ICPJ Community Peace & Justice Calendar

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Thank you to our friends at SURJ and W-PPC for working together with ICPJ to gather & promote event information.

Transit Equity Day Panel and Discussion
Friday, February 4?12:00 – 1:30pm
RSVP: bit.ly/TransityEquityFeb4

Transit Equity Day is a national day of action to commemorate the birthday of Rosa Parks and is hosted by a network of labor unions, transit rider unions, community orgs, and environmental groups.

The goal of this event is to highlight local transportation needs and kick off a campaign for an expansion of safe, reliable, and sustainable public transportation in Washtenaw County and a clear investment in the transit workforce.

Post Card Party: #Licenses4LovedOnes
Monday, February 7th, 8am-11am (in person)
Join ICPJ to send postcards to legislators!
Meet us at the Daytime Warming Center First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor, 517 East Washington, Ann Arbor.

Post Card Party: #Licenses4LovedOnes
Monday, February 7th, 10am-11am (Online)
Join ICPJ to send postcards to legislators!
Register via this link.

Restorative Justice as Diversion
Tuesday, February 8th,?12:00 – 1:00pm
Register at https://bit.ly/RJ_Diversion

Learn more about restorative justice principles, practices, history & origins, how that looks within communities & schools, and how it can be applied widely to individuals before involvement in the criminal justice system. Hosted by MI-CEMI.

Biden’s Approach Toward the Northern Countries of Central America
2022 ICPJ Latin America Caucus Speakers Series Continues, Featuring Speaker: Lisa Haugaard
Tuesday, February 8th, 7pm
Find more information on this event here. Registration required via this link.

ICPJ VOTE Caucus Meeting
Wednesday, February 9th, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Join remote meeting here.

ICPJ Caucus on Consumption, Waste and the Climate Crisis Meeting
Wednesday, February 9th, 3pm – 4:30pm
Join remote meeting here.

Phone Bank Party: #Licenses4LovedOnes
Wednesday, February 9th, 10am-11am (Online)
Join ICPJ to call legislators!
Register via this link.

Combined ICPJ & W-PPC Racial & Economic Justice Meeting
Thursday, February 10th,?12 – 2pm
Join remote meeting here.

Remaking the Economy
Thursday, February 10th, 2-4pm
Panelists Darnell Adams (Firebrand Consulting Cooperative), Dr. Jasmine Ratliff (National Black Food and Justice Alliance), and Malik Yakini (Detroit Black Community Food Security Network) will talk about their work, and their view on the importance of the food sovereignty movement and collective economics. Hosted by NonProfit Quarterly. Register here.

Join the ‘Choir’ Change the Narrative: Ian Haney Lopez
Thursday, February 10th, 6–7:30pm
Register for Zoom here.

Are you concerned about the constant media messages forecasting doom? Many of us struggle to craft messages that will motivate and encourage people to take action with us. In particular, messages that center the deep racial divisions in our country can often backfire, and be used by the forces that wish to perpetuate the status quo to create anger and violence.

Prof. Haney López is the author of Dog Whistle Politics, a study of how the right has used the narrative of racial division to prevent people from uniting around their common needs and values. As we head into the perilous waters of a midterm election that could well cement the Republican power grab (that American oligarchs have been building for the last 40 years), it’s crucial that we know how to talk about the issues and how to put out the message about all of our work in a way that counters that division.

This webinar is open to all. Please feel free to join renowned expert Ian Haney López as he speaks to Democrats and liberals about how to message based on our true identity and values, and how to build a “choir” to change the narrative. The right has innumerable think thanks and media outlets singing the song of fear and hatred. It’s time we reclaimed the space.

For more info and some background, see Dr. Haney López’ Race/Class Academy https://race-class-academy.com/   or contact us at [email protected]. Hosted by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party.

Valentine’s Weekend Action at Women’s Huron Valley Prison
Saturday, February 12th,?12-1pm
3210 Bemis Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

We the People Race Class Narrative Training
Tuesday, February 15th, 4-6pm
Register for the February 15th training here!

CROS Open Forum
Wednesday, February 16?7:00 – 8:30pm

At this forum, CROS will introduce our plan for unarmed response in Ann Arbor, how unarmed response is different from co-response, and why the difference matters. We will hear from national and local experts on public health, social work, and the need for unarmed response. Finally, we will talk with the Interim City Administrator Milton Dahoney on how the city can partner with CROS to develop a care-based, life-affirming approach to unarmed response in Ann Arbor. Join us for this important conversation and share our Facebook event here.

Ahead of our forum, we hope that you’ll get the chance to check out our latest memo where we reaffirm why our coalition is fighting for an informed, fact-based, unarmed, non-police response in our city – and why the CROS plan is the next right move forward towards care-based safety.

Organizers Meeting: Washtenaw County People’s Budget for Dignity & Justice
Monday, February 21st,?6-7:30pm
Join us online here.

ICPJ VOTE Caucus Meeting
Wednesday, February 23rd, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Join remote meeting here.

20th Peter M. Wege Lecture Featuring: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Wednesday, February 23?12:00 – 1:00pm
Reserve your free tickets.

ICPJ Organizing Social
Friday, February 25?4:00 – 5:00pm
Join us for these monthly meetings to socialize with other activists and organizers and volunteers. We will have time for people to just chat with each other and also to share organizing needs and updates. Join us virtually here.