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 email@example.com
Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit does not claim to endorse all positions of groups with events posted on this calendar.
Sept 14 7 p.m. HEAR PALESTINIAN MAYOR SPEAK ABOUT RESISTANCE TO OCCUPATION.
Jehad Khair, Palestinian Mayor of Beit Sahour, will speak. This town has heroically resisted paying taxes to Israeli Military Occupation and buying milk from their occupiers. Instead they are milking their own cows but have been punished for this. This is a fundraiser dinner and program. $75 donation or $150 VIP. Location: St. George Banquet Hall, 2160 E. Maple, Troy.
For more information, call Hasan 313-570-9481 or Iman Bannoura, 248-252-0688.
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 17 7 p.m. 50 YEARS SINCE STONEWALL. Our State of the Union: The LGBT Movement from Pride to Politics. Panel: Dr. Tim Retzloff, GLBT State Historian; Jay Kaplan, Detroit ACLU;
Curtis Lipscomb. Black GLBT Community Center; Michelle Fox, Counselor, Transgender MI.
Location: Affirmations, 290 W. 9 Mile, Ferndale. Supported by MCHR, 313-775-0442.
Sept 20 7 p.m. FROM SLAVE TO CRIMINAL WITH ONE AMENDMENT. This film screening and discussion by the Grosse Pointe-Harper Woods NAACP will be held at the Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee Ave., Grosse Pointe. For more information, call 313-881-0420.
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 co-sponsored by: SE Michigan Green Party; Michigan Coalition for Human Rights; United Church of Christ - DMA; Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance; Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network; & Peace Action of Michigan. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org