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Upcoming Peace Center Events

Peace Center Monthly Board Meeting
Saturday, January 21, 12:00 pm
At the Peace Center, 1407 N Topeka
Resist Trump Cabinet Post Card Bomb
January 18 - January 21

Trump has made some terrible cabinet picks and it is our job as citizens to let our Senators know that we do not approve of his picks. We will send post cards to our Senators from across the country and ask them not to confirm his poorly chosen cabinet. It’s easy to do, just grab some post cards and write a quick note to your Senators saying why they should not confirm cabinet nominees. You can select one or two cabinet positions to focus on or you can do them all. Then drop them in the mail. Post a picture of the if you would like to share. Cabinet confirmations can start as early as inauguration day so the sooner the better! Please see a list below of cabinet picks and Senators for each state. Together we can resist Trump and his administration!
Sin Nombre
Tuesday, January 24, 7:00 pm
At the Peace Center, 1407 N Topeka

Seeking the promise of America, a beautiful young woman, Sayra, joins her father on an odyssey to cross the Latin American countryside. Along the way, she crosses paths with a teenaged Mexican gang member, who us maneuvering to outrun his violent past. Together they have to rely on faith, trust and street smarts if they are to survive their increasingly perilous journey toward the hope of new life.

*********Other Community Events********
An UnNaugrual Celebration of Unity & Social Justice
Friday, January 20 at 8 pm to Saturday, January 21 at 11 pm
The Artichoke Sandwichbar, 811 N Broadway St

A gathering of friends and neighbors who promise to stand up for civil rights, immigrant rights, environmental protection, LGBTQ equality and economic justice. Music by Women Without Purses, Shoulder to Shoulder, and the Fowler Dungan Duo. Cover art from a mural by Nancy Pochis. We will be asking for donations for a variety of local support organizations.
Women's March Topeka, Kansas
Saturday, January 21st, 1 - 3 pm
State Capitol Building - Topeka Kansas
300 SW 10th St, 66612

In solidarity with the march taking place in Washington, DC, we will march in Topeka at the Capitol Building. We are showing our support for the community members who have been marginalized by the recent election. 

This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports women's rights are welcome:
- Women & Girls & Femmes & GNC
- Men & Boys
- Families
- People of Color
- Immigrants
- LGBTQ Community
- People with Disabilities
- Climate Change Advocates
- ALL religious communities
- Anyone else who wants to come out in support!

Please share the event with your friends. We want to make sure that people of all groups are included.
If you would like to join a group from Wichita, there will be a bus for $15 per seat, round trip, if we can fill it up! Please contact Lori Lawrence, for more info and to reserve your seat!
Women's March - Air Capital - Wichita, Kansas
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 - 1:00 pm
At The Keeper of the Plains, Wichita, Kansas

Oh, if I could live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done!
Susan B. Anthony 

For all those interested in showing their solidarity with those marching in Washington, DC. We will gather at the Keeper of The Plains located at 650 North Seneca and march to City Hall building.

"Vietnam Today"
Panel discussion: recent history, economy, relationships
Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 2949 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67226

6:00 Social 6:30 Dinner 7:00 Presentations, Q&A

Dinner: Members $12, Non-Members $14, Students $10,
or Listen for Free

RSVP by January 18th: Gretchen Eick (316) 682-8818 or
Pay online or cash or check at the door.


Marie Gillespie belonged to Friendship Force, an international good will program that has over 300 chaptersaround the world. In 1999, the organization arranged “home stays” for members of the Hanoi, Vietnam, chapterto visit members of the Wichita chapter. Marie hosted three of the sixteen visitors. In 2000, she went to Hanoi and stayed with the people who had stayed with her the previous year. She has followed Vietnam ever since.

Khanh Nugen was born in Vietnam, leaving in 1970 to study at Kobe University in Japan, where he earned hisdoctorate in finance and, for 25 years, was a financial advisor with Ameriprise. He is Chair of the VietnameseCatholic Community in Wichita, KS, and is Director of Wichita’s Vietnamese Radio Station in Wichita.

League and Library present Tuesday Topics
Fracking & Earthquakes: Is There a Link?
Tuesday, January 24, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Central Library, 233 S Main

This month's Tuesday Topic will address the connection, if any, between the extraction of oil through hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as "fracking," and the increased number of Kansas earthquakes.   Larry Richardson, Exploration Manager for Pickrell Drilling Company, and Yvonne Cather, former Chair of the Kansas Sierra Club, will talk about the issue from both sides.  Programs are designed to increase citizen knowledge on both sides of important social issues.  
Chicks & Beer!
Wed., Jan 25th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Aero Plains Brewing
117 N. Handley in Delano

Join Southwind Group for a beer tasting at the newest brewery in Wichita and great food from Funky Monkey Munchies Food Truck (vegetarian or meat) then inside to learn how and why to keep backyard chickens (it's easier than you think) with lots of time for questions for Errin & Lars Moore with Wake Up and Grow Farm & Apiary plus (chickens) Jude, Flamenco and others!​
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When asked about how our lifestyles affect our risk of cancer, most are aware that smoking can cause lung cancer, and that sun exposure can lead to skin cancer.  However, physical activity is known to lower the risk of some cancers, specifically breast cancer and colon cancer.  A new study published in 2016 also saw an association of physical activity with lower risks of 13 other varieties of cancer. This is an interesting finding which further suggests that being active is good for your health in all kinds of ways!  Choose your favorite activity, and try to spend at least 30 minutes, five days/week, doing it.  Remember that walking at a moderate pace counts! Wichita has many parks, biking and walking paths.  Take advantage of them!

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

Peace Center Hours 
Monday         1-5
Tuesday          1-5
Wednesday     1-5
Thursday        1-5
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!