Michigan Daybook

Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Saturday, Aug. 03.

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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



Monday, Aug. 05 8:45 AM Democratic Sen. Gary Peters kicks off his annual motorcycle tour in Farmington Hill, MI

Location: MotorCity Harley-Davidson, 24800 Haggerty Rd, Farmington Hills, MI

Weblinks: http://www.peters.senate.gov/, https://twitter.com/SenGaryPeters

Contacts: Zade Alsawah, Office of Sen. Gary Peters, Media@peters.senate.gov, 1 313 505 4810


Monday, Aug. 05 10:00 AM Michigan MRA hosts education and outreach session – Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) hosts education and outreach session, to promote and encourage participation in the licensed marijuana market

Location: Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.michigan.gov/lara, https://twitter.com/michiganLARA

Contacts: Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs , mediainfo@michigan.gov, 1 517 355 5272


Monday, Aug. 05 12:30 PM 2019 Michigan State Football media day

Location: Spartan Stadium, 325 W Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.msu.edu, https://twitter.com/MSUNews

Contacts: Ben Phlegar, MSU Athletic Communications , phlegarb@ath.msu.edu, 1 517 355 2271


Monday, Aug. 05 2:30 PM Michigan state Rep. Nate Shannon hosts coffee hours

Location: John Lewis Community Center, 14500 Twelve Mile Rd, Warren, MI

Weblinks: http://www.house.mi.gov/home.asp

Contacts: Office of Rep. Nate Shannon, 1 517 373 2275


Monday, Aug. 05 2:30 PM Sentencing of former UAW vice president guilty of corruption – Sentencing of former United Auto Workers Vice President Norwood Jewell, who pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. for his role in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler executives to buy meals, golf and other perks with the automaker’s money * Prosecutors have agreed to recommend a 15-month prison sentence * Case no. 2:19-cr-20146

Location: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 231 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI

Contacts: Chambers of Judge Paul Borman, 1 313 234 5120