Pondering the coronavirus epidemic and nuclear weapons, two champions of peace highlight the danger nuclear weapons pose, saying, “Humankind cannot remain oblivious of this persisting danger to its own survival.” They sum up efforts to abolish nuclear weapons: “As with viruses, containment may be good, but eradication is best.” This article is reprinted from Common Dreams.
A 75th anniversary commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be held online August 6-8 organized by Campaign Nonviolence.
PeaceWorks KC presents an on-line Auction of Art! With works donated by artists to promote PeaceWorks Kansas City Local Art Fair. See and bid on all artwork HERE! Winners will be announced on May 31.
All are invited to join a reading and action group to implement Warheads to Windmills. We’ll discuss the book and consider taking actions to actually do the deed: turn warheads into windmills.
Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is circulating a petition for clemency for Walter “Arkie” Barton. His execution is set for May 19. A statement from Barton's attorney says, "The state of Missouri is about to prove why the death penalty should not be used because they are about to execute an innocent man."
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!
“Today I’m your coach for nonviolence.” With these words, renowned peace activist John Dear launched a weekend of nonviolent awareness and education, March 7-8, in Kansas City, Mo., and Independence.
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.
April events that PeaceWorks-KC earlier slated for mid-April are now postponed because of the spread of the coronavirus. The events are: the 4/15-19 meetings with Sisters Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte about the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and the 4/18 Gala for Justice and Peace.