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Upcoming Peace Center Events

Marijuana Reform Initiative - Calling in the Petitions
Friday, July 21, 5:30 pm
At the Peace Center

 
Meeting to Notarize and Count Petitions. We have notaries available to sign off the sheets. We'll be present until 7 pm. Call or text 316 247-0526 if you need other arrangements. Thanks!
Global Learning Center – Dinner and Speaker
Liberia - A Country of Resilience
with Lakshmi Kambampati
Sunday, July 23, 6:00 pm Social 6:30 pm Dinner 7:00 pm Presentations, Q&A

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 2949 N Rock Rd
           
Mrs. Lakshmi Kambampati is an Adjunct Lecturer of Mathematics and History of India.Mrs. Kambampati received the 2013 Howard and Jeane Johnston Global Community Citizenship Award and served many years as a GLC Board Member. Mrs. Kambampati is a recipient of Fulbright Scholar award for the current year.

The history of Liberia is unique in Africa as it started neither as a native state nor as a European colony. Mrs. Kambampati will share her experiences and rich culture of Liberia as she just returned from there serving as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer.

Dinner: Members $12, Non-Members $14, Students $10,
or Listen for Free


RSVP to jamesphillips21346@gmail.com or (316) 390-4627
ASAP before event to allow for food preparation. 

Pay online or cash or check at the door.
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Reproductive Rights Panel: Speaking Out
Wednesday, July 19, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
WSU Ahlberg Hall, 1810 N Harvard ST


Reproductive rights are a crucial and controversial topic in our state and country. Learn from decades of experience in the field from our panelists and walk away with a good message on how to address the right to comprehensive, medically accurate reproductive health care. 

Panelists include:

Julie Burkhart - Founder and CEO of Trust Women 
Sonja Spoo - Catholics for Choice
Oletha Faust-Goudeau - Kansas State Senator
Karen Knorp-Brown - Local activist 
Lain Littlejohn - State Organizer for URGE (Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity)
Trash Cleanup To Benefit The Environment Of Pawnee Prairie Park
Saturday, July 22, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pawnee Prairie Park, 2625 S Tyler


We will meet at the Tyler Street entrance shelter. We are in the process of forming a regular committee to do monthly cleanup and trail work. It will be called Friends of Pawnee Prairie Park. Whoever shows up to help will be asked  if they want to  join this special committee . 
Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation Summer Film Series: Dough
Sunday, July 23, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W Museum Blvd

Wichita Art Museum and the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation offer the 22nd annual Summer Film Series at WAM. Jonathan Pryce stars as an old Jewish baker whose faltering business is inadvertently saved by his young Muslim apprentice in the British dramedy "Dough." Widowed and down on his luck, Nat Dayan (Pryce) is desperate to save his London bake shop. His customers are dying off, his sons have no interest in keeping afloat the family business, and hostile businessman Sam Cotton (London Film Critics' Circle winner Philip Davis) has his own greedy plans for the property. In a pinch, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holder), a refugee from Darfur. The Muslim boy assists with the bakery’s daily chores, while selling cannabis on the side to help his struggling mother make ends meet. When Ayyash one day accidently drops his stash into the dough, the challah starts flying off the shelf, and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice. Directed by John Goldschmidt, DOUGH is a warmhearted and gently humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places. Facilitated discussion follows the film. Film is rated PG.
An Inconvenient Sequel
Friday, July 28, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
East Warren Theatre, 11611 E 13th ST North


Exact showtime yet to be determined. Visit our Facebook page for updated information as it comes available here.
Convoy of Hope McAdams Park
Saturday, August 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
McAdams Park, 1329 E 13th St N


We serve Guests of Honor in the community by providing them with free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, meals and much more at our Community Event. 

Hope starts here in Wichita — your community, your neighborhood. The Convoy of Hope Community Event in Wichita is just the beginning of a long-lasting movement that has the power to transform people's lives, inspire compassion and service, and bring people and organizations together like never before.

More information at: convoyofhope.org/wichita
March to Give KXL the Boot
Sunday, August 6, 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Nebraska State Capitol Building, 1445 K St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Join a bus from Wichita to Lincoln, Nebraska to rally against the Keystone XL pipeline and March to Give KXL the Boot on Sunday, August 6th!

Nebraska's Public Service Commission has the ability to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and ahead of their vote this fall, and we need to show them that Kansans stand with Nebraska against this dirty and dangerous project.

We’re marching in solidarity with hundreds of Nebraskans, along with Water Protectors and dirty fuels Pipeline Fighters from near and far, ahead of a week-long set of Keystone XL intervenor hearings at the Nebraska Public Service Commission. We need you there with us to send the message that Keystone XL is a threat to our land, water, and climate, and is not in the public interest. The March will conclude with a rally at the Nebraska State Capitol.

Be with us on August 6th for a day trip to Lincoln and back. Tickets are only TEN DOLLARS each! Sierra Club is sponsoring the rest of the cost. There's no reason not to go!

8:00 am Leaving from Wichita (actually Park City). Ability to pick up at any stop along I-135 and US 81 in Kansas. This could be Hesston, McPherson, Salina, Concordia or any place that has a spot to leave a car. Returning to Wichita at about 11:00 pm.


Contact Lori via email lawrencelorid@gmail.com or text at 316-516-3632 with questions.

Indivisible March Kansas
Saturday, August 26, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

DISCLAIMER : The Indivisible March is an event organized by a local Indivisible group, the Indivisible Suffragists. Indivisible March and the Indivisible Guide are separate entities. Indivisible Guide does not endorse Indivisible March or any of the content on this Indivisible March Facebook Event and/or related websites. 

LOCATION : Please enter your ZIP/postal code to find nearby events and/or host the INDIVISIBLE MARCH in your district via https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/local-indivisible-actions 

WEBSITE : indivisiblemarch.org

DESCRIPTION : The purpose of the INDIVISIBLE MARCH is to celebrate Women's Equality Day on August 26th, 2017, as we start the countdown to the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020 and organize our resistance efforts more effectively as we unify the accomplishments of more than 5,982 registered Indivisible Groups in the United States of America. Our intention is to create COALITION(S) with other like-minded organizations, we welcome you to take leadership as a Community Organizer in collaborating with other political activists of The Resistance for this historic Event. Join The Indivisible Movement.

DATE : The date of August 26th was purposefully chosen for the 1st Annual INDIVISIBLE MARCH. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law. Thus in 1971, August 26th became designated as "Women's Equality Day" in America. We intend to acknowledge the 97th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2017 and beyond. Please help us to organize this historic event in a safe, legal and peaceful manner to uplift ALL Indivisible Groups and Activists across the United States as we commemorate the countdown to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020.
Engage ICT: Democracy on Tap
Wealth on Health: The Impact of Debt on Well-Being
Tuesday, August 8, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
The Monarch, 579 W Douglas
Healthcare Town Hall - North Newton
Wednesday, August 9, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Kauffman Museum, 2801 N Main ST, North Newton


On August 9th, the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas will be will be hosting a Health Care Town Hall -
and we want you to be there!

We will be discussing national health issues
and the affect of the latest Health Care legislation
on local communities.

Hearing on toxic disposal well in the Flint Hills
Thursday, August 16, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
1500 SW Arrowhead RD, Topeka, KS 66604


Kansas Corporation Commission hearing in the matter of Quail Oil & Gas of Garden City's request to inject toxic wastewater into the heart of the Flint Hills near historic Diamond Spring on the Santa Fe Trail. The public is allowed to attend but not speak. Testimony has been pre-filed and may be read here: http://estar.kcc.ks.gov/estar/portal/kscc/page/docket-docs/PSC/DocketDetails.aspx?DocketId=12167aa4-9418-42fd-be2f-eab18bce4b5a
Unheard Voices From the Heart of Palestine
Saturday, September 30, 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 1001 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA


Whether you are new to the issue of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict or you have studied the topic for years, this symposium is for you.
Come and learn about:
  • America’s role in the Occupation
  • Faith perspectives on the conflict
  • Becoming active in peacemaking
The Middle East Peace Education Coalition (MEPEC) is guided by a belief in the worth of every individual.

Our mission is to work toward a just peace in Israel/Palestine by:
  • Changing US policies that have supported and continue to support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.
  • Affirming the human rights of all people to self-determination and to security within identified borders.
  • Recognizing the right and responsibility of the people of the region to decide on the governance of their state(s).
  • Committing to the principle that international law must be the framework for resolving the conflict.
If you are interested in becoming a part of our work, contact Christine Anders at christine@dmfirstchurch.org or
Kathleen McQuillen at kathleenmcquillen@gmail.com
Go Native!
Thursday, August 24, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sweet Allie B's/ Limestone Beer Co, 707 N Waco, Suite 105


Have a beer and learn about how you can make your yard native! 

Krista from Kansas Native Plant Society will bring us: 1. Places to see native plants in the Wildlife Habitat Areas of Wichita City Parks. 2. List of natives that are easy to grow, don't require much water and their preferred habitat. 3. Recommended books and websites for more info. 4. Info onMonarchWatch.org and National Wildlife Service (NWS) approved garden designs and signage available to designate "pollinator garden" for people who want to garden with some authority to show the city it's not just "weeds" so they aren't forced to mow. 

Bring money for food from Allie B's and order a beer to go with it. After the discussion we will be able to tour the brewery! Thanks to Tyson for working with me to set this up.

DID YOU KNOW? 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LOWERS CANCER RISK

When asked about how our lifestyles affect our risk of cancer, most are aware that smoking can cause lung cancer, and that sun exposure can lead to skin cancer.  However, physical activity is known to lower the risk of some cancers, specifically breast cancer and colon cancer.  A new study published in 2016 also saw an association of physical activity with lower risks of 13 other varieties of cancer. This is an interesting finding which further suggests that being active is good for your health in all kinds of ways!  Choose your favorite activity, and try to spend at least 30 minutes, five days/week, doing it.  Remember that walking at a moderate pace counts! Wichita has many parks, biking and walking paths.  Take advantage of them!

If you missed the Annual Dinner, catch the presentation of the 2015 Dinner below!

Peace Center Hours 
Monday         1-5
Tuesday          1-5
Wednesday     1-5
Thursday        1-5
Friday          9-1

The Peace and Social Justice Education Fund is proud to be supported in part by a grant from the Amalia & Nicola Giuliani Foundation for Religion and the Arts!