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Upcoming Peace Center Events

Latin America Action Group presents
"Resistencia: The Film"
At the Peace Center.

     It is June 28th, 2009. The people of Honduras are preparing to vote in their country's first-ever referendum. However, instead of waking up to ballot boxes they rise to find their streets full of soldiers. The first coup d'état in Central America in three decades.
     An unprecedented nationwide resistance movement is born, known simply as La Resistencia. Without question, the most daring arm of the movement is that of the farmers of the Aguan Valley. With the president that promised to help them get their land back overthrown, they decide to take control of their own destiny. In a matter of minutes they seize control over 10,000 acres of palm oil plantations belonging to the country's most powerful landowner. Located on some of the most fertile land in all of Central America, the farmers announce that they have no plans of ever giving the plantations back.

Wichita Gun Violence Coalition Meeting 
Thursday, Aug. 27. 11:00 a.m.
Mennonite Church of the Servant, 23rd & Woodland.

Latin America Action Group
Monday, August 31. 5:30 p.m.
*********Other Community Events********
Glimpses of Sikkim          
By Lakshmi Kambampati

Different communities, cultures, religions, and customs find a perfect blend in the state of Sikkim, tucked in the Himalayan Mountains. Kambampati will share these aspects and her experiences of a school in Gangtok and landmarks of Kathmandu.  

Lakshmi Kambampati is an accomplished mathematics educator. She received the 2014 Howard & Jeanne Johnston Global Community Citizenship Award and other awards including a proclamation by the City of Wichita on August 15, 2000 as “Lakshmi Kambampati Day” for her dedication and contributions towards educating underserved students.

Sunday – August 23rd
4pm – 5pm      Presentation
5pm – 6pm      Q&A and light refreshments 

At Friends University – Science Bldg. – Room 100
2100 W. Maple @ Bonn Street, Wichita, KS
Free parking available on North side of building
A donation of $5 per person is suggested to cover 
the cost of refreshments.

League of Women Voters - Wichita Metro:
 Events Celebrating the 95th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 7-9 p.m. at the WSU Hughes Metroplex (5015 E. 29th Street N.) will be the National Women's Equality Day Celebration. Don't miss this major patriotic event! Former Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger will be the keynote speaker at this event that will include music and remarks from local female leaders to commemorate the actual signing of the 19th Amendment 95 years ago on Aug. 26, 1920. This event is co-sponsored by the WSU Political Science and Philosophy Department and the Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs. Free and open to the public.

The Wichita African Union (WAU) presents
4th Annual Cultural Festival
Beech Activity Center. 9710 E. Central Avenue, Wichita, KS
Saturday, August 29th. 5-11 pm

     Featuring cultural performances, music, food, drinks, a fashion show, and dance for the all Inclusive Ticket Price of $35 per person. More than 300 distinguished guests, participants, and friends of Africa will gather to celebrate what is becoming the City’s premier cultural showcase of the 54 member nations and people of the African Union. In a kaleidoscope of African cuisine, exquisite fashion, traditional music and dance, and displays of cultural artifacts, WAU will unravel its Theme for 2015: The African Quilt.
Tickets can be purchased from the following Vendors:
Immigration Advocacy Network, 700 N. Market Street, Wichita, Kansas (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
Roseline’s International, 5025 East 21st Street North, Wichita, Kansas (Weekdays & Weekends)

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

September 13:    Slavery By Another Name
November 8:       Chasing Ice
February 21:       Groundswell Rising
May 1:                The Waiting Room
We have office space available! Call or email for more information or an appointment:
Peace Center Hours 

Tuesday          10-2
Wednesday     10-2
Thursday        10-2