Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery
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Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 7-9pm
Designated representatives of local peace groups discuss peace issues. Also, to share announcements of upcoming events. Agenda TBD: Potential topics -- Federal Budget -- The Wars: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen -- Announcements For further info, email: caltman at rocketmail.com
Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 1-4pm
Join us for a day of reflection on Peace in our homes, our city, our state, our country, our World. The Megiddo Peace Table is situated in the Peace Center and may we gather around it to listen and share all our hopes for Peace in the World. Join us! Light refreshments. Tel: 313 963-7575 Therefore....Let's have a dialogue about the future of the local peace movement. How effective are we? Of the tactics we use, what works and what doesn't? How can we encourage more people to join our organizations or at least participate in events? Which messages get people interested in peace? How can our organizations work together to project our aims and goals to the public? These are only a few questions to consider. Bring your own questions and ideas to the peace table. Let's have an honest conversation about moving the peace agenda forward. We hope you can participate and that you will extend the invitation to others whom you would like to see and hear in such a discussion.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 7-9pm
Designated representatives of local peace groups discuss peace issues. Also, to share announcements of upcoming events. Agenda TBD: Potential topics -- Federal Budget -- The Wars: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen -- Report on Hiroshima event with Sister Megan Rice -- Announcements Note: the group usually meets on a 2nd Thursday of the month. However, there is a large event on that day in September which would have made parking around Swords into Plowshares difficult. We chose to meet on the first Thursday (Sept 7) this one time. For further info, email: caltman at rocketmail.com
Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 2-5pm
Here’s your summer read! We invite you to read On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Synder. Join us at Swords into Plowshares on Sunday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m. for a discussion of this provocative little book. This short book offers twenty pithy, often sobering, suggestions based on the happenings in the 20th century. Here are two quotes from the Prologue: “History does not repeat, but it does instruct.” “History can familiarize and it can warn.”
Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 7-9pm
Designated representatives of local peace groups discuss peace issues. Also, to share announcements of upcoming events. Agenda TBD: Potential topics -- Federal Budget -- The Wars: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen -- Report on Ban the Bomb event -- Hiroshima Remembrance with Sister Megan Rice -- DAPJN Leadership and Schedule -- Announcements For further info, email: caltman at rocketmail.com
Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 2-4:30pm
Details to follow.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 7-9pm
Designated representatives of local peace groups discuss peace issues. Also, to share announcements of upcoming events. 1-Federal Budget - Chuck Altman 30-45 min 2-Review of Syria Vigil 10 min 3-The Wars: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen 15 min 4-MLK - Beyond Vietnam - planning for 2018 10 min (see attachment) 5-June 17 - Ban the Bomb - Laura Dewey 10 min 6-August 6 - Hiroshima Remembrance with Sister Megan Rice - Rich Peacock 10 min 7-DAPJN Leadership and Schedule - Rich 15 min 8-Announcements *Earlier Opportunity with Paige Shell-Spurling, Portland Central America Solidarity Committee Paige is the interpreter for Jorge Parra whose Visa has been denied. She will be introduced by Frank Hammer also at Swords into Plowshares - 5:30 pm. *Jorge Parra, President Astorecol, Colombia - International Labor Activist Award (2013) Michigan Coalition for Human Rights and Global Prize for Transformative Social Justice Leadership, People's Choice Award (2015) Arcus Center for Social Justice, Kalamazoo -Sponsored by Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, Swords into Plowshares, DAPJN For further info, email: caltman at rocketmail.com
Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5:30-7pm
Breaking news: Jorge Parra blocked from re-entry to the USA 6-city speaking tour still on with Solidarity activist Paige Shell-Spurling Former injured GM workers in tent encampment at US embassy, now 2,100+ days Injured workers’ protest movement growing US gov’t cancels Jorge Parra’s visa! https://www.facebook.com/events/1936022336681506/
Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1-3pm
Tunes and Tales is a mother daughter duo who preform children's stories using narration, live viola and cello music, and masked movement. Suitable for children aged 4-10 and families. The stories come alive and find a place in the hearts and minds of all who hear them. Pricilla Hawkins on the Cello Shandra Lowery-Sachs on the Viola (member of DSO)
Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11am-12:30pm
Michigan has no shortage of water woes: shut-offs in Detroit, the lead crisis in Flint, water takings by Nestle, environmental threats to the Great Lakes, and proposed cuts to federal funding for the lakes. Hear panelists talk about these issues and how you can advocate for clean, accessible water. Afterward, join us at the March for Science at 1:00, starting at Hart Plaza. Panelists: Maureen Taylor, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization; Dortheá Thomas, Detroit & Great Lakes Organizer with Sierra Club Michigan Chapter; others TBA. Please contact Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Detroit Chapter, at email@example.com.