Regularly Updated Courtesy of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit
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 an on-line calendar called
(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.
Dec 2 4 p.m. TOWN HALL MEETING - IMPACT OF STATE BUDGET CRISIS ON HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM.
State Reps. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) and Wendell Byrd (D-Detroit) are hosting a town hall on the Michigan 23 Plus
High School Diploma Program that is being hurt by stalled FY 2020 state budget negotiations. Location: 19730 Ralston, Detroit. Contact: 313-739-5093.
Dec 3 Noon - 3:30 p.m. ACLU SMART JUSTICE LEGISLATIVE ORIENTATION & VISITS: PRISON REFORM. Lansing ACLU Office, 115 W. Allegan (3rd floor), Lansing. Meet with three legislators to discuss prison reform. For more information, contact Richard Speck, Smart Justice Community Organizer, 313-648-2606.
Dec 4 9:15 a.m. FIREARMS BACKGROUND CHECKS. Hear Senator Rosemary Bayer, Rep. Robert Wittenburg and
Rep. Brenda Carter tell about this legislative package. Support our legislators who are fighting for our safety!
Room 403, Capitol Building, Lansing.
Dec 6 3 - 6 p.m. CLIMATE STRIKE PROTEST, Grand Circus Park, Detroit. Contact: Kelly, 502-609-9444 Speakers start at 3:30 p.m. followed by march to DTE Headquarters for a powerful action. For more information or confirm you're going, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/413925019226955/
Dec 6 6 p.m. HOW CLIMATE CRISIS AND MILITARISM INTERTWINED. Sponsored by Peace Action of Michigan.
Pleasant Ridge Community Center, 4 Ridge Road, (1 block west of Woodward; 1 block south of I-696). Potluck. Bring dish to share.
Dec 7 9:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. GREAT LAKES RENEWABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING. Features speakers on Transition to Renewable Energy, the new Michigan Power Grid Initiative, Future of Renewable Energy in Michigan and public policies to expand renewable energy. $25 registration fee. Lunch provided. Register at:
Dec 10 7 p.m. THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS. Dr. Peggi Tabor, PH.D. will be the featured speaker a this Citizens for Peace meeting being held at the Livonia Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Rd., Livonia. What are the correlates of happiness and can we develop and expand them? For more information, call 734-425-0069.
Dec 14th NOON - WOMEN IN BLACK DEMONSTRATION. Men, women children invited. Birmingham Shain Park, (Bates and Martin)
Dec 21 10 a.m. PEACE AGENDA FOR 2020/GRAY PANTHERS HOLIDAY POTLUCK. Speaker: Rep. Christine Greig, House Minority Leader. Public invited. Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak. Information: Randy, 248-549-5170. Co-sponsors: Southeast Michigan Green Party Locals; United Church of Christ - DMA; Peace Action of Michigan; Michigan Coalition for Human Rights; Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network.
Jan 12 2 p.m. WHAT THEY DID NOT WANT MARTIN TALKING ABOUT...WAR & MILITARISM. Talk by Veterans for Peace members on why war and militarism are rarely mentioned on Martin Luther King Day...even though King listed them as one of the "giant triplets" threatening the human race. Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, 33 E. Adams Avenue, Detroit. See: www.swordsintoplowsharesdetroit.org or www.vfp74.org