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June Meeting
Jun 17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


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Regularly Updated Courtesy of Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit 

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This Calendar of events includes activities of a wide range of groups so long as these groups support our common dedication to peace and justice.  


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name of event, date/time, name of speakers (if any), URL or other contact information to join the meeting. Or submit HERE.  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. 


MONDAYS: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. RACIAL JUSTICE RALLIES. 11 MILE Road & Woodward (in front of St John's Episcopal Church). Sponsored by the Huntington Woods Peace Group. Updates for the event based on weather can be found on the Huntington Woods Peace Group Facebook


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. 

FRIDAYS: 11 a.m. THE MICHIGAN LEAGUE FOR PUBLIC POLICY'S YEAS & NAYS. A weekly roundup of what happened under the Capitol Dome and what it means for you at home. Find the link for the Facebook Lives HERE.

Jun 1st 5 p.m. MACOMB FAMILY PRIDE IN THE PARK. Bring the family and your friends - all are welcome! Celebrate Eastpointe & Roseville's LGBTQIA+ community with music, Zumba, giveaways, yard games, selfie stations, a kids craft area, food vendors, and local businesses. The first 100 guests will receive a RARE Pride gift! PERFORMANCES: 5:25 pm - Pride Flag Ceremony 5:30 pm - Zumba by Dru! 6:00 pm - Magenta Moody 6:45 pm - Ella X 7:30 pm - Squish. Click HERE to register.

Address: Vetern's Memorial Park- 27325 Barkman St Roseville MI, 48066

Jun 1st 6:30 p.m. MICAN CLIMATE STORYTELLING. Join the Michigan Climate Action Network to kick off their annual summit with a live storying telling show featuring true, first-person stories that reflect the real consequences of climate change. Click HERE to buy tickets.

Address: The Crofoot- 1 South Saginaw St Pontiac MI, 48342

Jun 1st 6:30 p.m. MI NOAK ORANGE RIBBON SET UP. Join Moms Demand Action to hang up orange ribbons in downtown Rochester for gun violence awareness. Click HERE to register.

Address: Rochester Hills Public Library- 500 Olde Towne Rd Rochester MI, 48307

Jun 2nd 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 2023 MICHIGAN CLIMATE SUMMIT. Join Michigan Climate Action to address the climate crisis calls for social action, guided by science, informed by values, and fueled by emotional engagement. In addition to science and policy, we’re convening even more movement makers and connecting to the broader cultural work of artists, storytellers, educators, and activists. There will also be discussion panels, stay tuned for more details. This is an in-person and online event, but the online event only includes the main program and keynote live stream access.

This is a paid event and requires a ticket purchase. Click HERE to purchase a ticket and learn more about the event. 

Address: 312 Meadow Brook Rd Oakland Center (OC), Rochester MI, 48309

Jun 2nd 11 a.m. PAINT THE ROCK WEAR ORANGE. Join Moms Demand Action to paint The Rock in George Washington Park in honor of Wear Orange Day to honor gun violence victims. Click HERE to register.

Address: The Rock, George Washington Park at the corner of Washtenaw Ave and Hill, Ann Arbor MI, 48104

Jun 3rd 3 -4 p.m. DPL AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS DR. ROBIN R. MEANS COLEMAN. In this talk, Dr. Coleman asks the challenging question, ‘What does it mean for Black horror and for us, its audience, to reject more respectable, civil approaches to disobedience to secure social justice’? She will detail how Black horror makes the case for liberation through the annihilation of oppressors, a kind of The First Purge (2018), but in reverse, motivated by the destruction of anti-Blackness. To answer these questions, she will focus her reflection on Jordan Peele’s Get Out (2017), Jamaa Fanaka’s Soul Vengeance (1975), and Nia DaCosta’s Candyman (2021). Note: No scary scenes from horror movies will be shown. This event is offered in person and on Zoom. Click HERE to RSVP.

Address: Detroit Public Library- 5201 Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48202

Jun 3rd 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. C20 A2 PANEL ON HOW COMMUNITIES CAN DRIVE SUSTAINABLE CHANGE. Hosted by Ann Arbor’s Amrita Farms, a member of C20, a group of global civil society organizations that participate in the annual G20 Summit. The C20 provides recommendations to G20 leaders on global issues related to climate change, human rights, and social justice. This panel is a satellite gathering ahead of the C20 Chicago Summit in July. By bringing together diverse perspectives, the C20 fosters greater understanding, collaboration, and tangible outcomes in addressing the challenges faced by our global community. Click HERE to register.

Address: Ann Arbor District Library Downtown- 343 South 5th Avenue Ann Arbor MI, 48104

Jun 17th 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. VOLUNTEER AT LANSING PRIDE. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (PPAM) will be tabling at this event and would love to have some volunteers join. Each shift will be 2.5 hours. They will be passing out literature, recruiting members, and sharing information on PPMI services with the community. This is a great way to get involved in the community, support outreach to LGBTQ+ communities, and enjoy Pride! Click HERE to register and for more information.

Address: 216 E Cesar E Chavez Ave Lansing MI, 48906. 

Jun 17th  SILENCE THE VIOLENCE. Join End Gun Violence Michigan in celebrating the passage of the universal background check, safe storage, and red flag laws, educating the community, and honoring survivors and victims of gun violence. Silence the Violence is a statewide day of action to stop gun violence. Please join as we keep up demands for change and build our movement! Each event is different, from marches to gun buy-backs to art installations. They're an expression of how each community is grappling with the scourge of gun violence. Click HERE to view the events in your area and register.

Jun 17th 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. WALK TOGETHER JUNETEENTH AND PRIDE. Join LGBT Detroit to walk one mile in solidarity, celebrate Juneteenth and Pride, and to fight against HIV stigma. The walk will start at the Spirit of Detroit Plaza to Grand Circus Park and back. Also enjoy food trucks, fun, and games from local vendors while listening to house, techno, and club music at an afternoon dance party. There will be free on-site testing zones for free health screenings such as COVID vaccinations and HIV testing. Click HERE to register and for more information.

Attendees are advised to park at Ford Auditorium Underground Garage: 30 E Jefferson Ave Detroit MI, 48226

Jun 19th 7 - 8:30 p.m. BANNED BOOK CLUB WITH BANNED AUTHORS KIM HYUN SOOK AND RYAN ESTRADA. Join Booksweet for a Banned Book Club conversation with special guests Kim Hyun Sook and Ryan Estrada, authors of the acclaimed graphic novel Banned Book Club. The novel shares Hyun Sook's experience as a member of a real-life, underground banned book club during South Korea's Fifth Republic, a military regime that entrenched its power through censorship, torture, and the murder of protestors. Click HERE to register.

Address: Booksweet- 1729 Plymouth Rd Ann Arbor MI, 48105 

Jun 24th 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. DOBBS ANNIVERSARY TOWN HALL. June 24th marks one year since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with the infamous Dobbs decision. The overturning of Roe has imposed further harm on BIPOC communities, people with low incomes, LGBTQIA+ people, immigrants, and people living in rural areas have been harmed the most because of the country's legacy of racism and discrimination. Join Planned Parenthood of Michigan for a virtual town hall as we commemorate this anniversary and use it as an opportunity to educate our communities on the dangerous results of this decision, illustrate the continued threat to abortion access and our democratic institutions, and set a vision for the future where we have won nationwide abortion rights for all. Click HERE to register.

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