Thursday, June 14, 6:30–8:30pm. Learn about two non-partisan ballot proposals to make voting more accessible and fair in Michigan. Both proposals will appear on the November ballot. First, hear about the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission with Elizabeth...
These occasional events are organized by Saint James members and are open to all. Each session is an opportunity to learn, to engage new perspectives, and to meet new people in the community.
Thursday, July 18, 6:30–8:30pm. Why do so many people want to enter the US? What happens to children at the border? Join us to consider the basics of human dignity and human rights, the desperate need for humanitarian aid, and our own responsibilities at the border.
Thursday, April 25, 6:30–8:30pm. The diverse cultures of indigenous American peoples are rich with narratives of peace, beauty, triumph, and struggle. Learn more about the spiritual ideas and rituals that were part of some of those narratives.
Thursday, February 21, 6:30–8:30pm. PFAS are synthetic chemicals commonly used for waterproofing and flame retardant materials. They break down slowly and are highly soluble, allowing them to easily transfer between soil and surface water. Groups like the Michigan Environmental Council and the CDC support establishing drinking water standards to protect human health.
Thursday, November 8, 6:30–8:30pm. How do we create inclusive spaces for sexual minorities and include them fully in our communities? The societal construction and expectations of gender identity and gender expression are evolving, and every day we have opportunities to contribute to processes of justice and compassion.
Thursday, September 27, 6:30–8:30pm. Do immigrants take jobs away from Americans? Do immigrants help the economy? Are immigrants educated? Do they take advantage of welfare? Are they taking over? With Kayla Park of Samaritas Youth Services in Detroit and Paul Fleming of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, learn more about the reality of immigrants in our state and in our nation.