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Ad Hoc Commillee Against Pólice Abuse pressures the Ann Atbor Pólice Forcé to address racism and pólice brutality. II is working to establish a pólice brutality hotline. co BakerMandela Center, Rm. 3 E . Engineering Bldg., A2, 48109; 936-1809. AGENDA PublicationspublishesAGENDA, Ann Arbors alternative newsmonthly, featuring grassroots politics and community events. Volunteers and student interns are always needed. 220 S. Main, A2, 48104; 996-8018. AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACTUP Ann Arbor) is a diverse, non-partisan group united in anger and committed to tighting AIDS through direct action. We have standing committees on AIDS education, prison issues, needie exchange & hospital issues, as well as a women's caucus and a people o) color caucus. Meetings everyThur.,7:30pm,Baker-MandelaCenter,3E.Engin. Bldg. P.O. Box 7594, A2, 48107; 936-1809. American Friends Service Committee is a Quakerbased peace and justice organization with programs on criminal justice and militarism & nonviolence. Volunteers are always needed. 1414 Hill St., A2, 48104; 761-8283. Amnesty International works to protect human rights and free prisoners ol conscience. Meetings 2nd Tues. each month, 7:30 pm, Mich. Union; 668-2659. Ann Arbor Coalition Against Rape is afeminist collective which sponsors the annual Take Back the Nkjht March and Rally, usually held in April. Meetings start in Jan. co SAPAC, 580 Union Dr., Room L1 07, A2, 481 09; 763-5865. Ann Arbor-Juigalpa Sister City Committee encourages educational, cultural, medical, and lechnical exchanges in order to demónstrate that people-to-people relations can break down the political barriers so orlen put in the way of international peace and understanding. P.O. Box 8198, A2, 48107; 663-1870. Ann Arbor New Jewish Agenda is committed to building an inclusive Jewish community through working against racism, heterosexism, sexism, and intervention in Central America. Supports a 2-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. Monthly Shabbat potlucks and holiday celebrations. P.O. Box 7185, A2, 48107; 7695680. Ann Arbor Tenant's Union is an advocate and infomnation source tortenants. Volunteers are always needed. 4001 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 763-6876. Black Students Union-EMU unites and promotes the interests ol Black students at Eastern Michigan University. 1 15 Goodison Hall, YPS, 48197. B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation promotes the welfare, cultural, religious and communal activities and interests lor Jewish students and the entire university community. 1429 Hill, A2, 48104; 769-0500. Bread for the World is a lobbyist group that deals with hunger and health-related legislation. Bi-monthly meetings. 706 Dwight, YPS, 48198; 487-9058. Canterbury House is the home of the ministry of the Episcopal Church tor the U-M community, offering an alternative Eucharist Celebralton every Sun., 5 pm at St. Andrews Church (306 N. División). 411 E. Washington, A2, 48104; 665-0606. Coalition for Arms Control lobbies and takes part in educational projectsconceming SDI, the Test Ban Treaty, and environmental issues. Monthly meetings. 1 407 Wakefield,A2, 48103; 663-4897. Concerned Facultyand Staff is a group which supports and acts in solidarity with progressive lorces around the workJ. 802 Monroe, A2, 48104; 995-1499. Court Appointed Special Advocates are court-trained community volunteers who provide a voice for abused, neglected, or abandoned chikJren in Juvenile court proceedings. 2270 Platt Rd., A2, 48104; 971-2995. Democratie Socialista of America is building a mainstream socialist presence in American politics and has projects in health care, lull employment, and poverty. P.O. Box 721 1 , A2, 48107; 662-4497. Depot Town Sou rdough Bakery is a community-owned, collectively-run, whote-grain bakery making authentic European sourdough bread in a wood-fired brick oven. Volunteers are always needed. 310 N. River St., YPS, 48198;487-8110. Domestic Violence ProjeclS AFE House provides services including shelter for battered women and chikjren, crisis intervention, counseling, education, and activities tor children involving non-violent role models. Volunteer trainings in Sept., Jan., and May. P.O. Box 7052, A2, 48107; 973-0242 (office), 995-5444 (24-hour crisis line). Ecology Center of Ann Arbor is an environmental advocacy and educational resource center working on such issues as solid waste andtoxics reduction, alternatives to pesticides, and groundwater cleanup .417 Detroit St., A2, 48104; 761-3186. Ella BakerNelson Mándela Center for Anti-Racist Education is an alternative and community-run resource center, providing literature on racism, sexism, classism and other information on people of color. Offers a library open to the public, resources for activist groups, and educational programming. Rm.3 E. Engineering Bldg., A2, 48109; 936-1809. EMU Student Government sponsors activities and works to enhance student life. 233 Goodison Hall, YPS , 481 97; 487-1470. Food Gatherers is the lood rescue program serving Washtenaw County. It colleds nutritious but no-longer saleable lood from área food businesses and distributes it to people in need. 420 Detroit St. , A2, 481 04; 761 -2796. Freedom Campaign for U.S. Political Prisoners works to tree those imprisoned in or by the United States for their political acts, beliefs or associations, and for better conditions for all prisoners. 601 Congress, YPS, 48197; 487-7017. Freedom Link is a non-prolii group working to créate a criminal ustice system that serves the needs of viciims, otfenders and the community in a constructive, costetlective way. P.O. Box 8182, A2, 48107; 741-0028. Gay Liberation provides peer counseling, group lacilitators.educationandpoliticalresourceslorthelesbiangay male community. 4117 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 7634186. Gradúate Employees Organization, AFT Local 3550 is the union lor gradúate teaching and staff assistants at the U-M. 802 Monroe, A2, 48104; 995-0221 . Gray Panthers of Huron Valley is the local chapter ot the national Gray Panthers, which hasan intergenerational focus and the motto "Age and Youth in Action ." Goals include eliminating ageism and other forms of discrimination, and improving life forpeople of all ages. Local projects include building a Michigan coalition for universal health care. 2406 Geddes Ave., A2, 48104; 662-2111. Guild House is a United Campus Ministry serving U-M students, faculty, and staff on personal issues as well as systemic concerns like racism, sexism and homophobia. 802 Monroe, A2, 48104; 662-5189. Greenpeace works to protect the environment through education and direct action. Paidpositionsavailabte. 214 N. Fourth Ave., A2, 48104; 761-1996. Haiti Solidarity Group works for human rights and the restoration of democracy in Haiti. 336 E . Washington, A2, 48104;662-5668. Homeless Action Committee works to end homelessness using direct action tact ics and public education, and advocates for increasing the supply of low-income housing. Meetings are held every Thur. at 5:30 pm at Guild House, 802 Monroe. P.O. Box 4502, A2, Ml, 48106; 9300601. Housing Bureau for Seniors assists, enables and empowers older adults to live in appropriate housing by providing counseling, informalion and public workshops about housing options, nursing homes, and property tax foreclosure prevention. It also runs the Homeshare Program which helps seniors find compatible people with whom they can share housing in exchange for work or low rent. 300 N. Ingalls, A2, 48109; 763-0970. Humane Society of Huron Valley houses stray and unwanted animáis and edu cates the public on the proper care of pets. Provides emergency rescues, low-cost spay-neuter clinic, cruelty investigations, and pet adoptions. 3100 Cherry Hill Rd., A2, 48105; 662-5585, 6624365 (clinic). Huron Valley Greens seek a radical synthesis of the environmental and social change movements, working on issues such as stopping hazardous waste incineration, eliminating homelessness, advocating feminist values and demanding alternative energy sources. Meetings on 1 st and 3rd Sun. of every month. 548 S. Main, A2, 48104; 663-3555. Industrial Workers of the World is an independent labor union with locáis in many industries and services. IWW publishes a paper and holds monthly meetings. 42 S. Summit. YPS, 48197; 483-3478. Inter-Cooperative Council provides affordable cooperative housing and meal programs for students. Locations around central campus as well as on north campus (includes an all-female house). 4002 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 662-4414. Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice is a coalition of relkjious congregations promoting peace and social justice. Projects include arms control, hunger, Third World affairs, local economie and racial justice, and f arm preservation. 730 Tappan, A2, 48104; 663-1870. Jewish Cultural Society is a secular humanist organization with a strong commitment to the continuity and survival of the Jewish Heritage. Holiday celebrations, Life Cycle Events, Sunday School, and Adult Programs are designed by members to be flexible and to satisty a wide range oí orientalions toward Jewish tradilton. 2935 Birch Hollow Rd., A2, 48108; 665-5761 . Latín AmericanNative American Medical Association encourages admission and academie success at UM's Medical School and losters a sense oí community tor Native American and Latino medical students. co U-M Medical School Oftice tor Student and Minority Attairs, 5109C Med Sci I, A2, 48109-0611; 764-8185. Latín American Solidarity Committee supports the right ot Latin American people to selt-determination and is working to end U.S. intervention throughout Latin America. Weekly meetings. 4 1 20 Mich. Union, A2, 481 09; 665-8438. League of Women Voters promotes voter education and awareness. Meets the 2nd Tues. ol each month at the Women's City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. P.O. Box 7353, A2, 48107; 665-5808. Legal Services of Southeastern Michigan provides legal services in the areas ol housing, consurner rights, wettare, health care, and family lawto seniors and people with low incomes in Washtenaw County. 420 N. Fourth Ave., A2, 48104; 665-6181 . Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students Association lights homophobia and promotes the interests ol lesbians, gay males and bisexuals at Eastern Michigan University. 107 Goodison Hall, YPS, 48197. Lesbian-Gay Male Programs Office promoles civil rights and provides advocacy, education, counseling, Consulting, and more tor the university and area community. 3116 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 763-4186. Lesbian and Gay Youth Support Groups otter peer support and counseling tor teens. Contkientiality assured. co Ozone House, 608 N. Main, A2, 48104, 6622222. Michigan Citizens Against Toxic Substances promotes toxic waste reduction alternatives. M-CATS is working to stop Envotech Corp. 's proposed toxic landlill incinerator. Meetings 4th Tues. each month. P.O. Box 224, Milan, 48160; 439-3867. Michigan Citizens Lobby is the state's largest consumer protection group. 315 W. Huron #260, A2, 48103; 663-6824. Michigan Student Assembly is the U-M's student government. 3909 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 763-3241 . National Association for the Advancement of Colored People works for racial equality and justice. 117 Peari, YPS, 48197; 485-7515. National Organization for Women organizes local events and meetings (or equality and has task forces working on reproductive choice, economie issues, women in prison, lesbian rights and the ERA. 1917 Washtenaw, A2, 48104; 995-5494. Native American Student Association promotes Native American issues on campus, offers support tor students and information for those interested in Native American culture. 2304 Mich. Union, A2, 48109; 7645418. Network for Cultural Democracy defends multiculturalism on the U-M campus. 4063 E. Huron River Dr., A2, 48104; 973-9273. Nicaraguan Medical Aid Project is involved in sending medical suppliesto Nicaragua. 828 Edwards, A2, 48103; 668-6220. Ozone House ofters free phone and in-house counseling lor young people, as well as support groups, community education programs, and extensive training lor volunteers. 608 N. Main, A2, 48104; 662-2222. Palestina Solidarity Committee presses the U.S. government, Ihrough grassrools organizing, to support a jusl resolution to the Palestinian-lsraeli contlict by ending the Israeli occupation ot the West Bank and Gaza Strip. P.O. Box 982, Novi, Ml, 48376; 347-2587. Parents-Friends of Lesbians and GaysAnn Arbor otiers support and group meetings tor parents, triends, and other lamily members ot gays and lesbians. Monthly meetings. P.O. Box 7471, A2, 48107-7471; 741-0659. Peace Neighborhood Center is a community service organizaron which provides an after-school program to help kids with homework and dinner; Special Friends; Juvenile Deliquency Prevention Program; tood, clothing and shelter tor the needy; Job Options lor Youth; substance abuse education & prevention; and evening group counseling. 1111 N. Maple. A2, 48103; 662-3564. People's Food Co-ops are alternative grocery stores stocking nutritious, organic and whole-grain tood. Member discounts; non-member shoppers and volunteer workers are always welcome. 212 N. Fourth Ave., A2, 48104; 994-9174. 740 Packard, A2, 48104; 761-8173. Performance Network stages new and experimental theatrical works ot both local and outside production companies. Always looking tor volunteers (will train) to work in all facets ot theater production. 408 W. Washington, A2, 48103; 663-0681 . Progressive People of Color is a group ot progressive students and community members that use education and political action to address issues important to people ot color communities. co BakerMandela Center, Rm. 3 E. Engineering Bldg., A2, 48109; 936-1809. Public Interest Research Group in Michigan lobbies tor environmental and consumer proteclion laws and conducts independent research. Paid positions available. 338-12 S. State, A2, 48104; 662-6597. Rackham Student Government is the U-M's gradúate student government. 2006 Rackham, A2, 48109; 7635271. Recycle Ann Arbor coordínales curbskJe recycling programs and provides a drop-otf station. Drop-oft station; 2050 S. industrial, A2, 48104; 662-8816, 971-7400. Religious Coalition on Latin America works to promote peacetul and just resolutions tothe variousconflicts in Latin America, through education and action. co 730 Tappan, A2, 48104; 663-1870. Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center edúcales the public about rape prevention and explodes myths about rape. It also otters support and counseling tor rape survivors, programs tor men, an emergency outreach service, and counseling. 580 Union Dr., Room L107, A2, 48109; 763-5865 (9 am-5 pm), 936-3333 (5 pm-9 am). Socially Active Latino Student Association is a support network tor Latino students al U-M and elsewhere. 536 S. Forest, Apt. 1706, A2, 48104. Solidarity is a non-sectarian, democratie socialist movement. 410 S. División, A2, 48104; 662-1041. Student Organization United for Peace is EMU'speace movement, which works lor peace and justice in myriad ways. 103 Goodison Hall. YPS, 48197. Trotter House is a campus center which sponsors multicultural programs and provkles office and meeting space tor minority organizations. 1443 Washtenaw, A2, 48104; 998-7037. Veterans For Peace works to edúcate the public about the costs ol war. It also works to end the arms race, to restrain government intervention in other nations' allairs. and to end war as an instrument ol loreign policy. P.O. Box 3881 , Portland ME, 04104; 487-9058 (local phone). Washtenaw Citizens for Animal Rights promotes awareness ol animal rights and works for more legal protection lor animáis. Meets the 2nd Tues. ot each month. P.O. Box 2614, A2, 48106; 665-2480. Washtenaw County Assault Crisis Center otters crisis intervention services to survivors ot sexual assault (teens and adults). 1866 Packard, YPS, 48197; 483-7273 (24hour crisis line). 483-7942 (business). WCBN-FM provides alternative news, entertainment, and public attairs programming lor the Ann Arbor area. 530 Student Activities Bldg., A2, 48109; 763-3501. Wellness - Hurón Valley provides AIDS education and promotes safe sex prácticos. There are support services for people who are HIV positive and people with AIDS, including speakers and a referral line. 3075 Clark #207, YPS, 48197; 572-WELL. Wildflour Community Bakery is run by collective members and provldes healthy baked goods, plus education (especially lor kids) about nutrition and how to make healthy lood. 208 N. Fourth Ave., A2. 48104; 994-0601 . Women's International League for Peace and Freedom uses education, protest and letter campaigns to work for equality and to oppose war, exploitation and oppression. 1209 Roosevelt, YPS, 48197; 483-0058. Youth Housing Coalition is a crisis agency providing sale housing to young people in homes of volunteers as an alternative to the streets, and otters counseling for youth. co Ozone House, 608 N Main, A2, 48104; 6622222. Ypsilanti Food Co-op provides nutritious and organic grocery shopping. An alternative to the big biz giants. 312 N. Rlver, YPS, 48198; 483-1520. Ypsilanti Peace Fellowship is Ypsilanti's "off-campus" peace coalition. co 1209 Roosevelt, YPS, 48197; 4830058. Ypsilanti Recycling Project provides a place for the community to recycle retuse materials and save the environment. 504 N. Rrver St., YPS. 48198; 485-7799. It you want your organization to be included in a futuro "Gat Involved Guide," please send information to AGENDA, 220 S. Main, Ann Arbor, Ml 48104.


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