DIVERSITY EVENTS IN MANISTEE COUNTY & BEYOND
MARJDI installs Billboard sign at Senior Center
The Manistee County Senior Center joins a number of businesses and municipalities in welcoming “ALL PEOPLE” to Manistee. The pictured sign below was installed at the wishes of the Wagoner Community Center and was constructed and installed with the help of Manistee Racial Justice and Diversity Initiative (MARJDI). Dick Albee and Chuck Dumanois from MARJDI stated that they have received many positive comments from citizens and visitors , stating that displaying this sign makes them feel safe and proud to live and/or visit Manistee County. It is the hope of MARJDI to have all Manistee County merchants display the welcome sign.
“If you want to go fast, go alone, If you want to go far, go together” stated by Sarah Howard
Indigenous Peoples Day/Native American Heritage Month 2022
Tuesday, November 22—7 pm—“Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” (awaiting confirmation from the Vogue Theatre). This award-winning documentary film is an electrifying look at the Native American influence in popular music — despite attempts to ban, censor and erase Indian culture. The film reveals how early pioneers of the blues and jazz had Native American roots, and as the folk-rock era took hold in the '60s and '70s, Native Americans such as Peter La Farge and Buffy Sainte-Marie helped to define its evolution, while Native guitarists and drummers such as Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, and many more forever changed the trajectory of rock and roll. Their stories are told by some of America’s greatest music legends who knew them, played music with them, and were inspired by them, including Robbie Robertson, George Clinton, Taj Mahal, Slash, Jackson Browne, Taboo, Buddy Guy, Quincy Jones, Derek Trucks, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler and Stevie Van Zandt.
Additional Resources: Please check these websites for additional upcoming events and resources: Native Justice Coalition— www.nativejustice.org;
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians-- https://lrboi-nsn.gov/
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MARJDI is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Manistee County Community Foundation (MISC 10699). Donations in support of MARJDI’s work are gratefully accepted at www.manisteefoundation.org at the MARJDI Fund link.