What began as a community response to the Vietnam war and global nuclear threats has become so much more over the last 40 years. The Peace Education Center (PEC) of Greater Lansing has been there, from opposing wrongful imprisonment to protesting wrongful occupations, from demonstrating on and near Michigan State Universityâ€™s campus to participating in nationwide marches. The PEC been a leader in the struggle for peace and justice.
This year the PEC is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is in the process of taking a look back on its accomplishments and is looking forward to future challenges.
To kick off its anniversary celebration, the PEC is hosting an open house and art auction on Saturday, March 6, 2010, from 6 p.m.â€“9 p.m. The event will be at the PEC’s office location, which is housed at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 855Grove Street, in East Lansing, Michigan. Featured artists include illustrator and calligrapher Kate Darnell and potter John Masterson. Also for auction will be Chinese brush paintings done in traditional spontaneous style by Laurel Ponist.
Light refreshments will be served. Harpist (and PEC co-chair) Melissa Osborn will be playing several selections throughout the evening, as well as auctioning a harp performance, perfect for weddings and other celebrations.
Proceeds from the art auction will benefit the PEC in its continuing efforts to promote peace with justice through serving as a resource center and information clearinghouse; assisting in organizing, coordinating, and creating networks for peace and justice activities; and offering educational programming and services to groups and individuals in the Lansing area. The Peace Education Center also works with state, national, and local peace and justice groups.
Peace Education Center Open House & Art Auction
Saturday, March 6, 2010
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: PEC Office, 855 Grove Street, East Lansing, MI
Free and Open to the Public