Keep Making Peace – 2019

One Person Makes a Difference

Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

University United Methodist Church
1120 South Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

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9:00 Check-In, Refreshment – Asbury Hall
9:30 Welcome – Sanctuary – Music with Beth Mitchell and Nancy Snell
10:00 Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
11:00 Break – See the Exhibits
11:30 Jim Cason
12:30 Lunch – Asbury Hall
1:30 Rev. Melanie Lee Carey – Sanctuary
2:15 Rev. Paul Perez
3:00 Shalom

Registration & Cost

Coffee, Juice, etc. @ 9:00 and a vegetarian lunch are included

Pay at the event
Only cash or check payable to “Keep Making Peace,” please.

Early Bird Registration – Ends March 25

  • $30 per person
  • $75 per carload of 3 or more

Standard Registration – March 26 through April 1

  • $35 per person
  • $90 per carload of 3 or more

Students are free

Books authored by our presenters will be for sale.

Online registration is now closed.

You will still be able to register at the door.

Presenters: Making a Difference…

…in a city

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

is a pediatrician, scientist, and activist who proved that Flint’s children were exposed to lead and then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth and develop a comprehensive strategy to aid the development of the people 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 Booklist has called “an essential text for understanding the full scope of injustice
in Flint and the importance of fighting for what is right.”

…at the border

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.

…in a nation

Jim Cason

is the Associate Executive Secretary for Strategic Advocacy of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). FCNL lobbies Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, opportunity, and environmental stewardship. Jim directs FCNL’s full range of change strategies to accomplish its legislative goals. 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.

…in the church

Rev. Melanie Lee Carey

is the pastor of Nardin Park United Methodist Church in Farmington Hills and a delegate to the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. She has been
a District Superintendent and the Clergy Assistant to the Bishop. Fluent in Spanish, she has served since 1994 as a facilitator and consultant for the National Plan for
Hispanic Latino Ministries of The United Methodist Church.


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.

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