Peace with Justice 
    Calendar of Events 
Regularly Updated Courtesy of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit 
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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 an on-line calendar called
Activate! 313 Progressive Community Calendar (see:
(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:  Web:

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: Randy Block, 248-549-5170

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 Dewey, 313-882-1596,  web:
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EVENTS - 2019

Aug 20    5-7 p.m.     CLOSE THE CAMPS. Thousands of children, separated from their parents, 
are being held in inhumane conditions.  Physical and emotional cruelty calls us to demand action for humane treatment and reuniting of families  The Holocaust and genocide did not start with extermination camps. We are at the start of a slippery slope into totalitarianism. Now is the time to stand up for what we believe in, while we can. Location: Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington HIlls. 

Aug 20    6 p.m. MI PROGRESSIVE WOMEN'S CAUCUS LISTENING SESSION.  Hosted by Rep. Kyra Bolden.  Birmingham Public Schools Education and Administration Center, Hawthorne and Sycamore Rooms, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills. 

Aug 21    5:30 p.m. BILL MEYER AT THE PEACE CAFE.   Bill Meyer, long time activist musician, will perform at the Swords into Plowshares Summer Series Finale. Location: 33 E. Adams, Woodward, Detroit. 

Aug 22    7:30 p.m. MI PROGRESSIVE WOMEN'S CAUCUS LISTENING SESSION.  Hosted by Rep. Rachel Hood and Senator Winnie Brinks.  2885 Lake Eastbrook Blvd., SE in Kenton.

Aug 25    4 - 7  p.m. RENEWABLE ENERGY EVENT.   A party with a purpose at the home of Keith and Tada Gunter, 15784 Whitby, Livonia 48154. Celebrate what it means to  be FRIENDS in the struggle for safe, clean, 100% renewable energy.  Enjoy eco-cocktails, local nibbles and music. 
Hear the latest of our KI campaign from Paul Gunter from Beyond Nuclear.  RSVP by August 15th. Call or text Keith at 734-838-8084 or Carol Izant, 248-930-3173. 

Aug 30    2 p.m. TOWN HALL ON SOCIAL SECURITY.  Congressman Andy Levin is hosting a 
town hall on Social Security for the 9th District. He will be joined by Congressman John Larson, Chair of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security for a conversation on preserving and strengthening Social Security.  Location:  Macomb Community College, John Lewis Student Center, 14500 12 Mile Road, Warren.  Click HERE to register. 586-498-7122. 

Sept 10   7-10 p.m. THE FUTURE OF THE MIDDLE EAST. & THE POWER OF THE MEDIA TO INFLUENCE IT.  Dr. Saeed Kahn at the Livonia Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Rd, Livonia.

Sept 14 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. RECLAIM YOUR RIGHT TO HEALTH.  Medical health care speakers, vendors, information on health.  Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, 18700 James Couzens Freeway, Detroit, MI 48235. This event was organized by Marcina Cole, an activist and organizer who tragically lost her son Demone "MONE" Cole in 2018. Marcina says, "I asked myself  why this system failed him. Black people suffer from a higher rate of diabetes, stroke, heart attack and cancer than any other racial group in America". "The question is why and how to take our own medical care into our own hands". For more information, call Marcina: 248-383-3595

Sept 14   Noon.  WOMEN IN BLACK - DETROIT.  Silent protest  against war and violence at home and abroad. Main Library, Detroit Cultural Center, Putnam and and Woodward. 

Sept 21    10 a.m.  THE POWERS OF RACISM: WHAT WE CAN DO TO CHALLENGE IT.  Cathey DeSantis, the former Director of the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance, has been doing anti-racism work for 30 years.  In these racism filled times, what can and what must we do?   Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais (east of Crooks, north of 13 Mile). Sponsored by Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit and other organizations. Call: 248-224-5572.  

Sept 21    11 a.m. THE POSSIBILITY OF PEACE - A DETROIT CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY.  This event, co-sponsored by the Huntington Woods Peace Citizenship and Education Project, Peace Action of Michigan, Women in Black, Veterans for Peace, Pointes for Peace, Citizens for Peace, Swords Into Plowshares and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, is being held at Swords Into Plowshares. Representatives of all groups are invited to bring their own meaningful poem or essay to share. For more information, contact: