Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice inspires, educates, and mobilizes people to unite across differences and to act from their shared ethical and spiritual values in pursuit of peace with social and environmental justice.
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice envisions a world free from violence, including the violence of war, poverty, oppression, and environmental devastation. To enact this vision, we commit to nurture a community in which compassion and respect foster actions that dismantle systems of violence while simultaneously creating systems of peace, justice, and ecological sustainability.
This year, join ICPJ’s Latin American Task Force to watch and discuss a series of eye-opening and galvanizing films about social justice issues in Latin America, accompanied by dinner from Pilar’s Tamales.
All films take place at St Mary’s Student Parish on 331 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor. RSVP for an $8 dinner option.
For more information, contact us at email@example.com or 734-663-1870.
American Films presents La Voz del Pueblo, a documentary that explores violence an oppression in Honduras through the eyes of journalists at the Jesuit-run radio station, Radio Progreso, which has been under threat since the 2009 military coup.
When: Tues, Feb 14. Dinner @ 6:30 pm, film @ 7:00 pm
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January 18th at Trinity Lutheran Church, ICPJ will be holding a One Human Family meeting to plan how we’ll continue our campaign to promote a more inclusive, accepting community.
Last time the greater ICPJ community met about One Human Family back in November, we decided on a few priorities for pushing back against the bigotry and hatred we’ve seen in the aftermath of the 2016 election: providing direct service to targeted communities, creating opportunities for people to forge connections across differences, training community members to react to hate crimes and dangerous situations, and organizing political action. Now, we’re gathering again to share updates from those working groups, bring new people into the effort, and talk about what’s next.
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-663-1870.
Next Tuesday, January 10th, the Latin American Task Force will kick off our monthly 2nd Tuesday movie series with a compelling documentary called Guardiana de los Rios (Guardian of the Rivers) at St. Mary’s Student Parish. Please invite a friend to dinner and spend a quality evening with like-minded community members learning about current Latin American issues.
In February and March, join La’Ron Williams and ICPJ for the latest installments of the Safely Talking and Safely Learning about Race and Racism film series.
February 5, 2:00 pm, come to the Whittaker branch of the Ypsilanti library to watch and discuss several short videos exploring the idea of a “white history month.”
When: Sunday, February 5, 2:00-5:00pm
Where: Whittaker branch of the Ypsilanti Library at 5577 Whittaker Rd
In March, join La’Ron Williams to watch and discuss seven short films produced by the New York Times.
When: Sunday, March 12, 2:00-5:00pm
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, will teach the basic tactics you can use to de-escalate or redirect threats and harassment.
We have 2 trainings scheduled for January, 2017:
how much: $20 regular price, free or reduced-price spaces available for those who need them. In addition to the full-cost tickets below through the reservation link below we have set aside a number of free or reduced cost tickets for those who need them. There are also some spaces set aside for members or targeted communities (people of color, LGBTQ community, Muslims, immigrants, etc). Email email@example.com or call 734-663-1870 for details.
Space is limited, pre-registration is required.
ICPJ is co-sponsoring a talk by award-winning graphic novelist Joe Sacco titled “Galvanizing Social Justice through Comics When: January 19, 5:00-7:00 PM. Where: Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Leading graphic historical novelist Joe Sacco will chronicle how and why he uses the graphic novel format to catalyze social justice and human rights struggles in the U.S. and around the world. His award-winning novels include Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (a portrait of some of the most marginalized communities in the United States, co-created with Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges); Footnotes in Gaza (a narrative of oral histories collected from elderly Palestinians who witnessed and survived a mass murder during the 1956 Suez War); and Safe Area Gorazde (an account of the brutal effects of the war in the former Yugoslavia on a besieged town that Sacco visited during and after the war). This presentation is part of a series on social justice-oriented graphic novels organized by the International Institute’s Enterprise-funded Conflict and Peace Initiative. The event is in partnership with the Penny Stamps Distinguished Lecture Series. For more details, contact: Mosab Ameur at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-663-1870
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