Let’s mix it up and engage! Given coronavirus, our Annual Meeting this year will be by Zoom.

Is this a plus? Wretched weather makes no matter. Distance makes no difference. But we yearn for face to face! For hugs! Anyhow, we hope to see you on Zoom on Sunday, March 6, 2-4 pm, at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85466230688?pwd=dll6akhmNWUrTiswQ3Z6OGI0a1ZIZz09.  (Pre-meeting diversions begin at 1:45 PM.)

We’ll review our finances and membership. We’ll bestow the Kris and Lynn Cheatum Community Peace Award, recognizing a local group working for peace and justice. And we’ll elect or re-elect PeaceWorks leaders.

We’ll celebrate progress on nuclear issues—by now, 59 countries have ratified the breakthrough Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Let’s hear it for sanity! And we’ll talk about US legislation to restrict first use of nukes, etc.

We’ll whoop and holler against banks such as Bank of America and Citigroup (with Citibank ATMs). Those two powerhouses invest heavily in Honeywell, operator of the nuclear weapons plant in our back yard, the KC National Security Campus. Note: Jim Hannah calls that the Global Insecurity Factory.

We just might sing Happy Birthday to ourselves at 40; PeaceWorks-KC began in 1982. And we just might, with Jim’s lead, play a Truth or Consequences game on US History Lessons You May Have Missed.

We’ll consider proposed events, such as (1) a drone warfare protest this spring at Whiteman AFB, (2) support for imprisoned whistle-blowers against US military incursions, (3) Memorial Day action May 30 for a nuke-free world, perhaps in combo with Bike for Peace (from Norway); and other possibilities.

Eager to see you March 6!

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