Maurice Copeland, a leading voice in KC MO for persons who've suffered illnesses from contaminants at Bannister Federal Complex, where the KC Plant manufactured parts for nuclear weapons, received the Charles E. Bebb Peace Merit Award from PeaceWorks at its annual meeting.
Debora Demeter had a bright idea: a reunion among herself and some others who helped integrate KC MO Catholic schools after the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The resultant KCPT story (An Exchange of a Lifetime) quotes Demeter and others concerning their integration efforts.
Citizens for Justice in the Middle East will show the free film “The Occupation of the American Mind” Thursday, May 3, at 6:15 pm, at All Souls Church, 4501 Walnut, KC MO. Panelists following the film will present various views on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. All are welcome!
The 2018 PeaceWorks Annual Meeting had a surprise guest: The Lone Ranger. He soon took off his mask, decried the American myth of redemptive violence, and—taking a tip from MLK—asked us to engage in totally restructuring American life.
It is now 2 minutes to midnight! The Doomsday Clock, with the time moved forward on Jan. 25, indicates the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change, and new technologies. Here are suggestions for action for those seeking to prevent annihilation.
Two speakers from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons will accent the humanitarian aspects of the threat that nuclear weapons pose and will give the inside story of how ICAN won the Nobel Prize this year.
By Virginia Davis - After being charged with hindering a police investigation and resisting arrest Sept. 21, Eric and Jodi Garbison of Cherith Brook Catholic Worker came to trial at Municipal Court in KC MO March 2. Jodi told supporters before the trial, “We hope and pray that today exposes and sheds light on the absurdity of the actions by police—the aggression and violence toward our particular community this past year and in our neighborhood.”
Artwork by local artists—with prices ranging from low to high—beckons you to PeaceWorks’ annual fundraiser, the UNplaza Art Fair, Sept. 22-23. From paintings to pottery to purses, from sculpture to stained glass, you’ll find irresistible treasures. Do you want a new hat? Look no further! Do you crave a scarf or baubles, bangles, and beads? … Continue reading Come to the 28th UNplaza Art Fair: Sept. 22-23, 2018
PeaceWorks Board member Joseph Wun was caught in a crowd by police for looking suspicious—for being a person of color, being young, and having a backpack. He still feels embarrassed at not being prepared for the incident. He also offers advice.
As a billionaire class ascends to the presidency and cabinet (in January 2017), Jim Hannah reflects on class warfare in the United States. Hannah turns to Howard Zinn for hope: "When we organize with one another, when we get involved, when we stand up and speak out together, we can create a power no government can suppress."