bernadette Atuahene; Detroit Action Housing Committee Chair Lauren Mason; Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Community Development and Policy Studies Division Senior Research Analyst Taz George; and Vanessa G. Fluker, Esq., PLLC Fellow Practitioner Vanessa Fluker, ,

Location: 8200 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://financialservices.house.gov, https://twitter.com/FSCDems

Contacts: House Committee on Financial Services press, FSCDemsPress@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 4247


Friday, Aug. 02 12:00 PM Dem Rep. Dan Kildee speaks at ribbon cutting for Flint, MI business – Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee speaks at ribbon cutting ceremony for a new expansion of John P. O’Sullivan Distributing, highlighting the business’ contribution to the revitalization of the city of Flint

Location: 4047 Market Pl, Flint, MI

Weblinks: http://dankildee.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/RepDanKildee

Contacts: Robyn Bryan, Office of Rep. Dan Kildee, Robyn.Bryan@mail.house.gov, 1 202 256 6655

Media interested in attending must RSVP to Robyn Bryan by email at Robyn.Bryan@mail.house.gov or by telephone at 202-256-6655


Friday, Aug. 02 6:00 PM Summit on the Park’s sixth annual Cardboard Boat Race

Location: Summit On the Park, 46000 Summit Pkwy, Canton, MI

Weblinks: http://cantonfun.org/

Contacts: Brad Chiasson, 1 734 394 5167


Friday, Aug. 02 6:00 PM Michigan Chronicle 2019 Men Of Excellence Induction Ceremony

Location: MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://michronicleonline.com/, https://twitter.com/MIChronicle

Contacts: Michigan Chronicle, 1 313 963 5522


Friday, Aug. 02 – Sunday, Aug. 04 Annual Charivari Detroit Music Festival

Location: West Riverfront Park, Detroit RiverWalk, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: https://www.charivaridetroit.com/, #Charivari19

Contacts: Coire Houston, CDN Communications, cdnhouston@gmail.com, 1 313 397 3118


Friday, Aug. 02 Black Lives Matter Fund continues nine-city bus tour through Michigan – Black Lives Matter Fund continues a nine-city bus tour through Michigan, with activities including town halls, voter registration, and listening sessions with activist and community members to better understand the concerns of the voters. Today’s event stops in Benton Harbor, and Kalamazoo

Weblinks: https://www.blackvotersmatterfund.org/, https://twitter.com/BlackVotersMtr

Contacts: Nicole Henderson, nicole@blackvotersmatterfund.org, 1 404 939 1594

Invited media are welcome to attend events, but should RSVP in advance with nicole@blackvotersmatterfund.org



Saturday, Aug. 03 Flint River Flotilla, themed ‘Endless Summer’

Location: Tenacity Brewing, 5620, 119 N Grand Traverse St, Flint, MI

Weblinks: http://flintriver.org

Contacts: Robyn Bryan, Office of Rep. Dan Kildee, Robyn.Bryan@mail.house.gov, 1 202 256 6655; Flint River Watershed Coalition, info@FlintRiver.org;


Saturday, Aug. 03 AfroFuture Youth Fest goes ahead following controversy over race-based ticket pricing – AfroFuture Youth Fest, one-day music festival organized by Detroit based non-profit AfroFuture Youth * The festival made headlines in July when ticket pricing was announced, with tickets on sale at $40 for white people and $20 for people of color. Following the backlash, the organizers changed the pricing to one flat fee

Location: 866 Manistique St, 866 Manistique St, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: https://www.ioby.org/project/afrofuture-youth, https://twitter.com/AFYDet

Contacts: Afrofuture Youth, afrofutureyouth@gmail.com