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Weekly Peace Calendar - December 11, 2013
Peace & Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas
1407 N. Topeka , Wichita KS 67214
Phone/Fax: 316-263-5886 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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or at our website: www.wichitapeace.org*
At the Peace Center
The Palestine Study
Group will show the movie The Inner Tour. Just months before
the second Intifada (uprising) began in 2000, Israeli director Ra'anan
Alexandrowicz (with his Israeli and Palestinian co-producers) filmed a group of
West Bank Palestinians on a three-day bus tour to Israel, where
many of the passengers once lived. Their weekend trip becomes an extremely
charged journey of deep emotional distances and contradicting realities as the
travelers interact with ordinary Israelis and visit places that they feel
simultaneously rooted to and alienated from.
The PEACE Challenge Exhibit at the Donut Whole
Thursday, December 26
E. Douglas, Wichita
out to see the K-12 students works, expressing themselves in this year’s PEACE
Challenge, “Stop Bullying before it Starts!” The exhibit will be up through
December. The Peace & Social Justice Center Education Fund is grateful to the Amalia & Nicola Giuliani Foundation for the Arts and the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church for their generous donations to the PEACE Challenge against bullying.
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Celebration in Honor of Nelson Mandela (1918 –
December 12, 7:00 –
Hall, Wichita State University (Hubbard Hall is SE of Cessna Stadium)
Nelson Mandela was a
South African anti-apartheid politician who was imprisoned for 27 years by the
South African apartheid regime and later emerged as ex-prisoner cum ex-terrorist
to become the President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. In his career as a
revolutionary, he was not just a South African leader, respected hero of people
of African descent. He is a SYMBOL that speaks to different constituencies all
over the world. Program: Open Mic – so
you are welcome to contribute your piece to the celebration of this icon of our
The African American
Faculty & Staff Association (AAFSA)
Robert E. Weems, Jr. email@example.com
Ngoyi K. Zacharie
Bukonda, PhD, MPH, Ngoyi.firstname.lastname@example.org
(Office at WSU) & 316-300-1390 (Cell)
Annual Vegan Holiday
December 14, 4:00 - 8:30
Unitarian Universalist Church,
7202 E 21st St. N.,
is invited to join us for our 5th Annual Vegan Holiday Potluck. These are very
informal and always lots of fun! It doesn't matter what your regular dietary
preferences are, this is open to all. The only stipulation, of course, is that
any dish brought be vegan (no meat or meat broth, eggs, dairy, or honey).
Because this is our 5th holiday potluck, we're making it a little extra special
this year. Doors will open at 4pm to allow time to browse an extensive display of vegan
cookbooks and other books which would make great gifts. In addition, there will
be a vegan products display and lots of free literature and info available. From
4:30-5:30, there will be a
cooking demo, and we plan to eat at 6pm. Following the meal, around 7:15, we will give out door prizes and will end
the evening with a variety of games. Or just hang out and visit with a great
group of people.
Protest WPD Excessive Force, Violence & Shootings
Support a Citizens' Review Board
Every Tuesday, Noon, City Hall, (south plaza off 3rd & Main)
We protest at City Hall, every Tuesday at noon. We also meet face to face and have General Assembly on the first Saturday of the month at noon, at Central Library, 223 S Main, 3rd Floor. We encourage you to participate in the activist movement for peace, economic and environmental justice and civil liberties. Join us in our work calling for a Citizens’ Review Board for accountability in Wichita law enforcement.
First Legislative Forum of 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 6:30 sign up, start at 7:00 pm
Sedgwick County House 525 N. Main, Jury Room
Come early to speak to any issues concerning the Kansas State Legislature.
Sunday, January 12, 2014 – 4 pm – First United Methodist Church, Hays
Traveling with a team of young
adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his
well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the
debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps
up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a
heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our
carbon-powered planet. Rabbi Moti Rieber, Director of Kansas Interfaith
Power & Light, will lead discussions on climate change after the
film. Sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church and Kansas Interfaith
Power & Light. We'd like to thank James Horlacher of First
Affirmative Financial Network for generously underwriting these
25 – April 13,
Polk/Wilson Galleries, Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University
photographer Richard Ross turns his lens on this socially relevant topic. Culled
from nearly 1,000 images of juveniles at more than 200 juvenile detention
facilities in 31 states, including Kansas, the exhibition will be a sobering trip
down the dead-end street that is America’s prison system. Visually it
will be as gripping as any art around. Richard Ross’ works have been exhibited
in museums worldwide. He has won Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, and
received grants from the National Education Association, Center for Cultural
Innovation, and Annie E. Casey Foundation. Currently he is a professor of art at
the University of
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