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Activists from around the state will march on Lansing to declare Sept. 21 as Peace Day in Michigan. This event coincides with the United Nations’ 37th annual International Day of Peace and the 70th anniversary of the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Speakers include Susan Waltz, an Amnesty International board member and professor at the University of Michigan, Fred Pearson, director of Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Wayne State University, Peter Dougherty, founder of Meta Peace Team, Rabbi Michael Zimmerman of Kehillat Israel and Imam Sohail Chaudhry of the Islamic Center of East Lansing.
“We, as citizens of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful military nation, have a responsibility to push back on the emphasis of military solutions over diplomatic ones and reduce violence and improve human security for all,” said Terry Link, director of the East Lansing Peace Education Center. There will also be workshops, poetry readings and music.
Friday, Sept. 21 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Michigan State Capitol 110 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing For more information: www.peacequest greaterlansing.org