Events

Ground the Drones

Date: Nov 8th 2014, 1-4:30pm  |  Challenge  |  News

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Reaper Drones, like those piloted by remote control nearby in Battle Creek, have killed thousands of civilians, terrorized entire populations, and increased the atmosphere of fear and hatred in the Middle East.

It is time for us to tell our leaders– and our neighbors– that it is time to Ground the Drones and seek more productive, nonviolent alternatives.

1:00pm-2:00pm

Nonviolent Demonstration Battle Creek

Air National Guard Base 3367 W. Dickman Rd.

A peaceful gathering at the gates of the base where drones are remotely piloted. We will ask our friends and neighbors at the base to end their participation in drone warfare and we will call for an end to war and for the development of peaceful alternatives.

2:30pm-4:30pm

Lend Your Voice,
Plan the Movement!
1st United Methodist Church 111 E. Michigan in Battle Creek

Join the conversation about how to continue speaking out against drone warfare. We will discuss strategies and next steps for reaching out to our leaders and to the public, in the name of finding peaceful alternatives to drones. Light Supper will be provided.

(From the base, drive 3 miles east on Dickman Rd. Turn Left on Capital SW. East Michigan will be the 3rd right.)

For more info, call (269) 492.1206. or email peacehouse@peacehousekzoo.org.To learn more about drones go to www.vcnv.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Kim Redigan Recounts Recent Human Rights Mission to U.S.-Mexico Border/2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 31, 2019/Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery/Detroit

Sponsored by MCHR; Citizens for Peace; Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit & Swords into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery 

Detroit activist Kim Redigan recently traveled to the Mexico-U.S. border at Tijuana, where she witnessed the trauma imposed by an immigration system that criminalizes asylum seekers. In her first-hand account, Kim will talk of people fleeing the violence of poverty, civil war and the long history of U.S. intervention.

2:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Swords into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery
33 E. Adams
Detroit, Mich.  48226
(At Woodward/Just west of Comerica Park)

Free admission.
Public welcome.

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April 14, 2019, MCHR Annual Dinner at Marygrove College, Keynote Speaker is U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Reception: 4 p.m. Dinner: 5 p.m.

The MCHR Annual Dinner will be held April 14, 2018 at Marygrove College in Detroit.

U.S. House Representative Rashida Tlaib will deliver the keynote address.

MCHR will also recognize several individuals and groups for their human rights activism:
  • Lifetime Achievement Award — Sam Stark and Kae Halonen
  • Organization Award — East Michigan Environmental Council (EMEAC)
  • Youth Activist Award — Jonathon Roberts
  • Special Recognition — Colombian GM Workers

For more information on tickets, sponsorships or dinner program advertising, contact Chantelle Yancy at MCHRDinner2019@gmail.com or 313-775-0442.

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