Teach-in on “Race, Religion, and Immigration in America Today” – January 27, 2017

“Race, Religion, and Immigration in America Today”

Friday, January 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 pm.

Michigan State University International Center, 3rd Floor
427 N. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824

Join Muslim Studies Program Core Faculty in a discussion of “Race, Religion, and Immigration in America Today.”  Six presenters will briefly discuss a range of pressing topics–immigration, Black Lives Matter,  gender and sexuality, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and mental health–and offer various insights. The presenters include Sheila Contrares, Salah Hassan, Michael Wilson, Amy Simon, Erin Graham, and Farha Abbasi.

Click https://maps.msu.edu/ for Michigan State University campus maps.



Women’s March on Lansing, January 21, 2017

On January 21, 2017, there will be a demonstration in opposition to the wave of hate crimes and violence, and threats of official discrimination that have proliferated following the presidential election. The demonstration will take place on the Capitol steps from 1-3 p.m. All are invited to join in this sister event to the Women’s March on Washington.

Speakers include Gretchen Whitmer, Gubernatorial candidate and former State legislator, Lavonia Perryman, Former Chair of Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus, Lisa Brown, Oakland County Clerk, and many others.

Visit www.marchonlansing.org for more information.

PeaceNotes Fall 2016

The Peace Education Center has published its Fall 2016 edition of PeaceNotes. This edition includes information for the election and reports on this summer’s PeaceQuest events and 15 Years of  Weekly Peace Vigils. We also remember Alice Kocel and Maggie Hackett. Don’t miss the Alternative Holiday Sale coming up on November 19. And check out the calendar of peace and justice events, actions, and celebrations with live links giving additional information and background to some of the stories and reports!

Click here to read the PeaceNotes Fall 2016 edition in PDF format.


Alternative Holiday Sale Vendors Wanted

The Peace Education Center will be holding its annual Alternative Holiday Sale on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year the sale will be held at Edgewood United Church at 469 Hagadorn Road in East Lansing.

We still have limited spaces available for vendors. The cost for a vendor space is only $40. This provides you one six foot table and chairs. To reserve your space now, please complete the vendor information sheet and return it with your check to the Peace Education Center. The vendor form is available by clicking here.

The Alternative Holiday Sale gives the Greater Lansing community the opportunity to meet and shop with others in the peace and justice community while supporting small personal businesses, nonprofit groups, and fair trade cooperatives. Come celebrate with us in a tradition that combines holiday shopping with a true spirit of community.

Please feel free to call me at the PEC office at 517-515-5634 or send Alternative Holiday Sale inquiries via email to peaceedcenter@gmail.com.