By James Timothy Allen Have you ever heard of synchronicity? This term coined by Carl Jung could be defined as a meaningful coincidence. When it occurs to you, it is often startling and leaves you feeling that the universe has given you a jolt of static electricity. A few years back, Sylvia (my wife, whose … Continue reading Synchronicity
PeaceWorks' 28th annual UNplaza Art Fair had higher sales than ever before, a crush of customers on the first fair day, and a happy blend of artists, customers, and volunteers. Thanks, all!
This was the best UNplaza Art Fair ever! There were more people than ever representing many cultural, and socio-economic levels working in harmony. The beauty and creative skills of artists was evident in their painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, dresses, scarves, purses and other items. Representatives of progressive political groups advocating against the totalitarianism of the current administration’s nuclear proliferation, divisive Politics, violence, genocide, voter suppression, racism, corruption, anti-feminism, anti-environmentalism, and the disastrous, treasonous collusion and obstruction of justice involving an enemy, Russia provided a good reason to GET OUT AND VOTE AGAINST THE CURRENT RULING PARTY THIS NOVEMBER! Promote Peace, Justice Tolerance, Equality, Social Fairness for All, Education For All and Make America Great Again. The author of this excerpt is Mark A Semet, PeaceWorksKC Board Member.
To mourn and to give hope, PeaceWorks held its Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance Aug. 5 at Loose Park Lagoon in Kansas City, Missouri. This annual event seeks to abolish nuclear weapons worldwide.
"Turning the Clock Back from Midnight: How We Can Address the Crisis of 2018 and Renew Eco/Justice/Peace Work for the 21st Century."
Bryan Scarcella, a leader in Stand Up KC, is seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage and a union for low-paid workers. "My low pay," he said March 11 at the PeaceWorks Annual Meeting, "means not having access to health care. It means I haven't turned on the heat in my apartment for years." Both Stand Up KC and PeaceWorks are part of the Poor People's Campaign.
'Ban the Bomb butterfly effect' // UNplaza Art Fair--beauty in the park // Activists aim to oust US nuclear weapons from Germany // Afghanistan--the forgotten war // Abolish prison slavery--write prisoners // How to keep our children safe from guns // Coalition forms to tackle contamination at Bannister Federal Complex
Jack Kleven, a new patron to PeaceWorks’ annual fundraiser, the UNplaza Art Fair, said he preferred our fair to others. Why? “Every booth is unique, with work I have never seen before, and reasonably priced. The artists are thrilled that you come in to see their work.”
Marion Küpker, who has worked for more than 20 years against the stationing of US nuclear weapons in Germany, is sharing her progress with US audiences. Hear her Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KC MO.
Nicole Hockley, the mother of a first-grader who died in the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012 in Newtown, CT, will give the keynote address at a forum on Monday, Oct. 9, Columbus Day. Grandparents Against Gun Violence sponsors the annual community forum.