Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery

Location

33 E. Adams
Detroit
,
Michigan
48226
,
US

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Past Events

Sunday
Oct
14
2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 10am-5pm
10am-5pm
This is the 50th anniversary year of the My Lai massacre, which was one of the most horrific incidents of violence committed against unarmed civilians during the Vietnam War. In the spirit of exposing the true costs of war, and seek justice for the victims of war, Veterans For Peace Chapter 74 and the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery & Peace Center is hosting the My Lai Memorial Traveling Exhibit. The Exhibit experience invites participants to make a renewed commitment to peace and social justice and provides opportunities to support initiatives working to reduce violence and militarism both at home and abroad. The exhibit will be held at the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery on Friday, October 12, 12 pm to 8pm, Saturday, October 13, 10am to 8pm and Sunday, October 14 from 10am to 5pm. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://mylaimemorial.org and www.vfp74.org.
Saturday
Oct
13
2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10am-8pm
10am-8pm
This is the 50th anniversary year of the My Lai massacre, which was one of the most horrific incidents of violence committed against unarmed civilians during the Vietnam War. In the spirit of exposing the true costs of war, and seek justice for the victims of war, Veterans For Peace Chapter 74 and the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery & Peace Center is hosting the My Lai Memorial Traveling Exhibit. The Exhibit experience invites participants to make a renewed commitment to peace and social justice and provides opportunities to support initiatives working to reduce violence and militarism both at home and abroad. The exhibit will be held at the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery on Friday, October 12, 12 pm to 8pm, Saturday, October 13, 10am to 8pm and Sunday, October 14 from 10am to 5pm. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://mylaimemorial.org and www.vfp74.org.
Friday
Oct
12
2018
Friday, October 12, 2018 from noon-8pm
noon-8pm
This is the 50th anniversary year of the My Lai massacre, which was one of the most horrific incidents of violence committed against unarmed civilians during the Vietnam War. In the spirit of exposing the true costs of war, and seek justice for the victims of war, Veterans For Peace Chapter 74 and the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery & Peace Center is hosting the My Lai Memorial Traveling Exhibit. The Exhibit experience invites participants to make a renewed commitment to peace and social justice and provides opportunities to support initiatives working to reduce violence and militarism both at home and abroad. The exhibit will be held at the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery on Friday, October 12, 12 pm to 8pm, Saturday, October 13, 10am to 8pm and Sunday, October 14 from 10am to 5pm. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://mylaimemorial.org and www.vfp74.org.
Thursday
Aug
16
2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Voters Not Politicians is a grassroots, volunteer-driven campaign to end the role partisan gerrymandering plays in Michigan elections. This year, voters will have the chance to vote YES on Proposal 2 on November 6, 2018, to create a fair, impartial, and transparent redistricting process! Our volunteer campaign wrote a constitutional amendment to fix this critical issue after hosting 33 Town Hall in 33 days in 2016, collecting feedback from thousands of Michiganders. Now we are hosting our campaign’s 100th Town Hall! Join us at our 100th Town Hall in Detroit to learn more about gerrymandering and how you can get involved to help amend Michigan’s Constitution to create a fair, impartial, and transparent process for drawing our election maps! The state of Michigan faces serious problems, from our crumbling roads to our underfunded schools. That’s because politicians aren’t accountable to Michigan citizens under the current system--it is rigged to favor special interests by politicians who have the power to manipulate election maps behind closed doors. It’s called gerrymandering, and no matter which political party does it, it results in voters losing our voices. It’s time we draw the line! You will have an opportunity to vote for a solution this November to end this problem by creating an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission so that voters can choose their politicians, not the other way around! Stop by to learn the facts and how you can get involved. Admission is free, and all Michiganders are welcome (including young ones)! However, SPACE IS LIMITED, so please RSVP at https://www.votersnotpoliticians.com/0816detroit
Sunday
Jul
15
2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
An afternoon of inspiring poems, songs and art to help keep us all doing what needs to be done. If you can't make it July 15, you can still help Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice's work organizing unity between residents of Macomb County and Detroit, conducting "Reversing Runaway Inequality" Workshops, maintaining our FACEBOOK page, and mobilizing solidarity support for D15, One Fair Wage, Earned Paid Sick Time, Voters Not Politicians, Promote the Vote and other struggles for social and economic justice. Mail your check to MichUHCAN, 35828 Smithfield Ct., Farmington MI 48335. Write in "SEMJWJ" on the memo line. Thanks. https://www.facebook.com/events/635494280165690/
Wednesday
Jun
6
2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
The LP (Lafayette Park) - Indivisible organization is holding a MI House District 6 candidate forum in downtown Detroit on Wednesday, June 6 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. District 6 is one of the most diverse districts in the state as it encompasses Detroit’s near east side, downtown Detroit (up to MLK Blvd/Mack Ave), Corktown, southwest Detroit, and the nearby suburbs of River Rouge and Ecorse. The district is currently represented by Stephanie Chang (D) who is term limited. Of the ten Democratic candidates running, LP-Indivisible has selected six candidates that it believes represent progressive and activist values. Those candidates are: Tom Choske, Aghogho Edevbie, Samatha Magdaleno, David Sanchez, Richardo White and Charlesetta Wilson. Candidates will have the opportunity to interact with the audience, as well as answer questions posed by LP-Indivisible moderators. The event will be held at the Swords into Plowshares Gallery located on Grand Circus Park at 33 E. Adams. Limited parking is available in the rear of Central Methodist Church behind the gallery. LP-Indivisible is an independent, progressive, and activist organization founded in 2017 to oppose the policies of the Trump administration, and to hold elected officials accountable to their constituents. For more information about the event contact: Reg McGhee at (313)-980-5877, or: reggmc@me.com Facebook.com/lpindivisible
Thursday
May
24
2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Come check out how artists have interpreted the Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. It will be a night of art, reflection and connection. Folks will vote for the pieces which speaks the most to them. Winning pieces will receive a Just Seeds poster and/or screen print of their work. We are working together to create a better world for all. Please support with a donation of 10$ at this event (sliding scale 5-10$) Light refreshments will be served. https://www.facebook.com/events/2083876198536807/
Monday
May
7
2018
Monday, May 7, 2018 from 5:30-8:30pm
5:30-8:30pm
On Monday, May 7, we’re gathering to write postcards to our elected officials, socialize, and network. New format for this party: a speed-dating concept where letter writers gather at tables to hear expert-activists talk for a few minutes on different topics, you write your postcards, and the activists move from table to table. We’ll be writing on 4-6 issues, including gun control, the Enbridge Line 5, and the proposed DTE gas plant. Also new: a phone-calling room. We’ll give you phone numbers to call your reps. It may be after office hours, but you can leave a message. Bring your friends and make new ones! We’ll bring pizza, beverages, postcards, and stamps. Bring your own return-address stickers if you have them. PIZZA SERVED 5:30 to 6:30; POSTCARD WRITING BEGINS 6:30.
Thursday
Apr
19
2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 1pm through Friday, May 25, 2018 at 5pm
1pm through Friday, May 25 at 5pm
GUNS: Artists Respond - to the horrors of gun violence in our world. Art Exhibit Runs Thurs/Fri/Sat 1-5 pm thru May 25th FREE parking behind Central United Methodist Church.
Thursday
Mar
8
2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 7-9pm
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.