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November
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1997
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Send items for the December Peace & Justice Calendar by Nov. 15 to: AGENDA, 220 S. Main St., Ann Arbor Ml 48104. Amnesty International Community Group meets at 7 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of every month at the Guild House, 802 MonroeSt. 662-5189 Amnesty International Group 61 meets at 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month at the Mich. Union Welker Room. 6680660 Ann Arbor Tenants Union hosts "Tenant Talk," a half-hour radio show which discusses issues of concern to local renters. Every Tuesday, 6:30-7 pm, WCBN 88.3 FM. 763-3500 The Baby Book Club will benefit from Borders Book Days, Nov. 79, when they will receive a portion from sales on those days. The Baby Book Club promotes the importance of reading by distributing free children's books. 6636248 Citizen's Resistance at Fermi Two (CRAFT) meets at 7 pm on Nov. 10 in St. Mary Conference Center, 502 W. Elm, Monroe Ml. CommunityAction Network hosts their 2nd Annual Celebrity Fashion Extravaganza featuring African-inspired designs by Cathy Baldwin, at 7 pm on Nov. 15 at Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Drive; silent auction at 6 pm. Ticket cost: $25. 9731183 Free Mumia CoalitionAnti Racist Action Pan África on the Move will speak at 1 pm on Nov. 15 at the Inter Co-operative Council Ed. Center, 1522 Hill St. The MOVE organization is strongly involved in the struggle to libérate all political prisoners including Mumia Abu-Jamal currently on death row in Pensylvannia. 913-9538 Foundation tor Ethics and Meaning will discuss "The Megiddo Project" at 7:30 pm on Nov. 1 9 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1917 Washtenaw. This global Peace Action is intended to begin next April in Israel atthe site of "Armageddon" (Har Megeddon means in Hebrew, hill of Megiddo). A Charter is being organized for people who want to particípate in a "model peace meeting" dealing with the war system as a whole and what s needed to make peace in the world. 663-8997 Guild House hosts "Sexuality and Spirituality : Exploring the Connections," a discussion group for lesbians, bisexual and transgender folks facilitated by members of the community every Thursday 78 pm at 802 Monroe St. 662-51 89 Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice: Nov. 3: "Crop Hunger Walk InGathering of Pledges." Collection of donations to local and international hunger relief. Open house style, 5-7 pm, ICPJ office, 730 Tappan. 663-1870 Nov 1 1: "Close the Schools of the America Send-Off." Showing of "Roses in December," a film about four U.S. churchwomen raped and murderedinEISalvadorbygraduates of the U.S. Army School of the Americas in Fort Benning, GA. Send-off for the local delegation to Georgia to the nationwide gathering (Nov. 13-16) to close the school where Latin American military are trained in death squad tactics and torture techniques. 7:30 pm, First Baptist Church, 51 2 E. Huron. 663-1870 Nov. 7. "Zionism at 1 00-National Liberation and Colonialism." Talk by Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, chair of Dept. of Psychology at Israel's Haifa Univ. and author and editor of numerous books including "Original Sins: Reflections of the History of Zionism and Israel." 7.30 pm, Angelí Hall Aud.C. 6631870 Nov. 13: "Land Mines Ban Bus." Traveling exhibition of photographs, video and slides shown by speakers from six countries where land mines have had devastating effects. Speakers include Mary Wareham, the Co-ordiantor of the U.S. Campaign to Ban Land Mines (which is part of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign). Cali for times and locations. 663-1870 Nov. 18: "Non-Violent Action for Racial Justice Meeting." Coalition of community groups working to reclaim community in the face of hate. 7 pm, Community Center, 625 N. Main St. 663-1870 Nov. 19: "The Garbage Truck 10 Years Later." Ann Arbor-Juigalpa Sister City Sister Committee slide show by Torn Rieke and Kurt Berggren on their recent trip to Nicaragua commemorating their Oct. '87 trip when they drove down the garbage truck that was Ann Arbor's first gift to Juigalpa. 7:30 pm, Guild House, 802 Monroe. 663-1870 Michigan Amigos de Guatemala will host a talk about "Refugees Returning to Guatemala" at 7:309 pm on Nov. 29 at St. Mary's Student Parish, 331 Thompson. Sue Ellen Kingsley, who lived in a village of returned refugees, will show slides, talk about her experience and answer questions. Michigan Amigos de Guatelmala is the local chapter of the Guatemala Accompaniment Project which provides the security of international scrutiny for refugees returning to live in Guatemala. 663-3338 Nigeria Democracy Movement will host a talk entitled "A Daughter of Nigeria's Democracy Movement Speaks" at 8 pm on Nov. 1 3 at Room 1 00 in the Law School. In 1993 Chief Moshood Abiola won a legitímate presidential election in Nigeria. He has been jailed since 1994 for protesting the military government's refusal to recognize the election. His daughter Hafsat, a Harvard gradúate and an activist in her own right will speak on Nigeria's democracy movement, the environmental devastation in Nigeria caused by oil drilling, and her own family. Amanda 913-0394 Peace Education CenterAbolition 2000 presents a conference entitled "Restoring a Nuclear-Free Great Lakes Basin" from 9 am-5 pm on Nov. 8 at Michigan State University's Union Ballroom n East Lansing. Workshops, speakers (including Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr.), luncheon. Cost is $25. 517-337-8087 Peace InSight will hold a video planning meeting at 8 pm on Nov. 4 at Espresso Royale Caffe, 21 4 S. Main. Have you videotaped a speaker or an event on a peace, social justice or other politically progressive topic you'd like to cablecast on Peace Insight? Need some help editing? Drop by the meeting or cali and leave a message. Cindy 761-7749 Peace Insight's programs are cablecast on Cable Channel 9, Community Televison Network. Nov. 4-9."Michael Moore-The Big One." Moore talks about the making of his latest documentary and how the "great economie recovery" we keep hearing about in the news isn't universally true across the country among all workers. 7 pm on Tue., 6 pm on Fri., and 2 pm on Sun. Nov. 6. "Live Call-ln." Hosted by Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice President Thom Saffold. 9 pm (recablecast Nov. 10 at 5 pm). Nov. 1 -6:"Activism in Ann Arbor, 1997." A look at local activism in the past year in Washtenaw County. 7 pm on Tue., 6 pm on Fri., and 2 pm on Sun. Nov. 18-23: "Welfare Reform in Michigan." Tape of Sept. 24, 1 997 panel discussion at St. Mary's Student Parish. 7 pm on Tue., 6 pm on Fri., and 2 pm on Sun. Nov. 25-30: "Reflections Facing the New year 5758." Tape of Oct. 5, 1 997 talk by Jewish Liberation Theologist, Dr. Mare Ellis. 7 pm on Tue., 6 pm on Fri., and 2 pm on Sun. Revolutionary Anti-lmperialist League (RAIL) presents the video, "The Deadly Deception," the story of the Tuskeegee experiments on Black men Nov. 6. RAIL wül also show the video, "Incident at Oglala" on Nov. 20. Both movies show at 7 pm at Trotter House, 1443 Washtenaw. SAFE House presents "Domestic Violence: The Community Response," a series of seminars held on the second Tuesday of each month f rom 12-2 pm at SAFE House, 4100 Clark Rd. 973-0242 2020 Vision S.E. Michigan will hold their monthly meeting at 9:30-1 1:30 am on Nov. 1 at 310 S. Ashley to discuss this month's peaceenvironmental action. Shana 332-1106 Welfare Rights Union always needs help cooking and serving chicken dinners ($5 a meal), to raise f unds every Friday from 1 -7 pm at the Hikone Community Center. 973-3031 Women's International League for Peace and FreedomAnn Arbor-Ypsilanti Branch (WILPF) has their monthly membership meeting at 7 pm on Nov. 3 at Bach School, 600 W. Jefferson St. The agenda includes a presentation by the Welfare Rights Union. 761-7967

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