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Citizens For Peace

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Responsive community leaders centered on learning, educating and facilitating the practices and principles of non-violence in our world. We encourage the empowerment of an active citizenry and support a United States Department of Peace.

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Future Events

Tuesday
May
9
2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
Gail Presbey's presentation will cover the beginnings of Gandhi's work for nonviolence in South Africa, and will follow the lives of women who helped to shape the early nonviolent movement in the country, like Sonja Schlesin, Sarojini Naidu and Cissie Gool, among others. Gandhi was very influenced by the British suffragettes as well as South African women's protests against the pass laws. The presentation will highlight a little known chapter of Gandhi's life, and it is important to understand him as someone intent on collaborations across racial, social and gender divides. Gail M. Presbey is Professor of Philosophy at University of Detroit Mercy. Her areas of expertise are philosophy of nonviolence and African philosophy, with current studies and research on Africa, Latin America, Mohandas Gandhi’s movement, feminism, and Pan-Africanism. She engages in interdisciplinary work that involves philosophy, world history, and political theory. She has engaged in research in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, and India, having received a two-year J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar grant (Kenya) as well as subsequent Fulbright grants (India and Brazil).

Past Events

Tuesday
Apr
11
2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7pm
7pm
Dr. Fred Pearson, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict studies at Wayne state university will talk about the difference between peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. Dr. Pearson has written 6 books on arms and warfare and is a recognized authority in the fields of international conflict resolution. As director of the WSU Peace Center, Dr. Pearson develops programs on war and peace, social justice, multicultural awareness and globalization. This informative presentation will inspire listeners to be active peace citizens! For more information call 734-425-0079 or go to www.citizens4peace.com
Saturday
Apr
8
2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
The Citizens for Peace present the MI premiere of the documentary “Gandhi’s Gift” with co-producer Cynthia Lukas as she shares her inspiring journey at all the sites in Gandhi’s life. There will be refreshments and browsing tables of peace organizations and children’s art work from around the world.
Tuesday
Mar
14
2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
“FREEDOM HOUSE DETROIT” with Executive Director, Deborah Drennan, as she shares her experiences and insights on the residents who are survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum.
Tuesday
Feb
14
2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
Join the Citizens for Peace as we welcome Judy Lipson to share her tools and practices on how to remain calm, focused and relaxed despite the ups and downs we are facing and will face in 2017. Judy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years of experience. www.SpiralWisdom.com
Tuesday
Jan
10
2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
Rev. C. Peter Dougherty will share his wisdom and experience of the transformative effect of nonviolence on individuals, groups, and countries around the world. As the co-founder of the Michigan based Meta Peace Team, Rev. Dougherty has seen the positive effects of nonviolence to deter inter-group violence at hate group rallies, LGBT Pride Parades, and other controversial events all around the U.S. The Meta Peace Team has also had a far-reaching effect in countries around the world, including Bosnia, Mexico, Haiti, Iraq, Canada, ElSalvado and Palestine. All are welcome!
Tuesday
Jul
12
2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
Patrick McLean, board member of the Syrian American Rescue Network (SARN), will share information about the people coming to our state to escape the war in Syria, and what is being done to help them. SARN’s mission is to provide humanitarian and economic support to refugees as they reach self-sufficiency in Michigan.
Tuesday
Apr
12
2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
It has been more than five decades since President Dwight Eisenhower warned us of the "unwarranted influence of the military- industrial complex.” In his lecture and Power Point, Professor Francis Shor will examine the origins and development of the military-industrial complex from World War II until today. Francis Shor is Professor Emeritus of History at Wayne State University. He is the author of three books, the latest being Dying Empire: U. S. Imperialism and Global Resistance (Routledge 2010). Other publications, covering a broad range of topics in 20th-century U. S. and global history, have appeared in scholarly journals and popular online journals. In addition to his academic work, he has been a long-time peace and justice activist, serving on the boards of Peace Action and Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.
Tuesday
Feb
9
2016
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
Presentation by Faith Lumpkin at Citizens for Peace meeting at Unity of Livonia.
Tuesday
Oct
13
2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
This new film is being previewed by its producer, Cynthia Lukas. Cynthia Lukas will highlight was it was like walking in the Mahatma's footsteps in India, South Africa and London at all of the important sites in Gandhi's life. For more info, call 734-425-0079.
Friday
Sep
11
2015
Friday, September 11, 2015 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Venue:
@
Unity of Livonia
Tickets: $15. For more info call 734-425-0079 or go to website above.