ICPJ Community Peace & Justice Events

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Upcoming Events

ICPJ is working on our first print and e-newsletter for 2019. Please send activist alerts, news items, and announcements to [email protected] by April 8th.

CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION ALERT
SHOW UP AT CITY COUNCIL
Monday, April 1st — 7:00 PM
Larcom City Hall, Second Floor
301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48107

Ann Arbor’s only significant source of funding for climate change work is at risk, and the Ann Arbor Climate Partnership, of which ICPJ is a part, is asking for you to:

Show up at the City Council meeting and let Council know how essential it is to include significant and ongoing funding for climate change work in the City budget!

Here’s an important chance to make a difference for climate change funding in the City of Ann Arbor.

For more information, see ICPJ’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/icpja2/

This is the resolution under consideration: http://a2gov.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3873368&GUID=DA5E98D3-DCD3-495C-B29A-61C62C1E91F1&Options=&Search=

Follow this link for the Ann Arbor Climate Change Information Kit: https://tinyurl.com/y3wbuljt


Parkridge Community Meetings
Monday, April 1, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
[Weekly Standing Meeting]
Parkridge Community Center
591 Armstrong Dr, Ypsilanti, MI 48197


Support the Gilbert 5 in 36th District Court

Tuesday, April 2
36th District Court
421 Madison St, Detroit, MI 48226

In June 2018, as a matter of conscience, 400 people blocked the Q Line and the entrance to Quicken Loans to draw attention to the inequities of massive public subsidies for billionaires like Dan Gilbert versus massive water shutoffs for low-income Detroit families. Seven members of Michigan Poor People’s Campaign, dubbed the “Gilbert 7,” were arrested. Two were later found not-guilty, but 5 of the protestors continue to fight the charges in court. The next court date is April 2nd – please come and show your support.

For information court house restrictions, go to: http://www.36thdistrictcourt.org/general-information/prohibited-items
For more details, contact Greg: [email protected]


Please Volunteer @ ICPJ – Assist with mailings

Tuesday, April 2 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Please let us know you are coming: [email protected]


Faith Communities in Action Against Global Warming
Thursday, April 4 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
3257 Lohr Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
For more information call Joe Summers: 734.846.3578

Come Hear:
*Callan Loo from Awakening the Dreamer, a program on eco-spirituality and social justice, and Generation Waking Up, an organization empowering and organizing people 18-30 to be global change agents.

*Clark McCall from the Citizens Climate Lobby, an organization that has a carbon-reduction bill before Congress that has bipartisan support.

*Hudson Villenueve of the Sunrise Movement, a movement of young people that is actively supporting the Green New Deal.

*Lisa Wozniak of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters on carbon reduction efforts in Washtenaw County and the State of Michigan.

Come hear and talk about ways you, your faith community, or community organization, can act to help heal our planet!

Sponsored by The Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, The Church of the Incarnation, The Citizens Climate Lobby, The Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Sunrise, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Shalom Community Church, and the Poor People’s Campaign of Washtenaw County.


Poor People’s Campaign Washtenaw County
Weekly Coffee & Catch Up
Friday, April 5, 12, 29, 26— 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
[Same time and place each Friday.]
B-24’s Espresso Bar Eats and Entertainment
217 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

The weekly meeting of the Washtenaw County chapter of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.  This is a chance to meet, talk and socialize with fellow members of the campaign in an informal setting.


Talking to Kids About Race and Racism
Sunday, April 7, 2 PM to 4 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? That’s why former ICPJ Director Chuck Warpehoski teamed up with early childhood expert and decolonizing activist Nuola Akinde to put together a workshop to teach parents how.

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.

Suggested donation $25, but all are welcome! Space is limited, so register today. Can’t make the workshop? Contact Nuola for booking another event at [email protected]

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talking-to-kids-about-race-and-racism-tickets-58906200030?fbclid=IwAR22KQYdPTNK2h7sv5h_wp6W10ktG03Wl02WQ7Z3wPhaHeCTpCrJEI7dNbk


Dinner & A Movie Series: They Are Killing Us

Tuesday, April 9 — 6:30 PM dinner, 7:00 PM movie
St. Mary Student Parish, 331 Thompson St, Ann Arbor

Join ICPJ’s Latin America Task Force for the 2019 Dinner & a Movie Series! They Are Killing Us is a film that sheds light on the targeted killing of human rights defenders and social activists in Colombia following the 2016 peace accords.

Free film screening, $8 dinner option (includes one tamale and sides – vegetarian option is available) Please RSVP to reserve your meal, before noon on the day of the film:
www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-dinner-a-movie-latin-america-series-tickets-53454095639


ICPJ Climate Change and Earth Care Task Force Meeting

Wednesday, April 10 — 3:00 PM 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 Task Force Meeting

Thursday, April 11 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monthly on the second Thursday
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Ypsi Earth Day 3
Sunday, April 14 – 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse
307 N River St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Please come & gather with friends & neighbors to meet & greet, learn and go further in our goals as a “green” community. There will be educators & activists presenting information, businesses to help you #gogreener , wellness offerings and FUN!


Interfaith Roundtable
Tuesday, April 16, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Monthly on the third Tuesday
St Andrew’s Episcopal Church
306 N Division St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Please Volunteer @ ICPJ – Assemble Poverty Simulation Packets

Tuesday, April 16 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Please let us know you are coming: [email protected]


ICPJ Racial Justice Book Group

Tuesday, April 16 — 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]


A2 Sustainability Forum: Race and Class Equity in Washtenaw County
Thursday, April 18, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Ann Arbor District Main Library in downtown Ann Arbor (343 S. 5th Ave)


Please Volunteer @ ICPJ – Assist with mailings

Tuesday, April 23 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Please let us know you are coming: [email protected]


Solid Waste Resource Management Planning (SWRMP) Advisory Board
Tuesday, April 23rd, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Ann Arbor DDA Offices, 150 S Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI

Join the SWRMP Advisory Board as they discuss the creation of a Five-Year Solid Waste Plan for the city of Ann Arbor. The meeting is free and open to the general public.


Food Gatherers: State of the Plate
Wednesday, April 24, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Morris Lawrence Building  at Washtenaw Community College


Legal Observer Training + Know Your Rights
Thursday, April 25,⋅7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Episcopal Church of Incarnation
3257 Lohr Rd.  Ann Arbor MI 48108

Training with National Lawyers Guild. Co-sponsored by ICPJ.


Earthday Festival
Sunday, April 28, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Leslie Science & Nature Center
1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105


ICPJ Climate Change and Earth Care Task Force Meeting

Wednesday, May 8 — 3:00 PM 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 Task Force Meeting
Thursday, May 9 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monthly on the second Thursday
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Save the date: the evening of Saturday, May 11th!
The Washtenaw PPC is holding a fundraiser to support the MI Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) activities and initiatives this spring and summer.  Funds raised with also support legal expenses incurred for trials in Detroit and Lansing stemming from nonviolent, direct action by MI PPC members during the 40 Days of Action.  Music, art, and speakers are planned!


Mark your calendars!

Eugenics in the 20th Century
White Trash and Negros
Film showing and discussion facilitated by La’Ron Williams
Sunday, May 12 – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ypsilanti District Library
5577 Whitaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Go to the flyer here: https://tinyurl.com/yxnydgp3


Dinner & A Movie Series: Garifuna in Peril
Tuesday, May 14 — 6:30 PM dinner, 7:00 PM movie
St. Mary Student Parish, 331 Thompson St, Ann Arbor

Join ICPJ’s Latin America Task Force for the 2019 Dinner & a Movie Series! Garifuna in Peril explores the historical and contemporary struggle of the Garifuna Afro-Honduran indigenous community in Honduras and Belize.

Free film screening, $8 dinner option (includes one tamal and sides – vegetarian option is available) Please RSVP to reserve your meal, before noon on the day of the film:
www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-dinner-a-movie-latin-america-series-tickets-53454095639


Ecology Center’s Annual Membership Meeting
May 15, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Multi-Purpose Room, Ann Arbor District Library – Downtown
343 S. Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


ICPJ Racial Justice Book Group
Tuesday, May 21 — 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]

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