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Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
~Kurt Vonnegut
Thursday, September 07, 2006

Michigan Peaceworks Announcements

Here are some peace-related events in and around Washtenaw County, courtesy of Michigan Peaceworks:

Michigan Peaceworks
120 1/2 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. 734-761-5922.


The Community Calendar is provided as a community service of Michigan Peaceworks (MPW). The following events are not necessarily endorsed by MPW. If you have an event of interest to our audience, send an announcement (maximum two paragraphs) to at least one week in advance of the event.

Protest Bush in Clarkston Michigan TOMORROW
Friday September 8
11am -
Oakland County airport on the (south side of M-59)
Gather on the public easement directly across from the airport exit on M-59 between the sidewalk and M-59.

Oakland County International Airport
6500 Highland Road
Waterford, Michigan, USA, 48327-1607
Phone: 248-666-3900
Fax: 248-666-3341

For more info. contact:
Bruce Fealk, 248-652-8781

Unveiled: Stories from the Lives of Muslim Women is a performance piece that explores the mysterious lives behind the veil. This piece uncovers, for Western society, the personal lives, inner struggles and triumphs of Islamic Women, by providing an illuminating tapestry connecting all, through the threads of humanity. You will laugh, perhaps cry but for certain walk away from the experience with a clearer picture of the women who walk within your midst, veiled.

Monday, September 11, 2006 8PM
Eastern Michigan University
Roosevelt Hall Auditorium

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 8PM
Arab American Museum, Dearborn
Tickets: General $8, Student $5
(Tickets will not be sold at the door)
Tickets can be purchased at The EMU Convocation Center Box Office 799 North Hewitt Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
M-F 9-5 734- 487-2282

You can also contact for tickets.

Michigan Peaceworks' Youth Activist Network

September 13th has been designated the day for students, en masse, to opt out of recruiters' databases (the No Child Left Behind Act legally obligates public schools to turn over contact information for high school students to military recruiters; see below). It will be a day when high school students pledge to not to go to war and kill.

High school activists will carry stacks of opt-out forms to school on that day and encourage their peers to fill them out and turn them in to the school office.

Join and support high school students in this day of mass opting-out of inclusion in military recruiters' databases.

- Download the Ann Arbor Public Schools' opt-out forms here.
- Download generic opt-out forms here.
- Download handbills publicizing Opt-Out Day here.
- Download fliers publicizing Opt-Out Day here.

For more information or assistance call the Michigan Peaceworks office at 734-761-5922.

An Inconvenient Truth
The critically acclaimed film on Global Warming

Free Admission
2 Show Times:
September 13th at 7:00 pm & September 14th at 7:00 pm

Clinton Theater
132 W. Michigan Avenue in Clinton, Michigan
Phone: 517-456-4315

Sponsored by Lenawee Peacemakers, CANOPAS and
Manchester Area People for Peace (MAPP)

One United Michigan presents...

Michigan Women's Summit 2006
What's at Stake for Michigan Families

Friday, September 15, 2006
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lunch provided.

The Michigan Women's Summit 2006: What's at Stake for Michigan Families will call women to action about issues we all care about – improving women’s health care, economic status and educational opportunities.

Join in discussions and workshops to learn more about how affirmative action programs in Michigan have created opportunities for women that benefit all of our families.

Various locations.

Prospects for Peace:
Conflict Resolution in the Middle East

Robert F. Kline lecture features:
Juan Cole
Professor, History, University of Michigan
Author of Informed Comment Blog and

Helena Cobban
Journalist , Christian Science Monitor
Author of Just World News Blog

Cobban and Cole have been at the forefront in translating the complex forces in the Middle East to nonexpert citizens.

Sunday, September 17, 2006
4:00 pm
; Reception to follow

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation
4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd
Suggested Donation $10-25 Sliding Scale
For more information call 734-665-6158.

Come celebrate America's wild lands, wild waters, and wild lives with Walkin' Jim Stoltz and special guests Kitty Donohoe, Matt Watroba and the Long Hairz Collective. Enjoy an evening of stunning photography, live music and stories, and action information from over two dozen wilderness advocacy organizations.

The concert will be held at Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building - Towsley Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan on September 18, 2006. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. The concert starts at 7:00 pm.

This event is free and open to the public. To obtain your FREE TICKET to the Ann Arbor show, call (734) 973-9161 or email Tickets will also be available at the door while the supply lasts.

Ride-sharing and alternative transportation are appreciated.

For more information, call Jeannine or Dale at (734) 971-5870.

An Evening with Carrie Newcomer

Quaker singer-songwriter and activist

Sept. 22, 2006
The Ark / Ann Arbor, MI / 734-761-1451

Newcomer has been telling stories and blending diverse musical styles for nearly two decades, influenced by "singing poets" as well as by the R&B and rock 'n' roll she heard growing up within the range of Chicago's radio waves. Described as one of the definitive voices of the Heartland, the Indiana native sings of the small joys and pains in life, emphasizing the little moments that are often taken for granted.

Washtenaw County Democracy for America presents:

"Iraq for Sale": The War Profiteers

Sunday October 8, 3 pm
Pittsfield Charter Township Hall

6201 W.Michigan Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

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