April 14 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. GUNS: ARTISTS RESPOND. This exhibit at Swords Into Plowshares features artists from various media who express outrage, sadness, and concern about guns and death & destruction they produce. Sponsored by Women's Caucus for the Arts. Supported by Moms Demand Action, and Mothers of Murdered Children. 33 E. Adams at Woodward, Detroit.
April 15 2-5 p.m. DIRECT ACTION TRAINING. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950 Trumbull, Detroit. Part of the Poor People's Campaign.
April 18 7 p.m. LESSONS NOT LEARNED FROM CHERNOBYL: RADIATION KNOWS NO BORDERS!
Hear an international panel discuss preparedness between U.S. and Canada and equal protection in the event of an accident! University of Detroit-Mercy, Life Sciences Bldg., Room 113, 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit. For more information, contact Keith Gunter at 734-838-8084 or Carol Izant at 248-930-3173.
Apr 20-21 Fri. 8 a.m. - evening; Sat. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PEACE IN THE STREETS CONFERENCE
Four tracks of skill building workshops on peace in the streets; domestic peace; peace in schools; and hands across the mile roads action. Co-sponsors: The Rotary Clubs of Detroit & Ann Arbor;
Wayne StatThe conference is open to the public and will be centered at the Wayne State University Law School complex (Palmer Street near Cass). Fees for the two days of participation are $30 for adults and $15 for students under 21. Options for scholarship support are offered for those in need. Preregistration for the conference is required on the associated web site.
April 21 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. NEORACISM AND (UN)EMPLOYMENT. A conference sponsored by the Unitarian Universalism Multiracial Unity Action Caucus. Location: Residence Inn by Marriott (Superior Room), 120 W. Huron Street, Ann Arbor. $30 registration contribution (payable on site). Click HERE for conference flyer. Send inquiries to email@example.com or phone: 773-595-4821.
April 21 10 a.m. SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK.
Learn about the threats to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from great speakers: Nancy Altman, President, Social Security Works!; U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell; Senator Vincent Gregory; and Marjorie Mitchell, Executive Director, MichUHCAN. Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marais
(east of Crooks, north of 13 Mile). Contact Delphine Palkowski @ 248-974-4310 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CO-SPONSORS: Michigan Alliance to Strengthen Social Security and Medicare; Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit; Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Detroit Branch; Metro Detro Democratics Socialists of America; Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans; Peace Action of Michigan; Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice; Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery; Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network.
April 22 11 a.m. - 2 p..m. CRANBROOK LECTURE AND PEACEMAKER AWARDS. Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies will give awards to peace and justice activists: Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish; Martha Scott; Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty; and Helen Weber and Frank O'Donnell. Fort Street Presbyterian Church, 631 W Fort Street, Detroit. Free program. For more information, contact: Fred Pearson at email@example.com or 313-577-3453.
April 28 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 65TH ANNUAL YOUTH JUSTICE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE. Free for all ages 14 - 21. For more information, call 313-870-1500 x 107
April 28 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. REVERSING RUNAWAY INEQUALITY WORKSHOP. No charge. Free breakfast and lunch and workbook. Small group discussions. First United Methodist Church., 22331 Woodward, Ferndale. To register, reply to: Kae Halonen, 248-827-4547.
April 28 10:30 a.m. MY STORY and the MICHIGAN POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN. Rev. Edward Pinkney will speak at Plymouth United Church of Christ, 600 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit.
May 1 5 p.m. MAY DAY DETROIT 2018. RALLY and march in Clark Park to demand: disband ICE; Moratorium on foreclosures & utility shutoffs; no union busting; money for jobs, housing, and education, not war!
May 13 8 a.m. WOMEN WALKING WOODWARD FOR PEACE. To participate in this Mother's Day event, gather at First UU Church/Cass Corridor Commons, 4605 Cass at Forest. Walk south to Grand Circus Park and return to First UU by 11 a.m. Signs and banners provided. Following walk, you are invited to attend a special service and potluck. For more information, contact Anita at firstname.lastname@example.org