Flint Water Resource Fair

A past resource fair hosted at the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village on June 22.

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan will be at Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village for the Flint Water Recovery Resource Fair on Wednesday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide services and resources for our community alongside many other organizations.

Other than legal services, youth education, physical education, lead abatement and water resources are some that the fair will address.

A mental health bus will be present, for residents looking for mental health services or “a listening ear.”

There will be a grocery giveaway sponsored by Genesee Health Services, as well as a hydration station so that residents can fill up on Ice Mountain water. The city encourages residents to bring their refillable containers.

The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village is located at 4119 N. Saginaw St., Flint, Michigan 48505.

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Michigan has learned from Flint water crisis. But we must do more.

Agustin V. Arbulu is the director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

Click here to read an opinion outlining the Michigan Department of Civil Rights goals and objectives for combatting the Flint water crisis in the years to come as stated by Dr. Augustin V. Arbulu, the director for MDCR.

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CHRB Presents: Community Block Club Festival

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If you are interesting in becoming a vendor for our Community Block Club Festival on June 2, 2018 @ 11:00am to 3:00pm, please fill out this application and submit it alongside a $25 payment to Habitat for Humanity c/o FA CHRB at 101 Burton St., Flint, MI 48503.

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CHRB Presents: Community Block Club Festival

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Come join us at Max Brandon Park on June 2 between 11:00am and 3:00pm. There will be a host of vendors from Genesee County that can provide resources and information pertaining to many important matters of everyday life. In addition, please enjoy good food with activities for children and great music by Classy Moves Productions.

See you all Saturday!

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Celebrating Ramadan

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In honor of the beginning of #Ramadan2018, LSEM would like to wish all members of the Muslim community a blessed and peaceful holy month. ‘Ramadan Kareem’! Click the above image to read an article about what people in Michigan are doing to celebrate!

 

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Open More Doors Expo

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Be sure to reserve your free spot at Saginaw’s Open More Doors Expo! Learn how smart credit management and fair housing awareness can help you open the doors to a brighter future.

Simply click on the “Contact Us” tab on the navigation bar above and fill out the contact form or call 1-800-322-4512, ext. 148.

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Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

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Sloan Museum – An Equal Opportunity Lie

In 1967 Mayor Floyd McCree, resigned his appointed position, stating, “I refuse to live an equal opportunity lie.” He did so in protest of the city commission’s defeat of an open housing ordinance. For despite his status as the first African American mayor of a large American city, McCree inhabited what had become one of the most racially segregated cities in America. Understanding Flint’s history means understanding how its built environment and communities developed along highly racialized lines.

Using objects and images from the museum’s collection, the exhibition explores how segregationist policies and practices influenced the development of Flint’s neighborhoods. It also explores efforts to wrest the city free from discriminatory housing practices. An Equal Opportunity Lie will close May 27, 2018.

Sloan Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Ticket prices are:

Adult, $9; Senior (60+), $8; Youth (age 2-11), $6; Age 1 & under, FREE; Members, FREE.

It is located at 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan and the phone # is (810) 237-3450.

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HIRING: Testing Coordinator

We have an available position available within our Fair Housing Department for a Testing Coordinator.

If interested please click the link for more information: Testing Coordinator Job.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at humanresources@lsem-mi.org.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Commemorating 50th Year Anniversary

“Fifty years ago today, the life of a great Georgian and historic civil rights leader was cut short far too soon. Thankfully, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., endures. On this anniversary and on every day, we remember the equality and justice that Dr. King fought for on behalf of all mankind.”

Today we honor a pioneer for civil rights, and one of the most influential individuals who helped foster the passage of the Fair Housing Act. Please take some time out of your day today to reflect on the past 50 years and the progress we as a country have made towards ensuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream becomes a reality.

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