John Lennon Birthday Concert To Benefit Peace Scholarships – October 11th
11th annual concert featuring area musical artists Judy Banker, Jud Branam, Kevin Brown, Annie & Rod Capps, Rochelle Clark, FUBAR, Midwest Territory Band, Aspen Jacobsen, Dave Keeney & Sophia Hanifi, Billy King, John Latini, Dave Roof, Jo Serrapere, Dick Siegel, Emily Slomovits and more with emcee Chris Buhalis. All artists will be performing works of John Lennon on his October birthday.
Proceeds go to the local Chapter of Veterans For Peace for their Peace Scholarship Program which assists college students studying any collegiate level course aimed at conflict resolution or peace studies. As individuals who have experienced war, members of the local Veterans For Peace Chapter strongly felt that one of the best ways to stop future armed conflicts is to help promote peacemaking through education. The Peace Scholarship Fund was started in 2008 with a generous donation from John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono. Scholarships are awarded throughout the year with more information available at www.vfp93.org/peace-scholarship.
The concert is held Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:30 pm at The Ark, 316 South Main Street, Ann Arbor with general admission being $20.
For advance tickets visit www.theark.orgor call 734-761-1451. For more information about the John Lennon concert, including past concert reports and videos, visit www.vfp93.org/john-lennon-concert. For a Facebook event listing of the concert, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1872995489674487/.
Veterans For Peace My Lai Memorial Exhibit In Ann Arbor – Oct. 16-18
This is the 50th anniversary year of the My Lai massacre, which was one of the most horrific incidents of violence committed against unarmed civilians during the Vietnam War. In the spirit of exposing the true costs of war, and seek justice for the victims of war, Veterans For Peace Chapter 93 (www.vfp93.org) will be sponsoring the My Lai Memorial Traveling Exhibit in mid-October. The Exhibit experience invites participants to make a renewed commitment to peace and social justice and provides opportunities to support initiatives working to reduce violence and militarism both at home and abroad.
The exhibit will be held at the Wesley Foundation at the University of Michigan, 602 East Huron Street (in the First United Methodist Church building), Ann Arbor. Hours of the exhibit will be Tuesday, Oct. 16 – 12 pm to 8 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 17 – 10 am to 8 pm (with a “Vietnam Vets Talk” program 7pm) and Thursday, October 18 – 10am to 5pm.
For more information on the exhibit itself, visit http://mylaimemorial.org.