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Upcoming Peace Center Events

We are no longer accepting RSVPs for the Dinner as we have reached our seating limit. However, feel free to join us on Saturday at the Activists Workshop at noon at the SEIU building.

Peace Center Annual Dinner No Safe Haven:  
Forced Migrations and US Immigration Policy 


Maxine Phillips, daughter of an Italian immigrant, was raised on stories of both opportunity for and opposition to immigrants. Her church, Judson Memorial in New York, works with the New Sanctuary Movement to protect and advocate for immigrants facing deportation. She is former executive editor of Dissent Magazine and a vice chair of Democratic Socialists of America. For many years, she was  co-editor of the magazine Religious Socialism and currently serves as a volunteer co-editor of the blog religioussocialism.org/ and the print newsletter Democratic Left. Maxine will speak about strategies for supporting undocumented immigrants and changing U.S. policy. Dinner is $25. Seating is limited. On December 3, at noon, we will host an activist workshop with Maxine at SEIU, 3340 W Douglas.
Activists Workshop
Saturday, December 3, 12:00 pm
SEIU, 3340 W Douglas


At noon, we will host an activist workshop with Maxine at SEIU.

December GLC Event
Gezi, Gülen, and the Failed Coup in Turkey —
Contestations of Democracy during Times of Crisis

Sunday, December 4th, 2016 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 December 1st: Jens Kreinath (316) 371-1735 or jens.kreinath@wichita.edu
Pay online or cash or check at the door.


This talk covers the latest political developments in Turkey. Starting
with the Gezi protests during the summer of 2013 that were
directed at the government, it aims to promote a better understanding
of the internal dynamics of Turkish politics.
*********Other Community Events********
Wichita: Pizza, Politics and Planning
Thursday, December 1, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
YMCA Robert D. Love Downtown, 402 N Market ST


Join the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas as we debrief the election and its implications on our work, share the good news about the progress we’ve made together, and discuss the KanCare expansion actions we should take to prepare for the next Legislative session starting in January.
https://www.facebook.com/events/687108841463835/
http://www.expandkancare.com/event/wichita-pizza-politics-and-planning/

Southwind Group Holiday Party
Friday, December 9th
6:30 - 9:00 pm
6110 Edinburg, Bel Aire 
 

Bring a festive entree, side dish, or dessert, Turkey, Ham and Drinks will be provided. 

Kick off the season with great food, great conversation with your fellow earth activists! Show off your favorite holiday sweater! Enjoy a more relaxed and social atmosphere than the monthly meeting permits!

Alcohol perfectly OK, bring enough to share!

Beautiful Sierra wall and desk calendars will be available to purchase just in time for gift giving.
 
Check our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1834665826778254/

Visit With Mary Harren
Sunday, December 18, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Kansas Masonic Home, Fellowship Hall, 401 S Seneca
 
Friends and supporters of Mary Harren are invited to visit with her and each other December 18 at 401 S. Seneca at the Kansas Masonic Home, Fellowship Hall. Entrance and Parking at Southwest corner Seneca and Maple. Please bring a dish to share, beverages and service pieces provided. Contact Chaplain Connie Pace Adair at 269.7568 with questions.
Drop in any time from 2-5 PM for friendship and camaraderie.
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, lawrencelorid@gmail.com for more info and to reserve your seat!

DID YOU KNOW? 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LOWERS CANCER RISK

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        8-10
Friday          8-3

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!