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:
Click HERE to see the Current Cost of War 

EVENTS - 2017

Feb 25    9 a.m. - 2 p.m. REVERSING RUNAWAY RACISM & INEQUALITY & ITS IMPACT ON EDUCATION, HOUSING, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.    This training provides an educational foundation while setting the stage to show how we can be the change.  Together, we are the solution to runaway inequality. Location: Communication Workers of America's Union Hall, 2441 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit. Light refreshments and a lunch provided. Hosted by Michigan Voice. 
Another RRN workshop, scheduled for March 4th, hosted by NAACP. Location to be determined.  

Feb 25    2 - 5:30 p.m.  SANCTUARY TRAINING. UAW Local 600, 10550 Dix Avenue,  Dearborn.
Sponsored by Michigan United.  Immigrant families are under more threat than ever.  However, communities are standing up and standing together to provide Sanctuary in the case of a new wave of raids and deportations.  Click HERE to RSVP. 

Feb 26   12:30  p.m. UNDERSTANDING ISLAMOPHOBIA & BEING AN ALLY TO MUSLIMS. Refreshments served at noon.  Fatina Abdrabboh, Director of the new Arab/Muslim civil rights organization called AMAL, will speak on this topic followed by Q/A.  AMAL focuses on protecting minority rights and resisting Trump's Muslim ban. Location: Northwest UU Church, 23925 Northwestern Highway, Southfield.  The Southern Poverty Law Center has reported big increases in anti-Muslim hate speech after the 2016 election. Register on Facebook:  or call Randy Block at 248-549-5170.

Feb 26    4 p.m. RESISTING TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY: DIPLOMACY ... NOT WAR.  Phyllis Bennis, Director of the new International Project at the Institute for Policy Studies will speak. Location:
First United Methodist Church,. 22331 Woodward (south of Nine Mile) Ferndale.  Sponsored by the Huntington Woods Peace Group. Supported by  Peace Action of Michigan and Swords into Plowshares, and endorsed by Jewish Voice for Peace and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. 

Feb 28    6-8 p.m. BLACK LIVES MATTER IN THE TRUMP ERA.  Author Kesanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor of African American Studies from Princeton University, will discuss her book "Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation". Sponsors:  WSU Department of African American Studies, Damon Keith Center for Civil Rights, WSU Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, etc.
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Feb 28    7 p.m.   PETER TCHORYK SHARES HIS STORY OF A FAMILY'S LOVE & ACCEPTANCE OF THEIR CHILDREN.  The Clinton Township PFLAG invites the public to hear how parents support their 7 year old son who happens to be transgender.  Location:  Hope United Church of Christ, 35127 Garfield, Clinton Township.  For more information, email 

Mar 1    8:30 a.m. NATIONAL DAY OF EMPATHY.  The Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency is offering a breakfast and conversation with people who are formerly incarcerated on how to reduce the prison population.  Mackinac Room, 5th Floor, Anderson House Office Bldg., 124 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing. 

Mar 4    HOPE FOR RESTORATION: RADICAL HOSPITALITY AND PRISON REFORM. This day-long conference on restorative justice is organized by the students from the R.A. Handlon Correctional Facility (Ionia).  FREE  Maas Conference Center, Hope College, Holland, MI. Register HERE

Mar 4    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. NONVIOLENCE SKILLS TRAINING.  Marygrove Collect Lecture Hall, (in the Liberal Arts Bldg., 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit.  Includes breakfast and lunch.  Cost: $45.  To register, call Marge at 313-579-9071 or email:  Co-sponsored by Michigan Coalition for Human Rights and Marytgrove's MA in Social Justice Program.  Asked to participate in full day of training. Questions: call Kim at 313-520-7465.

Mar 4    MICHIGAN PROGRESSIVE SUMMIT.  SAVE THE DATE.    As more people join together to  
march, rpotest and fight to build a Michigan that works for us all, we are asking "Where do we go from here?"Join progressive partners at the Lansing Center for a full day of trainings, speakers and workshops.  Charlene Carruthers, National Director of YP100 and Stephanie Schriock, President of Emily's List will keynote.  Get registered:

Mar 4, 11, 18, 22,  25th -   AFL-CIO TRAINING COURSE FOR UNION OFFICERS, STEWARDS, ORGANIZERS - Does your contract expire this year? Can  you help your members in a crisis? Are you prepared?   $40 per delegate course.  Application:

SAVE THE DATE. Lunch provided. UAW-GM Center for Human Resources, 200 Walker St., Detroit. FREE. Contacts: KIM -, NICOLE - and RICK: - (c) 248-225-8037.  

Mar 13    6-8 p.m.      HOW TO ADVANCE YOUR MORAL AGENDA.  Rev. Dr. William Barber, President of NAACP North Carolina and Founder of Repairers of the Breech, will
speak at Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3502 Lapeer Road, Flint.  Sponsored by the Michigan ACLU.  Rev. Barber is the inspirational founder of Moral Mondays.

Mar 16    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.     NONPROFIT LEGISLATIVE DAY AT THE CAPITOL.  The Michigan Non-profit Association, in partnership with Michigan Community Action, Habitat for Humanity of Michigan and CEDAM are co-sponsors. Cost $35.  Lobby elected officials on behalf of the people you serve.  Confirmed speakers include: Lt. Gov. Brian Calley House Democratic Leader Sam Singh and David Thompson of the National Council of Non-profits.  Click HERE to register. 

Mar 16    7-9 p.m.     SAVING OUR HEALTH CARE IN AN ANTI-GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT.  Marjorie Mitchell, Director of Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network (MichUHCAN), will speak about the impact of efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, to privatize Medicare, block grant Medicaid and privatize veterans care.   Birmingham Unitarian Church,  38651 Woodard Avenue, Bloomfield Hills. Doors open and 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments. Sponsored by an Escalating Inequality Task Force of five Unitarian Universalist congregations in Troy, Birmingham, Detroit, Southfield and Farmington. 

Mar 18    10 a.m. A CONVERSATION ABOUT GERRYMANDERING & WHAT MICHIGAN CITIZENS CAN DO ABOUT IT.  Jamie Lyons Eddy, an organizer with Count My Vote, will discuss at a Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit monthly meeting what can be done to reform Michigan's broken redistricting system. Democracy is at stake! Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak (turn north at first light past Crooks on 13 Mile). For more info, call Randy Block at 248-549-5170. 

Mar 22    WORLD WATER DAY LOBBY DAY IN LANSING.  SAVE THE DATE.  Press conference, rally, witness reintroduction of water rights legislation and visit legislators.  Sponsored by the People's Water Board coalition, We the People of Detroit and Detroit Minds Dying.  

Mar 30    7 p.m. CIVIL CONVERSATIONS IN DETROIT: SIDLING UP TO DIFFERENCE.  This event is an outgrowth of  "Soulful Solidarity"  at  Swords Into Plowshares, 33 E. Adams, Detroit. Our world needs transformation.  Who will take up the work of transformation?   For more information, go to:

Mar 31    KNOW NUKES 2017 - a special concert fundraiser for the Alliance for Halt Permi-2 and Citizens for Peace at Unity of Livonia. Featuring Charlie King an Julie Beutel.  Tickets:  call 734-838-8084.