Weekly Calendar – June 18, 2013
Peace & Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas
1407 N. Topeka, Wichita KS 67214
316-263-5886 Email: email@example.com
our updated website: www.wichitapeace.org
************************************************************Palestine Study Group
June 24, 5:00 pm, at the Peace Center
My Name is Rachel Corrie
June 28, 7:00 pm, at Hope Mennonite Church, 868 N. Maize Rd.
A play based on the diaries and emails of Rachel
Corrie, edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner. Rachel was an American
Evergreen State College student and member of the International Solidarity
Movement (ISM) who traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada. She
was killed by a Caterpillar armored bulldozer operated by the Israel Defense
Forces (IDF) while protesting against the destruction of a house by the IDF in
the Gaza Strip. Performed by Renee Reimer, a Bethel College senior. See http://www.bethelks.edu/news- events/news/post/4767
Jobs & Education - Not Incarceration (JENI)
Tuesday, June 18, 6 pm at the Peace Center
We are continuing our work towards hosting Jack Cole, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) from September 21- 28. Call us to reserve a time for Jack to speak to your group on the failure of the drug prohibition and what we can do to end America's longest war. 316 263-5886
******Events from Other Groups******
Board of Education Meetings: June 24, 6:00 pm,
North High Conference Rm. (park east
of the building)
The Wichita Board of Education (BOE)
will be voting on whether to keep Southeast High at Lincoln & Edgemoor or
to move the students to build a brand new costly school in a rural area at
E.127th and Pawnee. The next BOE meeting is June 24, when the old BOE will vote
on Southeast, just before the newly elected members are installed in July. Make
your voice heard. Save Southeast asks that you call your BOE members at
Next Continuing the Dream Meeting
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 12-1:30
New Day Christian Church, 5221 E Elm, Wichita (1 block N of Central & Old Manor)
This forum is
a continuation of the meetings after the presentation by Martin Luther King,
III. Our assignment is to read "Letters from the Birmingham
Jail". Please be ready to discuss
it at the forum. Not everyone will be able to read this, but still are
encouraged to be a part of this enlightening discussion. Let’s pack the church
full of people!
Wichita African Union
(WAU) 2nd Annual Cultural Festival
June 29, 5 pm Social Hour,
9710 E. Central, east of Webb Rd.
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 of the African Union.
You are invited to attend this exciting kaleidoscope of African cuisine,
exquisite fashion, traditional music and dance, theatrical performances, and
display of cultural artifacts at the on Saturday, June 29. A copy of the event
flyer is attached for your dissemination. Individual ticket prices are $30. For
all inquiries, please contact Margaret Omido at (316) 648-0667, or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Occupy Wichita’s Family Film
Showing: Chasing Ice
July 2, 2013, 7:30 pm, Go Away Garage, 508 S. Commerce
We'll be watching the film "Chasing
Ice" at the Go-Away Garage, which details the effects of global warming on
This is a family friendly event, and kid
care will be provided for the duration of the film. [also free!]
The movie will be briefly prefaced by
different representatives from community groups to showcase some of what's
happening in our city so people can get involved.
The film showing is a potluck, and
admission is by donation/do what you can/what you think it's worth only. When
the food is out then it's out -- it's free (so you can't complain)! Bring a
dish if you want to contribute in this way. (if you can't, then don't worry
about it -- bring yourself!)
Fourth - Wichita
Thursday, July 4, 11:00 am
339 N Greenway St.
We are a non partisan group of
concerned citizens dedicated to restoring our fourth amendment rights. We come
from all across the political spectrum, but what we all have in common is this:
The right to be secure in our persons against unlawful search and seizures is a
basic human right; a right that has been violated severely by our current
to Label GMOs
Thursday, July 4, 7:00-9:00 pm
Bradley Fair, 21st and Rock Rd.
Was the Civil War Inevitable?
Saturday, July 6, 3:00 pm
Historical Museum, 204 S. Main St.
anniversary of the Civil War battle of Gettysburg
will be celebrated at the museum with two scholars from Graceland University
in Iowa, Dr.
Tom Morain and Dr. William Juhnke debating the question. Their debate will
include conversation with the audience.
Faith for Peace—Call Lois at 316 617-3497
Enrollment still open
for summer youth program
Need a kid-friendly activity
this summer? The Ulrich Museum will offer tours and art activities for kids' groups
of 10 or more (ages 5-12) during the Summer Youth
Program. June's program is "LOVE is…," which begins outdoors with
Robert Indiana's "LOVE" sculpture, and continues inside with a
special make-it/take-it art project. This 90-minute tour and art project is $3
per child (adult registration is free) and requires pre-registration. To
register, call Aimee Geist, curator of education, at (316) 978-7116 or email email@example.com. For more info about July's activity,
"Masterpiece Mash-up," visit www.ulrich.wichita.edu/summer.
WPD Violence, Excessive Force and Shootings
Every Tuesday, Noon, City Hall, (south plaza off 3rd &
protest at City Hall, every Tuesday at noon.
General Assemblies--Saturdays 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. Please
ask to join our open group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/