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Upcoming Peace Center Events

Confirm Your Voter Registration Status for the
Cannabis Law Reform on the Wichita Ballot
Make sure your vote and your signature will count! Please go towww.canivote.org to check your Kansas voter registration status and verify that you are registered at your current address. 
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Documentary Presentation:
Israeli Torture of Non-Jewish Children
Palestine Study Group – PSG
Thursday, July 17, 7 pm
At the Peace Center
We are showing a 2014 Australian documentary which exposes Israeli torture of non-Jewish children, with discussion after. The film is 45 minutes long.

Peace Center Board meeting
Saturday, July 19, noon
At the Peace Center

Sounds of Summer at the Peace House: 
Concert and Ice Cream Social 
with Tom Page and Ron Land
Saturday, July 19, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
At the Peace Center

Local musicians Tom Page and Ron Land give us acoustic performances at the Peace House!  Join us for ice cream sundaes with organic toppings and up-close live music!  Don't miss this fun event at the Peace Center! $10 suggested donation to help fund Peace and Social Justice action. 

Petition Drive to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession
Sunday, July 20, noon – 4 pm
13th & Grove
We are giving the final push to collect signatures for the turn it on July 24. Get your sheets notarized and send them to the Peace Center or we can pick up if needed. Come out to sign this Sunday with JENI, Kansas For Change andThe Wichita Community Voice.

Palestine Study Group – PSG
Thursday, July 24, 6:30 pm
At the Peace Center

Father Aaron Warwick of St. Mary Orthodox Church: Report on Israel/Palestine
At the Peace Center
Saturday, July 26. 3 pm. 
Hear Father Warwick report on his trip to Israel/Palestine, his impressions, and the things going on there. 

******Other Community Events******

Stop Kobach: Planning Meeting
Wednesday, July 16, 6:30 pm
Kansas Peoples’ Action, 1751 N. Ash
Kris Kobach will be in Wichita next Friday. Let's make sure we're ready.  Join us as we plan for action.
 
Round Table Voter Information Forum
Saturday, July 19, 11 am - 2 pm
WSU Metroplex, Rm 132 (29th & Oliver)
Learn about: The new 2-tiered voter system and how to register to vote
Issues and concerns of our village and how to advocate
Who is running and their stance on issues of concern
Sponsored by Women of Color 4 Kansas, Women 4 Kansas, Sunflower Community Action, NAACP and the Kansas Democratic Party.
 
Kansans for Peace in Palestine
Sunday, July 20, 5:30 pm
Meet in front of the parking lot of Braum's (3641 N. Rock Rd) 
(next to the Islamic Society of Wichita)
Kansas Muslim Groups host a peaceful protest to stop ALL collective punishment on Palestinians! Once altogether, we will begin our walk down Rock Road to E. 29th Street and back. Also after our rally, we will be participating in the national "Balloons for Palestine" event. The event is just letting go of balloons, in the colors of the Palestine flag, free in the air to remember those that have passed away as shahedeen inshallah.
We will provide a limited number of balloons which will be first come first serve.
Feel free to bring your own balloons, flags, posters, etc. to show your support against terrorism in Palestine. Also, please invite everyone there is power in unity and community!


              
Citizen Koch
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 - 8:21 pm
13th Avenue Warren, 11611 East 13th Street, Wichita(map)
Tickets must be purchased ONLINE!
$12.00 General—Get tickets here:  http://www.tugg.com/events/9695
In this searing exposé on the state of democracy in America and the fracturing of the Republican Party, Academy Award®-nominated directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin (Trouble the Water; co-producers of Fahrenheit 9/11 & Bowling for Columbine) follow the money behind the rise of the Tea Party. CITIZEN KOCH investigates the impact of unlimited, anonymous spending by corporations and billionaires on the electoral process, featuring stories of life-long Republicans whose loyalty is tested when their families become collateral damage in the GOP fight to take organized labor out at the knees. Alternately terrifying and funny, CITIZEN KOCH is an essential and powerful portrait of our political times. 

Community Education Workshop – 
Civil Litigation with Attorney James Thompson
Saturday, August 16, 11 am -2 pm
Sunflower, 1751 N. Ash
Sponsored by the Racial Profiling Advisory Board, this workshop will allow individuals an opportunity to ask questions about the process and get expert answers, as well as receive empowering information about the litigation process, terms and the roles and responsibilities of each party involved in the lawsuit. Thompson will be available to answer audience questions on civil rights and procedure.

Peace Poetry Reading 
R Coffee House
(1144 Bitting St. - corner Bitting and Eleventh)
Tuesday – Aug. 19 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Local poets, Michael Poage and Diane Whato reading their original work. Wichita musician Tom James will sing his original work.  Readings of others’ poetry ~ especially WWI peace poetry.   Come to relax, to mix and mingle, to drink great coffee and hear  poetry – come to be and make peace in our town and our world! Please spread the word in your own gathering places (bulletin announcements, etc.), e-mail lists, facebook posts, circles of friends, etc.  This event brought to you by People of Faith for Peace, Wichita – who come together on a regular basis to plan and plot “peace.”

Occupy Wichita
For Cameras on Police, Citizens’ Review and an 
End to the Drug War - Support a Citizens' Review Board
Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm, City Hall, (south plaza off 3rd & Main) 
We protest at City Hall, every Tuesday at noon. We encourage you to participate in the activist movement for peace, economic and environmental justice, civil liberties and against mass incarceration and the drug war. Help gather signatures on the petition to end criminal penalties on possession of cannabis in Wichita. 316 269-3729