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.
PFAS in the Water

PFAS in the Water

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.

Gender Tending: An Introduction to LGBTQ Allyhood

Gender Tending: An Introduction to LGBTQ Allyhood

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.

Immigration in Michigan

Immigration in Michigan

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.

It’s Your Democracy—Vote!

It’s Your Democracy—Vote!

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...

Kids and Guns: Prevention Strategies

Kids and Guns: Prevention Strategies

Thursday, May 3, 6:30–8:30pm. As motor vehicle deaths among children go down, gun deaths are making their way up the ranks and are currently the second leading cause of death among children in the US. In 2016, 2,367 children ages 0 to 18 died of...

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