Peace with Justice 
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This Calendar of events includes activities of a wide range of groups, including members of the Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network (DAPJN), a coalition of Metro-Detroit organizations formed to provide mutual support in our common dedication to peace and justice (see list below).  Members of DAPJN are now being invited to post their events on this community calendar: (under the War & Peace tag) but are welcome to continue to get additional publicity for their events by also submitting them to this GPMD events calendar at 

Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit does not claim to endorse all positions of groups with events posted on this calendar. 

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  To JOIN the DAPJN, call Peace Action at (248) 548-3920.    

1)Alliance to Halt Fermi 3: Art Myatt, 248-224-0623, , 

2)Citizens for Peace: Colleen Mills, 734-425-0079, ,

3)Democratic Socialists of America: Lon Herman, 248-546-8180, 

4)Detroit Catholic Worker- Day House: Tom Lumpkin, 313-963-4539, 

5)Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit: Chuck Altman, 248-398-2852, 

6)Huntington Woods Peace, Citizenship & Education Project: Phyllis Aronson, 248-548-7370, and
Melanie Goldberg,   Facebook:

7)Michigan Alliance to Strengthen Social Security & Medicare: Bob Sisler, 313-824-0952,  Web:

8)Michigan Coalition for Human Rights: Marge Sears, 313-579-9071,

9)Michigan Grail: Mary Coyle, 313-821-1074,

10)Meta Peace Team: Kim Redigan, 313-520-7465,, or Detroit office 313-483-7527 Web:

11)Michigan Stop The Nuclear Bombs Campaign: Kim Bergier, 248-515-2380,

12)Palestine Cultural Office: 313-886-5922,

13)Pax Christi Michigan: Pat Valeer, 517-481-5280, 

14)Peace Action of Michigan: Rich Peacock, 248-321-7480,, or Helen Weber, 248-548-3920  Web:

15)Pointes for Peace: Jan Scallen, 313-343-0957,

16)Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery: Clara Lawrence, Director, 248-963-7575 Web:

17)Veterans for Peace: Steve Saelzler, 734-675-4138, Web:

18)Women's International League for Peace & Freedom-Detroit: Laura Dewy, 313-882-1596,  web:
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EVENTS - 2018

May 17    Noon - 1 p.m. LUNCH & LEARN - HUMAN  TRAFFICKING & HELPING VICTIMS OF MODERN DAY SLAVERY.  Felicia Berry, LMSW, therapist at St. John's Open Arms.  The Guidance Center for Excellence, 13111 Allen Road, Southgate.  Bring your own lunch. RSVP to Karen Caudill,

May 18    FILM: HEALTHCARE AT THE TIPPING POINT & REP. RABHI SPEAKS ON- MICARE - A SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE BILL. Wayne State University Law School Partich Auditorium. 471 W. Palmer, Detroit.  Free event. Sponsored by MichUHCAN.  Donations accepted. 

May 19    9 a.m. - 3 p.m. REVERSING RUNAWAY INEQUALITY.  This workshop is being co-sponsored by the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights and the SE Michigan Jobs With Justice and the A. Philip Randolph Institute. This training is based on best selling book "Runaway Inequality" by Les Leopold. Location: A. Philip Randolph Building, 1770 E. 7 Mile Road, Detroit.  To register call 313-579-9071 or go to:  https://runawayinequality

May 19    10 a.m. GUN VIOLENCE: WHY YOU? WHY NOW? WHAT'S NEXT? Linda Brundage, Executive Director of the Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence and a student activist will speak on why and how to resist gun violence at the monthly meeting of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit. Location: Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak (turn north at first light on 13 Mile past Crooks Road). For more information, call Randy at 248-549-5170.  Bring a friend and learn how you can make a difference in combating gun violence in Michigan. 

May 19    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. FIGHT FORWARD.  This Planned Parenthood day of training and mobilizing will be held at the Kellogg Conference Center. For only $10 you get a one year membership in Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, a tee-shirt, lunch and knowledge that you'll be helping get bad legislators OUT and good legislators IN.  Click HERE to register.   

May 19    1-3 p.m. YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FORUM.  Sponsored by the League of Conservation Voters and the Eastern Michigan Environmental Action Council. Location: Cass Commons, 4605 Cass Avenue, Detroit. Event is FREE. Email for Info:

4300 Michigan Avenue, Detroit. Everyone is welcome.

May 22    9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  MICHIGAN UNITED LOBBY DAY.  Key issues: clean water; end mass encarceration; universal family care; immigrant inclusion, keeping families together.  Come to the capitol to put the people's issues at the forefront.  

May 28    11 a.m. - 5 p.m. MEMORIAL DAY ARLINGTON MICHIGAN DISPLAY.  Veterans for Peace (Chapter 74) will display one marker for every Michigan soldier killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in downtown Detroit's Grand Circus Park (Woodward and Adams).  The purpose of the display is to honor those who have fallen, to provide a place to grieve and to educate the public about the costs of war as well as the needs of those returning from conflicts.

May 28    Noon - 2 p.m. BELLE ISLE: NO PLACE FOR A CAR RACE!  Private Grand Prix car racing on Belle Isle results in restricted access to this precious public park during April, May and June. What can you do? Join this peaceful rally to protest the Grand Prix on Belle Isle. Location: the entrance to Belle Isle Park on Jefferson Avenue. Signs provided or bring your own. Connect with us at

June 16    10 a.m.   TRUMPISM AND A CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY.  Fran Shor, Wayne State University retired history professor, offers his observations about this significant issue in a power point presentation. Professor Shor is a member of many progressive Metro Detroit organizations, including serving on the Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit Board of Directors.  Location: Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais (north 13 Mile, east Crooks Rd).  More info, call: 248-549-5170

This 2018 Fishman-Perrin event, sponsored by Peace Action of Michigan and several other organizations, will feature a panel of speakers from the:  Detroit NAACP, U of Detroit Mercy, U of M Progressive Student Assembly, and WSU Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. This event will present the questions you need to ask candidates for Congress before the August 7th primary.
Location: Barth Hall, Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward, Detroit