Thursday, October 2, 2008

People: Get Your Peace On!

While Wall Street melts down, people and progressive activists must still keep things together for the sake of the country. We must continue our work addressing serious peace and justice issues facing our communities. Below is a listing of events -- bundled as "Peace Week" -- that will take place in the Greater Lansing (Michigan) area during the days, October 4 - 9, 2008.

So check out the schedule and get your Peace on! Hope to see you at these events!


Saturday, October 4, 2008

"Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free,A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy"
with Dr. Arjun Makhijani, Nuclear Engineer
at Michigan State University's Berkey Hall, Room 110,
on Grand River Avenue, East Lansing Michigan

Currently, Michigan and U.S. energy policy is at the center of legislative agendas as well as Presidential Campaigns. Please plan to attend these timely and important forums.Arjun Makhijani is President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research in Takoma Park, Maryland. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley in 1972, specializing in nuclear fusion. A recognized authority on energy issues, Dr. Makhijani is the author and co-author of numerous reports and books on energy and environment related issues. He was the principal author of the first study of the energy efficiency potential of the US economy published in 1971. He is the author of Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy (2007).

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cost of War Exhibit in Lansing's Old Town

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
1310 Turner Street,
Lansing, Michigan

The "Cost of War" national exhibit features 10 cloth banners, attached to five 12-foot stands emphasizing the cost of the Iraq War ($720 million a day) and what the money could buy. It will be on display on Sunday, October 5th and again on November 2nd. The event is co-sponsored by the Red Cedar Friends Meeting and Goldenrod Distribution, as well as the Peace Education Center, Greater Lansing Network Against War & Injustice, and Edgewood United Church.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Potluck Peace Dinner featuring the Wheels of Justice
6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church,
215 N. Capitol, Lansing, Michigan

The community is invited to a community potluck dinner with Greater Lansing's peace community. The Peace Education Center is hosting the potluck at Central United Methodist Church in Lansing. Guests from the Wheels of Justice tour will be the special guests: Dan Pearson, co-coordinator for Voices of Creative Nonviolence, and Ceylon Mooney, former co-coordinator for Voices in the Wilderness and co-founder of the Wheels of Justice. Local peace groups will be welcome to report on their activities, as well.

Join us for an engaging evening and enjoy dinner -- and still have time to get home to watch the presidential debates!

The event is free and open to the public. Please bring a dish to pass if possible.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Wheels of Justice: Discussion Peace & Nonviolent Resistance
10 a.m. at Lansing Community College,
Arts & Sciences Room 205B,
Lansing, Michigan

Also on Wednesday Evening:

7 p.m., Michigan State University's
International Center, Room 303,
East Lansing, Michigan

The Wheels of Justice tour will stop at Lansing Community College and Michigan State University's International Center (Room 303). The guest speakers will talk about their first-hand experience seeing and living with war, terror, and occupation in Iraq and Palestine. Speakers include Dan Pearson, the co-coordinator for Voices for Creative Non-Violence, who also works for the Catholic Worker Community in Chicago, and Ceylon Mooney, the former co-coordinator of Voices in the Wilderness and co-founder of the Wheels of Justice. The venues will allow for an intimate and lively discussion of the issues.

Thursday, October 9th
Cluster Bomb Survivors' Tour
7 p.m. at Michigan Statue University's Kedzie Hall

Speakers from Afghanistan and Lebanon as well as the mother of a U.S. marine killed by a U.S. cluster munition will be featured in the Cluster Bomb Survivors' Tour.

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