Four important local events are scheduled in April on the topics of mass incarceration; Michigan and climate change; and race, power, and privilege, as well as the Peace Education Center annual meeting. More information is provided below.
Keep Making Peace 2016, “Mass Incarceration, Locked In, Locked Up, Locked Out”
April 16, 2016, 9am-4pm, University United Methodist Church, East Lansing, Michigan.
There are Americans who are locked in by poverty, racism and structural systems. Those Americans are likely to be locked up in prisons that fail to be “correctional systems.” Once out of prison, those Americans are likely to be locked out of jobs and families. How can we set the prisoners free – free to learn and earn, love and be loved? Rochelle Riley will be the keynote speaker and workshop leader. On Friday evening, April 15, there is a soup supper and screening of the documentary “Breaking Down the Box” with a discussion to follow. More information and registration can be found at www.msuwesley.org/kmp2016.
Earth Day Week Event
Michigan and Climate Change: Does the UN Paris Agreement Go Far Enough? And How Can we UNravel Resistance to Positive Climate Change Action?
April 21, 2016, 7:00 pm, University United Methodist Church, 1120 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, Michigan
David Gard, Senior consultant with 5 Lakes Energy, and Tom Stanton, from the National Regulatory Research Institute, will offer some insights and lead a discussion.
This event is presented by the Greater Lansing Chapter of the UN Association of USA.
The event is free and open to the public; free parking at the church.
Click on the link for more information http://gluna.org/resources/GL-UNA%20Earth%20Day%20Flier%20-%20Tom%20Stanton%20and%20David%20Gard%20-%20final%20.pdf or contact GLUNA Board Member Bob Barnhart at 517-896-2850.
Pax Christi Michigan State Conference
“Breaking the Silence: Confronting Race, Power and Privilege”
April 23, 2016, at Cristo Rey Church, Miller Road, Lansing, Michigan
Details and registration can be found at www.paxchristimi.org/#!2016-state-conference/c147w.
PEC Annual Membership Meeting and Community Potluck
April 30, 4-7pm, University United Methodist Church, 1120 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, Michigan
The annual membership meeting and potluck dinner is a time for PEC members, volunteers, and donors a well as peace supporters and activists to get together. The PEC will present updates on its activities. The Peacemaker of the Year award will also be presented. Please bring a dish to pass. If you need additional information, please email email@example.com or calling the office at 517-515-5634.