Join CALL ‘EM OUT visit to EULA MAE POWELL
SUNDAY. NOV. 13, 11 AM- 1 PM 18640 Harper, n. of Moross at 1-94
NO FORCED CONFINEMENT!
STOP ELDER ABUSE! FREE EULA!
Updated Nov. 12, 2022
See: Eula Mae Powell’s letter to Judge Judy Hartsfield asking for an emergency hearing at: http://voiceofdetroit.net/wp-content/uploads/Eula-Mae-Powell-Objection-and-Petition-to-Terminate-Guardianship-Conservatorship.pdf
Eula Mae Powell, 85, is being held against her will inside the Orchards of Harper Woods nursing home, barred for no reason from visiting her long-time friend Diane Bukowski, the editor of The Voice of Detroit newspaper, as she has been peacefully doing.
The home drugged Eula against her will when Bukowski came to visit Nov. 5, 2022, locking her behind a closed inner door. The home called the police to threaten Bukowski with arrest and impounding her car. Staff continues to force Eula back into the home if she even goes out to sit outside and get some air as other patients do.
Eula is contesting the guardianship and conservatorship which her niece Karen Sue Herbert foisted on her, telling the court that Eula approved it but not providing her with any court documents or access to the judge.
She has since deprived Eula of her valid driver’s license, all her ID, her ATM card, access to her car, and all her assets, including her Social Security, pension and other benefits. Eula cannot drive, go to her bank, the store, or even walk outside.
Eula earned her income and benefits over a lifetime of work as a UAW steward at the Dodge Main plant, a certified teacher in the Highland Park, Hamtramck and DPS school districts, and a manager at the Detroit Housing Department.
She was a neighborhood community organizer during her time living on Cadillac Avenue (Detroit’s East Side), where she was an official liaison with the Housing Department for an area south of Harper, west of Chalmers, and east of Woodward to the Detroit River, overseeing benefits provided to the community and other matters.
She organized a Youth Block Club which got a lot of youth to get back in school and get their diplomas (with one even studying in Europe). She told VOD she used to greatly enjoy walking through the community knocking on doors to get the children up to go to school as well as involve them in neighborhood clean-ups and other activities.
But now the nursing home has her trapped in Harper Woods, not allowing her to even go outside to get some air as other patients do, and subjected to forcible medication. And the home has barred her long-time friend from visiting her, saying the guardian told them to do so. A guardian has no right to do this under state law.
Eula has always been a fighter and an activist, and now her activist friends, including the members of Call ‘Em Out, are coming out to support her.
Stay tuned for an announcement of their plans.
FOR FURTHER INFO:
Diane Bukowski 313-825-6126 Agnes Hitchcock Call ’em Out, 313-874-2792 Call EULA POWELL on her cell phone at 313-765-4508
Eula and Diane were members of the Save SAVE DGH, SAVE DODGE MAIN COALITION of AFSCME LOCAL 457 (Detroit Health and Hospitals) and UAW LOCAL 3 (DODGE MAIN) which led a historic battle to save Detroit General Hospital and the Chrysler Dodge Main Plant, beginning in 1977.
The Coalition predicted accurately that if DGH was privatized, and Dodge Main closed, there would be a domino effect across Detroit. In 1980, DGH was privatized and the Dodge Main Plant closed. Dozens of auto plant closings and other Wall Street disinvestment in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park ensued. Privatization of the City of Detroit Departments, services and jobs, also devastated the city, resulting eventually in the final blow, the phony Detroit bankruptcy of 2014 led by global banks and corporations.
Orchards at Harper Woods has had numerous violations of state law during inspections over the years. See: THE ORCHARDS AT HARPER WOODS – Nursing Home Inspect – ProPublica