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Upcoming Peace Center Events

Peace Center Board Meeting
Saturday, November 15. 12 pm.
At the Peace Center
Everyone is invited, but only board members may vote. Come join us!
 

Bonita Gooch speaks at the Peace & Social Justice Center Annual Dinner
Friday, December 5, 6:00 pm
Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church
655 S. Lorraine Ave.
     Join us for our 22nd Annual Dinner with speaker, Bonita Gooch, editor and publisher of The Community Voice, the newspaper and heart of Wichita’s Northeast Community. Bonita will speak about police/community issues before and after the protests in Ferguson, MO, that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown in August, 2014. 
      Tickets are $20 includes a delicious Mediterranean dinner. Please call 316-263-5886 or email admin@wichitapeace.org to RSVP. Seating is limited. You can reserve your place at www.wichitapeace.org, donate $20 for each and post a message.
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Following a keynote by Syl and Vicki Schieber, we will hold two Breakout Sessions.
     Breakout Session 1: Rep. Steven Becker, Facilitator - As a retired judge with ample legal practice experience, Rep. Becker will share his perspective on the effects of the death penalty in the state of Kansas.
     Breakout Session 2: Jeff Wicks, Facilitator - Public Defender from Kansas Death Penalty Defense Team, Jeff s also a board member of KCADP and will speak based on his experience of defending capital punishment cases in Kansas.
     Closing remarks will be by Rep. Steven Becker.
Please contact Ewnetu Tsegaw, KCADP Wichita and Western Kansas Community Coordinator at ewnetu@ksabolition.org or at 316.312.3689 to reserve your spot at the Conference or for additional information.

Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty Activist Meeting

Saturday, November 15th.  7:00pm to 9:00pm.

North Rock Business Park. 3450 N Rock Road, Suite 603 C, Wichita, KS. 

     YOU, our activists and volunteers, in the Wichita area will a part of the discussion on our strategic and specific abolition plans for the coming few months. You will get a progress report on where we are in the process of repealing the death penalty in Kansas.

      Please contact Ewnetu Tsegaw, KCADP Wichita and Western Kansas Community Coordinator at ewnetu@ksabolition.org or at 316.312.3689 with any questions or for additional information.


The Abolitionists Film Clips

Sunday, Nov. 16th. 3 - 4:30 p.m.  

Kauffman Museum, 27th and North Main, North Newton

Excerpts from the PBS film series "The Abolitionists" will be shown at the Kauffman Museum, 27th and North Main, North Newton, Kansas.  The film vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery:  William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Angelina Grimke, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown.  The showing is sponsored by: Kauffman Museum, Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Mennonite Library and Archives, Bethel College and the Newton Public Library.
Diann Rust-Tierney speaks on Death Penalty Abolition
Sunday, November 16th. 3pm
New Day Christian Church. 5221 E Elm St, Wichita, KS
     Executive Director of the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty, Diann Rust-Tierney, will be speaking at New Day Christian Church, Free and open to the public. 

Africa’s Interethnic Conflicts and Ebola
Sunday, November 16th.
6:00 Socialize   6:30 Dinner   7-8:30 Presentation
Piccadilly Grill—7728 E. Central, Wichita, KS
$12/dinner for members—$14/ dinner for non-members
$10/student—or no charge just to attend
     Panel includes Dr. Dan Muhwezi, Ph.D. Iowa State Un., Sociology; Prof. at Hesston & Butler CC; and Dr. Akiiki Kabagarama, Ph.D. Iowa State, Sociology, M.T.S, M.Div., M. Community Planning, poet, adjunct at Newman, Friends, Butler, author. 
     This program will let you hear and get your questions answered by experts on Africa plus have a good meal prepared by one of the best restaurants in Wichita.  To plan ahead, we need to let Piccadilly know how much food to prepare.  So,PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL IN YOUR RESERVATION FOR THE MEAL to Gretchen Eick @ eick@friends.edu or call her @ 316-682-8818 to let us know that you are coming.
 
A Journey to Forgiveness - A talk by Kristi Smith, A Murder Victim Family Member
Wednesday, November 19.  6:30pm - 7:30pm 
St. Michael's Orthodox Christian Church, 2710 E 61st St., N. Park City, KS
     Come listen the story of Kristi Smith, Murder Victim Family Member. Her father was murdered nine months after she met him while trying to help stop a robbery of a neighbor's pharmacy. Smith suffered shock, anger and nightmares. She eventually found solace in forgiveness. Kristi's journey to forgiveness is simply moving! 
Come listen to her story and her thought  on the death penalty. Following her talk, the floor will be open for questions. 
We look forward to seeing you there! 

League and Library present HOT TOPICS:
KanCare and ACA -- One Year Later...
Tuesday, November 25th. 12pm to 1pm
Central Library, 223 S. Main. 
     How are Kansans doing on their health care coverage? Let's explore the road-map ahead of how to make sure Kansans are healthy. Scott Brunner of the Kansas Health Institute will provide us with an update of Kansas' healthcare.
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