Just in case you weren’t able to make it to ICPJ’s 2014 annual meeting, here is a video summarizing the great work ICPJ has done over the past year to promote peace and justice. Don’t forget to like the and share the video and most importantly to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
On Tuesday, April 29, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. ICPJ will be showing the film Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence followed by a panel discussion in order to change the conversation about guns and violence and look for sensible and peaceful solutions.
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The panel discussion will feature:
- Adam Zemke, State Representative
- Dr. Andrew Zweifler, Co-founder of Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence
- Rev. Bob Roth, Chaplain and Director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Michigan
- Jerry Clayton, Washtenaw County Sheriff
Produced by the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., Trigger examines the ripple effect that one shooting has on a survivor, family, community, and society. It is a story told from the perspective of those who have been directly impacted and those who are called daily to respond to this ongoing tragedy.
The documentary frames gun violence as both a disaster and a public health issue. It addresses the critical issue of gun violence prevention by moving the conversation away from the polarizing extremes that have long dominated the debate and lifting up the voice and experiences of those who seek common ground and a new way forward.
Where: First United Methodist Church Ann Arbor, 120 S. State Street, Ann Arbor. (Park in the Liberty Square Structure at 510 East Washington.)
Who: Co-Sponsored by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
Details: Email Bill (email@example.com) or call 734-663-1870.
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On Saturday, May 17, ICPJ will be co-hosting a screening of Robert Reich’s eye-opening and energizing documentary “Inequality for All”. This documentary sheds light on how devastating the widening income gap in the United States really is and the impact it has on the economy. Reich, best-selling author and professor, highlights the fact that the debilitating affects of economic inequality affects everyone of us across the country in an many ways and why this needs to change.
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with experts in the field surrounding the four major topics of in the film.
- Education: Cathy Reischl and Debi Khasnabis from U-M School of Education
- Politics: Susan Smith, President League of Woemn Voters Michigan
- Work and Wages: Jim McAsey, union organizer, with the Graduate Employees Organization
- Taxes and Wealth: Stu Dowty - Chair of Reclaim Our American Democracy
When: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: Fah’s Chapel at First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, 4001 Ann-Arbor-Saline Road,Ann Arbor.
Who: This is a joint project of the Social Justice Council, Challenging Racism, the League of Women Voters and ICPJ.
Details: This event is free and open to all. Bring a friend! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734)663-1870.
Ripples of Hope An Introduction to ICPJ
Thursday, March 27th @ Great Oak Cohousing – Common House 500 Little Lake Drive or Wednesday, April 2nd @ First Presbyterian Church 1432 Washtenaw Ave. 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m
This is a one-hour informational event to share ICPJ’s work for peace and justice in our community.
Refreshments will be served. For more information contact email@example.com or call (734)663-1870.
Join ICPJ for a screening of a deeply touching and revealing documentary, ” Our Fires Still Burn”, which depicts the contemporary state of Native American peoples living in the Midwest. Filled with powerful and inspiring stories of a true American history, Audrey Geyer’s documentary reflects the experience of a people overcoming nearly two centuries of systematic oppression and destruction.
Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to meet the filmmaker, Audrey Geyer, for an in depth discussion and debriefing session. Audrey Geyer, a University of Michigan graduate, has worked in independent film or over 15 years, having her work aired both locally and nationally. Don’t miss your chance to view this amazing film. This event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 4
TIME: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Church of the Good Shepherd, UCC, 2145 Independence Blvd, Ann Arbor
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