“Write for Rights”Annual Event, December 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join in the Amnesty International letter writing/signing event, held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, 855 Grove Street, East Lansing (across the street from the East Lansng Public Library).

This is the eighth year participating in the Write for Rights effort by Amnesty International USA. Letters of support are already prepared to sign for persons whose human rights are being abused. Greeting cards will also be ready to sign. There will be information sheets about the individuals who have been selected as well as those who have been freed. For a link to this year’s international effort, go to …http://write.amnestyusa.org/cases/….where you can also send your personal online letter!

The event will include an “Appetizer & Dessert” potluck, conversation, and updates on local and international peace efforts.

If you are part of the Peace & Justice groups invited to this event, Welcome! And if you are not with any specific group, please know you are welcome too! Please feel free to share this invitation with your peace loving friends.

Vigil to End Gun Violence, December 9, State Capitol

The Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence is holding a candle light vigil on Wednesday, December 9, at 5 p.m. at the State Capitol in Lansing to commemorate victims of gun violence. The vigil coincides with the third anniversary of Sandy Hook and commemorates the 90,000 American victims of gun violence since 2013. This will provide an opportunity to Unite, Reflect, and Act with words and music.

The vigil will take place at the same time as the National Vigil in Washington, D.C. sponsored by Newtown Action Alliance, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence and States United to Prevent Gun Violence.Over 30 events are scheduled nationwide.

Follow the Michigan Coalition on Facebook at Facebook.com/MichiganCoalitionToPreventGunViolence.

World Human Rights Day Event, Dec. 6, 2015

World Human Rights Day

The Greater Lansing United Nations Association is hosting an event for World Human Rights Day on Sunday, December 6, from 4-6 p.m. The event will be at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing. There will be presentations about human rights issues in countries around the world, including B’hrain, Mauritania, Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan. Dr. David Wiley will provide a brief presentation on the human rights work of the United Nations Association.

The event will include light refreshments and opportunities for conversation with some of the MSU Humphrey Fellows of 2015-2016.

There is no charge to attend! Plenty of free parking!

More information can be found on the Greater Lansing UN Association website at www.gluna.org.

Fiesta Pequeña 2015

Join Mid-Michigan Immigration Coalition for FIESTA PEQUENA 2015 on Sunday, November 15, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove Street in East Lansing. This is the annual fund-raiser in support of Educando Vidas, which provides scholarships to needy children in Antigua, Guatemala to attend school. The event starts at 6:00 p.m.

Suggested donation is $10. ($1 to $100+ welcome.)

6:00 p.m.
  • Sale of Mayan Women’s Handcrafts
  • Refreshments: sandwiches, veggies, sweets, and cider.
  • Kathy Lovell entertains on Marimba, the national instrument of Guatemala
  • Resource table on humanitarian work at the US-Mexico border, immigration reform actions in Michigan, and more
7:00 p.m.
  • Video update on Educando Vidas students and program from coordinator Vilma Garcia Garcia
  • “The Train of Nightmares,” a short video on immigration from Central America through Mexico with discussion following

8:30 - 9:00 p.m. Afterglow — conversation, shopping, sharing

Donations toward children’s education are welcome. $100 is enough to support one child for one year in school, providing tuition, books, school supplies, a uniform, shoes, and a backpack. Advance donations gratefully accepted. Checks should be made payable to: Lansing Church of the Brethren with “Educando” noted on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:
Lansing Church of the Brethren
3020 S. Washington Ave
Lansing , MI 48910


The Fiesta Pequeña is a project of the Mid-Michigan Immigration Coalition (MMIC)

Further information:  517-351-4081 ext 2#  or  office@uulansing.org