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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Keynotes Keep Making Peace
April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician who proved that Flint’s children were exposed to lead, is the featured speaker at the 17th annual Keep Making Peace., Saturday, April 6, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at University United Methodist Church in East Lansing.
The early bird discount registration is now open and ends March 25 at msuwesley.org/kmp2019.
The theme is “One Person Makes a Difference,” and that certainly applies to Dr. Mona who faced a backlash when she exposed the truth about the Flint water crisis. She has continued to develop a comprehensive strategy to aid the development of Flint. She is the author of What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, which will be on sale.
A leader of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), Jim Cason, is coming from Washington, D.C. to share how citizens can lobby Congress and the administration to advance peace justice, opportunity, and environmental stewardship. He has led FCNL’s foreign policy work and spent more than three decades working for social change with a focus on Africa and Latin America.
Rev. Melanie Lee Carey, the pastor of Nardin Park United Methodist Church in Farmington Hills and a delegate to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, will share how people can make a difference for peacemaking in the church.
The Rev. Paul Perez, a Deacon in the United Methodist Church, is the Associate Director for Mission and Ministry in the Michigan Conference. As a member of the international General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church, he has led a delegation of Board members and staff to the U.S.-Mexico border.
The four presenters will share how we can make a difference in a city, in the nation, in the church, and at the border in order to promote peace with justice and freedom for all.
Registration is at msuwesley.org/kmp2019. Participants pay upon arriving at the event by cash or check payable to “Keep Making Peace.” It is $30 per person or $75 per carload of 3 or more by March 25. It is $35 per person or $90 per carload of 3 or more by April 1. Students are free. Coffee, juice, etc. is at 9:00, and a vegetarian lunch is also included.
Keep Making Peace is sponsored by the Michigan United Methodist Conference Board of justice – Division of Church and Society; the United Methodist Women of the Michigan Conference; the Shalom Center for Justice and Peace; and the Michigan State University Wesley Foundation.