Guest Speakers for Worship Services
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Block, Randy Director of Michigan UU Social Justice Network (MUUSJN)beelock47@comcast.net248-549-5170activeMary Lou Malone has been active with MUUSJN for many years. Gwen Winston is MUUSJN Network Coordinator.
Edut, Rabbi DoritDetroit Interfaith Outreach Network (DION)mutzim@aol.comactiveSpoke at FUUD on 12/30/2012 and was very well received. The title of her message was:
"The Spiritual and Social Transformation of The Great City of Detroit in 2013"
She sent a nice thank you note saying how much she enjoyed our worship experience.
P.S.  Her name is pronounced Doreet (long with a long o) Edoot (with a long e)
Evens, Rev. MarkFirst UU of Ann Arbormark@uuaa.org734-665-6158activePresided for Bessie Mercer memorial service at FUUD. Recommended by Kathleen Jacobs Johnson.
Garrigues-Cortelyou, Rev. PeggyFirst UU of Ann Arborpgarrigues@comcast.netinactivePeggy spent three years as the assistant minister at the UU Congregation in Ann Arbor and is now (2009) working with an interfaith agency there.
Krichbaum, Rev. DanMichigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusiondrichbaum@nccj-mi.org313-567-6225inactiveNOTE: Rev. Krichbaum passed away. Rev. Krichabaum is President & CEO of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion. He has previously spoken at FUUD.
Lidums, Rev. OlafEcumenical Theological Seminaryproflidums@comcast.netinactiveRev. Lidums has spoken many times at FUUD, and has an excellent track record.
Rev. Lidums can help us find other speakers from the ETS.

Magner, Randy Artistic Director and Sales Director, StarBrite Theatrical an excellent musical intergenerational service in fall of 2006 (The Wisdom of Dr. Seuss). His spring 2007 intergen service was less successful.
Moir, Jim In final year of seminary at Meadville Lombard (as of 5/2008).jimmoir@sbcglobal.netactiveGrew up in First UU, Detroit. Mother Lyla Moir still attends. Lives in Warren (?)
Rutledge, Brad Brad S. Rutledge is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing where he chaired the Celebrations (Worship) Committee for five years. Brad is also an award-winning actor in the Lansing community theater
517-332-2975 (h)
517-505-0400 (w)
activeBrad is an attorney in Lansing specializing in public finance transactions. He is a frequent speaker at the UU Church of Greater Lansing and regularly leads services when the minister is not is the pulpit. He is married to Cary Einberger and has two adult daughters.
Brad has a blog:
Secrest, Bill Professor of World Religions at Henry Ford Community CollegeWSecrest@hfcc.eduactiveDan Secrest’s brother. Active with StillPoint. Spoke on 1/6/2008 and was well received.
5/14/13 note by Nancy Owen Nelson: Bill went to the Middle East in 2011 and wrote journal-like pieces which he posted on our college newspaper (The Mirror). I would like him to speak to that trip, read some of the posts...perhaps use photos?
Singh, Raman (Ms)Gurdwara Sahib Hidden Falls TempleactiveComments from Danny Rebb on 1/23/2013:
I attended the interfaith pannel / prayer service sponsored by DION on MLK Day.
One of the panelists was Raman Singh, from the Gurdwara Sahib Hidden Falls Temple. She is an excellent speaker.  In her alotted 5 minutes, she touched on points of her Sikh faith that closely resemble UUism.  

1.  From the Universalist perspective, one God who's spark is in all of us.
2.  Internal / external spirituality - the external form being service to others.

Rabbi Edut has her contact info
Whitty, Michael Professor at University of Detroit Mercywhittymd@udmercy.edu248-703-9009activeIn a recent article, "Democracy, Not Theocracy," published in Diplomacy Journal,  Prof. Whitty speaks about world fundamentalism as a threat to democracy.
Klekner, OlgaPoet, Detroit areaolgaklekner@gmail.com519-736-0771active(Nancy Owen Nelson) Olga Klekner is a accomplished poet in the Detroit area. She has presented and read poetry about growing up in Hungary during the socialist period. She used video and other visuals.
Rosales-Fike, Sylviawriter, former El Salvador resistance srosales.fike09@gmail.com510-915-1144active(Nancy Owen Nelson) Sylvia is writing a memoir about her life as in the resistance in El Salvador. Her first husband was disappeared by the government. I am asking her to read some of the memoir and perhaps speak on the experiences.
Liebler, M. L.writer and musician, WSU, Detroitmlliebler@aol.comactivedNancy Owen Nelson) Many of us know M. L. and his work with poetry and music in the community. He may have performed/spoken before at 1st UU. He writes and sings of social justice.
Kidd, Joe and Sheila Burkemusicians--acoustic snsburke@ameritech.netactive(Nancy Owen Nelson) These two sing music of social justice and peace.
Corrado, Rev. JohnMinister Emeritus of Grosse Pointe Unitarian Churchrevjc@juno.com586-463-2845activeRev. Corrado sent us a letter on June 3, 2013 indicating his availablity and desire for guest preaching at our church. His address is 23522 Myrtle St., Clinton Twp., MI 48036. He has preached before at our church. He is an accomplished musician, being a composer and published hymnist and playing a pretty good accordion. 6/19/2013 Note: May be too expensive given our current budget.
Kohlmoos, LaceyPublic Citizen’s Global Trade Watchlkohlmoos@citizen.orgactiveWill speak on 7/21/2013 on subject of Trans Pacific Partnership, at recommendation of Dan Wiest. Not based in SE MI, I believe. Very political.
Kaplan, 578-6812activeACLU. Recommended on 6/30/2013 by Linda Darga, and seconded by Danny Rebb, to speak on gay marriage and related issues. Probably willing to speak for free -- but check to be sure.
Golodner, Lynne Meredith

also c/o Jennifer Marsik Friess
c/o Jennifer Marsik Friess 248-974-3880activeReceived solicitation via email to newslettereditor (Tamara). Here is an excerpt:

Please consider having Lynne Meredith Golodner come talk to your congregation about her new book, The Flavors of Faith: Holy Breads, which celebrates the ways that food and faith connect us all.

In a world of ethnic and religious conflict, Lynne was struck by a powerful idea. One force unites people across all faiths and cultures: Food. Whatever may divide us, all religious traditions share transmission of tradition through food as a sacred value.

She spent two years researching the ways in which bread is symbolic and significant to so many communities and what she found was that bread serves almost as a “universal truth,” a connection we make with Christians and Muslims and Native Americans and others.

In her research, Lynne visited the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn to interview women who have been baking bread at the mosque for more than half a century. That story is simple and powerful and she tells it beautifully....

I've attached her media kit, and here is a piece by Lynne about writing Holy Breads:

8/19/2013 note by Dan Secrest: I exchanged email's with Lynne's agent, Jennifer Marsik Friess, indicating our potential interest for the future and mentioning our going rate of $150 + the opportunity to sell books in Coffee Hour. Jennifer responded that this is wonderful and she looks forward to hearing from us. NOTE: Sherry Wells notes that we should ask for a percentage of book profits to go to church.

8/23/2013 update: Received email from Lynne as follows: Thank you for connecting with Jennifer on my behalf. I am taking over follow up now, so please let me know when you might have a space for me to speak to your congregation. I would be honored. Thank you!
UUsermonsToGoSermons To Go websitechefchip@uusermonstogo.comactive8/15/2013 email to

Dear President or Chairperson of the Worship [Arts] / Sunday Service / Program Committee,

Whether served by a minister or not, your congregation probably enjoys lay-led services on some Sunday mornings. Even churches with full-time ministers often ask their members and friends to lead services once a month. Many of those services are quite wonderful. Sometimes, though, we run out of people who want to lead a service; or we discover that virtually *all* of our experienced speakers have commitments that prevent them from presenting on a certain date.

UU Sermons To Go was created with those situations in mind. Our services are intellectually stimulating, emotionally moving, and religiously plural. We honor the many sources of Unitarian Universalism. Every service includes respectful mention of a variety of traditions, including Agnosticism, Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Humanism, Islam, Judaism, Paganism and Taoism.

Despite the name, these are entire services, from chalice lighting through to the closing words. We even include suggestions for hymns, readings, and stories for all ages. Obviously, you can still use the chalice lighting, or the doxology, or other service elements that your congregation embraces, and you can augment them with our materials—we provide everything you need to present a complete, satisfying Sunday morning experience. We even offer introductions and transitions, to help the service flow smoothly and seamlessly.

We all understand that a heartfelt sermon, written by the person who is presenting it, is best. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. People get busy. This is a better option than just downloading a sermon that you googled the night before the information was due into the church office. UU Sermons To Go are high quality, without any awkward stories from somebody else’s life. Furthermore, they are tailored to their specific date, so you won’t end up talking about hot sun and long days in February.

Our services are affordable, professional, and UU to the core. If you order soon, they’re even more affordable, as our special introductory pricing lasts through September 30, 2013. You can learn more on our website (or type into your browser).

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Please forward this email to any others who might appreciate this information.

Thank you for your time, and may this coming church year bring deep joy, enough challenge, and immense satisfaction to you and your congregation,
Chef Chip

Rev. Chip Roush
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Rev. Leonetta BugleisiUnitarian Universalist Ministerrevleonetta1@gmail.com248-202-1711active8/21/2013: Sent email to Rev. Roger which Roger forwarded to Worship Committee.
August 14, 2013
Dear Unitarian Universalist Colleagues:
As you begin to move into another church year, I wanted to extend my availability for pulpit supply on your Sunday’s away.  At this point my Sunday calendar is open.  I have twenty-three years of preaching experience, since my ordination in 1990.  I am hopeful that many of you will be able to pass this letter onto your Worship Committees.
Some of the sermons that are ready to be delivered are (written here ready for newsletter description):
1.       ‘Considering Heaven While on Earth’-    From scientific to spiritual to personal, The Rev. Leonetta Bugleisi offers an opportunity to visit the concept of Heaven with renewed energy and resources.
2.       “Lighter Suitcases, Lighter Spirits” – The Rev. Leonetta Bugleisi brings us some practical steps in making the baggage in our suitcases lighter so that our present days can be lived more fully.
3.      “Parallel Teachings of Buddha and Jesus” The universality of Jesus’ teaching come to light as The Rev. Leonetta Bugleisi compares them to Buddha’s teachings.
4.      ‘The Changing Face of Education’ – From open classrooms to Montessori and home schooling, the philosophy and success of educating our youth touches us all.  The Rev. Leonetta Bugleisi looks at some of the current trends in education in the United States.
5.      “Soul-Strength of Leadership” – The Rev. Leonetta Bugleisi will share some ancient and current descriptions of leadership.  As you look at the current needs and the future growth of your congregation, applications of soul-strength in leadership can be applied.
--- Of course, there are many other sermon topics that I could readily give.  I hope that you will consider inviting me into your pulpit or have your Worship Committee invite me to fill the pulpit as needed.  Thanks so much for remembering me while you fill out your year.
National Religious Campaign Against Torture by Dan Wiest. They have resources (though not necessarily speakers) for services.
Uncle Eddie & Robin - UU Musicians 639-5538
(304) 559-4264
activeSent following email to church office on 1/7/2014:
My name is Robin Mahonen, and I am writing to discuss the possibility of working with you to present a musical service and/or coffeehouse performance at your Unitarian Universalist congregation. With my husband, we are the musical singer-songwriter husband-wife duet of "Uncle Eddie & Robin". We are currently scheduling for spring, summer and fall of 2014. I am a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, and currently serve as Vice President of the Ohio Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, and Chair of the Worship
Committee. I also hold a Master's in Social Work from Adelphi University, as well as post graduate study at the University of Pittsburth, and am comfortable facilitating small group discussions as well as speaking to larger audiences. As a small congregation with a quarter time minister, I have conducted dozens of services over the past decade on a number of topics. We have also performed at UU coffeehouses, notably in Youngstown, OH, and also in Morgantown and Charleston, WV, and Ligonier in PA. We are prepared to come in and provide a complete "soup to nuts" Sunday service, with an interesting presentation accompanied by musical interludes.

I am also the founder of the Wheeling Water Warriors, a group of activists opposing fracking, and the coordinator of the Great Ohio River Relay. We are actively pursuing venues where we can talk with people impacted by this issue in their communities. We were also honored to be among some of the original occupiers at the Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC in their first two weeks.

Uncle Eddie and Robin, “Not Your Typical Old Folkies,” have been described as "...a dynamic musical duet with a taste of the old and a flair for the new. Their energy belies their age, and the breadth of their life experience makes for a rich and rewarding musical evening. This husband-wife team combines their voices in stunning, tight harmonies on songs that pack a punch, and their musical chemistry is undeniable and their sound is unmistakable. With a political consciousness and a flair for incorporating new styles, they are the perfect combo of old and new West Virginia music. "

Ed “Uncle Eddie” Mahonen, “banjo player, raconteur, and all around old dude” is an icon in the Appalachian music scene. He worked as a staff musician on the legendary Wheeling Jamboree as well as a member of several regionally touring Bluegrass and Jam Bands. His style incorporates elements of bluegrass, rock, and folk, which he has shaped into a unique and original blend which he terms “plunk rock.” West Virginia’s “Graffiti” Magazine said Ed has been “a force in West Virginia music for over thirty years.”
We have two CD's of original music, and are completing our third. We maintain a Facebook page with almost 1200 fans, and a website, and have numerous videos on YouTube.

Please let us know if you are interested in having us perform and share our experiences with your congregation. We are very flexible, and will work with you to create both an enlightening and spiritual experience for your members.

Please feel free to write us here at this email address, or call us directly at (304) 639-5538 (Robin) or (304) 559-4264 (Ed). We look forward to working with you and meeting you!
John Owens to Rev Roger in 2/14/2014 email from Rev. Shelley Page of the Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church (email linked here in "Affiliation" field). UU from GPU who would like to speak about gun control.
Gwen FossSE MI UU. Former cantor at FUUD.bookdoctorgwen@gmail.com248-893-7029inactiveWait until July 2015 -- one year after her period of employment by FUUD has ended. Knowledgeable re UU history.
Paul ChislettFUUD member and trusteepaul.chislett@gmail.com519-995-8351active
Shea Howell by Elayne Sikelianos. Writer and activist, currently working with Grace Lee Boggs. She writes a column every week that goes out with Grace Lee Boggs' newsletter, regarding different issues concerning Detroit. Also, formerly worked with UU affiliated community group "Detroit Summer".
Keith Owens by Elayne Sikelianos. Writer, former columnist for the Free Press, Blues musician and author, recently publishing The Mayonnaise Murders (about an alien detective). Other affiliations: Metro Times, Oakland college.
Wardell Montgomery Montgomery, Jr. is an urban folk poet and a member of Plymouth United Church of Christ. He gave us a sermon in poetry, on 8/3/2014, exploring a literal interpretation of the Bible versus a metaphorical one.
Contacted through Mary Lou Malone
Mary MinockactiveGave sermon on 8/10/2014: Mary Minock, a poet and memoirist, and long-time Detroiter, reads from her published memoir, The Way-Back Room: A Memoir of a Detroit Childhood (Bottom Dog Press, 2011). She then offers examples from her process of writing it to comment on the transcendent power of an active memory of the past. Memory is actually a dialogue with the present, and so truth(s) that are uncovered are ever-changing and ever rich in possibility. Studied excursions into memory promise to keep us from the rocks of nostalgia and guide us as we navigate the future.
Contacted via Nancy Owen Nelson
Joy Gaines-Friedler is an award-winning poet who teaches poetry and prose and has published two books of poetry. She was slotted to do the Rash-Hashanna service last year and had a conflict. I think she would be great to have either on a Jewish holiday or as a speaker and reader about topics such as family. Schedule for Oct. 2 2016
Kyle Wiswall is a seminary student at Stillpoint Buddhist Temple in Detroit. Recently he visited my two classes at Henry Ford to talk aobut Buddhism as it relates to a writer, Bruce Weigl. Kyle is a good speaker--lively, interesting. The students really enjoyed him. I could ask him to speak on any current topic as it relates to his spiritual path.
Dr. Terri LawsUM Dearborn--Asst Prof.terrlaws@umich.eduAfrican and African American Studies and Health and Human Services (Stephen Murray)
Dr. Hannah Hofheinz Assistant Professor ETShhofheinz@etseminary.eduSystemic Theology and Church History--non contacted her in August. She's in transition from Turkey. Would love to be contacted later. (Stephen Murray)
Dr. James B. Tubbs, Jr.U of D Mercytubbsjb@udmercy.eduChair and Professor of Religious Studies (Stephen Murray)
Dr. Sarah HeidtMarygrove Collegesheidt7969@marygrove.eduAssistant Professor of Philosophy (Stephen Murray)
Steve Spreitzer(Roundtable of Diversity and Inclusion)sspreitzer@miroundtable.org313-870-1500Chair of and Professor of Philosophy (specialist of homosexual rights and religious liberty (Stephen Murray)
Rev. Dr. Roland StringfellowMetropolitan Community Church of
Dr. John CorvinoWayne State Universityj.corvino@wayne.eduChair of and Professor of Philosophy (specialist of homosexual rights and relgious liberty)
John GallagherDetroit Free Pressactivesuggested by Kathe Stevens. Noted by Bill Neely in a 2011 newsletter piece about Gallagher's book "Reimagining Detroit."
Adrienne Maree BrownWriteradriennemaree@gmail.comadrienne is the co-editor of the anthology Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements with Walidah Imarisha, published by AK Press in 2015. She has helped to cultivate work and thinking about Octavia Butler and Emergent Strategy, gathering a loose knit network of people interested in reading Octavia’s work from a political and strategic framework.Chloe Lundine
Imam Steve Elturk IONA (Islamic Organization of North America) in Warrenameer@ionaonline.orgdoes a lot of inter-religious work. He used to be co-director of the now defunct Muslim Chaplaincy Diploma Program at Ecumenical Theological Seminary. Suggested by Stephen Butler Murray.
Rev. Michael C. JonesCreative Power: Detroit's Dancing Poet 8330 E. Jefferson Apt. 1009 Detroit MI 48214 Americausabrowneagle@aol.com313-535-6169Suggested by Nancy Owen Nelson. Jones has visited our church several times. Here are a couple of links to show him reciting poetry and doing social justice work.
Casey Rocheteaufirst recipient of the Casey is a poet who could read from her work and talk about coming to Detroit as a creative writer.
Jela EllefsonCinairGrants/Community Development Director/ [Nancy Owen Nelson]
Tawana Pettyhoneycombthepoet@gmail.comactiveTawana “Honeycomb” Petty is a mother, social justice organizer, youth advocate, poet and author. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and is intricately involved in water rights, digital justice and visionary organizing work. She is the past recipient of the Spirit of Detroit Award, the Woman of Substance Award, the Women Creating Caring Communities Award, the Detroit Awesome Award, the Black Law Student Association’s Justice Honoree Award, and was recognized as one of Who’s Who in Black Detroit in 2013 and 2015. Tawana is a board member of the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership, a Data Justice Community Researcher for the Detroit Community Technology Project, a Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL) Fellow, and a member of Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, and The Detroit Digital Justice Coalition.
Kim RediganMCHR, People's Water Board, Michigan Meta-Peace Teamkim.redigan@gmail.comactiveio: Kim Redigan is a human rights activist, nonviolence trainer, and vice chair of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, where she represents MCHR as a member organization of the People's Water Board Coalition. Kim has served on several domestic and international peace teams with Michigan-Meta Peace Team and has organized walks to Lansing and Flint on behalf of peace and water rights.She is a high school teacher and a mother of four who blogs on spirituality and social justice.
Malik YakiniDBCFSN, Molly Wop (reggae band)malikyakini@gmail.comactiveMalik Kenyatta Yakini is a founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). DBCFSN operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store in Detroit’s North End. Yakini views the “good food revolution” as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice and equality. He has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces Blacks communities in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.
Abayomi AzikiwePan African News Wire, Moratorium Now!panafnewswire@yahoo.comactive
Aurora Harrisaurora917@gmail.comactiveAcclaimed Detroit poet, AURORA HARRIS is the winner of a 2015 National Lawyer's Guild- Michigan Chapter Unsung Heroes Award, the 2014 Howard Zinn Lifetime Achievement Award in Peace Studies and the 2012 PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Award for her book of poetry Solitude of Five Black Moons. She holds an M.A. in Social Foundations of Education from Eastern Michigan University. Ms Harris is a Lecturer at The University of Michigan-Dearborn teaching English and African American Literature courses. She is also a fierce advocate for special education and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Jessica JoslinUniversity of Michigan & United Church of Christ chalplain at St. Joseph Mercy 253.709.3907activeFeminist theologian approved for ordination in the United Church of Christ. She studies religious diversity and idenity and is on the board of the Interfaith Roundtable of Washtenaw county. She is also a PhD candidate in Higher Education at the Univeristy of Michigan and is researching the intersectional experience of religiously engaged college students.
Michelle MartinezMothering Justicemichellemart@gmail.comactiveMichelle Martinez is a Detroit-based environmental justice activist, speaker, writer and mother. Since 2000, she has worked on a variety of intersecting issues including immigration and voting rights, environmental justice and women’s rights. She is a passionate advocate for participatory democracy, collective resource management, and popular education.
Lydia Wylie-KellermanRadical Discipleshiplydiaiwk@gmail.comactiveLydia Wylie- Kellerman lives with her partner and their two children in Detroit. She is the co-editor of and writes a series on parenting called "Learning from Laughter".
Halima CassellsOakland Avenue Artist Coalitionqueen.afi@gmail.comactiveDetroit-based artist/ community advocate Halima Cassells occupies a myriad of roles that are unified by a devotion to fostering community inter-connectivity. In practice she designs spaces for authentic engagement, and collaborative artistic expression, as well as projects that engender new economy practices. She works as an independent artist and assumes roles at Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition,O.N.E. Mile project, Incite Focus Fab Lab, Center for Community Based Enterprise, and the Free Market of Detroit.
Dr. John H. HartigRefuge Mgr, Detroit Int. Wildlife RefJohn_Hartig@fws.govactive Kathe Stephens suggested. Received peace award at 1st uu detroit 4/2/17.
Rev. Ken PhiferFirst UU of Ann ArborKnphifer@gmail.com734-369-0733Recommended by Bill McKnight.
Sue MoseyMidtown, Inc.Rev. Murray recommended. Kathe Stevens has a working relationship. NON contacted Kathe re this issue.
Valerie Capstone AckermanRetired UU Ministerlast post was 2003-2004 Minister.UU Church of Lancaster PA. Recommended by Airley. FB page:
Francis ShorEmeritus Prof. Wayne State drfran45@gmail.com248-398-5284recommended by Rev. Murray. Retired so no Wayne state contact information. Linkedin
Fred PearsonCenter for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State Universityab3440@wayne.edu313-577-3453Director of Peace and Conflict program. Recommended by Airley
Diane Shipley Decillis
Satori ShakoorSecret Society of Twisted Storytellerssatorishakoor10@gmail.comactiveSatori Shakoor is an artist, storyteller and a social entrepreneur. She is a 2017 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow. She hosts the Moth Story Slam in Ann Arbor and hosts the Twisted Storytellers podcast produced by WDET Radio with a second season scheduled for October 2017. Ms. Shakoor is the founder of The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers® (TSSOTS) , a live, curated storytelling event.
Yusef Bunchy ShakurCEO & Founder, Yusef Bunchy Shakur, LLCyshakur@miroundtable.orgactiveYusef grew up in a fatherless home with an abusive and alcoholic mother. This lifestyle ultimately led to his co-founding a notorious street gang; “Zone 8,” which led to his imprisonment at 19 years old for a crime he did not commit. Shakur sums up his epic journey of redemption, hope, triumph & transformation in the self-published, critically acclaimed memoir The Window 2 My Soul: My Transformation from a Zone 8 Thug to a Father & Freedom Fighter which he released in 2008. He has a BA from U of M Dearborn (2018).
Colleen MillsPresident of Citizens for Peacecmills0079@yahoo.comactiveColleen Mills is the president of the Citizens for Peace and serves on the board of the Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. After retiring from teaching in Detroit for 35 years, she cofounded the Citizens for Peace. The nonprofit organization has been working to create a culture of peace focused on educating and facilitating the practices and principles of nonviolence. The Citizens for Peace has developed a Nonviolent Bibliography of over 1000 titles, and has donated hundreds of books to the libraries in Michigan. The peace group has provided educational programs at their monthly meetings on a variety of peace topics, never missing a meeting since the first one on Veterans Day, 2003. Colleen has dedicated her retirement to peacebuilding and networking with other peace groups to create awareness that peace is not only possible, it is necessary for a sustainable world.
Dr. Prasad VenugopalProf. Physics, U of D 993-1481NON from Colleen Mills' literature Citizens for Peace
Dr. Saeed KhanProf. Wayne State and UD Mercys.khan@wayne.edu313-577-3002
Barbara L. JonesWayne State Universitybarbaraljones@wayne.edu
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