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Carolyn DesJardins Papers

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Identifier: UP002530
Abstract In June 1982 Carolyn DesJardins (formerly Carolyn Larry) began working as a security officer at Detroit Edison’s Fermi 2 nuclear power plant located in Newport, Michigan. DesJardins later moved into a staff position where she was responsible for safeguarding security information about the plant’s operation, construction, and equipment. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission enforces rules about the accessibility of the information that DesJardins was protecting. During DesJardin’s tenure, the Fermi...

Citizen Action Records

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Identifier: UR001636
Abstract Citizen Action (CA) was founded in 1979 by former members of Students for a Democratic Society and the Indochina Peace Campaign as a coalition of state and national liberal consumer and activist groups. It organized door-to-door canvassers to work on the state level promoting CA membership and educating the public on issues such as health care, energy, environmental concerns, and auto insurance. Citizen Action was also active in election campaigns on the local, state and national level to...

Karen Kendrick-Hands Papers

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Identifier: UP002508
Abstract Karen Kendrick-Hands was a Detroit-area environmental lawyer and activist. Since the 1980s, Kendrick-Hands participated in a variety of causes within Michigan, notably regarding issues of greenhouse gas emissions. Specific actions included the Polluters Pay Act, opposing the split of Michigan's Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Quality, SEMCOG's Ozone Action! campaign, and opposition to garbage incinerators in Michigan. Over the years she has supported...

Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Records

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Identifier: UR001790
Abstract The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) was formed in Detroit in December 1980 by a group of Detroit-area religious leaders representing a broad range of Judeo- Christian and Muslim denominations. Initially organized with the goal of providing a liberal alternative to conservative Christian organizations such as The Moral Majority, the group’s primary issues included racism, militarism, gay rights, unemployment, poverty, and other socio-economic and local political topics. The...

Nancy Vom Steeg Papers

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Identifier: UP002671
Abstract Nancy Vom Steeg was a Detroit activist during the 1960s through the 1980s. Though Poletown might have been the more well-known issue of the time, Nancy was a part of several movements, such as food coops, environmentalism, women and religion, and consumer protection.

UFW Work Department Records

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Identifier: LR000221_work
Abstract The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was founded in 1962. In 1966 it affiliated with the Agricultural Workers Committee to form the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). In 1973, the UFWOC became the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. Cesar Chavez led the farm workers from 1962 until his death in 1993.

Urban Environment Conference (UEC) Records

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Identifier: LR001179
Abstract The Urban Environment Conference (UEC) grew out of an effort in 1971 by Michigan Senator Philip Hart to provide a forum for the discussion of problems and issues of joint concern to urban reform groups, environmentalists, and organized labor. Within a year, most of the participants decided to organize the group as a non-profit corporation with both advocacy and clearinghouse functions, including lobbying, education and publicity, fundraising, leadership training, technical assistance on program...

Utah Phillips Papers

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Identifier: LP002405
Abstract Bruce Duncan Phillips (1935-2008), better known as Utah Phillips, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 15, 1935. He became well known as a folk singer, performer, storyteller, poet, radio host, and activist beginning in the late 1960s and continued to be a prominent figure in the American folk and labor communities for the following four decades. He was a staple of folk festivals, a perennial touring musician, and ultimately became one of the distinguished elders of the folk music community. He...