Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery

Location

33 E. Adams
Detroit
,
Michigan
48226
,
US

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Past Events

Tuesday
Oct
1
2019
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7pm
7pm
Please join us to hear Dr. Fran Shor give a powerpoint presentation based on his forthcoming book, Weaponized Whiteness: The Constructions and Deconstructions of White Identity Politics. This talk will explore the long history of racist currents in American gun violence, as well as recent challenges to these racist currents from Black Lives Matter to The March for Our Lives. Fran Shor is a Professor Emeritus of History at Wayne State University. He is the author of four books, including the forthcoming Weaponized Whiteness.
Saturday
Sep
21
2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11am-2pm
11am-2pm
The Huntington Woods Peace, Citizenship & Education Project is planning a Celebration of International Peace Day on Saturday, September 21st at The Swords into Plowshares Gallery. It will take place from 11:00am to 2pm and it is called The Possibility of Peace – A Detroit Celebration of International Peace Day. We would love to have your participation. Please join us and represent your group by bringing a reading, a poem or a song to inspire peace. At 12 noon we will join in the Minute of Silence/Moment of Peace which is happening in each time zone, resulting in a “Peace Wave” around the world. This will be followed by further poetry readings and a ukulele sing-a-long. We will then march to Campus Martius and back or gather at the corner of Adams and Woodward to pass out literature or handouts to those passing by while displaying our peace signs
Wednesday
Jul
31
2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 10am
10am
Julie Beutel Singer, song-leader, guitarist, teacher, activist & mother Julie Beutel is a Detroit native. She has traveled in several countries in Europe and Central America, working with Witness for Peace in Nicaragua during the war for almost 2 years. She sings at coffeehouses, concerts, fundraisers, funerals, memorial services, weddings, schools, libraries, senior centers, and house concerts. She has sung in jails, subway stations in Europe, soup kitchens, bars, nursing homes, churches, trains, plays, and peace marches. She has sung at the bedside of dying friends. She sang to a crowd of over 20,000 in DC (part of an anti-nuclear march), and once sang to 248 empty chairs. (There were two people in the audience.) She has hosted more than 55 house concerts in her home featuring local acoustic musicians, and has led sacred singing/drumming circles. Julie is not afraid to address painful, awkward, controversial or funny issues in the songs she sings. She especially loves the chance to sing what she passionately feels is the truth. Upcoming Events at Peace Cafe August 7: Jim Bizer - guitar and vocal August 21: Bill Meyer - piano and vocals
Wednesday
Jul
24
2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
Come together for a time and place to kick back and relax with friends at our new Peace Cafe in the gallery for a summer series of five evenings of free entertainment in a coffeehouse setting. Each evening in the series will include live music by local musicians with a light meal of soup and bread with coffee, tea and lemonade. Featuring Rev. Robert Jones, Sr, a native Detroiter and an inspirational storyteller and musician celebrating the history, humor and power of American Roots music. His deep love for traditional African American and American traditional music is shared in live performances that interweave timeless stories with original and traditional songs. As an ordained minister and a Baptist pastor, he has an unwavering faith in the cultural importance of sacred and traditional American roots music. For more than thirty years he has entertained and educated audiences of all ages in schools, colleges, libraries, union halls, prisons, churches and civil rights organizations. At the heart of his message is the belief that our cultural diversity tells a story at should celebrate, not just tolerate. Future Peace Cafe July 31: Julie Beutel - guitar and vocal August 7: Jim Bizer - guitar and vocal August 21: Bill Meyer - piano and vocals All programs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., music beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Jul
17
2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
A time and place to kick back and relax with friends at our new Peace Cafe in the gallery for a summer series of five evenings of free entertainment in a coffeehouse setting. Each evening in the series will include live music by local musicians with a light meal of soup and bread with coffee, tea and lemonade. FIRST PROGRAM: July 17: Jahra Michelle McKinney - vocal, with Bill Meyer - piano July 24: Robert Jones - guitar and vocal July 31: Julie Beutel - guitar and vocal August 7: Jim Bizer - guitar and vocal August 21: Bill Meyer - piano and vocals All programs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., music beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday
Mar
31
2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2pm
2pm
Kim Redigan, a Meta Peace Team activist, traveled to the Mexico-US border to witness the trauma imposed by an immigration system that criminalizes asylum seekers. She will bring stories of people fleeing violence of poverty, civil war and a long history of U.S. intervention. Co-sponsors: Citizens for Peace, Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit, WILPF, Swords into Plowshare Peace Gallery, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.
Sunday
Oct
14
2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 10am-5pm
10am-5pm
This is the 50th anniversary year of the My Lai massacre, which was one of the most horrific incidents of violence committed against unarmed civilians during the Vietnam War. In the spirit of exposing the true costs of war, and seek justice for the victims of war, Veterans For Peace Chapter 74 and the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery & Peace Center is hosting the My Lai Memorial Traveling Exhibit. The Exhibit experience invites participants to make a renewed commitment to peace and social justice and provides opportunities to support initiatives working to reduce violence and militarism both at home and abroad. The exhibit will be held at the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery on Friday, October 12, 12 pm to 8pm, Saturday, October 13, 10am to 8pm and Sunday, October 14 from 10am to 5pm. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://mylaimemorial.org and www.vfp74.org.
Saturday
Oct
13
2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10am-8pm
10am-8pm
This is the 50th anniversary year of the My Lai massacre, which was one of the most horrific incidents of violence committed against unarmed civilians during the Vietnam War. In the spirit of exposing the true costs of war, and seek justice for the victims of war, Veterans For Peace Chapter 74 and the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery & Peace Center is hosting the My Lai Memorial Traveling Exhibit. The Exhibit experience invites participants to make a renewed commitment to peace and social justice and provides opportunities to support initiatives working to reduce violence and militarism both at home and abroad. The exhibit will be held at the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery on Friday, October 12, 12 pm to 8pm, Saturday, October 13, 10am to 8pm and Sunday, October 14 from 10am to 5pm. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://mylaimemorial.org and www.vfp74.org.
Friday
Oct
12
2018
Friday, October 12, 2018 from noon-8pm
noon-8pm
This is the 50th anniversary year of the My Lai massacre, which was one of the most horrific incidents of violence committed against unarmed civilians during the Vietnam War. In the spirit of exposing the true costs of war, and seek justice for the victims of war, Veterans For Peace Chapter 74 and the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery & Peace Center is hosting the My Lai Memorial Traveling Exhibit. The Exhibit experience invites participants to make a renewed commitment to peace and social justice and provides opportunities to support initiatives working to reduce violence and militarism both at home and abroad. The exhibit will be held at the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery on Friday, October 12, 12 pm to 8pm, Saturday, October 13, 10am to 8pm and Sunday, October 14 from 10am to 5pm. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://mylaimemorial.org and www.vfp74.org.
Thursday
Aug
16
2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Voters Not Politicians is a grassroots, volunteer-driven campaign to end the role partisan gerrymandering plays in Michigan elections. This year, voters will have the chance to vote YES on Proposal 2 on November 6, 2018, to create a fair, impartial, and transparent redistricting process! Our volunteer campaign wrote a constitutional amendment to fix this critical issue after hosting 33 Town Hall in 33 days in 2016, collecting feedback from thousands of Michiganders. Now we are hosting our campaign’s 100th Town Hall! Join us at our 100th Town Hall in Detroit to learn more about gerrymandering and how you can get involved to help amend Michigan’s Constitution to create a fair, impartial, and transparent process for drawing our election maps! The state of Michigan faces serious problems, from our crumbling roads to our underfunded schools. That’s because politicians aren’t accountable to Michigan citizens under the current system--it is rigged to favor special interests by politicians who have the power to manipulate election maps behind closed doors. It’s called gerrymandering, and no matter which political party does it, it results in voters losing our voices. It’s time we draw the line! You will have an opportunity to vote for a solution this November to end this problem by creating an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission so that voters can choose their politicians, not the other way around! Stop by to learn the facts and how you can get involved. Admission is free, and all Michiganders are welcome (including young ones)! However, SPACE IS LIMITED, so please RSVP at https://www.votersnotpoliticians.com/0816detroit