Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Kim Redigan Talk on Her Visit to Haiti

 Kim Redigan and a Book Exchange at our Dec. 11th Meeting!

An educator, activist, mother, writer and advocate of active nonviolence, discusses her passion for peace with the Citizens for Peace as well as the public at Unity of Livonia Tuesday, December 11th at 7 p.m.

Kim Redigan, of Dearborn Heights, who teaches at U of D High School, will tell of her recent trip to Haiti where she participated in a Peace Camp for the children living in Cite Soleil, a shantytown outside of Port-au-Prince. Her first trip to Haiti took her to the mountainous area for a celebration of the first college graduating class in rural Haiti.
With the two different perspectives of education in Haiti, Kim will share her experiences and impressions of education in Haiti.

Kim also teaches Social Justice at a two week Peace Camp every summer in Detroit. Her passion for peace has taken her to the Middle East with the Michigan Peace team three times in the last ten years. She is a nonviolence trainer with the Michigan Peace Team and writes for their newsletter. Kim serves on the board of Pax Christi MI; the Michigan Coalition of Human Rights; Southeastern MI Jobs with Justice; and is on the Coordinating Committee of the Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network. She is a peace ambassador with an extensive background of peace activism and will give a dynamic presentation on education in Haiti.

There will also be a Book Exchange after the presentation.  Anyone bringing a favorite book to trade can select another book to take home.  Unity of Livonia is located at 26880 Five Mile Road. All are welcome.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Steve Deasy Concert

Steve Deasy's  "Let Me Make Peace" Concert

Here's the link to our 9th Anniversary Concert with Steve Deasy!

Thanks Kevin 'Mr. Peace' Szawala for recording this fun evening!

(Steve Deasy Concert)

Compassionate Citizen Award

Caroline and Jerry Trout Receive the First Compassionate Citizen Award

What a wonderful evening it was giving the Compassionate Citizen Award to Caroline and Jerry Trout!

Here's the link (thanks to Kevin 'Mr. Peace' Szawala!)

(Compassionate Citizen Award Presentation)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thank You Steve Deasy!

What a great concert Steve performed for the Citizens for Peace 9th Anniversary!!

Our 9th Anniversary was a magical evening thanks to the wonderful music of Steve Deasy.
He designed the concert for the Citizens for Peace. He played the piano, guitar and harmonica;
and sang his own songs as well as songs from fellow songwriters. The concert was full of peace songs including his original song "Let Me Make Peace" and "Imagine". Steve sang some hilarious songs, as
well as songs that brought a few tears. If you would like to buy his CD, let me know.
Giving Caroline & Jerry Trout our first Compassionate Citizen Award was so special. Caroline was
surrounded by her family and friends. Let's hope we can follow Caroline & Jerry's example and be
more compassionate in 2013.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Steve Deasy Will Perform the Concert on Tuesday!

Steve Deasy will be singing the "Let Me Make Peace" Concert for the 9th Anniversary Celebration of the Citizens for Peace Tuesday, November 13th at Unity of Livonia at 7 p.m. Julie Beutel is too sick to sing on Tuesday. She suggested Steve might be able to do the concert; and luckily, he can!!  Steve plays the piano, guitar, and harmonica. He writes and sings funny, thought provoking, and inspiring music. His performance will both entertain and involve all of us.  Steve will have his CD's available for purchase at the concert. For a sampling of Steve's music, visit his website:
See you Tuesday!