Youngsters in the Urban Ranger Corps each summer take a few sessions on conflict resolution, thanks to PeaceWorks. Collaboration, coping, and the company you keep were some topics this summer.
“It’s no coincidence we have killed one million people in Iraq, Afghanistan and the region since 2001. We don’t have to accept any of this—it is not inevitable—we still have a choice,” said Mary Hladky in this talk at UMKC Aug. 11, part of KKFI’s “Kicking the Koch Habil.”
“The term ‘perpetual war’ is often used in relation to the War on Terror and the War in Afghanistan. But I want to put our situation into the context of the single greatest crime in human history: the transfer of wealth from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere,” said Chris Overfelt Aug. 11 in a talk at UMKC.
At a rally, Mary Hladky asks, for example, “How are we supporting the troops when many military families need public assistance to make ends meet, while defense contractors rake in record profits?”
"Turning the Clock Back from Midnight: How We Can Address the Crisis of 2018 and Renew Eco/Justice/Peace Work for the 21st Century."
More than 100 people gathered recently to watch the documentary "Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the United States." Here are links to four short videos from the Q&A with panelists.
UNplaza Art Fair Join us at The 28th UNplaza Art Fair: Sept. 22-23, 2018 Photos of last years Unplaza Art fair
During the PeaceWorks-KC Annual Meeting on March 11, participants elected the organization's officers and some members of its Board of Directors.
Jodi and Eric Garbison, founders of Cherith Brook Catholic Worker (a place of companionship and service), received PeaceWorks' Kris and Lynn Cheatum Community Peace Award at the organization's annual meeting.
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.