ICPJ Events

Bystander Intervention Training– Ann Arbor

Sat, June 24, 2017  9:00 am – 1:00 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: Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 West Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. 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.

Brown Bag, Lunch & Learn Series: Social Media Strategies for Campaign Building

Tuesday, June 27, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm — Bring your lunch and learn social media strategies for campaign building from Monica Patel who has been working in strategic communications, online & social media campaigning, and fundraising for more than a decade. She’s currently a project manager for Cornershop Creative, where she helps nonprofits make the most of the web. Throughout her career, Monica developed and maintained the market-based campaign site HealthyStuff.org, and organized community initiatives against climate change. Location: ICPJ Office, 1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, 48104, behind the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting. Limited parking is located off the alley between Olivia and Lincoln St. Street parking is also available. Registration: Please register via Eventbrite hereDetails: info@icpj.org, 734-663-1870.

Racial Justice Book Group: Give Us The Ballot

Tuesday, June 27, 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. June’s discussion will be facilitated by Karen Connor and focus on Chapters 5, 6, 7 (Pgs. 121 – 206). Free and open to the public. Location: Ann Arbor Friends Meeting, 1420 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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.

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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