Brother Louis Rodemann, left, and Kristin Scheer hold their peace sign on the walking trail near the National Security Campus, where non-radioactive parts are made for nuclear weapons.--Photo by Jim Hannah.

13 display ‘Nuclear Weapons Are Illegal’ signs at KC nuclear weapons parts plant

On Nov. 12, Ann Suellentrop took four signs to PeaceWorks-KC members on the public right-of-way at 14510 Botts Road, the long entry road to the Nuclear Security Campus, where non-radioactive parts for US nuclear weapons are made. And several times she's brought the signs to the weekly witness for peace on Tuesdays, 5-6pm, at Ward Parkway and 63rd Street.

Holding forth at the microphone, David Bayard interviews one of 44 artists who exhibited at PeaceWorks’ 30th-anniversary art fair, a tradition upheld by an online presence even in a time of pandemic.

A viral attack, a virtual response: PeaceWorks’ 30th art fair goes online

2020 was shaping up as a banner year for PeaceWorks-KC’s annual art show. The number of artists exhibiting last year was the highest ever, at 130, and the pool of artists was expected to continue to grow. ... Then came the pandemic. ... "How about a virtual, online art fair?" asked David Bayard.

Victor Dougherty

PeaceWorks-KC hosts its first Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance online

The novel COVID-19 virus resulted in a novel Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance by PeaceWorks-KC Aug. 9. The annual event took place for the first time not outdoors but online. Victor Dougherty reflected on the Buddhist saying, “As long as there is war within, there will be war without.” Victor led the Zoom attendees in blessings for themselves, for others difficult to embrace, and for the entire world.

Sahj Kaya plays the prosecuting attorney and Tammy Brown the judge in the "Putting Nukes on Trial in KC" play. Photo by Jim Hannah.

Video splurge from PeaceWorks’ Annual Meeting

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!

"The peace movement, sometimes as small as 17 nonviolent line-crossers, is the fourth line of defense against the three government branches, which all have a high degree of militarism. The peace movement is democracy without militarism," says Ron Faust. Photo by Jim Hannah.

Get glimpses of PeaceWorks’ 3/1 Annual Meeting

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.