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Working for peace — The Detroit Labor Committee for Peace & Justice will be offering a view of the war in Iraq as "seen through the eyes of the working people sent to fight it, their families, the labor movement, and the community."

Among the speakers will be Mike Hoffman, co-founder of the group Iraq Veterans Against the War and Deborah Regal of the group Military Families Speak Out. The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at UAW Local 909 in Warren at 5587 Stephens. It begins at 1:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail dl4pj@yahoo.com or call 313-843-2125.

History now — The Michigan Emergency Council Against War and Injustice is sponsoring a public viewing of the first half of PBS's civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. The group says the screening, for students aged 8-20 and their parents, is the first in a series of events to teach young people the history of the civil rights movement. Come for the open discussion, stay for the light lunch served afterward. The event starts at noon on Jan. 28 at the MECAWAI office, 5920 Second Ave., Detroit. Call 313-680-5508 to register.

Reach and teach — The Children's Center in Detroit needs people over the age of 18 to tutor students in a variety of subjects. If you're competent in general math, algebra, geometry, reading, phonics or social studies, the center is willing to train you before matching you with a student from a local elementary or high school. Tutoring sessions run weekly during the spring semester. The center is at 79 W. Alexandrine St., Detroit. Call Amy Devone at 313-262-1220 or send a message to adevone@childrensctr.net.

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