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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-06-06 01:22 PM
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MI September 2006 events
Edited on Wed Sep-06-06 01:24 PM by lwfern
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MCHR & DAPJN premiere Iraq FILM "THE GROUND TRUTH" - Friday, Sept. 15,
7pm, St. John's Church, Woodward at 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak

Friday, September 15. "THE GROUND TRUTH" www.TheGroundTruth.NET .
Speaker: One of the film's featured soldiers who returned from Iraq to tell
the truth about Iraq from the perspective of a soldier on the ground.
Download attached flyer.

Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) together with the Detroit
Area Peace with Justice Network (DAPJN) invite you to join us for this
deeply-affecting film. This is the nationwide premiere of a very
different Iraq film. Told completely from the perspective of ground soldiers,
it tells the truth on the ground in a way you have never seen before. It
has the potential to open a heartfelt national dialogue prior to the
mid-term elections

Universal Studios' division, Focus Films ("The Constant Gardener" etc.)
is marketing the film by premiering it at single sites in a dozen major
cities on Sept. 15. Everyone in attendance will be able to purchase a
DVD for $15. The goal is to have those attending to organize showings
and dialogue about the Iraq War in thousands of locations in the week of
Oct. 4-11, the 4th anniversary of congressional authorization for the
"use of force against Iraq." This is a unique, non-partisan film that
can be used in homes, schools, churches, community groups-- because it
reflects the indisputable experience of soldiers.

"The Ground Truth stunned filmgoers at the 2006 Sundance and Nantucket
Film Festivals. Patricia Foulkrod's searing documentary feature
includes exclusive footage that will stir audiences. The filmmaker's subjects
are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the
call for military service in Iraq - as they experience recruitment and
training, combat, homecoming, and the struggle to reintegrate with
families and communities. The terrible conflict in Iraq, depicted with
ferocious honesty in the film, is a prelude for the even more challenging
battles fought by the soldiers returning home - with personal demons, an
uncomprehending public, and an indifferent government. As these battles
take shape, each soldier becomes a new kind of hero, bearing witness
and giving support to other veterans, and learning to fearlessly wield
the most powerful weapon of all - the truth."

9/11: Five Years & Beyond is a series of commemorative and
contemplative events on the past, present, and future taking place this fall at the
University of Detroit Mercy.
Monday, September 11
Commemorative Bells
8:46, 9:03, 9:37, 10:03
Memorial Liturgy
12pm, St. Ignatius Chapel
Peace Pole Dedication
Immediately following liturgy

Tuesday, September 12
Speak-Out: "Where were you when . . . ?"
12:45pm, Open mike outside the Student Union on the Quad
Wednesday, September 13
Keynote Speaker: Judith LeBlanc
United for Peace and Justice
"The US War on Terror: Views from the Middle East"
7pm, Student Ballroom

Monday, September 18
Film: "9/11 -- The Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition"
7pm, Quad Commons

Monday, September 25
Keynote Speaker: Hussein Ibish
Foundation for Arab-American Leadership
"Race and the War on Terror"
7pm, Student Ballroom

Tuesday, September 26
Discussion Panel: Is religious fundamentalism compatible with democracy?
Professors Timothy Dugdale and Michael Whitty
12:45pm, Fountain Lounge

"9/11: Five Years & Beyond" is sponsored by the Student Programming Board, the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice President &
Provost, the University Honors Program, the Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive, University Libraries and the Instructional Design Studio,
the Women's Studies Program, the Department of Philosophy, Dr. Beth Oljar, the Leadership Development Institute, International Services, and
Student Life, in partnership with the Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Palestine Office, and the
Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network. web:
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 06:05 PM
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1. more events
Wed. Sept. 20th
Fr. Roy Bourgeois, founder
School of the Americas Watch (SOA)
"The Growing International Movement to Close the School of the Americas (SOA)"
5:00 p.m. Walter Reuther Library
Wayne State University, 5401 Cass Avenue (1/3 mile north of Warren) Park across street
Sponsored by ACLU & UAW supporter of SOAW
For more information:
313-926-5583- Rich Feldman or

Thursday, Sept. 21
International Day of Peace
Events World Wide
go to for what you can do in your area.

Wednesday, September 27
A new documentary on the children's rightwing christian evangelical movement
Main Art Theatre, W. 11 Mile Rd., and Main St., Royal Oak, 7:15 PM
Discussion to follow film moderated by Peter

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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 06:28 PM
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2. some more
Sept 15 7 p.m. Premier Iraq Film: "The Ground Truth". One of the film's featured soldiers tell's the
truth about Iraq from the perspective of soldier on the ground. St. John's Church, Woodward
Ave. at 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak. Sponsored by Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.

Sept 16 10 a.m. Panel: Young People's Hopes and Concerns for the Future. Professor Mike Whitty,
University of Detroit Mercy, leads panel of students in a discussion of another generation's
views of the future. Public invited. Sponsored by Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit at the
Royal Oak Community/Senior Center, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak (N. of 13 Mile, E. of Crooks)
Information: Call Ethel Schwartz - 248-669-6343.

Affirmative action march and rally at Sexton High School, 102 S. McPherson Ave., Lansing.
Information/registration: 866-622-2764 (NAACP-Michigan)

Sept 16 - 21 4 p.m. RECEPTION: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF MILTON ROGOVIN. At Swords and Plowshares,
33 East Adams, Detroit, Call: 313-963-7575.

Sept 17 7 p.m. Phil Hart Dinner: Keynote Speaker White House Press Corps Legend Helen Thomas.
Hailed the the "First Lady of the Press", this former White House Bureau Chief known for
her tough questions has covered every President from John F. Kennedy. $85/person.
Troy Hilton, 5500 Crooks Rd., Troy. Call Oakland County Democratic Party, 248-584-0510.
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