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).
name of event, date/time, name of speakers (if any), URL or other contact information to join the meeting. We do not post general meeting notices, only those with an issue focus/speaker. Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit does not claim to endorse all positions of groups with events posted on this calendar.
MONDAY'S: 3:45 p.m. DEMONSTRATE FOR PEACE: 9 Mile/Woodward
4 p.m. DEMONSTRATE FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER: 11 Mile/Woodward
FRIDAY'S: 3:45 p.m. WE STAND WITH OUR NEIGHBORS - IMMIGRATION VIGIL SW Detroit Clark Park, corner of Vernor and Clark
SUNDAY'S: 3 p.m. WOMEN WALKING WOODWARD. Every month on the last Sunday until April 25th (Location?)
Apr 16-25 FAITH CLIMATE ACTION WEEK: SACRED GROUND - CULTIVATING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN OUR FAITH, OUR FOOD AND THE CLIMATE. Examine how our food systems contribute to injustice and to climate change. Click HERE to get a Faith Climate Action Week Kit.
Apr 17 10 a.m. PUSHING PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE. Rep. Debbie Dingell and Rep. Pramila Jayapal recently introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2021, legislation that would guarantee health care to everyone in America as a human right. Gray Panthers presents: Marjorie Mitchell, Executive Director of MichUHCAN, tell more about this proposal and strategies for its adoption. Co-sponsors: Southeast Michigan Green Parties; United Church of Christ - DMA; Peace Action of Michigan; Michigan Coalition for Human Rights; SE Michigan Jobs with Justice; Public Citizens of Washtenaw; Citizens for Peace; Michigan UU Social Justice Network.
Apr 22 7 p.m. EARTH DAY WEBINAR: THE GLOBAL WAR WITH PLASTIC. Hear Laura Sullivan, investigative reporter for NPR who created the film "Plastic Wars", and Kerrin O'Brien, E.D. of the Michigan Recycling Coalition, who will discuss recycling as part of the solution of Plastic. Click HERE to register for this webinar sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women. Click HERE to preview the Plastic Wars before the webinar.
May 2 7 p.m. A RETROSPECTIVE ON THE STUDENT OPPOSITION TO THE U.S. WARS ON SOUTHEAST ASIA
By Dr. Fran Shor. The first week of 2021 represents the 50th anniversary of the massive anti-war demonstrations in Washington DC. Fran Shor has been involved with many of the protests. His recent novel "Passages of Rebellion" recounts some of these events a mixture of fact and fiction (more information to come).