Friday, November 14, 2014

Opponents of Detroit water shut-offs to appear on 'The Daily Show'

Posted By on Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 2:31 PM

click to enlarge A demonstrator holds a sign during a rally against Detroit's water shut-offs on July 18, 2014. - RYAN FELTON/METRO TIMES
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  • A demonstrator holds a sign during a rally against Detroit's water shut-offs on July 18, 2014.

Members of advocacy groups opposed to Detroit's controversial water shut-offs will appear next week on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show." 

Members of the Detroit Water Brigade and Water Warriors will appear during a segment on Stewart's Monday, Nov. 17 broadcast at 11 p.m., the brigade writes in a blog post. A screening will be held at 10:00 p.m. that same night at Anchor Bar in Detroit at 450 W. Fort St., according to the post. 

Anyone interested in attending the screening is asked to RSVP here.

Since this past March, Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD) has drawn international attention for the scope of it's shutoff initiative alone: estimates suggest upwards of 1,500 homes per week are losing water service due to nonpayment. DWSD has gone after residents who are 60 days overdue or hold $150 in past-due fees.

DWSD's aggressive campaign drew months of demonstrations, a shakeup in DWSD’s governance structure, a heated hearing before the bankruptcy judge overseeing Detroit’s bankruptcy case, and a public town hall forum with representatives of the United Nations. 

Update (11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014): Per Justin Wedes, of the Detroit Water Brigade, the screening location has been moved to the Anchor Bar and the start time was moved to 10 p.m.)

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