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Upcoming Peace Center Events

Palestine Study Group Meeting
Thursday, September 17. 7 PM.
At the Peace Center

Peace Center Board Meeting
September 19. 12pm.
At the Peace Center, 1407 N. Topeka
All are welcome to attend, but only the board may vote. 
*********Other Community Events********
Cultural Resistance: Artivism 101 Workshop
Thursday, September 17. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wichita State University - Rhatigan Student Center 288    
Workshop on art created at the intersection of Social Justice and Activism.
By WSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Cosponsors: The Seed House and Campus Ministry Connect
Global Learning Center’s
Sunday, September 20th Program: 
In Remembrance of the 1915 Armenian Genocide 
6:00 Socialize   6:30 Dinner   7-8:30 Presentation
$12/dinner for members—$14/ dinner for non-members 
$10/student—or no charge just to attend                                                 
Piccadilly Grill—7728 E. Central, Wichita, KS
(1 block west of Rock Road on Central)
The 1915 Armenian Massacre at Musa Dağı, Turkey: 
Personal Accounts on the Armenian Genocide
In the summer months of 1915, during World War I, the Moses Mountain (Musa Dağı), in southern Turkey, became a site of resistance against the Ottoman government’s attempt to massacre the inhabitants of seven Armenian villages. What happened next is the story of personal accounts will unravel. This program of the Global Learning Center features two presentations. 
RSVP! Please email so Piccadilly knows how much food to prepare. 

Planned Parenthood Wichita Health Action Team
Thursday, September 24. 6pm.
2226 East Central, Wichita
     Join us for pizza, conversation, and opportunities to get involved at WSU and in the Wichita community. If you've been wondering how to support Planned Parenthood in the midst of recent attacks locally and in DC, now's your chance to get involved with the Wichita Health Action Team!

Day of Remembrance Program & Reading of New Names on the Monument
Friday, September 25th. 6:30 pm
At Chapter Monument, N. Riverside Park,10th & Bitting Streets, Wichita, KS
     Please take time to remember those who have died by violence in America on our National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Bring a Lawn Chair - there will be no seating provided.
Wichita Kansas Chapter 316-265-1600. 
Wichita Chapter Website:
National organization website:

Co-Presidents - Sharon Ailslieger, Barb Fuller  
 4th Tuesday: 11:30 am -1:00 pm
At the Central Branch of the Wichita Public Library 
Main and William Streets
Bring a brown bag lunch, drinks furnished.

Common Core in Kansas:  College & Career Readiness
Tuesday, September 29, Noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 223 S. Main 
     Common Core is a set of national English and mathematics standards adopted by the state Board of Education in 2010.  More recently, some Kansas legislators have taken steps, which have been unsuccessful so far, toward eliminating the Common Core standards.  Learn more about the reasons for and against these standards from both sides of the debate.  Susanne Smith, Executive Director for Curriculum Instructional Design at Wichita Public Schools, will explain what the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards are.  David Dorsey, Senior Education Policy Fellow with the Kansas Policy Institute and a former public school teacher, will speak in 
opposition to the new standards.                        
BIG READ:  Immigration Policy 
Tuesday, October 27, Noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 223 S. Main
     Actions of the past year have demonstrated the volatility of the immigration issue.  Seeking work, safety, and stability, thousands of immigrants are living and working in the United States without official sanction.  What is the laws regarding immigration?  How easy is it to immigrate to the United States and could your ancestors who immigrated a  couple of generations ago still be able to immigrate into the United States today?  Learn more about the various facets of this issue  from Trinidad Galdean, an Immigration Attorney. He is with the Hinkle Law Firm.
Wichita Transit System:  Finding Solutions for Wichita’s Transportation Needs
Tuesday, November 24, Noon-1 p.m., Central Library, 223 S. Main 
     Every day, thousands of Wichitans rely on public transportation to access basic services, including doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, and getting to and from work.  But funding a transit system that is affordable, reliable, available at early & late hours, and reaches all parts of the City is a challenge.  Join us to learn more about options that are being considered to keep Wichita’s transit viable and sustainable far into the future. Steve Spade,  Director of the Wichita Transit, will be presenting.
There will be time for questions from the audience at the conclusion of the program.

Merchants of Doubt 
Friday, October 2, 7-9pm 
Murdock Theater, 536 N Broadway, Wichita. 
Suggested donation is $8.  
     “Doubt is our product,” stated a 1969 memo from the tobacco giant Brown and Williamson, “since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of fact.’” The 2014 film, Merchants of Doubt, documents those who now manufacture doubt to deceive about toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals--and climate change. This is presented by the First Friday Alternative Film Series, directed toward Kansans who want to learn more about current, confusing state and national topics.

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
November 8:       Chasing Ice
February 21:       Groundswell Rising
May 1:                The Waiting Room


North End Urban Arts Festival

Saturday, October 3. 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Nomar International Market

204 E 21st St N, Wichita, Kansas 67214
     The North End Urban Arts Festival is a call for creative uprising in one of Wichita’s most diverse, yet under celebrated neighborhoods. A project of the ICT-Army of Artists, the festival is part of a campaign of cultural interventions that build community identity by cultivating art from the ground up. By elevating the talents and joy within our neighborhoods, the ICT-Army of Artists and the North End Urban Arts Festival invites the community to recognize and collaborate in bringing out the creative potential that exists around us every day.

We will enjoy together:
Live music from local acts (line up to be released) 
Food from local vendors
live street art
skating demos
Beer Garden 
...and more!!

See Facebook event at

How to Stop Human Trafficking 
Saturday, October 3. 6-8:45pm

$35 for members and $40 for nonmembers
     Global Learning Center's UN Banquet will focus on human trafficking, a major issue in Kansas which is a hub for this nefarious new slave trade.  US Attorney Tom Beall and the executive director of a local group that fights trafficking in our city, Jennifer White of ICT SOS will be the speakers.  The banquet will take place from 6-8:45 in the Marcus Welcome Center on the WSU campus and costs $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers who reserve their places before Sept. 28.  Chicken and vegetarian options are available.  Reserve your place by emailing or leaving a message at 316-682-8818.  The Howard and Jeanne Johnston Global Citizenship Award will be given to Sam Muyskens at this event.  Students wanting to attend can participate for $10. GLC will cover the rest of their cost but they must sign up by the 28th.  Please consider purchasing a table for $250 and bringing seven friends to join you.  Space is limited. This subject will be a major focus of the media in October!

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