Peace with Justice 
    Calendar of Events 
Regularly Updated Courtesy of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit 
Submit events for this calendar to randyblock@yahoo.com

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 randyblock@yahoo.com 

Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit does not claim to endorse all positions of groups with events posted on this calendar. 
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1)Alliance to Halt Fermi 3:  Web:  www.athf3.org

2)Citizens for Peace: Colleen Mills, 734-425-0079, cmills0079@yahoo.com ,
Web: www.citizens4peace.com

3)Democratic Socialists of America: Lon Herman, 248-546-8180, lonherman@hotmail.com 
Web: www.metrodetroitdsa.com/

4)Detroit Catholic Worker- Day House: Tom Lumpkin, 313-963-4539, dayhouse@flash.net 
Web:  https://sites.google.com/a/dayhouse.org/www/

5)Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit: Randy Block, 248-549-5170
Web: www.graypanthersmetrodetroit.org/

6)Huntington Woods Peace, Citizenship & Education Project: Phyllis Aronson, 248-548-7370, and
Melanie Goldberg, mel4hwpeace@aol.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Huntington-Woods-Peace-Citizenship-Education-Project/144083798944934

7)Michigan Alliance to Strengthen Social Security & Medicare: Bob Sisler, 313-824-0952, rsisler@csswayne.org  Web: http://detroit.activatehub.org/organizations/126

8)Michigan Coalition for Human Rights: Marge Sears, 313-579-9071, support@mchr.org
Web: http://www.mchr.org/

9)Michigan Grail: Mary Coyle, 313-821-1074, r-coyle@sbcglobal.net

10)Meta Peace Team: Kim Redigan, 313-520-7465, kim.redigan@gmail.com, or Detroit office 313-483-7527 Web: www.metapeaceteam.org/

11)Michigan Stop The Nuclear Bombs Campaign: Kim Bergier, 248-515-2380, 2MISTNBC@gmail.com

12)Palestine Cultural Office: 313-886-5922, newashh@sbcglobal.net
Web: http://michiganpeacenetwork.org/organizations/Palestine-Cultural-Office

13)Pax Christi Michigan: Pat Valeer, 517-481-5280, paxchristi.mi@gmail.com 
Web: http://www.paxchristimi.org/

14)Peace Action of Michigan: Rich Peacock, 248-321-7480, peacemichigan@gmail.com, or Helen Weber, 248-548-3920  Web: www.peaceactionmich.org

15)Pointes for Peace: Jan Scallen, 313-343-0957, pointesforpeace@yahoo.com
Web: www.pointesforpeace.org/

16)Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery: Clara Lawrence, Director, 248-963-7575
swordsintoplowshares313@gmail.com Web: www.swordsintoplowsharesdetroit.org/

17)Veterans for Peace: Steve Saelzler, 734-675-4138, saelzler@comcast.net Web: www.vfp74.org

18)Women's International League for Peace & Freedom-Detroit: Laura Dewey, 313-882-1596, wilpfdetroit@att.net  web: http://wilpf.org/
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EVENTS - 2019

Mar 25    4-7 p.m. CESAR CHAVEZ DAY CELEBRATION WITH PROF. JOSE ANTONIO-OROSCO.
Speaks on two books: Cesar Chavez and Philosophy of Non-violence and Toppling the Melting Pot.  Student Union, Bargman Room - 2nd Floor, Univ of Detroit Mercy, McNicols Campus. 

Mar 27 Noon - 1:30 p.m.  CESAR CHAVEZ LECTURE: Jose A. Gutierrez, J.D. , author of The Eagle Has Eyes: The FBI Surveillance of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers of America, 1065- 1975.  Location: General Lectures Hall, Room 150.  Sponsors: Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, State of Michigan Talent Investment Agency/Workforce Development Agency's King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.

Mar 28    6-9:30 p.m. MDEQ PUBLIC HEARING ON U.S. ECOLOGY LICENSE RENEWAL. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will present information on the draft  operating license prepared for U.S. Ecology's hazardous waste container, storage area and treatment facility in Detroit.  Opportunity for public comment.  Location: Bridge Academy East, 9600 Buffalo Street, Hamtramck. Come with your questions. For more information, call Nicole Florence  517-284-6838.

Mar 31    2 p.m. STAND UP FOR IMMIGRANTS RIGHTS -- EYEWITNESS SPEAKS OUT.
Kim Redigan, a Meta Peace Team activist, traveled to the Mexico-US border to witness the trauma imposed by an immigration system that criminalizes asylum seekers.  She will bring stories of people fleeing violence of poverty, civil war and a long history of U.S. intervention.
Location: Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center, 33 E. Adams, Detroit. Co-sponsors: Citizens for Peace, Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit, WILPF, Swords into Plowshare Peace Gallery, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.

Mar 31   2:30 p.m. MENDING THE GAPS: WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE FEEL LEFT BEHIND? 
Sister Simone Campbell of Nuns on the Bus and Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for 
Catholic Social Justice will lead a program on how to make a difference in the current political and economic climate.  Reception to follow. Presented by RESULTS Ann Arbor at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church of Christ, 423 S. 4th Ave, Ann Arbor. Questions? Contact  RESULTS Ann Arbor Advocates at resultsannarbor@gmail.com or 734-663-7493. 

April 10    6:45 p.m. THE NUNS, THE PRIEST AND THE BOMB. This documentary film and discussion highlights recent Plowshares nonviolent actions where people of conscience, including nuns and priests committed acts of civil disobedience to alert the world to the dangers of nuclear weapons.  Life Sciences Building, Room 113, U of D Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit.   For more info, contact Dr. Gail Presbey at presbegm@edmercy.edu or 313-993-1124.

April 11    9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. RENEWING CATHOLICISM. This free conference was organized by Inclusive Justice, an interfaith LGBTQ welcoming and advocacy group, to promote dialogue about how to the Catholic church needs to be reformed to respond to the needs of LGBTQ people.  Location: Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Road, Bloomfield Hills.  For more information and to register, click www.inclusivejustice.org

April 13    7 p.m. HERE COMES THE SUN!  PEACE ACTION MUSICAL FUNDRAISER. Featuring "One by One". Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills. Tickets $20 in advance. $25 at the door. Call: 248-548-3020 or www.peaceactionmich.org

April 16th    Noon - 5 p.m.  POWERING CHANGE: 2019 ACTION SUMMIT.  Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing.  Take the Pink Wave from a force of nature to a source of power.  Cost $10, includes lunch and Planned Parenthood membership.  Click HERE to register. 

April 17    6:30 - 8 p.m. TEEN  PANEL ON BEING LGBT OR QUESTIONING IN 2019. Dakota High School Family Night Out hosts this forum by Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families to support youth on being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning. Location: 21051 21 Mile Road, Macomb. Free event. RSVP by April 15th: 586-723-2872 or by email: slange@cvs.k12.mi.us 

April 20    10 a.m. THE GREEN NEW DEAL: WHAT IS IT? WHY DOES IT MATTER?  Hear Nicholas Jansen, Michigan State Director of the the Sunrise Movement, provide a briefing on the Green New Deal that envisions fighting climate change while creating a more green economy. The Sunrise Movement is a dynamic youth led organization. Nicholas is the featured speaker for Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit meeting at the Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais (east of Crooks, north of 13 Mile). For more information, call or text Randy at 248-224-5572.  

April 27    9 a.m. - 3 p.m. RUNAWAY INEQUALITY WORKSHOP.  Hosted by Pontiac Policy Council. Sponsored by Southeast Michigan Jobs With Justice, Communication Workers of America and Detroit A. Phillip Randolph Institute. For more information, contact Kaye Halonen,
kaehalonen@gmail.com