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Upcoming Peace Center Events

Peace and Social Justice Center Board Meeting
Saturday, June 17, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
At the Peace Center, 1407 N Topeka
*********Other Community Events********
Artist MARCH - Wichita
Wednesday, June 14
Downtown, Wichita

This event has been canceled
Material Drive for Boomerang Bags & Confluence Community Center
Thursday, June 15, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Confluence Community Center, 520 Commerce

Purpose: To collect materials for creating Boomerang Bags, and clothing for another Clothing Activity and Fundraiser that will raise funds for Boomerang Bags and Confluence Community Center.
WHO: Firefly Farm, Confluence Community Center, Bag Free Wichita, Heirs to our Oceans, Organic Publishing.
What: Donation Drive for fabric and clothes, and other materials that will be useful for making Boomerang Bags and other fundraising opportunities.
Goal: Make bags throughout May to build up enough to do a fundraiser that will launch the Boomerang Bag Community Initiative. 
Meetings are for organizing and learning more about Boomerang Bags and how to get involved. People can also drop off materials for bag making.
LIVE on Facebook: Connecting Mental Health & Climate Change
Friday, June 16, 2:00 - 2:30 pm
on Facebook:

How does climate change impact mental health? Are there techniques that can help us cope with the stress climate change can bring on?

Join CEP LIVE with Andy Martin from the National Alliance on Mental Illness!

Have a burning question? Ask it during the LIVE event or here in the event page. 

NAMI Kansas Website:
CEP Health Equity Project Website:

Wichita Pride 2017 Buttons

Wichita Pride 2017 Buttons are available at XY BarRocky’s BarClub BoomerangRain Cafe and Lounge, and J’s Lounge during their normal hours. Buttons are also available at The Center (800 N Market, Wichita, KS) June 14-15th from 9:30 AM to 6 PM and June 16th from 9:30 AM to 5 PM. Buttons may be purchased online until Thursday night and picked up at The Center.

Buttons will be sold at the entrance to all of our events and are required for entry.

Pricing: Six and older – $5. Five and younger – No button required but must be accompanied by an adult with a button.

Forum: Peace is Possible
Saturday, June 17, 7:00 pm
Mennonite Church of the Servant, 23rd & Woodland

Mel Lehman
In 2009, Mel founded Common Humanity to build better understanding about the people of the Middle East. Common Humanity has organized some 20 exhibits of Iraqi refugee art to help Iraqi artists by selling their paintings and to help Americans better understand the beauty and humanity of the Arab and Muslim world.
Ranya Taha
Ranya was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. In recent years she has lived in Wichita, Kansas, where she owns the Byblos and Petra restaurants.
Shafiq Hasan
Shafiq was born in historic Palestine and was forced to flee his home as a boy in 1948 when the State of Israel was established. He now lives in Newton, Kansas, and work as a medical lab specialist.

For more information, call 316-371-8274
Fundraiser Event for World Refugee Day
Saturday, June 17th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
WSU SHIFTSPACE Gallery, 416 S Commerce #102

Suggested min. donation of $25 to attend. Food, Drinks & entry into the SHIFTSPACE art exhibit
Speaker Amanda Lind and Wichita Pride Festival
Sunday, June 18, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wichita Oasis, 200 N Broadway, STE 220

We'll be hearing from a past speaker, Amanda Lind about her experience with gay marriage, among other things. 

We will be ending this right at noon so we can go to the Pride parade and festival that starts at 1 pm!!!!!!!!

The parade starts at 1 at 510 N. Main, the Old County Courthouse. (Where the Science March started) 
Afterwards is the festival at the Indian Center, which does require a 5 button to enter, which you can purchase at the door. 
To clarify - Oasis is NOT in the parade, maybe next year. 
World Refugee Day
Tuesday, June 20th, 4:00 - 8:00 pm
WSU SHIFTSPACE Gallery, 416 S Commerce #102

Free & Open to public. Access to art exhibit, fun carnival of activities for the children!
Final Friday Event
Friday, June 30th, 5:00 - 10:00 pm
WSU SHIFTSPACE Gallery, 416 S Commerce #102

 Art exhibit only, Free & Open to public.
Aquaponics Open House at Well Garden Industries
Wednesday, June 21, 6:30 pm
Well Garden Industries, 1440 W Douglas Ave

Come see what's growing in Delano! We will be showcasing aquaponics, the raising of plants and aquatic protein in symbiosis, as a sustainable industry and economic opportunity. Yes, you can grow hydroponics in your backyard or on a tabletop!
There will be food from a neighboring restaurant, check the facebook event page to see who it will be and we HOPE to have the Beer Truck there but we have to show at least 100 people Going so your help is needed there, too! If no Beer Truck then BYOB and be ready to trade!! Help us out here:



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 of the 2015 Dinner 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!