ICPJ Events

Coffee Chats with ICPJ!

Fridays, December 1 & 8, 2017, 8:30 AM – 9:30 PM – Feeling a little sluggish after a full week of work? Come on down to Mighty Good every Friday on Main St in Ann Arbor to renew your energy with some caffeine and social justice conversation on Friday morning to jump start your day. New to social justice work and heard about ICPJ, but not sure what we’re all about? Come find out who we are, what we do, and how you can join the ICPJ community. Bring a smile, say hello, and let’s have a chat! Location: Mighty Good Coffee, 217 N Main, Ann Arbor, 48104

*(2018 weekly coffee chats begin January 5!)

Bystander Intervention Training – Saline

Sunday December 3, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – As we see an increase in hate crimes and attacks against immigrants, Muslims, and other vulnerable populations in our communities, have you asked yourself, “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. Our 4 hour Basic Bystander Training will show you how to respond. Sheri Wander, with 20+ years of peace keeping experience with the Meta Peace Team, and other certified ICPJ facilitators will teach you the basic tactics you can use to deescalate and/or redirect threats and harassment through non-violent methods and strategies. Location: Saline Liberty School, 7265 N Ann Arbor St, Saline, MI 48176Pre-registration is required. Cost: $20 per person for ICPJ Members: $30 non-members. Please register HERE. Scholarship tickets are available, contact Germaine, germaine@icpj.org or 734-663-1870 for more info. *Minimum of 15 people to be registered or training will be cancelled 2-3 days prior to event. Payments can be transferred to another training or refunded.

*Co-Sponsored by Stronger Together Saline and Indivisible Saline

ICPJ Monthly Orientations

Monday December 4, 6:30 – 7:30 PM & Wednesday December 6, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM– What better way than to wind down on a Monday evening or re-energize at lunch time and meet some new folks the ICPJ Peace and Justice Center! We invite you to join us for a full introduction and orientation about the scope and nature of our work and what community organizing looks like on the front lines. Learn about who we are, what we do, and how you can join the ICPJ community. From becoming a member to leadership development, there lots of engaging ways for you to be a part of the impactful work we provide to the community. We hope that you leave feeling spiritually nourished, inspired, and ready to take the next steps to mobilize for social justice. Location: ICPJ Peace & Justice Center, 1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor 48104

*(First Monday and Wednesday of the each month)

Peace Team of Washtenaw County Training

Saturday December 9, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – ICPJ and the Meta Peace Team (MPT) are partnering to develop a Peace Team of Washtenaw County. In a time when some people could turn to a militarized police department, deployed in riot gear with tear gas, tasers, batons, and automatic weapons, many are turning to the tried-and-true methods of nonviolence.  Assertive, active nonviolence has been proven effective. Meta Peace Team (formally Michigan Peace Team) has been placing violence reduction peace teams both within the US and internationally for 24 years. This 8 hr training will teach you specific skills & tools that are useful both in conflict intervention situations and in daily life (such as Active Listening, Personal Power-messages, and the CLARA technique).  You will be introduced to tools for group work (Affinity teams and consensus decision making) and to the concept of “peace teams” or third-party nonviolent intervention (TPNI) and its scope of possibilities. A great follow up and review and practice to ICPJ’s 4 hour Basic Bystander Intervention Training. Once you have completed this training, you are now eligible and can choose to be on MPT’s “on call” list for domestic peace teams anywhere in the US and/or just locally for the Peace Team of Washtenaw County. Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Please register HERE. Cost:  $45 per person. Scholarship tickets are available, contact Germaine, germaine@icpj.org or 734-663-1870 for more info. *Minimum of 15 people to be registered or training will be cancelled 2-3 days prior to event. Payments can be transferred to another training or refunded.

Appreciation Party – Kerrytown, Ann Arbor

Thursday, December 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Come show appreciation for fellow ICPJ community members at our Appreciation Party on Thursday, December 14 at 7:00PM. The Appreciation Party is a great opportunity to connect with those in the ICPJ community and maybe even meet someone new. This informal gathering is hosted at the Detroit Filling Station, a casual dining restaurant and bar in Kerrytown; and a portion of the restaurant’s proceeds go to support Youth Justice Fund. What better way to show appreciation for our incredible ICPJ community while also supporting local business? All are welcome to this event, no RSVP necessary. Location: Detroit Filling Station, 300 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Bystander Intervention Training – Jackson

Saturday December 16, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – As we see an increase in hate crimes and attacks against immigrants, Muslims, and other vulnerable populations in our communities, have you asked yourself, “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. Our 4 hour Basic Bystander Training will show you how to respond. Sheri Wander, with 20+ years of peace keeping experience with the Meta Peace Team, and other certified ICPJ facilitators will teach you the basic tactics you can use to deescalate and/or redirect threats and harassment through non-violent methods and strategies.  Location: Jackson Pride Community Center, 801 S Mechanic St, Jackson, MI 49203. Pre-registration is required. Please register HERE*Minimum of 15 people to be registered or training will be cancelled 2-3 days prior to event. 

*Sponsored by the Jackson Pride Community Center

Film & Discussion: The Great White Hoax

Sunday January 14 at 2PM – “The Great White Hoax: Donald Trump and The Politics of Race and Class in America Featuring Tim Wise” is a film about Donald Trump’s charged rhetoric about African-Americans, Latinos, and Muslims fits within a longstanding historical pattern, offering a stunning survey of how racism and racial scapegoating have shaped American politics for centuries. After the film, join a community conversation and safely talk and learn about race and racism. This bimonthly discussion series is moderated by La’Ron Williams, racial justice educator, peace activist, and professional storyteller. Location:  Ypsilanti District Library (YDL), 5577 Whittaker Road Questions? 734-482-4110 x1377

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