PQ 2020

2020 ORGANIZERS

  • Greater Lansing United Nations Association
  • Okemos Community Church
  • Peace Education Center
  • Presbyterian Church of Okemos
  • Red Cedar Friends
  • St. Vincent Catholic Charities Refugee Services

2020 SPONSORS

We invite organizations and individuals to be a sponsor for PeaceQuest 2020. Sponsor categories include: Peacemaker ($500 and above),  Dove ($250-499), Olive Branch ($100-$249), and Paper Crane ($1-$99).

2020 ART CHALLENGES

2020 EVENTS SCHEDULE

Please keep checking this page to get most up-to date information. For other peace and justice events, click to Other Peace Events page.

  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

Event: Plant Justice, Grow PeaceTime: 3:30 PMLocation: Online (Zoom link is posted here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1776139752419214)Description: We are a faith-based study and action group for peace and justice. We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday.Sponsor:Spirit of Peace Church of the
Brethren

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

Event: “Peace-full” sing-alongTime:  7:00 p.m.  Venue: Online (https://www.facebook.com/okemoscommunitychurch)Sponsor: Okemos Community ChurchWebsite: www.okemosocc.orgVideo Recording for this event is now available at  https://www.facebook.com/okemoscommunitychurch/videos/322029792344528/

  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2020

Event: “Singing in the Dark Times” Poetry ReadingTime:  4:00 p.m.   Venue:   Moore’s Park pavilion, 400 Moores River Drive, Lansing, MI 48910Sponsor:  Lansing Poetry ClubWebsite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/singing-in-the-dark-times-poets-celebrate-resilience-in-hard-times-tickets-119151530435?

  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

Event: Plant Justice, Grow PeaceTime: 3:30 PMLocation: Online (Zoom link is posted here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1776139752419214)Description: We are a faith-based study and action group for peace and justice. We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday.Sponsor:Spirit of Peace Church of the
Brethren

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

Event: Java Cafe` Global ConversationTitle:The Connection Between UN, UNA, and Black Lives Matter —What’s Happening Locally and NationallyTime:  7:00 p.m.  Venue: Online (Via Zoom, link at http://www.gluna.org/Java-Cafe)Presenters:
Rachel Bowman Pittman:  Executive Director United Nations Association
Angela Waters Austin: CEO, One Love Global, Truth Racial Healing LansingHost: Greater Lansing United Nations AssociationCo-sponsors: One Love Global
Black Lives Matter Lansing
Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation LansingZonta Club Michigan Capitol AreaPeace Education CenterUNA-USA Greater Detroit Chapter 

  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

Event: Sermon on PeacePastor Rick Blunt, Okemos Community Church Time:  10amLocation:  Video, YouTubeWebsite:www.okemosocc.orgClick on OCC Sunday Sermon Video Link  Event: Message on Peace: “Faith, Peace and Nonviolence” – Paul Brun Del Re, Spirit of Peace Church of the Brethren Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Venue: via Zoom – Contact Paul Brun Del Re at pbrundelre@yahoo.com
Website:www.churchofthebrethrenlansing.org

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

Event: “We Are Many” documentary showing.Time: 8pm
Venue:watch.eventive.org/wearemany/play/5f5299d259bee300455e9bcaTickets:  General:  $12; Students/Seniors:  $7 
Sponsor:  Peace Education Center About: This documentary tells the incredible story of the largest demonstration in human history – against the Iraq War, spread across 72 countries – and how the movement created by a small band of activists changed the world.  More information at https://www.wearemany.com/

  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

Event: Create your own Garden Peace Pole!
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: Art Unlimited, 4692 Okemos Rd., Okemos – under canopy outside, weather permitting or inside (face masks required)
Fee: $80 per pole; up to two persons working on one pole. (Class fee includes 4″×4″x4’h wood pole, paints, word stencils, cap, instructions, spray can of urethane)
About: Select “May Peace Prevail on Earth or up to 4 words of your choice to stencil onto your Peace Pole. Create your own or work on one pole as a team of two. Free-standing and in-ground installation options will be discussed. Light refreshments provided by Host Okemos Community Church. Registration and non-refundable pre-payment required. Deadline for registration: Wed. 9/16. Call Art Unlimited at 517-349-8278.
Sponsor: Okemos Community Church
Website: www.artunlimitedgallery.net/
Flier: click here

  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

Event: Sermon on PeaceImam Sohail Chaudhry, Islamic Center of East LansingTime:  12:15 & 1:45pmLocation:https://www.youtube.com/user/LansingIslamWebsite: lansingislam.com

  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020

Event: PeaceQuest Grand Finale: Peace and ArtTime:  4:30-5:30 p.m.Location: Online (https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsceypqTkuHtT2zedjs6Ho2yEKJ5Zuws-3)About: The event will feature PeaceQuest Art Challenge Award Ceremony (peacequestgreaterlansing.org/art-contest/),  an interactive trivia on peace and recognition of participants to Peace Pole Pursuit (peacequestgreaterlansing.org/peace-pole-pursuit).Event Page:https://www.facebook.com/events/798178284263111/

  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

Event: Movie discussion “Cody High–A Life Remodeled”.Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Venue: Zoom link found on www.okemospres.org/calendar**Please view the film prior to the discussion. The film can be viewed for free through CADL on the Kanopy platform and free on Amazon Prime video if you are a Prime member or rented on Amazon Prime video if you are not a member.** About: Life-Remodeled is a faith-based nonprofit begun in the last 10 years that mobilizes churches, foundations, city leadership & businesses to work within blighted neighborhoods on clean-up, renovation, and remodeling, including schools (Cody High School in this instance) to help restore pride and a hope for a better future.  Subtopics include the impact of segregation, the “school to prison pipeline” and how poverty compounds the limitations of disabilities.Sponsor: Presbyterian Church of OkemosWebsite: www.okemospres.org

  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020

Event: Create your own Garden Peace Pole!
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: Art Unlimited, 4692 Okemos Rd., Okemos – inside (face masks required) 
Fee: $80 per pole; up to two persons working on one pole. (Class fee includes 4″×4″x4’h wood pole, paints, word stencils, cap, instructions, spray can of urethane) 
About: Select “May Peace Prevail on Earth or up to 4 words of your choice to stencil onto your Peace Pole. Create your own or work on one pole as a team of two.  Free-standing and in-ground installation options will be discussed.  Registration and non-refundable pre-payment required.  Call Art Unlimited at 517-349-8278.  
Website: www.artunlimitedgallery.net/

  • SEPTEMBER 15-OCTOBER 31, 2020

Event: Read Woke Online Reading Challenge (All ages)About: Our newest reading challenge encourages children, teens and adults to discover diverse books, with titles selected by our staff to reflect a wide variety of cultures, places and experiences, promoting dignity and respect for all. Sign up to read in categories such as Social Injustice, Diverse Abilities, and Hispanic American Voices. After completing three of the ten categories, you will earn a prize and be entered into drawings for items like books, T-shirts and totebags. Complete more categories to earn more drawing entries. Sign up today!  Sponsor:  CADL Capital Area District Library Website: https://cadl.beanstack.org/reader365