I travelled with others from the Poor People's Campaign and PeaceWorks-KC on Jan.14 to advocate expanded Medicaid in Kansas. In July, a study of mortality rates in non-expansion states estimated that 288 Kansans have died prematurely every year since 2014 specifically due to our failure to adopt expansion. Totally unacceptable and senseless!
“Imprisoning a Generation,” a documentary film, follows the stories of four young Palestinians detained and imprisoned under Israeli military and political systems. The free film, cosponsored by Community of Reason and Citizens for Justice in the Middle East, will be shown Sun., Feb. 16, at 2 pm at UMKC in Haig Hall, Room 301.
We must stop the killing, take the trillions of dollars devoted to endless war and instead invest in our people, invest in our environment, and invest in our future.
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.
On Thanksgiving Day of 2012, a fire in my apartment forced me to move out. … Eventually I found an apartment complex and was shown a display unit. I signed a lease. But the actual apartment unit I was to move into was infested with mold. … I became homeless. A friend gave me a place to stay; otherwise, I would have been living on the street. … I did not have something like KC Tenants to help me.
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.
On January 2, President Trump unilaterally ordered, without consulting Congress, the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s most senior and highly respected military leader—a violation of international law and the U.S. Constitution, and morally wrong. This act of war has put Americans in grave danger.
“There are two main threats to our survival: nuclear weapons and the climate crisis,” Ann Suellentrop told a crowd of more than 125 persons Dec. 31, 2019. She spoke at the Rimé Buddhist Center in Kansas City, Mo., at the World Peace Meditation program. The center gave its Bodhisattva Award to PeaceWorks-KC and asked Ann to receive the award in recognition of her peace work in many circles.
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.
Defense attorney Henry Stoever submitted a 19-page legal brief Oct. 23 for the Nov. 1 trial; the 15 defendants had crossed a property line at the nuclear weapons parts plant in Kansas City, Mo. Stoever says in the brief, “Where defendants know even a limited exchange of nuclear weapons would cause irreparable harm to our planet, then the defendants assert … that they are exercising their constitutional rights and privileges to protect this very precious U.S. Constitution.”