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.
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.
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.