ICPJ Community Peace & Justice Events

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Upcoming Peace & Justice Events

February Peace & Justice Community Calendar
To catch updates and new events throughout the month, visit our online calendar here: www.icpj.org/events-calendar/

Food Literacy for All
Tuesdays, January through April 2020 ~ 6:30-8pm
[Same time and place each Tuesday]
Angell Hall Auditorium B
419 S. State Street Angell Hall

Lecture series hosted by U of M and Detroit Food Policy Council and Food Lab Detroit Concurrent food, energy, water, and climate crises, and a global rise in obesity amidst widespread hunger and undernutrition, have re-focused public attention on the deficiencies and complexities of the global food system. Yet, a diversity of ‘alternative’ food systems demonstrates that food systems can be nutrition sensitive, socially just, and conserve natural resources. Transforming food systems will require coordinated effort across scales, drawing upon diverse disciplinary and practical perspectives, and understanding how value systems shape food and agriculture. Linking theory and practice is also essential, involving the full range of actors moving food from farm to fork.

Community Member RSVP: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/sustainablefoodsystems/foodliteracyforall/?fbclid=IwAR3OnPbf55qYXVB0VgXQk6nhI9ttQ-FbEu8kCJ1dQCa1y3lkePqYlbWDjSc


Author Talks Jim Ottaviani: Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier
Tuesday, February 4 ~ 7-8:30pm
Ann Arbor District Library: Downtown Branch in the Secret Lab

Jim Ottaviani comes to the library to launch (no pun intended) his new book: Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier. In this graphic novel Ottaviani and illustrator Maris Wicks capture the great humor and incredible drive of Mary Cleave, Valentina Tereshkova, and the first women in space.
For more information view: https://aadl.org/node/400202

Author Talks William D. Lopez: Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid
Tuesday, February 4 ~ 7-8:30pm
Ann Arbor District Library: Downtown Branch in the Multi-Purpose Room

Local author William D. Lopez examines the lasting damage done by this daylong act of collaborative immigration enforcement in Washtenaw County, Michigan in his new book, Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid. More information: https://aadl.org/node/396974

Center of the City Task Force Meeting on the Commons
Wednesday, February 5 ~ 4pm
Ann Arbor City Hall
For more information, contact Al Haber [email protected]

Candlelight Vigil: Impeachment Verdict
Wednesday, February 5 ~ 6-7 pm
418 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, MI

Storytelling with La’Ron Williams
Wednesday February 5 ~ 7pm
International House of Ann Arbor, 921 Church St. Ann Arbor

Join IHAA for a night of storytelling with La’Ron Williams. Nationally acclaimed and multiple award-winning storyteller La’Ron Williams shares both original and traditional tales that appeal to a wide range of ages and social backgrounds. His energetic, music-spiced presentations are always fun, highly participatory, educational and entertaining. Every program is specifically designed to promote diversity, foster community building, encourage peaceful conflict resolution and teach a host of “pro-social” skills, including empathy, self-expression and attentive listening. Williams has received high praise for his skill at presenting diversity workshops for adults, helping participants understand the nature of “invisible” bias and moving beyond the emotional stumbling blocks that prevent us from taking collective responsibility for creating a just and equitable society.

Mark Tuschman, Exhibit Opening
Friday February 7 ~ 5-7pm
North Campus Research Complex, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 18, Ann Arbor

Mark Tuschman is a photographer from California who will feature work from his Immigrants are US series.

Reunión de Cosecha Ann Arbor
Friday, February 7 ~ 6 pm
[Same time and place each Friday.]
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/


Beau Monde: An Anthology of Black Movement in America
Friday & Saturday, February 7 & 8 ~ 7:30- 10pm
Riverside Arts Center Theater
76 North Huron Ypsilanti

An interactive performance including surprise guests artists and unexpected moments of shared experience. Featuring: Hard Core Detroit, Bia Bichini Congo, Norberto Martinez, PURe Potential, Fatima Shinaba, Osa Izerein and Yoshimi Shelton.

Tickets available at the door and online here: https://www.riversidearts.org/event/beaumonde2020/2020-02-08/


Street Medic Training
Saturday, February 8, starting at 9am through Sunday, February 9, 7 pm
Hosted by Washtenaw General Defense Committee.  This 20-hour training covers basic first aid skills and prepares you to help others stay safe and healthy at protests. It also prepares you to meet health needs as part of a team in your organization, in your community- or neighborhood — so that people can stay well and stay in the streets.
This training is rooted in street medics’ history of sharing first aid skills as a form of self-defense for our communities. It focuses on situational awareness and on issues that are common at protests including weather, delays in accessing medical care, and police violence. This training does not cover CPR. This Training will be facilitated and led by the MITTEN MEDICS, Ypsilanti: place TBD.

Please fill out Form if you are planning on attending:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdV1RBfzc7H50oWgzGVIIQZlYDDIEwmz1PynmlruVD4Bt09OA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1  See the Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/446405532949482/

Talking with Kids About Race (and Racism)
Sunday, February 9 ~ 3 to 5pm
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.

Facilitators:
NUOLA AKINDE is a decolonizing writer, activist, and mama, with more than a decade of experience in early childhood education.

CHUCK WARPEHOSKI, community organizer and father of two, brings over sixteen years of experience bringing together diverse and inclusive coalitions to promote social justice.

Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talking-with-kids-about-race-and-racism-tickets-85112308205

Parkridge Community Meetings
Mondays, February 10 ~ 10 to 11 am
[Same time and place each Monday.]
Parkridge Community Center
591 Armstrong Dr. Ypsilanti, MI 48197

2020 Movies That Move Us Series: Eternally Undocumented (2018) 1:17
Tuesday, February 11 ~ Dinner at 6:30 pm, Film at 7pm
St. Mary Student Parish – 331 Thompson St., Ann Arbor

Based on interviews with recently arrived Central Americans as well as interviews with organizers leading the struggle on the ground in Central America, this film captures the stories of Central American refugees and explores the root causes of forced migration.

This event is part of the ICPJ Latin America Caucus 2020 Movies That Move Us Series to be held monthly January through May.

Dinner Option: $10.00 Pilar’s Tamales Meal – Includes one tamal with salsa, organic casamiento, fried plantains, and curtido (vegetarian option available)
Please RSVP at least one day prior to the event to reserve your meal here:
https://icpj_latin_america_movie_series.eventbrite.com

The 2020 Census Count Every Person. Once. In the Right Place Presentation
Tuesday, February 11 ~ 7-8:30 pm
Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch in the West Side Room

In this presentation, Mary Ann McGee from the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area discusses what the 2020 Census is and why it matters. Participants will learn about the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of the 2020 Census.


Film Screening: “Freedom Riders”
Tuesday, February 11 ~ 6:30- 8:30pm
Ann Arbor District Library in the Multi-purpose Room

Freedom Riders is a 2010 American historical documentary film, based in part on the book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice by historian Raymond Arsenault.  The film chronicles the story behind hundreds of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders that challenged racial segregation in American interstate transportation during the Civil Rights Movement. The activists traveled together in small interracial groups and sat wherever they chose on buses and trains to compel equal access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms. They brought the ongoing practice of racial segregation in the southern United States to national attention.

Tanner Lecture on Human Values: Theorizing Racial Justice Lecture
Wednesday, February 12 ~ 4- 6:00pm
Rackham Graduate School
Horace H. Auditorium University of Michigan Campus

For more information: https://events.umich.edu/event/60868

ICPJ Racial and Economic Justice Caucus Meeting (Open to All)
Thursday, February 13 ~ 12 to 2 pm
Monthly on the second Thursday
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Environmental Justice Summit 2020
Thursday, February 13 ~ 6-7:30pm
Rackham Auditorium 915 E Washington St. Ann Arbor  
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Michigan’s Conference on Race and the Environment & Looking Towards the Future. The event is FREE but you must register here: https://seas.umich.edu/events/12_05_2019/michigan_environmental_justice_summit_2020

 

Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum Carbon Neutrality in the Mobility Sector
Thursday, February 13 ~ 7-8:30pm
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch in the Multi-Purpose Room

A discussion about how we can achieve carbon neutrality within the mobility sector. Learn about emerging ideas, share your ideas, and find out how you can help the city achieve its carbon neutrality goals. This event will be recorded.

Symposium on the Black Experience
Saturday, February 15 ~ 9am to 10pm
Riverside Arts Center
76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

More info: https://www.riversidearts.org/event/symposium-on-the-black-experience/

Interfaith Round Table Voices of Youth: “Love Draws Us Together”
Sunday, February 16 ~ Doors open at 3:30, Concert at 4pm
Free Concert, Donations accepted
St. Paul United Church of Christ
122 W. Michigan Avenue, Saline, MI 48176

Our theme is “Love Draws Us Together.” Children and youth from the following communities will give us the gift of song as we read sacred texts and hear music on the theme of love: Baha’is of Washtenaw County; Chinmaya Mission of Ann Arbor; St. Paul United Church of Christ; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2555989791353324/

Network to Support Asylum Seekers Monthly Meeting
Monday, February 17 ~ 6:30-8pm
Monthly meetings held at the same time, place, third Wednesdays of each month
Temple Beth Emeth
2309 Packard St., Ann Arbor 

Interfaith Roundtable: Day Forum at the Islamic Center of Ann Arbor
Tuesday, February 18 ~ 11:45 am-1:00 pm
Islamic Center of Ann Arbor, 2301 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Last month, Co-Director Renee Roederer facilitated a conversation concerning shifts in religious affiliation within the U.S. and told the story about the formation of the Michigan Nones and Dones community in Washtenaw County. This month, the conversation will continue in a discussion about how these changes are impacting minority religious communities. For more information, contact: Renee Roederer, IRT Co-Director: [email protected]

ICPJ Racial Justice Book Group (Open to All)
Tuesday, February 18 ~ 7 – 9 pm
Monthly on the third Tuesday
Bryant Community Center
3 W Eden Ct, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
We’ll be continuing our discussion of “How to be an Antiracist”, by Ibram X. Kendi.

Contact for more information: [email protected]

ICPJ Caucus on Consumption, Waste and the Climate Crisis Meeting (Open to All)
Wednesday, February 19 ~ 3 to 4:30 pm
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Climate Trivia Night
Wednesday, February 19 ~ 7 pm
Circ Bar, 210 S. 1st St.

Brought to you by Ann Arbor Citizens Climate Lobby, UM Citizens Climate Lobby, Washtenaw Climate Reality, and the City of Ann Arbor.

Center of the City Task Force Meetings on The Commons
Wednesday, February 19~ 4pm
Ann Arbor City Hall
For more information, contact Al Haber ([email protected])

Climate & Housing Town Hall
Wednesday, February 19 ~ 6-7:30pm
Rackham Amphitheater
915 E Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Hosted by the UM Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO)
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/558027931724683/

Poor People’s Campaign Steering Committee Meeting (Open to Public)
Thursday, February 20 ~ 11 am to 1 pm
Ypsilanti Library, 229 W Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti
Contact Greg for more information: [email protected]

Bystander Intervention Training ~ Saline, Michigan
Thursday, February 20 ~ 7-9pm
Liberty School (Board Room)
7265 N. Ann Arbor Street, Saline, MI 48176

This workshop is hosted by Saline Supports Our Community, sponsored by Still Waters Counseling, and facilitated by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ).

Pre-registration is required. Reduced cost for this workshop:  $10
To register: https://icpjbystanderinterventiontrainingsaline.eventbrite.com
Priority for spots at this training will go to the Saline community.
If you are not connected to the Saline community and would like to attend this or future BIT trainings, please contact [email protected]

In recent years, hate crimes, malicious attacks, and harmful institutionalized racism have increased against Black people, Indigenous people, People of Color, Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and other vulnerable populations in our communities, as well as across the country. Have you asked yourself, “What could I have done if I were there?” Have you witnessed someone being harassed, but were stifled or frozen by fear and didn’t know what to do?

The good news is that there are lifelong skills and techniques that you can learn and practice to keep one other safe. This workshop will give you tools to respond. Experienced and certified ICPJ facilitators will teach you the basic tactics you can use to deescalate and/or redirect threats and harassment through non-violent methods and strategies.

Michigan University-wide Sustainability and Environment (MUSE) Conference 2020
February 20-22, 2020
Rackham, UM Campus, Ann Arbor

The purpose of the conference is to foster connections and new collaborations across the broad suite of sustainability and environment-related research at the University of Michigan. We welcome participation from those advancing knowledge through work in the humanities and the social, physical, natural, and engineering sciences.


Climate Trivia Night
Wednesday, February 19 ~ 7 pm
Circ Bar, 210 S. 1st St.

Brought to you by Ann Arbor Citizens Climate Lobby, UM Citizens Climate Lobby, Washtenaw Climate Reality, and the City of Ann Arbor

February – Washtenaw Water Warriors (Bring a Laptop)
Thursday, February 20 ~ 7 – 8:30pm
[Same time and place every 3rd Thursday of the month.]
552 S Main St, Ann Arbor

Hosted by Clean Water Action. Join us as we put together a big letter to the editor campaign, and get the word out about the issues that are harming our water! PLEASE BRING A LAPTOP if you have one, it will be easier to type the letter than handwrite it! If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Getting to Net-Zero: Climate Challenges and Solutions
Friday, February 21 ~ Pizza Lunch served at 11:30am; Talk starts at 11:45am
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor 48109-3091
Free and open to the public

Climate change is back on the national agenda with hearings, bills introduced, candidates’ plans, and discussion of a Green New Deal. Many policymakers are embracing the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Vigorous debates are occurring over questions including:

  • Can renewables supply 100% of US electricity? 100% of all energy?
  • What role should existing nuclear plants play in a clean energy economy? New nuclear plants?
  • What role should carbon capture and storage play?
  • How fast should the US aim to transition to 100% clean energy? What are the key policy levers that could achieve this?
  • What roles should states, cities, and companies play in the clean energy transition?

More information: https://events.umich.edu/event/72597

William Lopez: Separated – Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid
Friday, February 21 ~ 7pm
Literati Bookstore
124 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Carbon Neutrality Town Hall
Saturday, February 22 12-5pm
Pioneer High School
601 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Join us for a city-wide town hall on carbon neutrality. (Non-Ann Arbor residents welcome also!) At this meeting you’ll hear about options to reduce climate pollution in our energy, transportation, and resource sectors. You’ll also hear about possible strategies to enhance resilience and be given an opportunity to vote for the strategies you think our community should be pursuing. Can’t come for the whole time? Don’t worry – drop in whenever you can. Space is limited so RSVP for this event here.  And remember, bring your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues – all are welcome (especially youth).

The African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County Discussion of Grand Opening
Sunday, February 23 ~ 2 – 3:30 pm
Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch in the West Side Room

This is a special presentation as Joyce M. Hunter, the Museum’s President/CEO, discusses the new museum and exciting plans for its future.  Information will also be shared about the Grand Opening and how the community can participate in this historical event.

For more information: https://aadl.org/node/401124

ICPJ Capacity Building Workshop: Refocusing on the Root Causes
Monday, February 24 ~ 6:15-8:15pm
Ypsilanti District Library – 229 W Michigan Avenue. Ypsilanti

Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority Open House
Tuesday, February 25 ~ 6-8 pm
Opportunity to advocate for better housing proposals, especially as it relates to currently houseless folks. This is a follow up session related to Y-lot development. Further info here:  https://www.community-engagement-annarbor.com/sessions

Returning to Society from Prison: What We Can Do Better
Tuesday, February 25 ~ 6:30-8:30pm
New location:
Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center
4135 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

A Brighter Way is hosting “Returning to Society from Prison: What We Can Do Better” to explore the unique factors that have led to Washtenaw County leading the state in returns to prison and jail. We will have a panel, brief individual presenters, and Q&A from audience members. The group will discuss underlying issues but also practical solutions to the problem that have been proven to work but are not adequately supported and funded. 

We want to fill the room. We plan on inviting local politicians and people who work in the field of reentry. However, we also just simply want to bring more people into the conversation. 
To frame it another way: the biggest challenges are accessible housing, quality employment, but also a lack of funding for quality services. 

RSVP Below: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/1/d/e/1FAIpQLSfr8Pog06L1cix10wyhcaecg1j_1sFEHTvD8gydMAG8S0iv4A/viewform?usp=sf_link&urp=gmail_link
https://www.facebook.com/events/490776984825786/

The American Friends Service Committee, The UUA and UUSC E-Course Series: Changing Systems Channing Ourselves
Tuesday February 25 ~ 8-9:30pm
Criminalization & Immigration Detention’s place in the Prison Industrial Complex

To register for the web series use the link below:
https://www.afsc.org/action/join-us-changing-systems-changing-ourselves

Exploring Ojibwe Ways of Knowing
Wednesday, February 26 ~7pm

Come hear IHAA director Dr. Bruce Martin give a brief introduction to the Ojibwe people, one of the tribes of the Three Fires indigenous to the Great Lakes Region, by presenting five important tenets of the Ojibwe worldview.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2407681979483907/

Climate Change in the Great Lakes
February 27 ~ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
NEW Center, 1100 N. Main St, Ann Arbor

Author Event: Rochelle Riley with “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery”
Thursday, February 27 ~ 7- 8:30 pm
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch in the Multi-purpose Room

In a presentation entitled “Slavery didn’t end: Facing the truth in the age of MAGA,” Rochelle Riley, author and former award winning columnist at the Detroit Free Press will discuss her book The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery and how slavery “just changed addresses, moving from plantations into boardrooms, courtrooms, classrooms, newsrooms, hospitals, neighborhoods and cultural institutions.” For more information: https://aadl.org/node/400783


March Peace & Justice Community Calendar
To catch updates and new events throughout the month, visit our online calendar here: www.icpj.org/events-calendar/

Parkridge Community Meetings
Mondays, March 2 ~ 10 to 11 am
[Same time and place each Monday.]
Parkridge Community Center
591 Armstrong Dr. Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Reunión de Cosecha Ann Arbor
Friday, March 6 ~ 6 pm
[Same time and place each Friday.]
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/

Film Screening & Organizing “We Cried Power”
Sunday, March 8 ~ 2 – 5pm
Ypsilanti District Library, Whittaker Branch
5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

“We Cried Power” tells the story of a bold new social movement to end poverty in the United States, inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. The original Poor People’s Campaign was Dr. King’s last great work, uniting poor and working people across race to demand an end to poverty, racism, and war.

Today, a revived Poor People’s Campaign led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis is carrying forward this work. 140 million people in the United States are poor or low-income. In the wealthiest society in human history, nearly half of the population lives in poverty or is struggling to make ends meet and cannot afford a $400 emergency.

Hosted by the Washtenaw Poor People’s Campaign. Contact Greg for more information: [email protected]

Rise Up for the Environment: Commemorative Week of Action
March 9–14, 2020

Fifty years ago, in March 1970, U-M held the nation’s first “Environmental Teach-In.” The five-day event served as a model for the first Earth Day celebrations held nationwide. There will be speakers, teach-ins and activities across campus and various Ann Arbor venues.

For a list of the events, visit: EARTHDAY.UMICH.EDU/EVENTS

Local Food Summit 2020
Keynote Speaker: Leah Penniman ~ farmer activist and author of Farming While Black
Monday March 9, 8am – 4pm
Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College
4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

An all-day, annual gathering for everyone interested in growing, a more just, sustainable, and diverse local food system in Greater Washtenaw County. Registration information: https://www.localfoodsummit.org/

ICPJ Caucus on Consumption, Waste and the Climate Crisis Meeting (Open to All)
Wednesday, March 11 ~ 3 to 4:30 pm
Monthly on the second Wednesday
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum Distinguished Lecture
Eboo Patel, IFYC Founder and President
Wednesday, March 11 ~ 5:30 – 7pm
Weiser Hall 1010 Event Space
500 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Each year, the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC) hosts a Distinguished Lecture featuring a prominent scholar or public figure speaking about issues related to Islamic studies. This year, Eboo Patel, IFYC Founder and President, will be giving the lecture. In this lecture, Eboo will draw on inspiring examples from American history and religious traditions to show how we can build a country where all people thrive and build bridges across difference. This event is free and open to the public. More information: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/digitalislam/event/fifth-annual-disc-distinguished-lecture/

Environmental Action for Survival (ENACT): The History and Legacies of UM’s 1970 Teach-In on the Environment
Wednesday, March 11 ~ 5:30 pm
1040 Dana Building, School for Environment and Sustainability

Six leaders from ENACT (the model for the first Earth Day) and the first national Earth Day planning committee will hold a panel discussion honoring the rich history of U-M’s Teach-In on the Environment. History, told well, shines a light on the present. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/environmental-action-for-survival-the-history-and-legacies-of-u-ms-1970-t-tickets-92984295531

ICPJ Racial and Economic Justice Caucus Meeting (Open to All)
Thursday, March 12 ~ 12 to 2 pm
Monthly on the second Thursday
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
1414 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

PETER M. WEGE LECTURE AND EARTH DAY 2020:
RISE UP FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Thursday, March 12 ~ 5:30 pm
Hill Auditorium, UM Campus, Ann Arbor

A special double event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and looking towards the future:

The event kicks off with the Peter M. Wege Lecture presenting environmentalist Philippe Cousteau Jr. This multi-Emmy-nominated TV host, environmentalist, author and social entrepreneur is the grandson of Jacques Cousteau.

For the second half of the program, units across U-M are partnering with the Ecology Center, National Wildlife Federation, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, City of Ann Arbor, Michigan Climate Action Network, and others to co-host a collaborative event, Earth Day 2020: Rise Up for the Environment, featuring musical performances and dynamic sustainability and environmental justice leaders. Among the participants: Naomi Klein, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Heather McTeer Toney, Mustafa Santiago Ali, Abdul El-Sayed, Rep. Andy Levin, Bryan Newland, Mari “Little Miss Flint” Copeny, and others.

This event is free and open to the public, but is expected to be filled at capacity. Tickets are required.

Please note that there is a single ticket for the Wege Lecture and the Earth Day 2020: Rise Up for the Environment double-header event. Reservations: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=11fd0bf77c230e9173e0645cc7b1b994&t=tix&vqitq=93f83e2e-0c1f-4b53-9325-465d20627cb9&vqitp=0d397eb9-9791-4cdf-a92d-22957897362d&vqitts=1579191417&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=730d56513776432f474deb424d56f915

A discussion with Robin DiAngelo on “White Fragility
Friday, March 13, 3 – 4:30 pm
Michigan League Ballroom, 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor

More information: http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/2020/discussion-robin-diangelo

Film Screening & Organizing “We Cried Power”
Friday, March 13 ~ 6:30 – 9pm
Riverside Arts Center
76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

“We Cried Power” tells the story of a bold new social movement to end poverty in the United States, inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. The original Poor People’s Campaign was Dr. King’s last great work, uniting poor and working people across race to demand an end to poverty, racism, and war.

Today, a revived Poor People’s Campaign led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis is carrying forward this work. 140 million people in the United States are poor or low-income. In the wealthiest society in human history, nearly half of the population lives in poverty or is struggling to make ends meet and cannot afford a $400 emergency.

Hosted by the Washtenaw Poor People’s Campaign. Contact Greg for more information: [email protected]

Network to Support Asylum Seekers Monthly Meeting
Monday, March 16 ~ 6:30-8pm
Monthly on the third Wednesday
Temple Beth Emeth
2309 Packard St., Ann Arbor 

ICPJ Racial Justice Book Group (Open to All)
Tuesday, March 17 ~ 7 – 9 pm
Monthly on the third Tuesday
Bryant Community Center
3 W Eden Ct, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Contact for more information: [email protected]

2020 Movies That Move Us Series: Crying Forest (2011) 48:12
Tuesday, March 17 ~ Dinner at 6:30 pm, Film at 7pm
St. Mary Student Parish – 331 Thompson St., Ann Arbor

This documentary paints a shocking portrait of life in the Brazilian Amazon through the story of Ze Claudio Ribeiro da Silva, an Amazon rainforest activist, and his wife, who lived and died for the rainforest.

This event is part of the ICPJ Latin America Caucus 2020 Movies That Move Us Series to be held monthly January through May.

Dinner Option: $10.00 Pilar’s Tamales Meal – Includes one tamal with salsa, organic casamiento, fried plantains, and curtido (vegetarian option available)
Please RSVP at least one day prior to the event to reserve your meal here:
https://icpj_latin_america_movie_series.eventbrite.com

ICPJ Capacity Building Workshop:
Tools and Tips for Making Necessary Trouble
Wednesday, March 18, 6-8 pm
For more information, contact [email protected]

Brews & Views
Elections, Justice and the Rule of Law: A Conversation with Barbara McQuade

Wednesday, March 18 ~ 7 – 9 pm, Program begins at 7:30 pm
Pointless Brewery
3014 Packard Street, Ann Arbor 48108

Presented by the League of Women Voters Ann Arbor. Barbara L. McQuade is a University of Michigan professor teaching criminal law, criminal procedure and national security law, and a legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. Appointed by President Obama, Ms. McQuade served as U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2010 to 2017, the first woman in that position. Ms. McQuade also served in the Obama administration as vice chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee and co-chair of the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee. The event is open to the public, but attendees must be over 21 to buy or drink alcohol.

Speaker: Equal Exchange, the fair trade non-profit
Thursday, March 19 ~ 6 – 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor
4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103


April Peace & Justice Community Calendar
To catch updates and new events throughout the month, visit our online calendar here: www.icpj.org/events-calendar/

21st Annual White Privilege Conference:
Understanding, Respecting & Connecting in Mesa, Arizona
April 2 – 4, 2020

For the past 20 years the WPC has examined challenging concepts of privilege and oppression, and offers solution and team building strategies to work towards a more equitable world. WPC is a conference designed to examine issues of privilege beyond skin color. WPC is open to everyone and invites diverse perspectives to provide a comprehensive look at issues of privilege including: race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc. Early Bird Registration is now open.

Why Are My People Fleeing?
A First-Hand Report from Honduras
Speaker: Jesuit Priest “Padre Melo”
Friday, April 3, 2020, Evening Event, Time TBD
St. Mary Student Parish, 331 Thompson

2020 Charlie King/Prince Myshkins Benefit Concert for ICPJ
Saturday, April 4 ~ 7:30pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
1400 W. Stadium, Ann Arbor

National Poor People’s Campaign “We Must Do MORE” Tour
April 3-6, 2020
Flint, Michigan

Fastest Path to Zero Summit
Tuesday, April 14 ~ 9am – 5pm
Michigan Union Ballroom, UM Campus, Ann Arbor

A climate and clean energy conference aimed at creating sustained, interdisciplinary collaborations among the research and policy communities while developing and implementing technical, social, and policy advancements that will speed the pathway to deep decarbonization. Participants include high-level clean energy and climate leaders, policymakers, and media, as well as faculty from across the University of Michigan’s energy policy and engineering programs. Speakers will cover key topics including climate policy, community engagement, clean energy technology, media, diversity of the workforce, and the balance between innovation and deployment. Co-hosted by The University of Michigan and Third Way.More information: https://events.umich.edu/event/71956

2020 Movies That Move Us Series: The Battle for Paradise (2018) 17:27
Tuesday, April 14 ~ Dinner at 6:30 pm, Film at 7pm
St. Mary Student Parish – 331 Thompson St., Ann Arbor

Naomi Klein visits Puerto Rico six months after Hurricane Maria to see how the government and investors are taking advantage of the disaster — and how teachers, farmers, community organizers and others are working towards their own vision of the future of the island.  Speaker Ivette Perfecto will join us for discussion.

This event is part of the ICPJ Latin America Caucus 2020 Movies That Move Us Series to be held monthly January through May.

Dinner Option: $10.00 Pilar’s Tamales Meal – Includes one tamal with salsa, organic casamiento, fried plantains, and curtido (vegetarian option available)
Please RSVP at least one day prior to the event to reserve your meal here:
https://icpj_latin_america_movie_series.eventbrite.com

Fastest Path to Zero Summit
Tuesday, April 14 ~ 9am – 5pm
Michigan Union Ballroom, UM Campus, Ann Arbor

A climate and clean energy conference aimed at creating sustained, interdisciplinary collaborations among the research and policy communities while developing and implementing technical, social, and policy advancements that will speed the pathway to deep decarbonization. Participants include high-level clean energy and climate leaders, policymakers, and media, as well as faculty from across the University of Michigan’s energy policy and engineering programs. Speakers will cover key topics including climate policy, community engagement, clean energy technology, media, diversity of the workforce, and the balance between innovation and deployment. Co-hosted by The University of Michigan and Third Way.More information: https://events.umich.edu/event/71956

Peace All Stars Benefit Concert for ICPJ
Saturday, April 18 ~ 7pm
Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor
2275 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Ann Arbor’s 2020 Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 19 ~12 – 4 pm
Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
More information: https://www.annarbor.org/event/ann-arbors-2020-earth-day-festival/5272/

Interfaith Round Table 25th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, April 19 ~ 3-5pm
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Hosted by the Interfaith Round Table: “This event will celebrate our interfaith community, our history, and our vision moving into a new decade. Stay tuned for tickets and information about sponsorship.” More information: www.irtwc.org

Local Leadership and Personal Action Class / Instruction
Part of the “Challenges of Climate Change” Lecture Series
Friday, May 8, 10 – 11:30 am

Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E Huron River Drive

Our two speakers, Mike Shriberg (Great Lakes Regional Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation) and Oday Salim (Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School and Staff Attorney of the National Wildlife Federation) will discuss what local governments and individuals can do to address climate change mitigation and adaptation.
More information: https://events.umich.edu/event/70743

Connect & Act
Saturday, May 9th
Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor
2275 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


2020 Movies That Move Us Series: The Witness (2019) 1:16

Tuesday, May 12 ~ Dinner at 6:30 pm, Film at 7pm
St. Mary Student Parish – 331 Thompson St., Ann Arbor

The murders of his family in rural Colombia could have inspired a young Jesús to pick up a gun; instead, he bought a camera and dedicated the next 25 years to documenting Colombia’s war.  Jesús goes in search of the subjects of his most iconic photographs to explore what it means to forgive the horrors of the past.  While an unexpected meeting forces him to relive his nightmares, it also gives him a reason to believe in a lasting peace in Colombia.

This event is part of the ICPJ Latin America Caucus 2020 Movies That Move Us Series to be held monthly January through May.

Dinner Option:$10.00 Pilar’s Tamales Meal – Includes one tamal with salsa, organic casamiento, fried plantains, and curtido (vegetarian option available)
Please RSVP at least one day prior to the event to reserve your meal here:
https://icpj_latin_america_movie_series.eventbrite.com

National Poor People’s Campaign Mass Moral March on Washington DC, Saturday, June 20, 2020