2023 ICPJ Harvest Dinner
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During the Harvest Dinner, we will honor community leaders who live the values of ICPJ and work toward our collective vision. Please join us to honor Alex Thomas, Fed Up Ministries, Anna Lemler, Ann Arbor for Public Power, and the Graduate Employees’ Organization.
Together – with a clear vision toward racial and economic justice, working across generations, on a variety of issues, with multi-dimensional approaches – we are a strong collective voice for the just transformation that our communities and planet urgently need.
Our gracious emcee for the evening will be Pastor Jeffery Harrold from New Beginnings Community Church
We will share a delicious meal provided by Shrimp Flavours Indian Cuisine
As we settle in, we have two amazing artists to share with us…
Poetry offered by ICPJ Board Member Leslie McGraw
During the Harvest Dinner, we will honor community leaders who live the values of ICPJ and work toward our collective vision. Please join us to honor Alex Thomas, Fed Up Ministries, Anna Lemler, Ann Arbor for Public Power (A2P2), and the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO).
2023 Peace & Justice Honoree
Alex Thomas grew up in West Willow, Ypsilanti Township. As a Community Advocate, Alex supports residents struggling with housing, mental health, and substance use disorder. He also provides thought-provoking leadership and advocacy on critical local policy discussions.
Peace & Justice Network Organization of the Year
Fed Up Ministries
FedUp Ministries serves good, healthy, food truck style food with dignity to communities that are food insecure and economically exploited by unjust racial and economic systems in the United States. Founded by an ELCA pastor, FedUp seeks to blur the lines between faith and food justice.
Anti-Racist Advocate Award
In addition to years of community organizing, Anna Lemler served the facilitator and a co-founder for an abolitionist alternative to police program, the first of its kind in Michigan, called Care-Based Safety (CBS). This work included year-long meetings with a group of community leaders, 18 community co-creation sessions with 100 participants, and hiring two co-directors. Anna serves the community as a somatic coach and facilitation consultant.
Emergent Leader Award
Ann Arbor for Public Power (A2P2)
Ann Arbor for Public Power is a grassroots coalition advocating for Renewable, Reliable, and Affordable Electricity in Ann Arbor.
Network Weaver Award
Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO)
GEO is the union of graduate instructors and staff assistants at the University of Michigan, AFT-3550.