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Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability

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Michigan Friends Center

7748 Clark Lake Road

Chelsea, MI 48118

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Monday, June 25. It's All Connected

Monday, July 9. Peace Talks

Monday, July 16. Justice for the Whole Community

Monday, July 23: Peace and Sustainability in the Midst of Conflict

Monday, July 30. Responding to Structural Violence

Monday, August 6: Now What? Co-creating Living Peace

Each session runs from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

In this full six-session group discussion course beginning on June 25, we explore the connections among three of the most important concerns of our time. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. claimed that our universe is structured so that whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. Because of this, peace is not possible until we recognize how interrelated we are. This discussion course, designed by Northwest Earth Institute, helps
participants to develop systems thinking skills in order to see those connections. We will examine entrenched
values and assumptions that reinforce current practices and systems. When are those practices and systems destructive and unhealthy? Together, we will envision a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world, discover practical actions we can take toward that goal, and inspire each other to become leaders in our own communities and spheres of influence.

Each session is built around a set of readings from the Northwest Earth Institute course book, with rotating facilitation by course participants -- ourselves. The course is hosted by Michigan Friends Center and offered in partnership with Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice.

Your registration covers all six sessions, or as many sessions as you are able to attend. Also included, yours to keep, is the beautiful Northwest Earth Institute course book full of thought provoking essays and articles written by authors with real expertise in this complex of issues -- including many names that you may already know. Above that, it is our group discussion that really brings the material to life.

For more information on the course program including the complete table of contents, please see here:

https://www.nwei.org/discussion-course-books/seeing-systems-peace-justice/

and here:

http://www.nwei.org/assets/Table-of-Contents-PJS.pdf


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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

"Seeing Systems" is an adult-level course and may be attended by persons age 12 years and above. Younger children should be supervised by an adult.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Directions: Take M-52 north from Chelsea. Turn right on Waterloo Road. Soon after that, turn right on Clark Lake Road. The Michigan Friends Center will then be on your left, down a short driveway marked by a wooden sign. The parking lot holds 35 cars comfortably.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Carolyn Holland at manager@mfcenter.org, or by telephone at 734-475-1892.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. You are welcome to transfer your registration to another person, as long as they bring in your ticket.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It is recommended but not required.


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

If you have transferred your ticket, that is okay.


What if I have to miss a session or two?

This is a very common situation due to busy schedules. Since each course session concentrates on a different angle of looking at the three issues, the sessions tend to stand by themselves quite well. The course book also helps to fill gaps outside of class time.


What if the course fee is a financial burden to me?

Full or partial scholarships are available. If you might benefit from a scholarship, please contact Carolyn Holland at manager@mfcenter.org, or by telephone at 734-475-1892.



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