ICPJ Events

Community Organizing Brown Bag– Campaign Planning for Social Change

February 28, 12:00-1:00 pm–Marches, petitions, and mass meetings can be tools to create social change, but how do you put these tactics together into a holistic plan to make social change? ICPJ Director Chuck Warpehoski will present an overview of the Planning to Win: The Just Enough Planning Guide for Campaigners by Spitfire Strategies. This framework takes organizers through a six-step process from defining the victory, charting your course, to managing the campaign. This field-tested tool gives you the framework you need have the best chance for making impact in your issue, policy, or corporate social change campaign. Suggested reading: 7 Principles of Community Organizing. Cost: Suggested donation $10 members, $20 non-members. Details: info@icpj.org, 734-663-1870. Location and Parking: ICPJ’s office is located behind the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, just east of Washtenaw Avenue. Limited on-site parking is available, accessed from alley in rear between Lincoln and Olivia. Additional parking available on-street. Space is limited, pre-registration require: click here to register.

All About ICPJ

March 5, 10:00-11:00am–Whether you’ve known about ICPJ for years, or only just heard about us through the One Human Family campaign, please join us for a one-hour informal conversation to learn about the ICPJ’s peace and justice work in today’s changing political landscape. Location: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway St, Ann Arbor, 48105. Details: Info@icpj.org, 734-663-1870. For dates and times of other upcoming All About ICPJ events, check out our website post.

Safely Talking and Safely Learning about Race and Racism

March 12, 2:00-5:00pm– Join ICPJ and La’Ron Williams to view the New York Times’ short video series “The Conversation: A series of short films about race in America.” Location: Whittaker branch of the Ypsilanti Library at 5577 Whittaker Rd. Details: Info@icpj.org, 734-663-1870.

Dinner and a Movie: We Women Warriors

March 14, 7:00pm–The Latin American Task Force’s monthly Dinner and a Movie Series continues with a screening and discussion of We Women Warriors, which follows three native women caught in the crossfire of Colombia’s warfare who use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples’ survival. Location: St Mary’s Student Parish, 331 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor. Cost: $8 for one Tamale with salsa, organic casamiento, fried plantains, and curtido (veg. option available). No cost otherwise. Please RSVP to reserve your meal. Details: Info@icpj.org, 734-663-1870.

All About ICPJ

March 16, 7:00-8:30pm–Whether you’ve known about ICPJ for years, or only just heard about us through the One Human Family campaign, please join us for a one-hour informal conversation to learn about the ICPJ’s peace and justice work in today’s changing political landscape. Location: Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch, 343 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, 48104. Details: Info@icpj.org, 734-663-1870. For dates and times of other upcoming All About ICPJ events, check out our website post.

Community Organizing Brown Bag– 7 Principles of Community Organizing

March 28, 12:00-1:00 pm–Community Organizing can be holding a rally or circulating a petition, but it is also much more than that. Come join ICPJ Director Chuck Warpehoski as he presents seven core community organizing principles that he has used over the last 18 years of work in the field. Bring a lunch and learn how he uses concepts such as “organizing is about relationships,” “focus on action,” and “meet people where they are” to build movements for social transformation. Whether you’re a veteran activist or just thinking of getting involved, this workshop will provide you useful information about how to make a difference. Suggested reading: 7 Principles of Community Organizing. Cost: Suggested donation $10 members, $20 non-members. Details: info@icpj.org, 734-663-1870. Location and Parking: ICPJ’s office is located behind the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, just east of Washtenaw Avenue. Limited on-site parking is available, accessed from alley in rear between Lincoln and Olivia. Additional parking available on-street. Space is limited, pre-registration required, register online.

All About ICPJ

March 30, 7:00-8:30pm–Whether you’ve known about ICPJ for years, or only just heard about us through the One Human Family campaign, please join us for a one-hour informal conversation to learn about the ICPJ’s peace and justice work in today’s changing political landscape. Location: Ann Arbor Brewing Co, 114 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, 48104. Details: Info@icpj.org, 734-663-1870. For dates and times of other upcoming All About ICPJ events, check out our website post.

Dinner and a Movie: Mirar Morir

April 4, 7:00pm–The Latin American Task Force’s monthly Dinner and a Movie Series continues with a screening and discussion of Mirar Morir, a documentary by Mexican journalists, activists, and researchers about the role of the Mexican military in the forced disappearance of 43 students from the Mexican town of Ayotzinapa, Iguala in September 2014. The documentary investigates the events of that night, the collusion of police and army with organized crime, and the Mexican Government’s cover-up. Location: St Mary’s Student Parish, 331 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor. Cost: $8 for one Tamale with salsa, organic casamiento, fried plantains, and curtido (veg. option available). No cost otherwise. Please RSVP to reserve your meal. Details: Info@icpj.org, 734-663-1870.

Grassroots Advocacy – Insider and Outsider Views on What it Takes to Influence Decision Makers

April 6, 7:00pm–How can you affect national, state, and local policy? Anne Brown and Chuck Warpehoski have the on-the-ground experience to help you make a difference. Anne Brown has served as staffer for State Rep. David Rutledge and on the Ypsilanti City Council, where she also helped form the Ypsilanti Human Rights Commission/Black Lives Matter subcommittee.  Chuck Warpehoski has served as Director of the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice since 2003 and Ann Arbor City Council since 2012. In their combined roles they have seen public policy development and policy advocacy from all sides. They will share what works and what doesn’t in making your voice heard from Capital Hill to City Hall. For more details: info@icpj.org, , 734-663-1870. Location: Temple Beth Emeth/St. Clare’s Episcopal Church,  2309 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.  Suggested Donation: $10. Space is limited, register online

Dinner and a Movie: Harvest of Empire

May 9, 7:00pm–The Latin American Task Force’s monthly Dinner and a Movie Series continues with a screening and discussion of Harvest of Empire. This powerful documentary explores the political events, social conditions and U.S. government actions that led millions of Latinos to leave their homelands and move to America. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young economies of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Harvest of Empire provides an unflinching look at the origins of the growing Latino presence in the U.S. Location: St Mary’s Student Parish, 331 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor. Cost: $8 for one Tamale with salsa, organic casamiento, fried plantains, and curtido (veg. option available). No cost otherwise. Please RSVP to reserve your meal. Details: Info@icpj.org, 734-663-1870.

 

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