Thursday, February 27, 6:30 pm
At the Peace Center
Josh Ruebner Regional Book Tour
Friday, February 28, 6 pm
Watermark Books and Café, 4701 E Douglas Ave (at Oliver)
Josh Ruebner, author of Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace
will do a reading and book signing at Watermark. He is National
Advocacy Director for the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
Educational Strategies Workshop with Josh Ruebner
Saturday, March 1, 9 am - 11am
Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, 655 S. Lorraine Avenue
JENI – Jobs & Education Not Incarceration
**Date has been corrected
Wednesday, March 5, 5:15 pm**
At the Peace Center
Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America
Saturday, March 8, 2 pm
Evergreen Public Library, 2601 N. Arkansas (at 25th St. North)
Based on the book by Juan Gonzalez, the film examines the history of
Latino migration to the US and some of the factors driving immigration
including colonialism, the economic needs of US business and national
interests and repression of people by governments often supported by the
US. This film is part of the Season of Nonviolence events.
Phyllis Bennis to speak in Manhattan and Wichita, KS: Find out about the growing movement to hold Israel accountable for its treatment of the Palestinians
Palestine Study Group is bringing Phyllis Bennis to Wichita for several
presentations in Wichita and Newton, March 12-14. She is a Fellow of the
Institute for Policy Studies and of the Transnational Institute in
Amsterdam. She writes widely on US policy in the Middle East and
regional developments there; her books include Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer
, Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terrorism, Ending the US War in Afghanistan,
and Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy US Power
She has traveled widely in the Middle East, and is a co-founder of the
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and co-chairs the UN-based
International Coordinating Network on Palestine. She works closely with
several UN officials and agencies on Palestine and related issues.
Wednesday, March 12
Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, 655 S. Lorraine Ave.
Dinner 5:45 - 6:15 pm, Presentation 6:30.
RSVP to 316.682.4555 or email@example.com
Thursday, March 13
Friends University, Business and Technology Building, Friends University, Rm 208
Lunch and presentation, noon - 1 pm,
, The Social and Behavioral Science Division
Bethel College, 2:30 pm, Krehbiel Auditorium
Wichita State University, 100 Lindquist Hall, 7 pm presentation followed by discussion
******Other Community Events******
Save the Ogallala Aquifer - Stop the Keystone XL
Send your Comment Today!
The US Department of State released the Environmental Impact Statement
for the proposed route for the KXL pipeline, giving the public a mere 30
days to respond; comments can be left online http://www.keystonepipelinexl.state.gov/
or mailed to: US Department of State / Bureau of Energy Resources, Room 4843
: Keystone XL Public Comments, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520.
Inequality for All - Film Showing
Thursday, February 27, 6 pm
SEIU Local 513 Union Hall
, 3340 W. Douglas
A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, "Inequality for
All" features Robert Reich -- professor, best-selling author, and
Clinton cabinet member--as he demonstrates how the widening income gap
has a devastating impact on the American economy. At our viewing Robert
Reich will briefly discuss with us by telephone what we can do in our
communities after the showing!
Putting the 1970’s ‘Blaxploitation’ Films in Historical Perspective
Thursday, February 27, 6 – 9 pm
Hubbard Hall 208
Join the WSU Office of Multicultural Affairs as we hear Robert E. Weems,
Jr., the Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History
at Wichita State University, discuss the business, economic and social
dynamics of the 1970s “Blaxploitation” film genre. We will also be
viewing the 1971 film, Shaft,
directed by the famous native Kansan Gordon Parks, whose papers are housed in WSU’s Ablah Library.
Night Of Justice: A Plan for Unity-A Call for Economic Empowerment
Saturday, March 1, 6:30 pm
Tabernacle Bible Church, 1801 N. Volutia
(at E. 17th St. N)
The Night of Justice will be a time when the faith community comes out
to take a stand on the subjects of racism, voter rights, equality and
justice in our city and America. It is a night when the faith community
will show a voice of unity and to stop the divisiveness in the Wichita
community. It is our time to build because destruction has already taken
place. Our time to harvest because the seed has already been sown. Our
time for action because inaction has literally killed many in our
community. Our time to stand up for our children because if we don't no
one will. This is not just another church shout party but the beginning
of the Spirit being injected into the social movement. Come out for a
Night of Justice! Sunflower Community Action
More than a Month - A Celebration of Black History
Come and join us on February 28th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. as we celebrate
Black History. The evening's theme is entitled "More than a Month." Come
and journey with us as we learn about African Americans whose great
stories are hardly ever told. This event will be enlightening,
entertaining, and something you will remember forever.
International Women's Day Celebration by Trust Women
Support women's rights on International Women's Day @ R Coffee House
Saturday, March 8, 7 - 11 pm
R Coffee House, 1144 N. Bitting
A presentation by Trust Women. The celebration will include live musical
performances by Golden Livingroom, mEhPic, Evasive Flowers, and Matter
Undermind. Also, get excited for Wichita Burlesque, local area poets,
friends, fun, and fighting for women's rights!
Juvenile In Justice – Exhibition and Related Events
Through April 13, 2014, Tue - Fri: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sat - Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Polk/Wilson Galleries, Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University
California 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 California, Santa Barbara. The exhibit runs through April
Juvenile In Justice Film Screening: Kids for Cash
Tuesday, March 4, 6 pm
WSU CAC Theatre
Juvenile In Justice Working Panel Discussion:
Juvie Justice in the 21st Century: The Cost of Confinement
Wednesday, March 26, 6 pm
210 McKnight West, WSU School of Art & Design
Juvenile In Justice Teen Day: Tees for Teens
Saturday, April 5, 1-3 pm
In a fast-paced world the everyday challenges for teens can be daunting.
View inspiring T-shirt designs by Wichita youth, then learn how to
silkscreen your own.
This program is suitable for pre-teens and teens ages 11–18.
South Central Kansas Legislative Forums
Saturday, March 15, 9 - 10:30 am
N-CAT building 4004 N. Webb Rd.
Saturday, April 28, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Derby Welcome Center - 611 N. Mulberry Rd., Rm. 300, Derby
Join fellow citizens in bringing your issues to the South Central Kansas Legislative Delegation. Get there early to sign up.
Black Women Empowered In Wichita (BWEIW)
Saturday, March 15, 9 am – 2 pm
Grant Chapel AME Fellowship Hall
Black Women Empowered in Wichita is having their International Women’s Day of Healing
for women of all colors, nationalities and ethnicities. The
organization hosts quarterly healing women-only “Sister Circles” and
conferences in the community, and plans to continue these efforts. We
provide continental breakfast and ask women to bring their favorite
comfort food to share.
Nonviolence: A Season for Everyone
Various venues and events from January 29 through April 4
Wichita groups and individuals are coming together in 2014 to explore
nonviolent responses to violence in society. A variety of events will
be held around Wichita during the 65 days between the anniversaries of
the deaths of non-violence activists Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther
King, Jr. (January 29 and April 4). These events are free and open to
the public (*denotes activity is family friendly or will have activities
for young children).
Thursday, February 27, 6 - 9 pm
Pine Valley Christian Church; Sponsored by Seed House
Ted Talks at Lorraine Ave. Mennonite Church, 655 South Lorraine Ave.
Thursday, March 6, 7 pm – 8 pm
Scilla Elworthy speaks on Fighting and Nonviolence.
Thursday, April 3, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
iO Tillet Wright speaks on Fifty Shades of Gay.
Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America
Saturday, March 8, 2 pm
Evergreen Public Library, 2601 N. Arkansas (at 25th St. N)
The Laramie Project – film showing
Saturday, March 29, 7 pm - 9 pm
Pine Valley Christian Church, 5620 E. 21st St.
Watch the Laramie Project and hear guest speaker, Stacey Mann, discuss GLBTQ issues.
Brown Bag Learning Series: Social Work Topics
Open to the public - 1.8 Social Work CEUs for licensed attendees
First Tuesdays of the Month – 12 pm to 1:30 pm
University Methodist Church, 2220 North Yale, Wichita
You bring your lunch, we serve the CEUs! Open to the public - 1.8 Social Work CEUs for licensed attendees.
- Fred H. Besthorn, PhD, LMSW, M.Div - Nature,
Spirituality and Eco-Social Work: Integrating Earth Consciousness into
Social Work Practice
- Shaunna Millar, LMSW - Social Media and Ethics:Realities for Social Work Practice
Sponsored by the WSU School of Social Work Advisory Board for the Dr.
Elwin Barrett Social Work Fund: Supporting the growth of the WSU School
of Social Work. Call the WSU School of Social Work at 978-7250 with
Protest WPD Excessive Force, Violence & Shootings
Support a Citizens' Review Board
Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm, City Hall, (south plaza off 3rd & Main)
We protest at City Hall, every Tuesday at noon. 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
Help Register Voters at Parent/Teacher Conferences!
The League of Women Voters needs as many volunteers as they can get to
register voters during parent/teacher conferences at Wichita schools
with the Federal registration form. The Retired Teachers Association,
along with other groups will work to reach the underserved. If you can
possibly help with this project, please contact Paul Babich
To add an event or announcement to the calendar, send an email to:
Include the event title, day, date, time, place,
sponsoring group and a brief introduction. Thanks!