Aim4Peace won the Kris and Lynn Cheatum Community Peace Award from PeaceWorks-KC March 1. Accepting the award for Aim4Peace was Rashid Junaid, commenting, “We have to remove the guns that are flowing into our city. We have to talk about how we’re feeding the violence, not turning off the violence.”
The array of videos from PeaceWorks-KC’s Annual Meeting March 1 includes these gems, produced by Mark and Jenny Semet Videography. The first video is of Sunny Hamrick opening the meeting. The second has Ann Suellentrop's encouragement to read the book Warheads to Windmills: How to Pay for the Green New Deal. The other videos come from the play "Nukes on Trial in KC." Incredible witness!
Bette Tate-Beaver, executive director of the National Association for Multicultural Education, received the Charles E. Bebb Peace Merit Award from PeaceWorks-KC March 1. She said she came from a family that has sought to create the beloved community for five generations.
PeaceWorks-Kansas City members held elections during their March 1 Annual Meeting. The Board of Directors now has three co-chairs—Sunny Hamrick, Cris Mann, and Henry Stoever. The new secretary is Spencer Graves, and the Board has some new directors, including Charles Carney, Christopher Overfelt, and Kristin Scheer.
The PeaceWorks-KC Annual Meeting was rich with meaning and memories. PeaceWorks leaders recalled events of the past year; a play explored reasons for resisting the making of parts for nuclear weapons in KC, MO. The pictures and podcast give you a taste of our Annual Meeting March 1.
A Celebration Sharing the Good Works of PeaceWorks! April 18, 2020 from 2 — 4 PM at Equal Minded Café - 4327 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.
John Dear, author, activist, priest, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will give a workshop at Avila University Sat., March 7, and will speak March 8 at the Community of Christ Temple in Independence. By Feb. 1, the website will go live that sells tickets to the workshop ($25 or, for students, $10). The March 8 talk is free.
PeaceWorks-KC and Code Pink are cosponsoring a rally No War with Iran. All are invited! It will be Sat., Jan. 25, noon-2pm, at the fountain at Main and Emanuel Cleaver Blvd.
The PeaceWorks-KC Annual Meeting, when members gather for fun and info, will take place Sunday, March 1, 2-4 pm, at Simpson House, 4509 Walnut, KC MO.
The Kansas City, Mo., Municipal Court trial Nov. 1, 2019, put nuclear weapons on trial. The fifteen defendants had crossed the property line at the local nuclear weapons parts plant, and each spoke about the need to take that action to call for a nuke-free world. For example, Jim Hannah admitted it breaks the law to cross the property line at the nuke-parts plant. He added, “At one time, slavery was the law, and my ancestors broke the law. I believe there’s a higher law concerning these destructive weapons.”