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Amnesty International Community Group meets at 7 pm on the second Sunday (April 12) and fourth Sunday (April 26) of every month at the Guild House, 802 Monroe St. 662-5189 Amnesty International Group 61 meets at 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday (April 1 4) of every month at the Mich. Union Welker Room. 668-0660 Ann Arbor Tenante Union hosts "Tenant Talk," a half-hour radio show which discusses issues of concern to local renters. Every Tuesday, 6-6:30 pm, WCBN 88.3 FM. 763-3500 Citizens' Resistance at Fermi Two (CRAFT) meets on the second Tue. (April 14) of every month at 7 pm at St. Mary's Conference Center, 502 W. Elm, Monroe. 734-457-0359 Gray Panthers of Huron Valley holds their regular membership meeting on Saturday, April 4. A video will be shown of a recent talk in Ann Arbor by award-winning journalist Suzanne Gordon, author of Life Support in an Era of Corporate Health Care. Gray Panthers is an intergenerational group dedicated to improving life for people of all ages. Ref reshments. All invited. 1 0 am-1 2:30 pm, A2 Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 6636248 Guild House hosts "Sexuality and Spirituality: Exploring the Connections," a discussion group for lesbíans, bisexual andtransgenderfolksfacilitatedbymembers of the community every Thursday, 7-8 pm at 802 Monroe St. 662-5189 Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice Fri., April 3: Disarmament Working Group meeting. Topic: Raise awareness of U.S. weapons of mass destruction: biological, chemical and nuclear. Noon, ICPJ office, Memorial Church, 730 Tappan. 663-1870 Sal, April 4: 1998 Unity Rally for Racial Justice: Community-wide evsnt on the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Storytelling and songs by Pat Vereen-Dixon at 630 pm at Wheeler Pa rkon Depot St.;candlelitprocession through downtown, leaving Wheeler Park by 7 pm; gathering at First United Methodist Church, 1 20 S. State at 7:30 pm fora program including Dr. King's "Beyond Vietnam" speech, local musicians Rhonda Williams, PaulTinkerhess, Skip Turner and speaker Mattie Jones. Bring a candle, turn on porchlights in support. Free vans from Michigan Union, 5:40-6:30 pm. 663-1870 Sun., April 5: Middle East Task Force meeting. Topic: Ending sanctions on Iraq. 1:30 pm, ICPJ office, Memorial Church, 730 Tappan. 663-1870 Thu., April 9: Racial & Economie Justice Task Force meeting. Topic: Bringing the "Peace Factory" interactive experience for children to A2 n May, 1 2-1 :30 pm, ICPJ office, Memorial Church, 730 Tappan. 663-1870 Tue., April 14: "Ann Arbor's Newest Sister Church in Nicaragua." Slide show and talk by Susan King, Ann Arbor Hunger Coalition Coördinator, and others from the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation's March delegation to Catarina, Nicaragua. 7:30 pm, First Baptist Church, Memorial Lounge, 512 E. Huron. 663-1870 Wed., April 1 5: Ann Arbor-Juigalpa Sister City Committee meeting. Topic: Lending project in Juigalpa, Nicaragua. 7:30 pm, Guild House, 802 Monroe. 6631870 Fri., April 17: Oisarmament Working Group meeting. Topic: Educational efforts in congregations about nuclear weapons. ICPJ office, Memorial Church, 730 Tappan. 663-1870 Tue., April 21 : Nonviolent Action for Racial Justice Coalition meeting. Topic: Follow-up on the April 4 Unity Rally for Racial Justice. 7 pm, A2 Comrnunity Center, 625 N.Main. 663-1870 Thu., April 23: Racial & Economie JusticeTaskForce meeting. Topic: Bringing the "Peace Factory" interactive experience for children to A2 in May. Noon1:30 pm, ICPJ office, Memorial Church, 730 Tappan. 663-1870 Sat., April 25: Close the School of the Americas Send-off. Vans and carpools leave for Washington DC for SOA Watch rally at the White House and vigil at the Capitol to close the U.S. Army school responsible for teaching death sqiiad tactics and torture techniques to Latin American soldiers. Cali for time and location. 663-1870 Peace InSight will hold a video planning meeting at 8 pm on Tue., April 7 at Espresso Royale Caffe, 214 S. Main. Are you interested in peace, social justice, and other politically progressive ideas? Are you involved in video production (or would like to be)? Drop by the meeting or cali and leave a message for Cindy at 761 - 7749. Peace InSight's programs are cablecast on Cable Channel 9, Community Televison Network: "Live Call-ln." Hosted by Thom Saffold, Pres. of the InterfaithCouncilfor Peace & Justice. 9 pm on 2 Thu., recablecast at 5 pm on 6 Mon. "Indonesia & East Timor: Tyranny 6 Resistance." Video of speakers: Nina Maria da Costa, a refugee from East Timor and advocate n Australia, and Jeff Ballinger, founder of Press for Change. 7 pm on 7 Tue., 6 pm on 1 0 Fri., and 2 pm on 12 Sun. "PREVENTTeach-ln:OpposeSanctions Against Iraq." Exerptsfrom the Feb 7 rally and Teach-ln about the current state of the Iraqi people and the possibility of Gulf War II. 7 pm on 1 4 Tue., 6 pm on 17 Fri., and 2 pm on 19 Sun. "The Nation's Public Schools - How Good (or Bad) are They?" Video of panel discussion. 7 pm on 21 Tue., 6 pm on 24 Fri., and 2 pm on 26 Sun. "The U.N., Sustainable DevelopmentEliminationofLandmlnes."Oct.21, 1997 talk by Professor Michael Russell Rip, MSU. 7 pm on 28 Tue., 6 pm on Fri. May 1 , and 2 pm on Sun., May 3. SAFE House presents "Being An Ally: What Men Can Do To Stop Domestic Violence," as part of a series of seminars held on the second Tuesday (April 1 4) of each month from noon-2 pm at SAFE House, 4100 Clark Rd. 973-0242 2020 Vision meets on the first Saturday of every other month at 310 S. Ashleyfrom 9:30-11 am.Theirnext meeting will be on May 2. 2020 Vision is a nonprofit, grassroots peaceenvironmental organization which sends postcards each month to subscribers detailing one action they can do that month to save the earth or promote peace. 332-1106 U-M Campaign to Ban Land Mines presents a talk by Paul Piatti of the Vietnam Veterans' Federation of America (WFA) on the large number of land mines around the world, the impact they have on civilian populations, and the status of the Ottawa treaty to ban land mines. Tue., April 7, 7:30 pm, Anderson Room D, Mich. Union. 763-1869 Welfare Rights Union works through education, advocacy and action on poverty issues. Office hours are on Fridays, 10:30 am-noon. 973-3031 WalkieTalkie a free weekly email calendar of political and service events involving over 80 student and community groups, seeks your news and ' mation and your interest and curiosity. Contact: The Ypsiianti Campaign for Equality exists specifically to support and defend the city of Ypsilanti's nondiscrimination ordinance which was passed by City Council in Dea, 1997, but which now faces a public vote due to a petition drive conducted by the anti-gay group COST. Cali for April activities. 480-7698


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