2019 Events Schedule

Please visit this page later for the full 2019 Schedule.

  • SEPTEMBER 1-25, 2019
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.  Once you have found and photographed at least 10 peace poles with you in each photo and posted them on your Facebook page,  submit the form by clicking here. (For kids of age 10 and below, 5 poles is the minimum goal). For more details click here.
  • SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2019
Event: PeaceQuest Art Challenge Exhibit
Title: Differences, Justice and Equality
Location:  Unitarian Universalist Church Of Greater Lansing, 5509 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48911
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 & 17, 2019
Event: Plant Justice, Grow Peace
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
Location:  Grand Traverse Pie Company Orchard Room, East Lansing, MI
Description: We are a faith-based study and action group for peace and justice. We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at GTPC in E. Lansing. FREE PIE to all participants.
Sponsor: Lansing Church of the Brethren
Event: Educate and Advocate, Gun Violence 101
Location: Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing 48917
Time: 6pm7:30pm
About: Learn about gun violence in our country and how you can make a difference.
Sponsors:MI Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
Event:  Lansing Regional Sister Cities 25th anniversary, An Evening of Global Diversity
Time:  6:00pm – 11:00pm
Location:  Lansing Center
Cost:  $50 per person
  • SEPTEMBER 8-13, 2019
Event: PeaceQuest Art Challenge Exhibit
Title: Differences, Justice and Equality
Time: Sunday-Thursday 9am-3pm
Location:  Okemos Community Church,  4734 Okemos Rd., Okemos, MI
Event: Educate and Advocate, Gun Violence 101
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, 5509 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48911
Time: 6pm7:30pm
About: Learn about gun violence in our country and how you can make a difference.
Sponsors:MI Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
Event: Documentary Screening: Paris to Pittsburgh
Location: Edgewood United Church,  469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing , MI
Time: 7pm
Cost:   Free
About: A documentary, which shines a light on the many forgotten communities and people who have been affected by climate change in our country, as well as solutions for how we can fight back and reduce our carbon footprint.
Sponsors: Edgewood United Church
Event: Voices from Faith and Reason
Speaker: TBD
Time:  7:00-9:30 p.m.
Location:  Lansing Central United Methodist Church, 215 North Capital Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933
Cost:   Free
Sponsor: Shalom Center for Justice and Peace
Event: Lansing Harmony Celebration
Time: 12pm-9pm
Location:  Benjamin F. Davis Park, 5500 Pleasant Grove, Lansing MI 48911
Cost:   Free
Event: Java Cafe` Global Conversation
Title: On a peace topic TBD
Speaker: TBD
Time:  7:00-8:30 p.m.    Arrive early for refreshments and conversation
Location:  East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI
Cost:   Free
Sponsor:  Greater Lansing United Nations Association (GLUNA)
Website: www.gluna.org
Event: LATTICE Book Club discussion of Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson
Speaker: Dr. Susan C. Griffith, member of the Jane Addams Book Award Committee and Professor Emerita at Central Michigan University.
Time: 4:30 – 6:00
Location: East Lansing Public Library
Cost: Free
Sponsor: LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-Cultural Education)
Website: www.facebook.com/latticebookclub or www.lattice-world.org
For more information, contact Mary Hennessey at latticebookclub@gmail.com
Event: Peace Hike & Yoga with Shiloh Daum of “Seeds of Peace Yoga & Life
Location: Fenner Nature Center – Group Camp area- Map of Fenner is available here. (Access to Group Camp is off Mount Hope Road – on the east side of the property there is a private entrance drive in between the main entrance and Evergreen Cemetery with a unlocked fence. Parking is available here. *This is not the main entrance to Fenner. Yoga will be held outside in the Group Camp area or under the covered picnic area if the weather is less friendly.)
Time: 5:45pm-7:00pm
Cost:   Free
About: Join in to plant “Seeds of Peace” within and around us as we start with a 15 minute mindfulness hike, followed by an outside yoga experience to round out our movement, nature and commUNITY elements of holistic health.
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
Event: “Stop the Violence” March
Time:  6pm
Location: Lett’s Community Center (Ending at St. Joe Park)
Sponsor: Mikey23 Foundation
Event: Sermon on Peace
Time:  1:45pm
Location:  Islamic Center of East Lansing, 920 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
Event: Conference: Building a Peace Economy – Shrink the Pentagon for People and Planet
About: Panel presentations on Pentagon waster, arms lobby, endless wars, rebuilding our communities, Washington hurdles, and more.
Keynote Speaker: Lloyd J. Dumas, the author of The Peace-Keeping Economy
Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Location: 1120 S. Harrison, East Lansing, MI 48823
Cost: $25 (includes lunch)
Sponsor: Peace Education Center, Edgewood United Church, Citizens for Peace, Greater Lansing United Nations Association
Website: www.peaceedcenter.org/building-a-peace-economy-conference/
Poster is available here.
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
Event: Sermon on Peace
Time:  10am
Location:  Edgewood United Church,  469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing , MI
Event: Sermon on Peace
Time:  10am
Location:  Okemos Community Church,  4734 Okemos Rd, Okemos, MI 48864
Event: Documentary Screening: In Peace We Trust
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
About: Local filmmaker, Petra Daher, will be showing her documentary that focuses on the Meta Peace Team and covers peace and nonviolence more broadly. There will be a discussion with her following the showing.
Sponsors: Peace Education Center and Meta Peace Team
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
Event:Michigan Committee for Refugee Resettlement Conference
Time:  8:00 am – 4:00pm
Location:  Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI 48933
Event: Greater Lansing Refugee Summit: Expanding Welcome & Advocacy
Time:  9:30am-4:00pm
Location:  Lansing First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa, Lansing , MI
Sponsors: The All Faith Alliance for Refugees (AFAR)
Poster is available here.
Event:3 on 3 Basketball Competition
Time:  9am
Location: Boys and Girls Club Lansing, 4325 Pleasant Grove, Lansing MI
Sponsors: Mikey23 Foundation
More: Winner of essay contest (ages 8-11) themed “How I Would End the Violence and Make My Community Safer” will be announced. Essays are due at Boys and Girls Club by September 16.
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
Event: PeaceQuest Grand Finale: Peace and Art
Time:  3:00-5:00 p.m.
Location:  TBD
Cost:   Free
About: The event will feature PeaceQuest Art Challenge Award Ceremony, Lansing Childrens Choir performance, an interactive trivia on peace and activities for all ages and other fun activities. Participants to Peace Pole Pursuit (peacequestgreaterlansing.org/peace-pole-pursuit) will also be recognized at this event.