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:
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EVENTS - 2017
Mar 25    9 a.m. - 5 p.m   TOGETHER WE RISE: MICHIGAN NOW CONFERENCE.  Crossing boundaries, claiming power, and leading change NOW! University of Michigan - Flint. Purpose of conference to connect social and reproductive justice activists and provide resources and tool to advance the fight for justice in Michigan.   Register on-line:

Mar 30    11 a.m. - 1 p.m. POST-ELECTION HEALING LUNCHEON.  At this non-partisan luncheon at Burton Manor, 2777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, we will discuss how to heal and maintain positive working relationships in a divisive political atmosphere.  Click HERE to register. $20. Sponsored by Metro Solutions (Rose Khalifa, CEO, 313-963-8383) and Michigan Roundtable for Diversity. 

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 - April 1    WORLD PEACE CONFERENCE - 2017. Michigan League, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Goal: Empower community leaders, Rotarians, youth and others to promote and actively practice peace & social justice. See: to view program.

Mar 31    7 p.m. KNOW NUKES 2017:  A Fundraising Concert with Chalie King and Julie Beutel. Location:  Unity of Livonia, 28600 5 Mile, Livonia.  Sponsored by The Alliance to Halt Fermi 3 and Citizens for Peace.  Call 734-838-8084 to reserve your ticket. 

First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4605 Cass Avenue, Detroit.  Awardees:  Jody Williams, Global Peacemaker; Dr. John Hartig, Community Peacemaker;  Pastor Barry Randolph, Community Peacemaker; Dr. Stan Levy, Lifetime Peacemaker; Dr. Bernice Kaplan, Lifetime Peacemaker. RSVP "I'm Attending" to Barbara Jones: Call Barbara: 313-577-3518.

Apr 2    4 p.m. OUR TIME TO BREAK SILENCE.  Rejuvenate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's great speech on War & Peace, Racism and Poverty.  April 4th will be the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's powerful speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" .  This speech will be read by 16 Michigan justice leaders at Central United Methodist Church, 23 E. Adams at Woodward, Detroit. 

Apr 8     9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. RACE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE URBAN COMMUNITY.  This conference, sponsored by the Michigan Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, includes a range of elected and law enforcement officials.  Location:  Lawrence Technological University, College of Architecture and Design Auditorium, 21000 W., 10 Mile Road, Southfield. National discussion on solutions, strategies and solutions and round table discussions on racial profiling, stop and frisk, community policing, mental health, domestic violence and mass incarceration/deportation. For more information, contact Deborah Walton-Medley, 248-252-6911, Kelly Warren, 734-669-6310, Myron Frasier, 248-514-9602 or Lois Allen-Richardson, 734-972-3673. 

Apr 8    1 p.m. DOCUMENTARY FILM: GANDHI'S GIFT.  Producer Cynthia Lukas shares her inspiring journey at all the sites in Gandihi's life.  Refreshments and peace organization tables. 
Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 5 Mile, Livonia. or call 734-525-0079. 

Morris Dees, Co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, to key note MCHR annual awards banquet.  Location: Marygrove College, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit.  For more information, call 313-502-6044.  Dinner tickets, table sales and adverisings space.