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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit does not claim to endorse all positions of groups with events posted on this calendar.
May 29 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. MEMORIAL DAY ARLINGTON MICHIGAN DISPLAY. Veterans For Peace Chapters 74 and 93 will have it’s Arlington Michigan display (one marker for every Michigan soldier killed in the Afghan and Iraq wars – 230 total) in downtown Detroit on Memorial Day. The purpose of this display is to honor those who have fallen, to provide a place to grieve, and to educate the public about the costs of war, as well as the needs of those returning from conflicts. The display will be held in downtown Detroit’s Grand Circus Park (Woodward at East Adams). www.vfp74.org.
May 30 7 p.m. FILM: SECRET STATE OF NORTH KOREA. A Front Line film that reveals how ordinary people are resisting one of the world's most oppressive regimes. Facilitator Abayomi Azkiwe, MCHR Board member. Part of MCHR film series. Location: St. Matthew/St. Joseph Episcopal Church, 8850 Woodward, Detroit. 313-579-9071.
June 3 & 4 Noon - 4:30 p.m. (registration/refreshments noon to 1 p.m. each day) ARM YOURSELF FOR THE FIGHT FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE! Gain Knowledge and skills to stand up for women's rights at this affordable, high quality two half day conference. STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SCHOLARSHIPS. Workshops with national and state level speakers. This conference's sponsor, the Interfaith Reproductive Justice Coalition, works with Planned Parenthood, the Michigan ACLU, the National Organization of Women and other groups to promote progressive policies that support the right of women to speak for themselves and to access resources they need for their families. Register by May 23rd for FREE CHILDCARE and early bird registration fees: $25 one day and $30 for both. (Then $30 one day and $40 both) Click this link to register on line: www.uujustice.org/conferenceregistration.html
For more information or to register by phone, call Randy Block at 248-549-5170
June 9 4-7 p.m. SHOULD WE EDIT THE GENOME? WHEN, WHY AND HOW MUCH? The 21st century has brought great strides in biotechnologies; designer babies; GMO's and gene-based medical therapies to name a few. With the advent of CRISPR, a genome editing tool, the field of Synthetic Biology has experienced a growth boom. Learn what this means for us. This Society and Science forum will be held at the Michigan Science Center Exploration. Contact Kevin Farmer at 313-577-8400 x 474 or email@example.com more information or tickets.
June 13 7- 9 p.m. CIVIL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS -- THE MARCH CONTINUES. Robert Weir will share his emotional Living Legacy Pilgrimage into the Land of Slavery and will tell why resilience and inspiration prevails in spite of racism. Location: Unity of Livonia, 28660 Five Mile Rd, Livonia. Sponsor: Citizens for Peace. Call 734-425-0079 or go to: www.citizens4peace.com
June 16 7 p.m. A VISION OF OUR HEALTHCARE FOR OUR FUTURE. 12th Annual Health Care Heros MichUHCAN fundraiser featuring Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Former Director, Detroit Health Department. Order tickets - $25, by June 10th at: michuhcan.org/heroes
Location: Wayne State University Law School Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer, Detroit.