Our Future Events

  • Increasing Voter Turnout in Detroit & Pontiac: Launching a New “When You Vote, I Win” Campaign!
    Jan 15, 10:00 AM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81286275050
    Charles Thomas Jr., Campaign Organizer (Less than 19% of registered voters in Detroit & Pontiac voted in the 2020 election.)
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PEACE & JUSTICE EVENTS CALENDAR

Click HERE to see the Current Cost of War 

Regularly Updated Courtesy of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit 

Submit events for this calendar to graypanthersmetdet@gmail.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).  


To submit an event for the calendar, send information to graypanthersmetdet@gmail.com

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. 

NEW SCHEDULE:

MONDAYS: 5:15 p.m.  VIGIL FOR PEACE: 9 Mile/Woodward

                    5 p.m.      DEMONSTRATE FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER: 11 Mile/Woodward.  

                   This event will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday on the first weekend of the month.


FRIDAYS:     3:45 p.m. WE STAND WITH OUR NEIGHBORS - IMMIGRATION VIGIL SW Detroit Clark Park, corner of Vernor and Clark. Saturday's (new)11 a.m. 


Jan 15    10 a.m.  INCREASING VOTER TURNOUT IN DETROIT & PONTIAC.  Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit invites the public to hear Charles Thomas Jr., the Campaign Manager for a new "When You Vote, I Win" effort to promote voter turnout in Detroit and Pontiac, which both had less than 19% voter turnout in the 2020 election, To RSVP for this presentation click HERE.  To attend the meeting, click HERE. For more information, call or text Randy at 248-224-5572 (cell)

Jan 16    7 p.m. WHAT MICHIGAN'S NEW MAPS MEAN FOR YOU AND FUTURE ELECTIONS.  This "Conversations" forum will feature Sergio Martinez-Beltran, Capital Reporter for Bridge Magazine, and Bob 
Chunn and Yalcin Yonikoglu of Next Vote. Email chuck@lba80.com to register for the program.

Jan 17    10 a.m. IN OBSERVANCE OF M.L. KING DAY -- CELEBRATE BLACK & BROWN WOMEN WORKING FOR JUSTICE. 

The Wisdom Institute Virtual Women's Circle will celebrate the inspirational gifts, spirit and movement building accomplishments  of courageous Black and Brown women who bring justice to policy making in Detroit.  To attend, go to Wisdom Institute's Facebook page.


Jan 17    5 p.m. BEYOND VIETNAM. The Michigan Peace Council honors the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. with a public reading of his famous Beyond Vietnam speech. 20 select readers, including Gray Panther Sherry Wells,  will re-enact this historical speech that is as relevant today as it was when King presented it in 1967. Click HERE to join this Zoom meeting. 

Jan 22    11 a.m.  SIGN THE PLEDGE!  Several members of Congress, including Rep. Rashida Tlaib, have been invited to sign the pledge to advocate for U.S. signing a United Nations treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Event, sponsored by Peace Action of Michigan and several other peace and justice organizations,  will be held at the Ferndale First United Methodist Church, 22331 Woodward Avenue (south of 9 Mile). For more information contact Rev. Rich Peacock, rjpeacock@wowway.com


Jan 25    6 p.m. STATE OF THE REPRODUCTIVE UNION: LOOKING BEYOND ROE. The National Institute for Reproductive Health hosts this digital event marking the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (on January 22nd). Legislators and activists will presenting at this event to look beyond the Supreme Court and to expand abortion access everywhere we can and in every way. Register by clicking HERE.

Jan 27      7 p.m. AFTER OXFORD: A MENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM. Explore the root causes of youth violence -- the mental health crisis of young people and easy access to weapons and their potential solutions. Sponsored by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Detroit Branch). To register for this Zoom forum, go to: bit,ly/WILPFforum