Our Annual Meeting will celebrate progress on nuclear issues worldwide, target banks that heavily invest in KC’s nuclear weapons factory, have an award presentation, and perhaps dip into Truth or Consequences.
For the first time, PeaceWorks-KC its Annual Meeting via Zoom, with 57 persons attending on March 7. We were serenaded with live music, played our homemade Peace Jeopardy, and learned how much PeaceWorks accomplished during a long, difficult COVID-19 year.
Please attend our virtual Annual Meeting Sunday, March 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. (See zoom link in story.) The theme will be “Marching on to Freedom Land"--we'll sing that and "Peace Train," we'll get updates, we'll march toward the future.
Among PeaceWorks-KC's accomplishments in the last 12 months are an Open Letter concerning the killing of George Floyd by a police officer, a Memorial Day rally, a virtual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance, an online art fair, and a celebration of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
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!
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.
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.
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.