Honoring Frank O'Donnell & Helen Weber
Saturday, October 14 @ 5:00 pm
Cathedral Church of St. Paul — Barth Hall
4800 Woodward Ave, Detroit
PeaceBuilder Banquet honors the heart and soul of Peace Action - Frank O'Connell and Helen Weber.
Basic ticket is $45. Ask Flo Smith for alternatives.
Email Flo right away to reserve your spot(s): firstname.lastname@example.org
NO MORE HIROSHIMAS MR. TRUMP
Sunday, August 5 @ 7:00 pm
Ferndale First United Methodist Church
2231 Woodward, east side, south of 9 Mile
"Inspirations from Hiroshima"
Kim Joy Berger, Co-Founder and Coordinator of Michigan Stop The Nuclear Bombs Campaign (MISTNBC)
"Hiroshima + 73 Years: What we remember and what we've forgotten"
Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, Washington, D.C.
Kevin's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, Fox News, NSNBC, BBC-TV, and many other local, national and international radio, and television outlets.
Kevin has traveled abroad representing Peace Action and the U.S. peace movement on delegations and at conferences in Japan, Russia, China, Mexico, and Britain. He is married, with two children, and lives in Silver Springs, Maryland.
The Forgotten Issue of Nuclear Policy
CONGRESS IS CRUCIAL - We the Voters Want Real Security!
This event will present the questions you need to ask of Congressional candidates before the August 7 Primary election.
For example, "If you are elected, what will you do to make the U.S. safer and more secure? Do you support preemptive military strikes against North Korea? Do you support 'modernizing' the U.S. nuclear bombs and missiles?"
Saturday, June 16, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Barth Hall in The Cathedral Church of S. Paul
4800 Woodward at Warren in Detroit
These presenters will spark your thinking of good questions:
Kamilia Landrum, Director of Programs, Detroit NAACP
Prasad Venugopal, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, University of Detroit Mercy
Sarah O'Donnell, University of Michigan Student, The Progressive Youth Assembly
Fred Pearson, Ph.D., Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Wayne State University
We are inviting the Congressional candidates for District 9 thru 14. You will have time to ask them your questions.
Presented by Peace Action of Michigan
Detroit Branch NAACP
Michigan Coalition for Human Rights
Citizens for Peace
Jobs with Justice
Promote the Vote
Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Veterans for Peace Chapters 74 and 93
P.E.A.C.E. (Public Education And Community Engagement)
Develop Young Adults Against Nukes - email us for the latest progress.
We bring experts to discuss strategies for peacemaking. Dan Zak, author of Almighty, spoke in 2017. Professor Juan Cole, University of Michigan, was the 2016 headliner. This is named after Al Fishman and Dr. Gene Perrin who were activists and Board Members for decades.
Every August 6, we commemorate the first use of nuclear weapons to remind our state of their power to bring about nuclear winter. Speakers have include Sister Megan Rice, a prophet of peace at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and our own Prasad Venugopal, Professor of Physics at University of Detroit Mercy.
Labor Day Parade
This fall Banquet honors PeaceBuilders. We have saluted Motoko Huthwaite who shares her experiences of being "the other" in World War II, Selma Good who started Westside Mothers for Welfare Rights, and Dr. Al and Harriet Saperstein who have campaigned for nuclear disarmament and fair housing. World renown musician Spence Barefield provided the music in 2017.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's Great Speech on War and Peace
We attracted more than 150 people, double the number of 2016 participants, to the Reading of "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence." Longtime justice advocates Gloria House and Aljosie Aldrich Harding, whose late husband Vincent Harding wrote MLK's speech, set the context. The Detroit City Council gave "Spirit of Detroit" Awards to Peace Action and allies.
The evening's event went on line so there were 4,000 hits on beliefnet and patheos. We facilitated readings at another eight sites. The 2018 focus will be on enabling teachers to hold Readings.
Phyllis Bennis, "Resisting Trump's Foreign Policy; Diplomacy...Not War"
Sponsored by The Huntington Woods Peace Group supported by Peace Action, February 26
Dan Zak, author of Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age
March for Science and Climate Action Day - Detroit, Memorial Day Parade - Ferndale
Ban the Bomb - Eastern Market, Labor Day Detroit Parade - Detroit
We joined michigancoalitiontopreventgunviolence.org
Sister Megan Rice, Peace Prophet at Oak Ridge, TN nuclear bomb plant.
"None of us is out of prison as long as one nuclear bomb exists."
Letters to the Editor in the Detroit Free Press
"Trump's exit from Paris Climate Accord is bad news for our American troops"
"Time to negotiate with North Korea"
"Trump's Afghanistan Strategy Won't Work"
Advocacy via Visits with Congress, Emails, Phone Calls, Faxes, etc.
*Sponsor S. 200 to restrict the first use of nuclear weapons by a U.S. President. "There are no right hands for wrong weapons." - Ban Ki-Moon
*Oppose the Obama and Trump Administration plans to spend $1 trillion over 30 years to modernize our nuclear arsenal. Support SANE, Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures.
*Eliminate Pentagon waste and demand the Department of Defense be audited.
*Reject the huge increases in Pentagon spending proposed by the President Trump and the House Republicans.
*Sponsor "The People's Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance," Congressional Progressive Caucus.
*Support legislation to prevent war on North Korea.