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Upcoming Peace Center Events

FOCUS - Central America
Friday, August 19, 6:30 pm
At the Peace Center, 1407 N Topeka
Peace Center Board Meeting
Saturday, August 20, 11:00 am
At Firefly farm, 15615 E 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67230


GET YOUR VOTE BACK! 

Ex-felons CAN register and vote in Kansas!
   

     Ex-felons do not forfeit their right to vote. People convicted of a felony can't vote in prison or jail, but if they are US citizens, no longer behind bars and not on probation or parole, they CAN vote in Kansas. Voting rights will be restored as soon as they register.

     In 2011, Kansas passed laws to make voter registration much harder requiring proof of US citizenship by mailing or emailing a photo or copy of your birth certificate, passport or other citizenship documents with voter registration applications.

     Our group, JENI (Jobs & Education-Not Incarceration) is working to get the word out and register voters. Please share this information with your family, friends and co-workers!  

      You can also register at the Sedgwick County Elections Office at the old courthouse at 510 N. Main, M-F, 8 am-5 pm. Call 316 660-7100.  Take your birth certificate, US passport, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card  or other citizenship document.                                      Get your vote back!

    Call JENI 316 263-5886 or email staff@wichitapeace.org

 


GET YOUR VOTE BACK! 
Ex-felons CAN register and vote in Kansas!
   
     Ex-felons do not forfeit their right to vote. People convicted of a felony can't vote in prison or jail, but if they are US citizens, no longer behind bars and not on probation or parole, they CAN vote in Kansas. Voting rights will be restored as soon as they register.
     In 2011, Kansas passed laws to make voter registration much harder requiring proof of US citizenship by mailing or emailing a photo or copy of your birth certificate, passport or other citizenship documents with voter registration applications.
     Our group, JENI (Jobs & Education-Not Incarceration) is working to get the word out and register voters. Please share this information with your family, friends and co-workers!  
      You can also register at the Sedgwick County Elections Office at the old courthouse at 510 N. Main, M-F, 8 am-5 pm. Call 316 660-7100.  Take your birth certificate, US passport, Bureau of Indian Affairs Card  or other citizenship document.                                      Get your vote back!
    Call JENI 316 263-5886 or email staff@wichitapeace.org
*********Other Community Events********
Wichita Common Humanity Preview of "Building Bridges" The Looking Glass
August 1 - 26, 10:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Cadmen Art Gallery, Rhatigan Student Center, WSU
 
Wichita Common Humanity is working with a coalition of community groups and churches to bring art created by refugees from the Middle East to galleries in the community.  In addition, our Student and Community  Showcase will feature art from local college students, local high school students and resettled refugees. Many of the artists were discovered by Mel Lehamn of Common Humanity in New York, while working in the Middle East.  Initially the artists were refugess in Iraq, living in Syria.
August 1 - August 1 - 26, 10:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Cadmen Art Gallery, Rhatigan Student Center, WSU
 
Wichita Common Humanity is working with a coalition of community groups and churches to bring art created by refugees from the Middle East to galleries in the community.  In addition, our Student and Community  Showcase will feature art from local college students, local high school students and resettled refugees. Many of the artists were discovered by Mel Lehamn of Common Humanity in New York, while working in the Middle East.  Initially the artists were refugess in Iraq, living in Syria.
August 1 - 26, 10:00 - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
Cadmen Art Gallery, Rhatigan Student Center, WSU

Wichita Common Humanity is working with a coalition of community groups and churches to bring art created by refugees from the Middle East to galleries in the community. In additiion, our Student and Community Showcase will feature art from local college students, local high school students and resettled refugees. Many of the artists were discovered by Mel Lehamn of Common Humanity in New York, while working in the Middle East. Initially, the artists were refuges in Iraq, living in Syria. 
People of Faith for Peace  
Thursday, August 25th, 8:00 am
R Coffee House, 11th & Bitting
Tearing Hate From the Sky
Featuring Welcomefest Keynote Speaker Bree Newsome
Tuesday, August 30, 6:45 - 8:00 pm
Rhatigan Student Center, Beggs Ballroom

    In the heat of the Confederate flag debate across the nation, a group of change agents decided on June 27, 2015 that things needed to change in South Carolina. Bree Newsome was arrested at the South Carolina State Capitol after scaling the 30-foot flagpole and unhooking the Confederate flag. She stated, "This flag comes down today!"


    Bree Newsome is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts and is an award-winning filmmaker, known for WAKE (2010), writer, composer, singer, community activist and organizer, but she does not see these as separate endeavors. "Art is activism and activism is art," she insists, as she seamlessly blends her talents in pursuit of social and economic justice.


    Ticket Prices

    • FREE for WSU students with myWSU ID
    • $3 for faculty and staff
    • $5 for community members
    • $1 for ages 12 and under

    The Climate Crisis: Threats and Opportunities
    Saturday, September 24, 1:00-3:00 pm **New Date**
    Great Plains Earth Institute, 8406 W Maple St


    Speaker: Craig Wolfe, Communications Director for Kansas Sierra Club; Volunteer President of the Heartland Renewable Energy Society; one of the founders for the KC Climate Coalition; and singer/songwriter in the group Soular

    Description: The climate crisis is real. But what are the facts? What are the threats that we face? Where are the opportunities going forward? What can and must individuals do to avert the worst consequences of the climate crisis? Craig Wolfe, Communications Director for Kansas Sierra Club, has been trained by Al Gore's Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Using slides prepared by the Climate Reality Project, Craig will demonstrate the seriousness of the climate crisis and provide actions we must take before the clock runs out on our window of opportunity to fight the climate crisis.


    More information can be found on the Facebook event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/1752230278358495/?ti=cl

    If you missed the Annual Dinner, catch the presentation below!

    Peace Center Hours 
    Monday         9-1
    Tuesday          9-1
    Wednesday     9-1
    Thursday        9-1
    Friday          9-1

    The Peace and Social Justice Education Fund is proud to be supported in part by a grant from the Amalia & Nicola Giuliani Foundation for Religion and the Arts!