Upcoming Peace Center Events
“Why Sustainability Needs Wichita”
by Dr. Russell Arben Fox
Peace & Social Justice Center Annual Dinner & Meeting
Friday, December 4, 6:00 pm
Lorraine Ave. Mennonite Church, 655 S. Lorraine Ave, Wichita
Please RSVP by Dec. 1st. Space is limited!
Dr. Russell Arben Fox is has long been interested in sustainable communities and his studies have led him to see Wichita as occupying an important space in how we can move our economic systems (globally, nationally, and locally) in a more sustainable direction. He is spearheading the effort to bring Ma’ikwe Ludwig--an expert on community building and learning how to live a more local and more environmentally sustainable life—to Wichita in spring 2016. Ma'ikwe is part of the Dancing Rabbit Sustainable Community in northern Missouri; see their website here: http://www.dancingrabbit.org/. Dr. Fox will be introducing the project and issues in urban sustainability at the Peace Center annual dinner. Hope you can share the evening with us! Vegan/Vegetarian Dinner - $25. Please RSVP at 316 263-5886 or email email@example.com by Dec. 1st.
JAFFA, the Orange's Clockwork
Thursday, December 11. 7 PM
At the Peace Center, 1407 N. Topeka
A journey from the harbor town of Jaffa to the Jaffa orange, a fruit through which the Israeli filmmaker examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Being Healthy and Saving the Planet:
A Presentation by Will Tuttle, Ph.D.
Friday, November 27, 6 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita
7202 E 21st St N, Wichita, Kansas 67206
Dr. Will Tuttle, author of the best-selling The World Peace Diet (http://www.worldpeacediet.com/), will deliver an inspiring talk about the food we choose, where it comes from, and how it affects us physically, culturally, and spiritually. You will learn how to make positive changes that promote wellness, encourage wisdom, and minimize our eco-footprints on the Earth. Doors open at 6 pm to allow time to meet Will, enjoy some refreshments, and look over his book and his wife Madeleine's artwork. Talk will begin at 7 pm, followed by more visitation and refreshments. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to hear him! Paris Climate Summit March
Saturday, November 28. 1-4 p.m.
777 W. Central (near Keeper of the Plains)
350.org and all other climate coalition organizations world wide are expected to join together. A Solar powered PA system and EVs powered by solar/wind on display. Learn about details on utility-scale community solar ownership. Music, march downtown. We have signs for you! Bring pom-poms, or something flashy to wave. Bring water, snacks.
Parking is in the city lot atop hill overlooking Keeper of Plains. Walk east through grassy area to Westar, atop hill on Central Ave.
Join us to Commemorate Human Rights
Thurs. Dec. 10th. 5:30 p.m. At Douglas Ave. Bridge – (by Drury Hotel)
Sponsored by People of Faith for Peace – Wichita.
In 1950, the United Nations General Assembly called for the
establishment of Human Rights Day – each year on Dec. 10th. This will not be a protest but a statement of our support for the human rights of all beings.
People of Faith for Peace are encouraging you to be with us for an
hour on Dec. 10th – we will have a banner depicting our support.
– Feel free to bring your own banner or sign.
Reproductive and Sexual Health in the Heartland: What’s at Stake?
Monday, December 14. 8 a.m. - 4p.m. Free admission.
At Kauffman Center in Kansas City, MO.
Reproductive and Sexual Health in the Heartland: What’s at Stake? will be a convening of health care, academia, government, social service, and private sector partners from the region concerned about sexual and reproductive health and rights. This full-day conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of scholars, health care practitioners, public officials, public health professionals and activists for unique learning and networking opportunities, and engage community members and leaders in critical conversations about the shifting landscape of reproductive and sexual health.
The conference is free and provides breakfast and lunch. To learn more and register, go HERE. KIPCOR film series: Save these Dates!
Each film is at 3 p.m. in the Krehbiel Auditorium Luyken Fine Arts Center, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas
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