Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery
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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.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 6:30-9pm
Representatives of local peace groups discuss peace issues. Also, to share announcements of upcoming events. GATHER, EAT AND BEGIN DISCUSSION AT 6:30 PM Agenda items so far: 1-Trump's "skinny budget" 2-votersnotpoliticans.com (Gerrymandering) 3-Women's March and Indivisible groups, etc. For further info, email: caltman at rocketmail.com
Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
Join in conversations taken from Krista Tippet's NPR series on "civil conversations"
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from noon-4pm
We are proud to invite you to view the artwork of children aged kindergarten through 12th grade. This exhibit's mission is to transform the world by encouraging peace and human rights through art education, based on the United Nations Rights of the Child. Sponsored by Wayne state University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery.