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Upcoming Peace Center Events

Palestine Study Group
Thursday, September 25, 6:30 pm
At the Peace Center


Latin America Action Group (LAAG)
Monday, October 13, 5:30 pm
At the Peace Center


*********Other Community Events*********



Teachers Protest Brownback Fundraiser

Wednesday, September 24, 5:00 pm
Carnegie Library, 220 S. Main, Wichita, KS
Teachers, wear you red shirts and bring your red-shirt-wearing friends. Rick Perry is in Wichita for a Brownback fundraiser. We plan to cover every entrance at the OLD library.  https://www.facebook.com/events/811646408857586/

Election Apocalypse
Sutton Place, 230 E. William (at Market), Wichita
Friday, September 26, 5:30 pm
You are invited to submit your original work of art or poetry for the Election Apocalypse Art Exhibit and Poetry Slam.  Deadline for entry is the week of Sept. 22, to exhibit during Final Friday on Friday, Sept. 26, 5:30 pm.  The event will be held at Sutton Place, 230 E. William (at Market), Wichita.  One prize to be awarded in under and over 18 categories.  Poetry at 8 pm.
Further information at electionapocalypse@gmail.com

Open Mic at VILLAGE ASSEMBLY
Theme: Reclaiming Our Humanity
Friday, September 26, 7.00 – 9.00 PM
209 Hubbard Hall, at WSU
Listen to poetry & drums, Share your thoughts & Read your creative pieces at an evening of cultural sharing called Village assembly – Nzuko-Obodo, Kiterano, Asamblea del Pueblo.
                                              
CHAMPIONS for CHANGE!
Friday, September 26, 6pm - 9pm
Historic Fire Station No.2, at 719 SW VanBuren in Topeka
Join us, as we honor this year's local Champions at
Cocktails and dinner honoring our Innocence Row Exonerees, Kirk Bloodsworth, Eddie Lowery, Tom Goldstein, Darryl Burton, Ray Krone, and Curtis McCarty will begin our event at 6pm!
You can purchase Individual tickets for $50.00 or you can be a Sponsor and purchase a Table for 6, for $250.00.
Make sure to join us for Champions for Change on Friday, September 26th! Get more information and purchase tickets here!

Religion, Ethnicity and War in the Levant
How to Make Sense of the Syrian Conflict
Friday, September 26, 4 pm
100 Lindquist Hall
Joshua Landis is Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma.
Presented by the David and Sally Jackman Series Lecture


Global Learning Center's America’s New War with ISIS
Saturday, September 27, 6 pm.
At Piccadilly's; 7728 E. Central, Wichita, KS
The Islamic State and America's New War How it will Change the Middle East. Joshua Landis, Speaker.
Now that President Obama has decided to go to war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria what will it mean for our allies in the region, for the larger sectarian struggle between Shiites and Sunnis, and for the future of Iraq and Syria as well as our relations with Iran and Russia.
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
See GLC website for more information at http://glc-wichita.ning.com/


Pride Rally and Pridefest

Sunday, September 28 

12:00 Rally, 1:00 Parade

Old County Courthouse, 510 N. Main St., Wichita

Come out and join us this Sunday on the steps of the old county courthouse at noon for the Pridefest rally, then march in the parade, which will take off at 1:00 and head to the Mid All American Indian Center for a full afternoon of entertainment!


"Innocent and on Death Row"

A Talk by Death Row Exoneree Curtis McCarty

Tuesday, September 30, 5:30pm

St. Mary's Orthodox Church, 344 S Martinson St., Wichita.
Come listen to Curtis McCarty, who was wrongfully sent to death row in Oklahoma speak on He spent over 20 years in prison until DNA evidence proved his innocence and led to his release. In his case, a forensic chemist falsified evidence, which led to his wrongful conviction. Curtis is one of 146 individuals nationwide who have been sentenced to death and later exonerated since 1973.  Sponsored by Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

EcoFest 2014
Saturday, October 11, 10-4 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita, 7202 E. 21st Street North.
A family-friendly celebration, which offers activities and products designed to inspire and empower people to live green.  Environmental stewardship and eco-innovation showcased through demos, vendors, food, music, art, and fun activities for all ages.


Occupy Wichita
For Cameras on Police, Citizens’ Review and an 
End to the Drug War - 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, civil liberties and against mass incarceration and the drug war. Help gather signatures on the petition to end criminal penalties on possession of cannabis in Wichita. 316 269-3729




Peace Center Hours for Fall/Winter 2014:
 
Tuesday            12 pm to 4 pm
Wednesday       5 pm to 7 pm
Friday                5 pm to 7 pm

 

 

We have office space available! Call or email for more information or an appointment: Admin@wichitapeace.org