Events Schedule

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  • SEPTEMBER 1-30, 2018
Event: Peace Pole Pursuit
Location: All over the Greater Lansing area!  (see map/list of addresses)
Who: Anyone, any age, anyone interested in a fun challenge!


About: Walk, drive, or bike in pursuit of as many Greater Lansing peace poles as you are able.  Take a selfie at each pole and share your picture on the Facebook Page. All who reached and photographed 15+ poles will be listed on the PeaceQuest web site, be recognized at the Sept 30 event, and receive a “Peace Pole Pursuit pack” and certificate of completion. More details are here:
  • SEPTEMBER 1-13, 2018
Event: PeaceQuest Art Challenge Exhibit
Title: Displaced Children and Stolen Hopes
Time: Monday-Thursday & Sunday 9am-3pm
Location:  Okemos Community Church,  4734 Okemos Rd., Okemos, MI
Event: Solarize Michigan Workshop
Time: 7 pm-8pm
Location:  Edgewood United Church of Christ, 469 N. Hagadorn, East Lansing, MI
Cost:   Free
  • SEPTEMBER 14-27, 2018
Event: PeaceQuest Art Challenge Exhibit
Title: Displaced Children and Stolen Hopes
Location:  Edgewood United Church,  469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing , MI
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
Event: Just Peace Sunday Service
Title: Peace Had its Chance – What Now?
Time:  10am
Location:  Edgewood United Church,  469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing , MI
Event: Sunday Service Guest Speech
Title:  The Right to Peace
Speaker: Imam Sohail Chaudhry, Islamic Center of East Lansing
Time:  11am
Location:  University United Methodist Church,  1120 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI


Event: Singing in the Dark Times
Time:  2pm-5pm
Location:  TBA
About: Reading by poet Laura Apot, author of “Requiem, Rwanda,” a poetry workshop, open mic, and singing.
Event: Java Cafe` Global Conversation
Title:  An Agenda for Disarmament
Speaker: Terry Link (GLUNA Board Member and co-chair of the Peace Education Center)
Time:  7:00-8:30 p.m.    Arrive early for refreshments and conversation
Location:  East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing
Cost:   Free
Sponsor:  Greater Lansing United Nations Association (GLUNA)
Event: Voices from Faith and Reason: Race and Place
Speaker: ​Rev. Faith Fowler (Author of “This Far by Faith: Twenty Years at Cass Community” and “Tiny Homes in a Big City.”)
Time: 7 p.m.
Location:  Lansing Central United Methodist Church
Cost:   Free
Sponsor: Shalom Center for Justice and Peace
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
Event: Peace Day Rally
Title: Stand Up for Peace
Time: 11-2 p.m.
Location:  Michigan Capitol Front Steps
Cost:   Free
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
Event: Concert Across America – to Raise Awareness on Gun Violence
Time: TBA
Location:  Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, 5509 S Pennsylvania, Lansing, MI
Host: MI Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
About: Hear all ages of our community perform!  Learn about the work we’re doing to decrease gun violence in Michigan.

Event: Sunday Service
Title: A Message on Peace
Time:  10am
Location:  Okemos Community Church, 4734 Okemos Road, Okemos,MI

Event: Panel Discussion
Title: What’s New in Corrections ?  Drug, Sobriety, Veterans and Mental Health Courts
Time: 7 p.m.
Location:  Edgewood United Church of Christ, 469 N. Hagadorn, East Lansing, MI
Cost:   Free
Event: Movie Showing: Trails of Hope and Terror
Location:  Celebration! Cinema Studio C! Meridian Mall, 1999 Central Park Dr, Okemos, MI 48864
Time: 7pm
Cost:   Free
Sponsor: ThePresbyterian Church of Okemos
Event: Conference on “Campus Activism for Justice from Southern Africa to Michigan”
Speakers:Dr. Somadoda Fikeni and Nomzamo Ntombela from South Africa, and many others.
Location:  MSU Main Library
Cost:   Free
Sponsor:  MSU African Studies Center
Register by clicking here.
Event: Stories & Activities for Kids
Title: What peace means to me
Location:  Everybody Reads Bookstore, 2019 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
Time: 1pm-3pm
Cost:   Free
Sponsor:  Everybody Reads Bookstore
About: Story reading for kids of all ages, and activities for kids  of age six and up.
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
Event: PeaceQuest Art Contest Award Ceremony
Time:  2:00-4:00 p.m.
Location:  Michigan State University, Erickson Hall Kiva, 620 Farm Ln, East Lansing, MI
Cost:   Free

Other Peace Related Events in Greater Lansing

Event: War and Speech: Propaganda, Patriotism and Dissent in the Great War
Location: MSU Museum, Main Gallery, 409 W Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824
Dates: November 11, 2017 – November 11, 2018
Exhibit Tours:  11:00 a.m. – August 18, 1:00 p.m. – September 15, , 1:00 p.m. – October 13, 1:00 p.m. – November 3

Event: Yemen Symposium
Speakers: Dr Mohammad Ayoob, Summer Issawi, Dr Russell Lucas, Dr Reza Nassiri
Location: 115 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824
Date: September 13, 2018
Time:  2:30-4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: MSU Muslim Studies Center