Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery
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Monday, February 19, 2018 from 5:30-8:30pm
Power to the polls! That was the theme of the January Women’s March in Lansing. We marched for justice and demonstrated that women have power, and we’ll exercise it at this year’s elections. On Monday, February 19, we’re gathering to write postcards to our elected officials, speak out on issues important to us, and socialize. Bring your friends and make new ones! We’ll bring pizza, beverages, postcards, and stamps.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 7-9pm
Representatives of various metro Detroit peace groups will meet to share info on upcoming peace-related events and to discuss peace-related issues.
Monday, January 29, 2018 from 6-9pm
An interactive workshop/presentation facilitated by Elliott Adams, former National President of Veterans for Peace and Meta Peace Team nonviolence trainer. Light refreshments will be served. Presented by Meta Peace Team, Veterans for Peace-Detroit, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, and Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network
Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9:30am-5pm
Creating a non-violent alternative to militarism and non-violence through empowered peacemaking. Refreshments and lunch included. The workshop is now FREE, funded by a grant from the Buck Dinner. But, pre-registration is required. Register online: email@example.com or call 313-392-9437. Clara Lawrence, Director, Swords into Plowshares.
Friday, December 29, 2017 from 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!
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