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Huntington Woods Peace, Citizenship & Education Project

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We are residents of Huntington Woods and surrounding communities who came together in 2003 during the invasion of Iraq. Our mission is to promote peace and justice both at home and abroad. 248-548-7370

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Future Events

Wednesday
Jun
20
2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 6:45-8:45pm
6:45-8:45pm
Linda K. Brundage, Ed.D. Executive Director Preventing Gun Violence The Time is NOW

Past Events

Wednesday
Apr
18
2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 6:45-9pm
6:45-9pm
A not to be missed event. Candidates running from the 9th District of Michigan, for the United States House of Representatives, will participate in a forum answering questions about their beliefs, positions and plans Be there to meet the following candidates and bring your questions. Steve Bieda Martin Brook Andy Levin Ellen Lipton
Wednesday
Mar
21
2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 6:45-9pm
6:45-9pm
Since Trump’s inauguration as president there has been a continuous attack on immigrants and immigration policy in the United States. This is of great concern to our group. Melanie Goldberg is a practicing immigration attorney working first hand on these issues every day. Melanie will give us a picture of the current situation and legal threats for immigrants living in our midst and caught in the cross hairs of Trump’s attack on immigration policy. She will discuss DACA, the Wall, chain migration, incarceration and more. This will be eye opening and is one of the important human rights issues of our day. Melanie Goldberg has been practicing immigration law in the Detroit area for more than 20 years. Currently, she is legal defense at Justice for our Neighbors Southeastern MI. She chairs the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Michigan chapter and enjoys educating on immigration issues by presenting to community groups. A New York Law School graduate, Goldberg is admitted to practice in Michigan and New York.
Wednesday
Feb
21
2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6:45-8:45pm
6:45-8:45pm
President Trump has waged a war on the 1st amendment leading to concerns about the issues of voter suppression, hate speech, manip- ulation of social media, the rise of white supremacy movements and more. Three experts regarding the 1st amendment and how these protections might be under threat, present their view and assessment ofthe Trump era. They will welcome our questions and present action we can take to protect the 1st amendment. We are very excited to have such expert speakers. Our speakers: Michael J. Steinberg, Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan~ Founding Director of the Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Clinic at Wayne State University Law School Julie Hurwitz, President & Partner, Goodman Hurwitz & James, P.C. ~ Vice President, Detroit Chapter National Lawyers Guild ~Board Member MCHR~Founding Executive Director, Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice Curt Guyette – Award winning investigative reporter, Michigan ACLU and key investigative reporter on the Flint Water Crisis story. former News Director for the Metro Times. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1612874242092982/
Wednesday
Jan
17
2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
This two-part program consists of a 45 minute power point lecture and a 45 minute interactive workshop. The lecture provides a historicalanalysis of the rise of Trumpism, delving into the factors that accounted for his electoral victory in 2016 and the specific policies and practices that have become part of his governing project and resistance to it. The workshop explores through discussion how we can collectively address both white supremacy and the crisis in American Democracy. Francis Shor is a 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). He has been a long-time peace and justice activist, serving on the boards of Peace Action and Michigan Coalition Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/195065041072798/
Friday
Dec
29
2017
Friday, December 29, 2017 from 7-11pm
7-11pm
In the spirit of giving, you are invited to attend a birthday party and fundraising event for Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery.  Donations are appreciated to keep the programs at SIP available for peace and social justice events.   We will also be  celebrating the  Special Edition Birthday Party for The Women of The Huntington Woods Peace Group.  Enjoy food, drink,(byob) musical entertainment, dancing and general merry making  while enjoying the Art4Detroit5 exhibit. If you would like to bring a dessert for  the food table that would be awesome.   A donation box is also available for mens and womens underwear and socks (all sizes) to be distributed by the NOAH PROJECT.( www.noahprojectdetroit.org/).NO GIFTS  for the Birthday girls, please.   Donations (cash or checks) to the Peace gallery will make all the birthday girls happy!    Free parking is available behind the gallery and Central United Methodist church up until 8pm.   Then parking spaces will be opened up for the general public so it will be space available (let the attendant know that you are attending the event)  Let's all celebrate working for peace together!
Wednesday
Nov
15
2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 6:45-8:45pm
6:45-8:45pm
Speaker, David Bowen, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University(Retired) and Dr. Geoff Brieger, Professor of Chemistry, Oakland University, (Retired) will be leading our discussion as we continue our series on the many wars President Trump has declared on. What is he doing, and what harm will result? What can we and others do in the name of Resistance?
Wednesday
Oct
18
2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 6:45-8:45pm
6:45-8:45pm
Guest speaker - Saeed Khan Wayne State University and Contributor Detroit Today on WDET
Tuesday
Sep
19
2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6:45-8:45pm
6:45-8:45pm
Andew Sarpolis - Director of Sierra Club, Regional Office & Emmett Lombard - Professor of Political Science, Oakland University With hurricanes, floods and global warming, we are looking for answers and explanations as to why and how to understand this new norm. We have two experts that will explain what's going on and how Trump's policies or lack thereof are affecting us globally. Join us for a robust discussion.
Tuesday
May
23
2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 6:45-8:45pm
6:45-8:45pm
What is being done in Michigan to change this unfair system of redistricting Our speakers: Kevin Deegan-Krause, WSU Political Science Professor, expert on history of gerrymandering in Michigan, working with CountMiVote to draw new districts Jeremy Moss, Michigan State Representative who is introducing a bill for redistricting Hear what is currently being done and what WE can do to help this vital issue gain traction
Wednesday
Apr
19
2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 6:45-8:45pm
6:45-8:45pm
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19TH TRUMP’S BUDGET: Making America Great Again??? The budget is a moral issue! Huntington Woods Peace, Citizenship & Education Project Will lead a discussion on the many aspects of the upcoming budget: • Military/pentagon spending • Planned parenthood • Climate change/EPA • Meals on Wheels Speakers: James Jackson, Regional Director for Senator Gary Peters, Rev. Rich Peacock - DAPJN (Detroit Area Peace & Justice Network) Randy Block, Convenor, Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit We must be informed ~ keeping the heat on & resisting! Also - Review of local Indivisible groups & their recent actions Please join us for information & future actions Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1691794881116844/ See our Facebook page