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Working for peace — The Detroit Labor Committee for Peace and Justice will hold a forum to discuss “how and why the labor movement should become more involved in the anti-war movement.” The event will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30, at UAW Local 22, 4300 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Speakers include Donald Boggs, president of Metro Detroit AFL-CIO, Millie Hall, president of the Detroit Coalition of Labor Union Women and Nathan Head, president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. E-mail dl4pj@yahoo.com for more info.

Green energy — WARM Training Center, a Detroit nonprofit, is offering free classes on energy efficiency and environmentally friendly building techniques. The group will provide info on wind and solar power 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14. The class will be held at WARM’s offices, 4835 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Included will be tips on how homeowners can finance acquisition of green technology. Call 313-894-1030 ext. 119 or e-mail jacob@warmtraining.org. To learn about other classes being offered, visit the group’s Web site at warmtraining.org.

Earth tones — A concert benefiting the Ecology Center’s Mary Beth Doyle Memorial Fund will be held 8-11 p.m., Friday, April 22, at 210 S. Ashley St. in Ann Arbor. There will be live music, dancing, costumes, food, cash bar and door prizes. Cost is $25. Doyle, one of Michigan’s leading environmentalists, was killed in a car accident last year. Money raised will be used to help continue Doyle’s work for environmental health and justice. Contact Stephanie Feldstein at 734-761-3186 ext. 110 or stephanie@ecocenter.org.

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