ICPJ Community Peace & Justice Events

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Upcoming Peace & Justice Events

August 2019 

Environmental Activist Picnic
Sunday, August 18 – 1 to 4 pm
Island Park, Shelter B

Meet your fellow activists; learn what other groups are doing! This will be a ZERO-WASTE event so be sure to bring your own reusable eating utensils, dishes and drink containers as well as a “dish” to share.

Hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby Ann Arbor, ICPJ, Washtenaw Bicycling & Walking Coalition, Sierra Club Huron Valley Group, Sunrise Movement Ann Arbor

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/472785233508961/

 

ICPJ Climate Change and Earth Care Caucus Meeting
Monday, August 19 — 3 to 4:30 pm (Not the typical monthly meeting date)
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

 

ICPJ Racial Justice Book Group
Tuesday, August 20 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monthly on the third Tuesday
Ann Arbor Friends Meeting
1420 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

For more information, contact: [email protected]

 

September 2019 (watch for updates)

Poor People’s Campaign Washtenaw County
Weekly Coffee & Catch Up
Friday, September 6, 13, 20, 27 – 2:30 to 4 pm
[Same time and place each Friday]
B-24’s Espresso Bar Eats and Entertainment
217 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

 

Reunión de Cosecha Ann Arbor
Friday, September 6, 13, 20, 27 — 6 pm
[Same time and place each Friday until December 13th.]
The Church of the Good Shepherd, United Church of Christ
2145 Independence Blvd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Hosted by Movimiento Cosecha Ann Arbor
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/787551894998980/

 

Pilar’s Stands with Immigrants & Refugees

Sunday, September 8 – 4 to 7 pm
White Lotus Farms, 7217 W Liberty Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Join us at a community benefit dinner for four amazing nonprofits here in Washtenaw County: Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, Washtenaw Interfaith Council for Immigrant Rights, Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary, and Michigan Support Circle. These organizations provide vital services to the immigrant and refugee community.

Ticket price includes food by Pilar’s Tamales, pinata for kids, entrance in a raffle of goods from local merchants, and live music by Detroit artist Vespre and George Montrelle. The event also features a silent auction of stunning items from local vendors and artisans as well as a make-your-own-flower-arrangement station.

Tickets are $45/adults; $12/kids under 12 and will be available to purchase at Pilar’s Tamales beginning August 10.

Hosted by Pilar’s Foundation
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/353186552052248/?active_tab=about

 

Parkridge Community Meetings
Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 — 10 to 11 am
[Weekly Standing Meeting]
Parkridge Community Center
591 Armstrong Dr. Ypsilanti, MI 48197

 

Constructive White Conversations
Monday, September 9 — 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Ann Arbor

Constructive White Conversations is a gathering in which those of us who identify as white can speak freely and openly about race, racism, oppression, isolation, and all related issues. This is an opportunity for white people who want to hold ourselves accountable for identifying and dismantling internalized and systemic racism, who want to build and maintain white anti-racist community, and who are committed to exploring the nature of our own white identities.

This discussion is hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
For more information and location, email [email protected]

 

ICPJ Latin America Solidarity Caucus Meeting
Tuesday, September 10 — 7 to 9 pm
Monthly on the second Tuesday
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

 

ICPJ Climate Change and Earth Care Caucus Meeting
Wednesday, September 11 — 3 to 4:30 pm
Monthly on the second Wednesday
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

  

ICPJ Racial and Economic Justice Caucus Meeting
Thursday, September 12 — 12 to 2 pm
Monthly on the second Thursday
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

 

Healing Justice
Tuesday, September 17 — 6 – 8 pm
5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Healing Justice explores the causes and consequences of the current North American justice system and its effect on marginalized communities. The film walks back through the history of violence that has led to our current system, bringing into focus the histories of trauma – on a personal, interpersonal, community, and generational level. Designed for dialogue, Healing Justice is meant to prompt questions and open conversations, exploring trauma, justice, and healing: How do our personal and collective histories of trauma affect who is perceived as a ‘perpetrator’ and a ‘victim’ of violence? How can restorative practices, such as restorative justice, be used to shift the way we address crime and violence in our communities to produce safer, healthier, thriving communities for all?

Free documentary screening and community conversation of Healing Justice. Organized by the Dispute Resolution Center, supported by ICPJ.

 

ICPJ Racial Justice Book Group
Tuesday, September 17— 7 to 9 pm
Monthly on the third Tuesday
Ann Arbor Friends Meeting
1420 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

For more information, contact: [email protected]

 

Worldwide Climate Justice Strike
Friday, September 20
For more information and to help organize ICPJ’s support for the strike, contact: [email protected]

From local organizers at the Thrive Collaborative:
“On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions of us will take the streets to demand a right to a future, and we’re inviting y’all to join the students to organize the strike in Washtenaw County. Learn more and see list of international partners: https://globalclimatestrike.net/

“Here’s a list of the national partners. https://strikewithus.org/#about We’d like y’all be part of the local coalition with the students already organizing from all the High Schools and local colleges.”

 

Constructive White Conversations
Monday, September 23 — 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Ypsilanti

Constructive White Conversations is a gathering in which those of us who identify as white can speak freely and openly about race, racism, oppression, isolation, and all related issues. This is an opportunity for white people who want to hold ourselves accountable for identifying and dismantling internalized and systemic racism, who want to build and maintain white anti-racist community, and who are committed to exploring the nature of our own white identities.

This discussion is hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
For more information and location, email [email protected]

 

Talking with Kids About Race (and Racism)
Sunday, September 29 – 3 to 5 pm
Riverside Arts Center
76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

It can be hard enough to talk to adults about race, prejudice, and justice–how do you talk about it with young kids? Equal parts discussion and practice session, this workshop will empower adults with the skills they need to discuss race, racism and fairness with the children in their lives. Participants will also receive four follow up emails to check in about their practice and provide ongoing support.Childcare available. Cost is on sliding scale. If ticket price listed on Facebook is too high, please click through to Eventbrite link.

Organized and led by Nuola Akinde and Chuck Warpehoski. Supported by ICPJ.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2193033104319899/

 

October 2019 (watch for updates)

Poor People’s Campaign Washtenaw County
Weekly Coffee & Catch Up
Friday, October 4, 7, 11, 18, 25 — 2:30 to 4 pm
[Same time and place each Friday.]
B-24’s Espresso Bar Eats and Entertainment
217 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

 

Reunión de Cosecha Ann Arbor
Friday, October 4, 7, 11, 18, 25 — 6 pm
[Same time and place each Friday until December 13th.]
The Church of the Good Shepherd, United Church of Christ
2145 Independence Blvd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Hosted by Movimiento Cosecha Ann Arbor
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/787551894998980/

 

Mindfulness & Compassion Workshop
Sunday, October 6 – 1 to 4:30 pm
Zion Lutheran Church

Hosted by Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice and Mindful City Ann Arbor
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/911143539266112/

 

Parkridge Community Meetings
Mondays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 — 10 to 11 am
[Weekly Standing Meeting]
Parkridge Community Center
591 Armstrong Dr. Ypsilanti, MI 48197

 

ICPJ Latin America Solidarity Caucus Meeting
Tuesday, October 8 — 7 to 9 pm
Monthly on the second Tuesday
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

 

ICPJ Climate Change and Earth Care Caucus Meeting
Wednesday, October 9 — 3 to 4:30 pm
Monthly on the second Wednesday
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

  

ICPJ Racial and Economic Justice Caucus Meeting
Thursday, October 10 — 12 to 2 pm
Monthly on the second Thursday
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

 

ICPJ Racial Justice Book Group
Tuesday, October 15 — 7 to 9 pm
Monthly on the third Tuesday
Ann Arbor Friends Meeting
1420 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

For more information, contact: [email protected]


Poverty Simulation
Saturday, October 19

Hosted by Friends in Deed, Facilitated by ICPJ
For more information to join as a volunteer or participant, contact [email protected]

 

November SAVE the DATE

ICPJ Harvest Dinner

Tuesday, November 12
5 to 8:30 pm
Cobblestone Farm
Ann Arbor

Join us as we celebrate the work of social justice activists in Washtenaw County and raise some funds to make ICPJ impactful and sustainable.

 

School of the Americas Watch Vigil at Ft. Benning
30th Anniversary of the Jesuit and women martyrs of the UCA in San Salvador
November 15-17 in Columbus, Georgia

Since 1990, activists have been gathering to oppose the School of the Americas / Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. The non-violent movement aims to end U.S. economic, military and political intervention in Latin America, demilitarization and divestment of the borders and to call attention to the oppression of migrants.

If interested in going with the ICPJ contingent, please contact [email protected]

 

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