Yesterday, I got a chance to talk to Nedya Jaber at the Baldwin Center in Pontiac about the Detroit to Flint Water Justice Journey that is currently taking place to lift up the need for clean and affordable water in Michigan.
Nedya is one of the walkers that has been on the journey since Detroit.
Listen to what she had to say about the events that have already taken place and those that are still ahead on the road to Flint:
Call (313) 520-7465 or (313) 579-9071 to speak directly with the walkers while they’re on their journey!
You can still join the walkers at upcoming events, walk with them on part of their journey, or support them with food donations, media coverage, or good company.
You can always call them to meet up with them and join their journey for part of the walk. Here is a list of upcoming events and walk meetup times:
FRIDAY, JULY 10
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Rally for clean, affordable water, Flint City Hall, 1101 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, Michigan 48502.
11:00 AM: Bus to Lansing. Arrive in Lansing 1 PM.
Tuesday, July 7:
8:00 AM: Grange Hall Public Carpool Lot (exit 93 off I-75), Clarkston
Wednesday, July 8:
8:00 AM: Call 313-579-9071 that morning to arrange meeting place in Holly.
Thursday, July 9:
8:00 AM: Grand Blanc UMC 515 Bush Ave., Grand Blanc, MI 48439
*NOTE: Park on outer edges of lot; senior activity scheduled that day
Friday, July 10:
9:00 AM: Woodside UCC Church 1509 Court St., Flint MI 48503 (Walk to City Hall begins at 9:30)
11:00 AM: City Hall Rally 1101 S. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48502
JUST A REMINDER TO BRING SUNSCREEN, A WATER BOTTLE, SNACKS, AND GOOD WALKING SHOES
The Detroit to Flint Water Justice Journey is sponsored by:
People’s Water Board Coalition
Highland Park Human Rights Coalition
Flint Coalition for Clean Water
Michigan Coalition for Human Rights
and other orgs listed on PWB website