ICPJ Events

Racial Justice Book Group: Give Us The Ballot

Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 pm — Join the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice Racial Justice Book Group for a discussion of Give Us The Ballot by Ari Berman. This book was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post. Fifty years since the landmark passage of the voting rights act in 1965, access to the ballot remains one of the most important civil rights issues of our time. July’s discussion will be facilitated by Karen Connor and focus on Chapters 8, 9, 10 (Pgs. 207 – 314). Free and open to the public. Location: Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, 1420 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Bystander Intervention Training– Ann Arbor

Saturday, July 29th, 1:00 – 5:00 pm – As we see media accounts of attacks against immigrants, Muslims, and other populations, many of us have asked ourselves, “what would I do if I were there?” The good news is that there are skills and techniques that you can learn and practice to keep others safe. You don’t have to be passive! This training will show you how to respond. Sheri Wander, trainer for Meta Peace Team, and other facilitators will co-teach the basic tactics you can use to de-escalate or redirect threats and harassment. Free or reduced-price spaces available for those who need them. Spaces set aside for members of targeted communities (people of color, LGBTQ community, Muslims, immigrants, etc). Location: Touchstone Cohousing (Common House), 560 Littlelake Dr, Ann Arbor, MI. Registration: $20 per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required; please register via Eventbrite hereDetailsgermaine@icpj.org, 734-663-1870. CANCELLATION POLICY: A minimum of 10 registered participants are required for the training. If less than 10 people are registered, you will be notified of the cancellation three days in advance of the event date.

Creating Cultures of Peace: An Interactive Intergenerational Event

Saturday August 5, 7:00-9:00 PM – For people of love and conscience to: meet people creating cultures of peace in our private and public lives, enjoy an evening of stories, activities, insights and art, learn an ecology of activities that universally preserve peace, and create peace with the Earth and with each other. Featuring trainers: Nadine Hoover coaches citizens to create cultures of peace in the most unlikely places, refugee to extremist to professional to farming communities. She offers training and materials through Conscience Studio, maintains the Power of Goodness Global Story Pool, and coordinates Friends Peace Teams in Asia West Pacific. Autumn Star serves as a postpartum doula for families with new infants and a mentor for teens. They facilitate retreats, learning events and non-violence training. Autumn is a grown unschooler, dancer and people person who honors the joy and pain that is living and learning in the world today. Su Hansen leads non-violence workshops including Bystander Intervention trainings for Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ) and Meta Peace Team. She is a psychotherapist and personal and spiritual guide and helps clients create peaceful lives and families.  Location: Ann Arbor Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free and open to the public. Bring snacks to share, drinks provided. Co-Sponsored by ICPJ, Conscience Studio, Power of Goodness, and AVP

Intensive Peace and Conscience Facilitator Training

July 28 – August 6, 2017–Based on the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP-USA.org / AVP.International), this workshop extends to skills honed in war zones and areas of violence in Asia through Friends Peace Teams (fpt-awp.org). We learned that real peace requires learning in order to not revert to expedient violence, and real learning requires peace in order to not revert to drilling and memorization. We collected tools found essential for creating and preserving cultures of peace.  Nadine Hoover of ConscienceStudio.com is offering this active, skill-building training in Ann Arbor, which may initiate an ongoing, local training group, building skills for transforming power, trauma resiliency, creative play, the liberty of conscience, overcoming oppression, and organizing based on discernment. Learn more about the workshops on the ICPJ website, or contact Jaye Starr with questions at jaye.starr.boz@gmail.com or (315) 404-7125

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