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: detroit.activatehub.org (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit does not claim to endorse all positions of groups with events posted on this calendar.
July 10 Noon PEACEFUL PROTEST: DELOITE LAWSUIT TO BLOCK VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS
300 Atwater Street, Detroit.
July 12 6-7 p.m. RALLY IN SUPPORT OF THE YEMENI PEOPLE. Location: In front of the Yemeni mural, 8752 Joseph Campau @Goodson Street, Hamtramck. The non-Yemeni activist community is coming together to support our fellow Yemeni Americans, especially those who live in Hamtramck. Yemenis in America are going through a triple crisis: friends and family being massacred in a deadly war in their home country; they are facing severe limits on their travel into and out of America; as Muslims, they are facing Islamophobic discrimination in America. This event is being co-sponsored by: OneHamtramck; Women in Black; MECAWI; and Peace Action of Michigan and supported by Swords into Plowshares (313-963-7575).
July 14 10 a.m. SENATOR GARY PETERS TOWN HALL MEETING. Location: Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology Auditorium, 24675 Lahser, Southfield. Senator Peters agreed to hold four Town Hall meetings, including this one and one in Flint. To sign up for either the Southfield or Flint hearing (see below) click HERE.
July 15 1-3 p.m. JOBS WITH JUSTICE FUNDRAISER. Location: Swords into Plowshare Peace Center and Gallery, 33 E. Adams, Detroit. Event includes afternoon of poems, songs, and art to keep us all doing what needs to be done. JWJ works on: organizing Detroit and Macomb residents, conducting Runaway inequality workshops, support for D-15, One Fair Wage, Earned Paid Sick Time, Voters Not Politicians, Promote the Vote and other issues.
July 15 2-4 p.m. SURJ PICNIC WITH SPEAKER ON 1943 RACE RIOT ON BELLE iSLE.
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), an organization to support white people who want to work for racial justice, will be holding a picnic on Belle Isle Park that will include a brief talk by Professor Karen Miller about the 1943 race riot that began on Belle Isle. Place TBA. Bring your own picnic supplies, enjoy the talk and meeting with other SURJ members. For more information on SURJ, go to: www.facebook.com/SURJsoutheastmichigan/
July 28 10 - 11 a.m. SENATOR GARY PETERS TOWNHALL MEETING. U of M Flint, Harding Mott University Center, Kiva Room 104, 303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint. Click HERE to sign up.